Juventus vs Sassuolo. (Photo Twitter/Juventus)
ITALY: Moise Kean struck the late winner as Juventus defeated Sassuolo 2-1 to grab three points in the Serie A. Juventus are making it a habit of scoring late.
Not only did Paulo Dybala cancel out Sassuolo’s advantage in the 45th minute of the first half, Moise Kean struck the winner in the 89th to earn three points which could prove fundamental in the Bianconeri’s bid to nail down fourth place.
Juventus now hold an eight-point advantage of nearest challengers Roma after a display that was more about grinding out the result than displaying the finer side of the game.
Sassuolo’s movement and quick passing paid off on 39′, when a flick from Domenico Berardi played through Raspadori, who beat Szczesny with a low drive at the near post.
Going behind stung Juventus into life. The equaliser arrived on 45 minutes, when Morata won possession deep in Sassuolo territory.
He found Denis Zakaria inside the penalty area, who with a deft lay off played the ball into the path of Dybala.
The number 10 took one touch before slamming the ball high into the net. After the resumption, Allegri swapped things around, especially in attack, bringing on Vlahovic and Moise Kean, and it was Kean that would prove decisive.
On the pitch just five minutes, Kean put pressure on Vlad Chiriches at the edge of the six-yard area, the ball was deflected goalwards, and once again Consigli had to rely on his reflexes.
The Sassuolo keeper was beaten for a second time though with only one minute of normal time remaining.
Alex Sandro headed the ball towards the edge of the penalty area, where Kean did the rest.
Controlling the ball with his back to goal, the striker turned Chiriches and drove his shot low between Consigli’s legs.
Now only one point separates Juventus from Napoli. (ANI)