Juventus 1-0 AS Roma: Juventus record fourth consecutive league win, Szczesny with a penalty save

Moise Kean of Juventus
Moise Kean of Juventus - IMAGO / LaPresse

Juventus edged out AS Roma 1-0 at home in the weekend Serie A fixture to record a fourth straight league win.

It turned out to be an even contest as both teams created a handful of chances; however, Moise Kean’s header in the first half proved to be the winning goal.

Roma had a great chance to equalise before the break after they were awarded a penalty for Szczesny’s foul on Henrikh Mkhitaryan. But the Polish goalkeeper redeemed himself by saving Jordan Veretout’s spot kick.

Juventus continue their late revival without Dybala and Morata in starting eleven

The Bianconeri seemed to have hit rock bottom at the start of the season, losing two and drawing one in their first three games. However, they restored the momentum with a victory over Malmo in the Champions League and haven’t looked back since then. After the draw against Milan, Max Allegri’s men have won all of their five games across all competitions. Last night’s victory over Giallorossi saw the Old Lady move to seventh in the league table with 14 points. Juve’s late revival is certainly good news for their upcoming games against Zenit and Inter Milan.


Manuel Locatelli with another fine display

Manuel Locatelli continues to show that he is a key cog in the midfield for the Old Lady. After scoring a late winner in the Turin derby before the international break, the Italian midfielder has carried his brilliant form against Jose Mourinho’s side. The former Sassouolo worked his socks off to help his side secure three points.


Mourinho fails to deliver against big teams

Jose Mourinho’s Roma are undoubtedly one of the exciting teams in Serie A this season and they have also made an impressive start. However, their record against big teams leaves a lot to be desired, with all of their defeats coming against Hellas Verona, Lazio and Juventus. Giallorossi played a good game last night at Allianz Stadium but they should have capitalised on their chances.