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Cristiano Ronaldo dedicates Serie A win to fans affected by Covid-19

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo paid tribute to the club's fans and particularly those who have suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic in Italy.

Ronaldo dedicates Serie A title to Juventus fans

Cristiano Ronaldo has dedicated Juventus' ninth successive Serie A title to the club's fans, placing special emphasis on those people in Italy who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The Portugal captain scored once and missed a penalty with Federico Bernardeschi netting the other in a 2-0 victory over a 10-man Sampdoria on Sunday to continue Juve's dominance in Italy.

Juve secured the league title with two games remaining, having returned to action last month following the coronavirus-enforced break.

Ronaldo played a key role in the triumph. He reached 50 career Serie A goals in just 61 games, while also becoming the first man to score 30 in a league campaign for Juventus since John Hansen in 1951-52.

Ronaldo, who moved onto 35 goals in all competitions this season, was delighted and paid tribute to Juventus' fans.

Ronaldo: "This title is dedicated to all Juve fans"

"Done! Champions of Italy," he wrote on Instagram. "Delighted for the second consecutive championship and to continue building the history of this great and splendid club.

"This title is dedicated to all Juve fans, in particular to those who have suffered and are suffering from the pandemic that has taken us all by surprise by overturning the world.

"It was not easy! Your courage, your attitude and your determination were the strength we needed to face this tight final of the championship and fight to the end for this title that belongs to all of Italy. A big hug to you all! # stron9er #finoallafine."