A goal in the 91st minute by Colombian Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, who had jumped onto the field with ten remaining, this Saturday prevented a new setback from Juventus and gave him a momentous 1-0 victory against Fiorentina, to return the three points to the Massimiliano Allegri’s team after three days without a win in Serie A.
After the brilliant 4-2 endorsed on Tuesday at Zenit Saint Petersburg, which earned the pass to the knockout stages of the Champions League two days beforehand, Juventus once again got stuck at the level of play in Serie A, in which He had barely added fifteen points in eleven days, chaining two defeats and a draw in the last three games.
Massimiliano Allegri’s team, which lost Giorgio Chiellini in the warm-up due to a physical problem and could not count on Leonardo Bonucci, touched, or Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, needed a spectacular move from Cuadrado in the 91st minute to knock down a brave Fiorentina, who competed with organization and who only capitulated when he played with ten men for the red to the Serbian Nikola Milenkovic (m.75).
Cuadrado, a former Fiorentina player, beat goalkeeper Marco Terracciano, who had been saved shortly before by the crossbar after a powerful shot from Federico Chiesa, with a low right hand that collapsed the wall “viola”.
Until then, Argentine defender Lucas Martínez Quarta had supported Fiorentina with an outstanding performance.
Juventus, with this victory, caught up with Fiorentina and placed eighth, with a delay from the leaders that is still important.
They are thirteen points behind Milan and Napoli, who play this Sunday against Inter and Verona, respectively, with one more game.