Serie A | Post Match Summary: Roma 3-4 Juventus

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Jose Mourinho’s Roma threw away a two-goal lead and squandered a late penalty as they lost 4-3 to 10-man Juventus in a whirlwind Stadio Olimpico clash.

The home side started on the front foot, winning a flurry of corners in the opening 10 minutes. Tammy Abraham’s flicked header from one of them was tame and gathered by Wojceich Szczesny in goal. However, from the yet another one, the Englishman made no mistake as he glanced a header in for the opening goal.

All that good work was undone less than 10 minutes later with Federico Chiesa and Paulo Dybala combining. The Italian’s pass into the Argentine at the edge of the box was perfect, with Dybala taking one touch before curling the ball beautifully past the goalkeeper and into the net for the leveler. It was proving to be an even match as the first half progressed well.

However, the Bianconeri suffered a massive blow just past the halfhour mark with Federico Chiesa being forced off through injury. There were a few challenges here and there as the first half was coming to a close, with neither team able to enjoy any sustained possession.

The second half was immediately kinder to Roma, Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s shot taking a huge deflection of Mattia De Sciglio to loop past Szczesny within two minutes for the game’s third goal. The game was devolving into a fiesty contest, filled with fouls and bookings before Lorenzo Pellegrini provided a moment of pure beauty.

The home captain stepped up to a free-kick from 25 yards out and deposited it right into top corner, giving the goalkeeper no chance and doubling Roma’s lead. Juventus looked deflated and it would surely take a Herculean effort to get back into the home, especially with Chiesa not on the pitch. However, they did grab another goal with 20 minutes remaining.

Alvaro Morata brilliant solo play down the right, and cross was headed home by an unmarked Manuel Locatelli from near Rui Patricio to give the visitors hope. They thought they had equalised just a minute later, when Dejan Kulusevski knocked it home after Morata’s shot was blocked. But the offside flag had gone up, though a VAR check overturned the on-field call and Juventus were back.

Incredibly, just five minutes later, the Old Lady were in the lead. A poor header from Chris Smalling near his penalty box allowed De Sciglio to steal through and fire a finish past Patricio at his near post. Incredibly, there was still one more twist left. A cross from the right for Roma found Abraham whose volleyed attempt struck the outstretched arm of Matthias De Ligt. Not only was it a penalty but it meant a second yellow card for the Dutch defender.

However, Pellegrini could not recapture his earlier magic as his penalty was saved by Szczesny who dived to his right. Roma tried their hardest to get back into the match, Carles Perez’s deflected strike being the closest, but it was not to be as Juventus held on for a very famous win.

Abraham (11′), Dybala (18′), Mkhitaryan (18′), Pellegrini (53′), Locatelli (70′), Kulusevski (72′), De Sciglio (77′)