Serie A round-up: Cristiano Ronaldo penalty settles Turin derby
Leaders Juventus sbo222 extended their Serie A unbeaten run to 16 games as Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty secured a hard-earned 1-0 win at rivals Torino. The Bianconeri showed no hangover from their surprise midweek Champions League loss away to Young Boys, rallying to extend their lead over Napoli, who play on Sunday, to 11 points.
Ronaldo made the breakthrough from the spot during the second half after Torino substitute goalkeeper Salvador Ichazo had tripped Mario Mandzukic. The Croatian striker saw a goal disallowed for offside after a VAR review, but Massimiliano Allegri's men went on to close out a hard-earned three points.
Inter Milan ended a seven-match winless run in all competitions by edging Udinese 1-0 at the San Siro. Mauro Icardi's chipped penalty 14 minutes from time proved decisive as Inter consolidated third place in Serie A, sbo222 14 points behind leaders Juventus. The Nerazzurri were desperate for victory, especially after being eliminated from the Champions League on Tuesday by a draw at home to PSV Eindhoven.
Inter again started off against Udinese wasting opportunities, but finally scored after being awarded a penalty on video review sbo222 when Seko Fofana handled in the area. Icardi converted by chipping the spot kick down the middle, over a diving Juan Musso. Icardi thought he doubled his tally late on but his diving header was ruled out for offside.
Peter Kenyon to resume talks with Mike Ashley about Newcastle United takeover
Peter Kenyon maxbet is set to resume talks with Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley about a possible takeover later this month. Kenyon, who is leading a consortium hoping to buy the Premier League club, has written to the Newcastle owner saying he is committed to completing a deal as soon as possible.The former Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive writes in the letter: "I would like to personally assure you that I am committed to conclude our deal as soon as possible."
Ashley is coming under increasing pressure to sell, with eight supporters' groups writing a joint letter maxbet this week imploring him to conclude any deal swiftly or invest transfer funds in the January window.The fans are fearful of relegation to the Sky Bet Championship, having seen their team slip to 15th in the Premier League, just two points clear of the relegation zone.
Ashley spoke to Sky News last month and in an exclusive interview said he wanted to sell the club before the end of the January transfer window.Having put together three wins maxbet in a row in November, Newcastle have only won one of their last eight games and face a trip to Chelsea when the Premier League resumes on January 12.