Juventus have signed a fourth consecutive victory and are getting closer to the podium.
The evening poster in Serie A lived up to expectations and Juventus took the opportunity to record a fourth success in a row in the league and confirms its revival. By beating Roma, 4th with 15 points, and with the defeat of Inter Milan (3rd with 17 points), Juventus is approaching the podium since even if the Turin club remains 7th, it now has 14 points. And on the next day, Juve will travel to San Siro to challenge Inter and have the opportunity to come back to the height of their rivals.
Kean’s Lucky Goal
Despite this fourth consecutive victory, all was not perfect for Juve against Roma. Juventus started their match well by opening the scoring just after the quarter of an hour of play by Moise Kean. A lucky goal, it must be admitted: De Sciglio’s cross found Betancur, whose header struck Kean’s and slipped into Roma’s net.
Roma would also be cursed in this meeting. First, in the 26th minute of play, injured Zaniolo gave way to El Shaarawy.
Then, in the 41st minute, we witnessed an incredible action. Abraham was unbalanced in the box by Danilo but the referee let the action continue because Mkhitaryan had recovered the ball. The Armenian was cut down by Szczesny and the ball returned to Abraham who sent him to the back of the net. Goal ? No, because the referee had blown his whistle before Abraham fired.
After the intervention of the VAR, to check if Mkhitaryan was not offside and if Szczesny had made a mistake, the referee awarded a penalty and sent a yellow card to the goalkeeper of Juve. Veretout set off but his shot was repelled by Szczesny (44th).
Kean misses the double
When they returned from the locker room, Juve was the first to get into action: Bernadeschi performed an acrobatic return that Rui Patricio pushed back towards Kean but the former PSG player could not fit (48th)!
It was then Roma who got a big opportunity but Chiellini intervened in front of Pellegrini and the latter remained on the ground (53rd). After consulting the VAR, the referee did not award a penalty, Pellegrini having hit Chiellini and not the other way around.
Unhappy on the missed penalty, Veretout, very active, tried to redeem himself but his shot grazed the left post of Szczesny (66th).
In the last quarter of an hour, Roma, who controlled the ball, multiplied the runs and passes forward but could not find the loophole and after four minutes of stoppage of play, the referee whistled the end of the meeting, to the delight of Juventus supporters.