Maurizio Sarri complimented Cristiano Ronaldo's mother as the Portuguese star extended his scoring streak in a 3-1 win over Roma to advance to the Italian Cup semi-finals.
Juventus have a four-point cushion on Inter, who have won only two of their last six league games, and are now also under threat from Lazio.
Inter Milan are two points behind Serie A leaders Juventus with promoted Lecce offering 50-year-old Antonio Conte a chance to take home three points.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Serie A hat-trick to lift Juventus top of Serie A, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic failed to inspire AC Milan on his return.
Cristiano Ronaldo's towering header for Juventus against Sampdoria in a Serie A match is one of the images of sports in 2019.
Cristiano Ronaldo sailed through the air to head home a goal against Sampdoria during their Serie A contest on Wednesday.
Sampdoria vs Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo met Alex Sandro's looping cross with an incredible leap and header just before half-time.
Brian Lara said he was in awe of how Virat Kohli has honed his skills to take batting to an "unbelievable level".
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus bounced back from their first defeat of the season to beat Udinese 3-1 and move top of Serie A on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys great fanfare, but he was left miffed by a fan who tried to grab him for a selfie on the pitch.
Juventus suffered their first defeat of the season in all competitions with a 3-1 Serie A loss against Lazio in Rome.
After winning the Ballon d'Or for the sixth time, Lionel Messi said he is aware of how old he is and that retirement is approaching.
Juventus have a two-point lead on top of Serie A but now can be overtaken by Inter Milan, who host struggling SPAL.
Cristiano Ronaldo warned he was "back" and ready for Tuesday's Champions League meeting with old rivals Atletico Madrid in Turin.
Cristiano Ronaldo trained with his Juventus teammates but manager Maurizo Sarri said he will need to be evaluated before the Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid.
Portugal became the 17th nation to qualify for next year's multi-host tournament, which kicks off in Rome on June 12, joining the likes of world champions France, Spain, Italy and England.
Euro 2020: Portugal were made to wait for qualification as Serbia battled to a 3-2 win over Luxembourg in the other game in Group B.
Cristiano Ronaldo looked glum as he came off and directed some words at coach Maurizio Sarri before heading to the changing rooms.