(EFE) – Manuel Locatelli’s second consecutive goal gave Juventus a 1-0 derby win against Torino on Saturday and extended the growth of Massimiliano Allegri’s men, who chained their third consecutive victory.
After the hard-fought league triumphs against Spezia (3-2) and Sampdoria (3-2), and the valuable European 1-0 against Chelsea, Juventus added an important victory in the 87th minute with a good goal from their star signing in the latest market.
Locatelli, trained in Milan and established in Sassuolo, European champion with the Italian team, beat Serbian goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic with a curved right-leg shot that entered after hitting a post.
He collapsed the wall of a Torino that was aggressive in the first half and suffered in the second under pressure from Juventus, who could not count on the Spanish Álvaro Morata or the Argentine Paulo Dybala, both of them out due to injury.
Allegri opted for Federico Chiesa, decisive against Chelsea, on the trident alongside Federico Bernardeschi and Moise Kean, in an eleven to which captain Giorgio Chiellini returned.
The Turin team placed eighth, seven points behind Napoli, leading with full points and one game less.