Ronaldo hits 701st goal as Juve pull clear in Serie A

first_imgThe 34-year-old hit his 701st after 19 minutes, with Pjanic adding a second eight minutes after the break following a blunder by Brazilian defender Danilo, who had earlier pulled Bologna level.The defending champions are now four points clear of second-placed Inter Milan, who travel to Sassuolo on Sunday.Atalanta stay third after throwing away a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Lazio, with fourth-placed Napoli closing the gap to just one point after Arkadiusz Milik’s double saw off Verona.“The road is the right one, but we need to work on some details. It was a good match blighted by three or four errors,” said Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri whose side host Lokomotiv Moscow in Champions League action on Tuesday.Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic returned to the bench in Turin after his second course of chemotherapy as he battles cancer.And the visitors were given reason to hope of snatching a rare point against the Turin giants when Danilo responded to Ronaldo’s opener with a 29th-minute volley.But Pjanic sealed victory with his third goal in four games in the 54th minute amid chaos in front of the Bologna goal.Bologna keeper Lukasz Skorupski denied Ronaldo and in-form Gonzalo Higuain late before both the crossbar and Gianluigi Buffon frustrated Federico Santander’s push for a last-gasp equaliser for the visitors who slip to 12th place.Bologna’s Serbian coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is undergoing treatment for cancer © AFP / Marco Bertorello“We watched the Santander goal again, it was offside so VAR would have ruled it out,” said Sarri.“But I told the lads we mustn’t sit back on a lead, we should attack, otherwise we leave ourselves in these risky situations to the very end.”– Immobile punishes Atalanta –Serie A leading scorer Ciro Immobile’s late brace of penalties helped Lazio wipe out a three-goal deficit in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Atalanta.Atalanta, who travel to Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, had led 3-0 with 21 minutes to go at the Stadio Olimpico.But Immobile scored from the spot on 69 minutes and less than 60 seconds later set up Joaquin Correa for the second, before capping the comeback two minutes into injury time with his ninth goal in eight league games this term.“With penalties, nobody can understand a thing nowadays,” blasted Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini.Polish forward Arkadiusz Milik celebrates after scoring his first goals for Napoli this season. © AFP / Carlo Hermann“Immobile went for a walk, felt someone touch him slightly and dived.“Even more, on the second penalty, Immobile put his foot in front of De Roon.”Colombian Luis Muriel scored a first-half double for the Bergamo side as compatriot and star striker Duvan Zapata was sidelined injured.Alejandro Gomez got the third eight minutes before the break in a rematch of last season’s Italian Cup final which the Romans won.But the visitors lost momentum after the hour mark.Immobile got one back from the spot after being brought down by Jose Luis Palomino and then combined with Correa for their second.Immobile earned a late penalty after a Marten de Roon foul, celebrating wildly after converting to grab a dramatic point before Lazio’s Europa League trip to Celtic next week.“I’m losing years of my life kicking penalties in the 90th minute,” said 29-year-old Immobile, after scoring his third league goal from the spot this season.Polish striker Milik scored in either half as Napoli got back to winning ways at the Stadio San Paolo, after a goalless draw at Torino before the international break, before their Champions League trip to Salzburg.“I started the season with fitness problems so I’m hungry now for goals,” said Milik, who also scored as Poland qualified for Euro 2020 during the week.Verona drop to 13th place.0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo and Miralem Pjanic celebrate scoring © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Oct 20 – Cristiano Ronaldo and Miralem Pjanic sealed a 2-1 win for Juventus over Bologna to consolidate top spot in Serie A on Saturday.Ronaldo was presented with a special jersey before kick-off to mark his 700th career goal scored playing for Portugal during the week.last_img read more

Form, suit can protect homebuyer

first_imgQuestion: We expect to buy a house, but the seller is making noises about canceling escrow. What we think is happening is he has someone offering more money. If we have to sue, what prevents him from selling anyway? – W.B., Van Nuys Answer: A lis pendens is a legal form you can record in the county records where the property is situated which gives public notice of your claim to title. The expression lis pendens is Latin for “action pending.” This is a key way to try to prevent the seller from selling out from under you, but it requires that you also file a lawsuit which claims a right to title. Note that there are certain requirements for the lis pendens to be valid. Thus, get thee to a qualified attorney, soonest. Q: My sister’s husband was run over and killed. It is a devastating loss, and she is grief stricken. The lawyer tells her that she can pursue a wrongful death action but is not entitled to “pain and suffering.” This can’t be right, is it? The rationale for the percentage increasing once a trial date has been set is that the lawyer probably will have even more work to do. The bottom line is you are not stuck with one-third or 40 percent once trial is set. I have heard higher, but I have more often heard lower. Keep scouting around, and do not be shy. If you have a strong case, with the potential for significant recovery, it stands to reason that one or more lawyers will be willing to work out an alternative arrangement with you. Ron Sokol is a Manhattan Beach-based attorney with 29 years of experience who has arbitrated and mediated many cases. His column appears each Tuesday. E-mail questions and comments to him at [email protected] This column is a summary of the law, and not a substitute for legal consultation on any particular case.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ – G.M., Hawthorne A: It is true that “pain and suffering” is not supposed to be a component of recoverable damages in a wrongful death action. In fact, that is part of the standard jury instruction. But, your sister can recover damages for “reasonable compensation for the loss of love, companionship, comfort, affection, society, solace or moral support (and any loss of the enjoyment of sexual relations).” How a jury differentiates between that measure of damages and pain and suffering is not something I can quite explain. Other damages also are recoverable in a wrongful death case, such as funeral and burial expenses, and loss of financial support. Q: We are scouting for a good lawyer to handle a matter on a contingent (percentage) basis. So far each one quoted one-third of the recovery, up to 40 percent depending upon certain circumstances (like a trial date being set). Are those industry-wide percentages that simply are not flexible? – K.B., El Segundo A: Those percentages are typical, in my experience, but they are negotiable. In fact, you are supposed to be told they are negotiable. Some lawyers will take less depending upon how hungry they are, or if the case resolves without having to sue, or if the case resolves in a limited period of time (eg., six months). last_img read more