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Roma 3-4 Juventus: Mattia De Sciglio makes a dramatic comeback for Juve

The win moved six points ahead of Roma in the Serie A standings to fifth in Juventus

Jose Mourinho said his Roma side suffered a “psychological breakdown” after conceding three goals in seven minutes in the Juventus loss.

Roma had led 3-1 with 20 minutes remaining before Juve’s impressive comeback was celebrated.

Romas Lorenzo Pellegrini also saved a late penalty from Wojciech Szczesny after Matthijs de Ligt received a second yellow card for handball.

“We played very well for 70 minutes, but after that it was a psychological breakdown,” Mourinho told DAZN.

“If you’re in trouble, you should get up again and show what you’ve got, but here in the locker room there are people who are a little too nice, a little too weak.”

Mourinho’s side, which started Ainsley Maitland-Niles for the first time, took the 11th-minute lead when Tammy Abraham Jordan Veretout’s corner nodded off the post for his 14th goal in all competitions this season.

Just before the break, Paulo Dybala equalized for Juve with a guided shot from the edge of the box into the corner.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan restored Roma leadership early in the second half when his long-range shot was deflected by Daniele Rugani and flown over Szczesny before Pellegrini rolled a stunning 25-yard free kick into the top corner to seemingly heading for the home side bring a comfortable victory.

However, Juve’s comeback began in the 70th minute when Manuel Locatelli headed an Alvaro Morata cross from six meters.

Two minutes later, substitute Dejan Kulusevski saw his shot from close range initially excluded due to offside, but the decision was reversed after a long video assistant referee check.

Defender Mattia De Sciglio then caused delirium among the visiting players when he drilled the winner from the penalty area into the lower corner.

There was still time for more drama in the last 10 minutes when center-back De Ligt was sent off for a second bookable violation after parrying Abraham’s shot with his arm in the box.

Pellegrini took the penalty, but Szczesny guessed the right direction and kept the ball clear.

The win keeps Juventus in fifth place and three points behind Atalantawho finished fourth in the last Champions League placement after beating Udinese 6-2. Roma remains in eighth place.

Milan wins easily

Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates with Rafael LeaoIbrahimovic, 40, has now scored three goals in his last six appearances

AC Milan kept the pressure on title rivals Inter with a comfortable 3-0 win in Venezia.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his eighth goal of the season from a Rafael Leao cross and put Stefano Pioli’s side in the lead after just two minutes.

The visitors doubled their lead early in the second half when Theo Hernandez tucked in Leao’s pass before charging into the corner.

Venezia was reduced to 10 when defender Michael Svoboda was sent off for handling the ball on the line.

However, the win briefly brought Milan to the top of the Serie A table Inter returned to the summit with a 2-1 win Lazio in the late game on Sunday.

Milan Skriniar headed the second-half win for Simone Inzaghi’s side after Ciro Immobile made up for Alessandro Bastoni’s early start at the San Siro.

Constellations

Roma

formation 4-2-3-1

1Rui Patricio

fifteenMaitland-Niles6thSmalling3Ibañez da Silva5Vineyard

4thCristante17thVeretout

77Mkhitaryan7thpilgrim64Afena-gyan

9Abraham

  • 1Rui Patricio
  • fifteenMaitland-Niles
  • 6thSmalling
  • 3Ibañez da SilvaBooked at 51 minutes
  • 5Vineyard
  • 4thCristanteBooked at 76 minutes
  • 17thVeretoutBooked at 50 minutesReplaced byPerezat the 78 ‘protocol
  • 77Mkhitaryan
  • 7thpilgrimReplaced byMayorat the 87 ‘protocol
  • 64Afena-gyanReplaced byShomurodovat the 71 ‘protocol
  • 9Abraham

replacement

  • 8thVillar
  • 11Perez
  • 13thCalafiori
  • 14thShomurodov
  • 19thReynolds
  • 21Mayor
  • 24Plums
  • 52Bove
  • 59Zalewski
  • 63Bure
  • 67Mastrantonio

Juventus

formation 4-4-1-1

1Szczecin

11Ju square4thde Ligt24Rugani2De Sciglio

14thMcKennie27Locatelli30thBentancur22ndchurch

10Dybala

18thKean

  • 1Szczecin
  • 11Ju squareBooked at 45 minutes
  • 4thde LigtBooked at 81 minutes
  • 24Rugani
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 14thMcKennie
  • 27LocatelliBooked at 65 minutes
  • 30thBentancurReplaced byArthurat the 64 ‘protocol
  • 22ndchurchReplaced byKulusevskiat the 32 ‘protocol
  • 10DybalaReplaced byChielliniat the 82 ‘protocol
  • 18thKeanReplaced byMorataat the 63 ‘protocol

replacement

  • 3Chiellini
  • 5Arthur
  • 9Morata
  • 17thpilgrim
  • 20thBernardeschi
  • 21I paint Ramos
  • 25thRabiot
  • 36very
  • 38What
  • 42Senko
  • 44Kulusevski

Live text

  1. End of game, Roma 3, Juventus 4.

  2. Second half ends, Roma 3, Juventus 4.

  3. Arthur (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Foul by Carles Pérez (Rome).

  5. Corner, Rome. Granted by Giorgio Chiellini.

  6. Attempt blocked. Carles Pérez (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Supported by Eldor Shomurodov.

  7. Álvaro Morata (Juventus Turin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Foul by Carles Pérez (Rome).

  9. Attempt blocked. Tammy Abraham (AS Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Supported by Eldor Shomurodov.

  10. Foul by Dejan Kulusevski (Juventus).

  11. Matias Viña (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Attempt blocked. Bryan Cristante (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Supported by Matias Viña.

  13. Substitution, Roma. Borja Mayoral replaces Lorenzo Pellegrini due to injury.

  14. Foul by Dejan Kulusevski (Juventus).

  15. Ibañez (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Attempt failed. Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma) right footed shot from the center of the box misses to the right following a set piece.

  17. Penalty saved! Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma) fails to take advantage of this great opportunity, the right footed shot is saved in the lower left corner.

  18. Substitution, Juventus. Giorgio Chiellini replaces Paulo Dybala.

  19. Second yellow card to Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus) for handballs.

  20. VAR decision: penalty for Roma.

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