Though offering little in attack throughout the game, Juventus displayed all the resilience against Sassuolo, which has seen them lose only one of their last 19 Serie A matches to hold firm under intense pressure and then sneak off with the points at the end. Kean’s clinical late goal denied Sassuolo a deserved point, as they racked up 22 attempts at goal and had nearly two-thirds of the ball; with their front four lively as ever. Nonetheless, Juve move to within a point of faltering Napoli, who occupy third in the table, while the Neroverdi stay 10th.
SASSUOLO (4-2-3-1): Andrea Consigli, Mert Muldur, Kaan Ayhan, Vlad Chiriches, Giorgios Kiriakopoulos; Davide Frattesi, Maxime Lopez; Domenico Berard, Giacomo Raspadori, Hamed Traore; Gianluca Scamacca.
JUVENTUS (4-4-2): Wojciech Szczesny; Mattia De Sciglio, Daniele Rugani, Leonardo Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Federico Bernardeschi, Danilo, Denis Zakaria, Adrien Rabiot; Paulo Dybala, Alvaro Morata.
SASSUOLO LEAD! Deservedly, the hosts go in front, as a typically inventive flick by Berardi unlocks the Juventus back four, and Raspadori gambles on a run into the box; receiving the ball in his stride and driving in at the far post from a tight angle! A delightful move from two stars of the Neroverdi’s much-admired attacking quartet: Sassuolo 1-0 Juventus!
JUVE EQUALISE! A rocket from Dybala gets the Bianconeri back on track, having been drifting out of the game, as the Juventus captain thunders a left-footed strike into the roof of the net from just outside the box! It’s now 1-1!
JUVE STEAL IT! Not for the first time, Juventus look to have snatched all three points, as Kean easily turns a rather rigid Chiriches just inside the area, before shooting powerfully under Consigli and into the back of the net from an angle on the left. It’s 2-1 to the Bianconeri, and they are heading for victory!
So, what’s next?
Both with four league fixtures left before completing their campaigns, Sassuolo travel to Napoli next time out.
Meanwhile, Juve host relegation-threatened Venezia on Sunday.
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