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Uncategorized   |   October 19, 2021

Juventus Back on Track Despite Allegri’s Early Season Damage

AC Roma fails to score in their clash against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium. Moise Kean struck an early goal in the first half to secure the three vital points to push Juventus up the Serie A table. Wojciech Szczęsny saves Jordan Veretout’s controversial penalty kick, keeping Juventus ahead. 

Massimiliano Allegri acknowledges despite doing some damage earlier this season, Juventus are heading on the right track after their victory against Jose Mourinho’s side (Massimiliano Allegri is in Turin for a 2nd season spell after replacing Andrea Pirlo).

Moise Kean Takes the Credit for Juventus’ 1-0 Victory at Allianz Stadium 

Moise Kean takes the credit after scoring the winning goal for the hosts following a deep cross from Mattia De Sciglio from the left. Rodrigo Bentancur’s header took a deflection off his head, landing in the net, giving Juventus the lead in the first half. 

Juventus had previously won their three consecutive Serie A matches. That is 1 – 0 against Torino at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, 3 – 2 win against Sampdoria, and another 3 -2 win against Spezia at Stadio Alberto Picco. The win against Roma marks the fourth consecutive win, marking the team’s first managed victory since July 2020. 

Despite Juventus starting the 2021-22 opener without a single Serie A in their first three league fixtures, currently, they hold six consecutive wins across all competitions. Roma had a brighter chance with a header from Gianluca Mancini, but Wojciech Szczęsny saved it. 

Tammy Abraham thought he gave Roma an equalizer by turning the loose ball past Szczesny into the net. However, Szczęsny committed a foul on Henrikh Mkhitaryan inside the box, and the referee blew the whistle awarding Roma a penalty. 

Wojciech Szczęsny came up as the hero after a remarkable penalty save from Jordan Veretout. AC Roma maintains at the fourth position as Juventus steps up to the 7th position in a tie with Atalanta and Lazio. The three teams are one point less behind Roma. 

The 100 percent penalty score rate for Jordan Veretout ended after missing his first penalty kick. He had previously scored 13 penalties for Roma following all competitions for the club. Wojciech Szczęsny dived left to prevent his effort from landing into the net. 

Next Matches for Both Teams

Juventus will travel to Russia to play Zenit Saint Petersburg in the Champions League, while Ac Roma will be traveling to Norway to face Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League.  

What Massimiliano Allegri told DAZN in the Post-Conference Match  

Massimiliano Allegri told DAZN that Juventus has players suitable for counter-attacks. The victory against AC Roma was important to help the team step forward in the Serie A table. 

During the clash against Roma on Sunday, players like Paulo Dybala, Adrien Rabiot, and Matthijs De Ligt missed the game having only Alvaro Morata coming at the end of the match. “We slow the game when it is required but step up the pace at the right time. You don’t concede as many goals when players play with that kind of spirit.”

Massimiliano Allegri admitted some of his choices caused damage, but he had to get to know players with their characteristics. It was tough facing Roma as it is one of the best teams in the Serie A league. The game could have ended in a draw, but it is quite fortunate it went their way. Massimiliano Allegri said that Wojciech Szczęsny is now doing the best for the team despite the mistakes he did before.

Jose Mourinho Convinced He Saw a “great” Roma in Sunday’s Clash Against Juventus

Mourinho told DAZN that Roma is still heading in the right direction despite the defeat at the Allianz Stadium. He saw the belief, confidence, courage in players, and he is looking forward to the team’s growth over time. Roma deserved a win but ended up losing, and that is how football is. 

Juventus’ struggle to win the match against us means that the team is still on track. He told his players in the locker rooms that they played well by neutralizing the counter-attacks and controlling key players like Federico Chiesa and Juan Cuadrado. 

Jose Mourinho did not comment on the penalty incident. He said Tammy Abraham is a confident player, but the team has a hierarchy for penalties. Tammy Abraham comes third after Jordan Veretout and Lorenzo Pellegrini.