NEWS
Saturday December 23 2017
Juve thank Roma old boys

Medhi Benatia got the only goal of the game against his former club, as Juventus got past Roma, but were hanging on for dear life at the end.

The defender was decisive at the end of a chaotic move, as Alisson denied Giorgio Chiellini’s header, the rebound hit the bar and Benatia bundled over the line.

Gonzalo Higuain wasted several golden opportunities and Wojciech Szczesny also impressed against his former teammates with a reaction save on Stephan El Shaarawy.

Roma poured pressure on in the later stages of the game, Alessandro Florenzi’s chip bouncing off the crossbar, but it was a seventh consecutive Serie A defeat in Turin.

Deep into stoppages, Pjanic went on the counter and unleashed a screamer that Alisson fingertipped on to the crossbar.

Benatia almost went from hero to zero, as his backpass sent Schick clear on goal, but Szczesny came tearing out to parry with his legs.

This means Juve remain one point behind leaders Napoli and break away at the top, as both Inter and Roma lost.

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