Serie A: A thrilling comeback sees Juventus beat Roma

A thrilling comeback sees Juventus beat Roma.

Roma had a 3-1 lead with 20 minutes to go before Juventus pulled off a stunning victory.

Lorenzo Pellegrini of Roma also had a late penalty saved by Wojciech Szczesny following Matthijs de Ligt’s second yellow card for handball.

Tammy Abraham nodded home Jordan Veretout’s near-post corner to give Jose Mourinho’s side the lead on 11 minutes. It was Abraham’s 14th goal in all competitions this season. Mourinho’s side included loan signing Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the starting XI for the first time.

With a precise attempt into the corner from the edge of the box, Paulo Dybala equalized for Juventus shortly before half-time.

After Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s long-range shot rebounded off Daniele Rugani and looped over Szczesny to give Roma the lead at the opening of the second half, Manuel Pellegrini curled a spectacular 25-yard free-kick into the top corner to set the home side on pace for an easy victory.

Juve’s comeback, on the other hand, began on the 70th minute when Manuel Locatelli knocked home Alvaro Morata’s cross from six yards out.

Dejan Kulusevski’s close-range shot was initially ruled out for offside, but the decision was overturned following a long video assistant referee review.

Afterwards, defender Mattia De Sciglio triggered scenes of ecstasy among the visiting players by drilling the winning goal into the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the penalty area.

De Sciglio celebrating after the winner.

Despite the fact that there was still time for additional drama in the final ten minutes, centre-back De Ligt was sent off for a second bookable offence after blocking Abraham’s shot with his arm in the penalty area.

Pellegrini took the penalty kick, but Szczesny made the correct decision and palmed the ball clear of the goal.

The victory keeps Juventus in fifth place, three points behind Atalanta, who defeated Udinese 6-2 to take over the final Champions League qualifying slot in the league. Roma maintains their eighth-place finish.

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