Two late goals by Cristiano Ronaldo gave Juventus a 2-1 victory over Udinese on Sunday to give Turin team three precious points in the Serie A race, and Juventus rose to third place with 69 points, tied with Atalanta in second place. Milan is fourth, but two points behind fifth-placed Napoli. The visiting defense was overlooked when Udinese full-back Nahuel Molina fired a quick free kick to hit the first goal after 10 minutes, but Rodrigo de Paul hit his arm to block a Ronaldo free kick seven minutes before the end and the Portuguese turned the score. A penalty kick to end his three-game career without a goal. Photo: Ronaldo strikes a penalty kick for Juventus against Udinese Ronaldo, then header in the 89th minute from close range, to raise his score this season to 27 goals in the Italian League in 30 games. But the striker’s goals covered the cracks of Andrea Pirlo’s poor side. “If we are satisfied with these ten minutes, then we did not understand anything,” Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci told Sky Italia. “We cannot change gear and keep working throughout the match, and that is the most difficult thing to understand.” Matches are determined by the rings, and after these many games you have to pay attention to the details. We landed quite a number of points due to the details. “Juventus knew before kick-off that they had a chance to win the ground in the top four after Atalanta and Napoli drew against Sassuolo and Cagliari respectively. Photo: Udinese player Bram Newtink and Juventus’ Juan Cuadrado competing for the ball but they got off to the worst possible start when De Paul found Molina. With a quick free kick, he dug at the end, and it was the tenth game in a row in which Juventus succumbed to frustration after a header. From six yards, Paulo Dybala’s deflecting shot required a smart save from Simon Sat for at least one goal, the worst record since April. 2010, Weston McKinney let the Juventus player hit the ground with a beating, but the visitors’ chances were few and far between until Ronaldo decided Contribution in the final stages, where de Paul’s handball gave the Portuguese striker a chance to take a penalty kick into the bottom corner, and the 36-year-old turned the game Upside down when he nodded a cross from Adrien Rabiot into the back post, and at the same time, Nahitan Nandez scored the equalizer in the 94th minute to clinch a 1-1 draw to face Cagliari and defeat Napoli’s hopes. In qualifying for the Champions League on Sunday, Napoli are fourth in the standings, two points off the ground. Atalanta and Milan, but Juventus could beat them by beating Udinese at a later time, Victor Osimin took advantage of Lorenzo Insigne’s pass and directed it into the net after 13 minutes to put the hosts in front. Ten Hag and his players celebrated Ajax’s Eredivisie win in a sure-fire way on Sunday after beating humble Emin 4-0, giving them an unbeatable lead and raising their record wins in the domestic championship to 35. Sebastian Haller, Devin Reinsch and Davy Klasen all scored as they beat Ajax against relegated opponents, who entered the match on the back of three streets. They won eight points, but not a match for the champions, and the win raised Ajax to 79 points from 31 games, a 15-point lead over second-placed Eindhoven, who will play later on Sunday at home to Heerenveen but have only four games left. Photo: Ajax fans celebrated as their team retained the Dutch League title Ajax won the title they won two years ago after canceling the tournament in the 2019-20 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Amsterdam was sharing the top of the table at the time with Alkmaar after 25 games in a season of 34 games, and the title win sealed an excellent week for Ajax after coach Erik Ten Hag also signed a new contract to keep him at the club. Until June 2023.