Aaron Ramsey also on target as Juventus extend lead at top of Serie A to four points;
Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 1,000th career game by scoring in a record 11th consecutive Serie A game in Juventus‘ 2-1 win at SPAL.
After having an early goal disallowed, Ronaldo broke the deadlock shortly before half-time with a goal that saw him match Gabriel Batistuta and Fabio Quagliarella’s record for scoring in consecutive league matches in Italy.
Aaron Ramsey doubled Juve’s lead on the hour with his third goal for the club, but Andrea Petagna pulled one back for SPAL from the penalty spot with 20 minutes remaining,
Ronaldo hit the crossbar with a late free-kick, but Juve held on to extend their lead at the top to four points while SPAL remain rooted to the foot of the table, eight points from safety after a fifth straight defeat.