Among other Serie A football news, Juventus beat AS Roma 4-3 at Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. The Turin club thus scored three goals, all within seven second-half minutes to complete an astonishing comeback. also, goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny saved a late penalty to keep them in front.
Juventus moved up to 38 points in fifth place, six points ahead of eighth-placed Roma.
While Tammy Abraham put Jose Mourinho’s side in front, Paulo Dybala equalized to make it 1-1 going into the break.
But goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Lorenzo Pellegrini put Roma in charge early in the second half.
Somehow, Juve fought back as Manuel Locatelli and Dejan Kulusevski scored within two minutes of each other. Then, to top off this thriller, Mattia De Sciglio fired home a fourth goal for Juventus in the 77th minute.
Moreover, Roma won a penalty after Matthijs de Ligt received a second yellow for handball with nine minutes remaining. However, keeper Szczesny dived the right way to save Pellegrini’s penalty in front of a stunned home crowd.
Serie A Football News – Juventus Beat AS Roma 4-3 at Stadio Olimpico
A frantic start set the tempo for the 90 minutes ahead, as Abraham headed home his fourth goal in four games from a corner.
Dybala curled in an unstoppable strike to draw Juve level. However, the visitors were dealt a blow when winger Federico Chiesa limped off.
Roma looked to have the game in the bag when Mkhitaryan’s deflected shot looped over Szczesny. Then, Pellegrini curled an exquisite free kick into the top corner within just eight minutes of the second half starting.
Locatelli was left unmarked to head in before Kulusevski fired home a rebound to equalise for Juventus. But the Swede’s goal was only given following a VAR review after initially being disallowed for offside.
De Sciglio pounced on a careless Chris Smalling header to fire home Juve’s fourth.
But their hard work was almost undone when a VAR review showed De Ligt had blocked an Abraham shot with his arm, which led to a second booking for the Dutchman.
Roma captain Pellegrini then stepped up to take the spot kick, but Szczesny saved his low shot.