Cagliari 2-0 Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo fails to score as Ciro Immobile closes on record

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hopes of finishing as Europe’s top scorer were dealt a blow as he failed to score as champions Juventus were beaten by Cagliari.

Ronaldo has scored an incredible 31 Serie A goals this season but found himself frustrated on Wednesday night.

Luca Gagliano’s close-range finish and Giovanni Simeone’s powerful drive secured the win for the hosts.

Ronaldo trails Lazio striker Ciro Immobile by four goals in the battle for Europe’s Golden Shoe.

Immobile scored his 35th goal of the season as Lazio beat Brescia 2-0 on Wednesday.

With one game of the Serie A season remaining, Immobile is the outright leading scorer in Europe as his latest strike moved him ahead of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, who finished the Bundesliga season with 34 goals.

Immobile is also just one goal away from equalling the Serie A record for most goals in a season.

Gonzalo Higuain scored 36 times for Napoli in the 2015-16 campaign.

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Match ends, Cagliari 2, Juventus 0.

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Second Half ends, Cagliari 2, Juventus 0.

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Attempt missed. Alberto Paloschi (Cagliari) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Alessio Cragno.

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Attempt saved. Luca Zanimacchia (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

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Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Federico Mattiello.

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Substitution, Cagliari. Gastón Pereiro replaces João Pedro.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Marco Olivieri replaces Gonzalo Higuaín.

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Attempt missed. João Pedro (Cagliari) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Charalampos Lykogiannis with a headed pass.

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Offside, Juventus. Alex Sandro tries a through ball, but Gonzalo Higuaín is caught offside.

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Attempt saved. Alex Sandro (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi.

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Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Foul by Artur Ionita (Cagliari).

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Valter Birsa replaces Giovanni Simeone.

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Attempt missed. Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luca Zanimacchia.

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Foul by Alex Sandro (Juventus).

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Federico Mattiello (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Charalampos Lykogiannis.

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Attempt blocked. Luca Zanimacchia (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi.

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Alex Sandro (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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Foul by Alberto Paloschi (Cagliari).

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