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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 600th birthday League game at age 20 Goal of the season in Serie A when Juventus defeated Spezia 3-0 on Tuesday and was within three points of runner-up AC Milan

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The Portuguese led in his side’s third goal late after Alvaro Morata and Federico Chiesa scored early in the second half to put Andrea Pirlo’s side in a leading position

Ronaldo, who also hit the post with a shot in the first half, is the first player to have scored at least 20 goals in each of the five best leagues in Europe in the last 12 seasons

After the win, Juve are in third place with 49 points from 24 games behind Milan and Inter with 56 points in third place, both of which are in action this week against Udinese and Parma

The gap leaves a lot of work for Juventus to achieve a tenth championship title in a row

“If we don’t win it at the end of the season we will congratulate the winners but we have to die on the pitch first until we are told there are no more points to play for,” said Morata said Sky Italia

“We have to do this, as long as we have a math chance, we will fight to the end”

Pirlo’s side slipped in a draw at Hellas Verona midfield on Saturday and knew they couldn’t afford to make mistakes after falling 10 points behind leaders Inter

But they lost defender Matthijs De Ligt to an injury in the warm-up and had problems in the opening phase They came closest when Ronaldo dribbled into the box and rolled a shot off the foot of the post

The half-hour double introductions of Morata and Federico Bernardeschi proved crucial as the winger forced the Spanish striker within 60 seconds of his move to the first league goal since December

“Morata is a fundamental player for us He’s got a lot of quality, knows how to work with the team, how to attack the space and score goals, “said Pirlo

“He’s the player we wanted Unfortunately he’s been missing lately, but now we hope he can get back to his best quickly”

Bernardeschi was involved again when he found Chiesa for Juve’s second goal in the penalty area The latter scored a goal on the rebound after Ivan Provedel parried his first attempt

Ronaldo then broke up the field and scored in the 89 Minute with a composed finish to seal the win, though Spezia missed the chance for a comforting goal when Wojciech Szczesny saved Andrey Galabinov’s penalty with the final kick of the game

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