AS Roma vs.  Juventus - Game Report - January 9, 2022

(EFE) – Juventus achieved a momentous 4-3 victory this Sunday at the Olympic Stadium against the Roma of Portuguese José Mourinho, after overcoming an adverse 1-3 and saving himself in the last minutes after a penalty missed by Lorenzo Pellegrini, which which allowed him to place three points behind Atalanta, fourth, although with one more match in the Italian Serie A.

Massimiliano Allegri’s team, who was in the stands when he was suspended, is five points behind Napoli, third, with the same number of games, and this Sunday added a victory of enormous emotional weight.

Because Roma stayed one step away from three points, after a performance for the majority of the match superior to a Juventus dependent on the fantasy of Argentine Paulo Dybala.

After going ahead with a header from English Tammy Abraham, Dybala signed the equalizer with a goal from the edge of the area, but Roma pressed more intensely and, with a great restart start, took the lead 3-1 thanks to the Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan and a masterful direct free kick transformed by Lorenzo Pellegrini.

The Romanista captain celebrated it by running towards the south curve, the hottest sector of the “giallorossa” fans, in a maddened Olympian who had also been the glory of Francesco Totti.

But everything changed in seven vibrant minutes, between 70 and 77, thanks also to the entry of the Spanish Álvaro Morata. The former Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid striker, Barcelona’s target of the market, hung up a great cross for Locatelli’s 2-3, before Swede Dejan Kulusevski and Mattia De Sciglio completed an epic comeback.

The emotions did not end at that moment, because shortly after Juventus were left with ten men for the red to the Dutch Matthijs De Ligt, which caused a penalty. It could have been a draw, but Pole Wojciech Szczesny saved Lorenzo Pellegrini’s shot and saved a momentous 4-3.