Juventus defeated Jose Mourinho’s Roma 1-0 thanks to a solitary Mouse Kean goal in the first half.
Roma got off to a good start, dominating the ball and making inroads but it was Juventus who opened the scoring through Kean. Juan Cuadrado switched play to left-back Mattia de Sciglio who swung in a delightful cross for the striker to head into the back of the net.
The goal was almost Juve’s only meaningful attack of the half with Roma continuing as they were before the goal. Mourinho’s side stepped it up as halftime approached and Tammy Abraham thought he had pulled his team level but referee Daniele Orsato had already blown the whistle for a foul on Henrikh Mkhitaryan by Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
The call was a highly contentious one as there was no chance given for an advantage to accrue. Things turned worse for Roma as Jordan Veretout’s attempt from the resulting penalty was saved by Szczesny. Roma had a couple of more attempts but Juventus preserved their lead going into the interval.
The second half was on much more even footing with Federico Bernardeschi firing a warning shot for Juventus straight after the restart with an acrobatic overhead kick. Roma came back strongly at Allegri’s men and felt that they should have had another penalty when Chiellini missed his kick and caught Pellegrini.
There was some contact but a lengthy VAR check deemed it to be insufficient for a penalty. The men from the capital saw more and more of the ball but were unable to find a breakthrough as Juventus kept another clean sheet.