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Juventus inflicts third defeat on Mourinho

Juventus inflicts third defeat on Mourinho

Juventus Turin, with a goal from Moise Kean in the first half, knocked out Roma of Portuguese coach José Mourinho (1-0) and inflicted the third defeat in eight games of the Italian Serie A.

A lone goal from Kean, who was the last to touch the ball after jumping with his Uruguayan teammate Rodrigo Bentancur to finish off a Mattia De Sciglio cross, was enough for Juventus to add the fourth consecutive victory, a streak never achieved. last season under the management of Andrea Pirlo.

The Juventine team, without the Argentine Paulo Dybala, injured, but with the Spanish Álvaro Morata, who played the last minutes, kept a clean sheet for the second time in a row, after a previous streak of twenty games with at least one goal against , and was placed seventh in the table, one point behind Roma, which is still fourth, and ten from Naples, leader with full points.

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Massimiliano Allegri’s men had to suffer until the end to defeat a brave Roma, who missed a controversial 44th minute penalty from France’s Jordan Veretout.

Roma protested a lot because, after Giorgio Chiellini’s lack of English Tammy Abraham, the ball reached the Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who had beaten the goalkeeper with a Vaseline. However, the referee had already stopped play and for that reason the penalty was awarded. Veretout, a regular specialist, this time ran into Wojciech Szczesny from Poland.

It was a failure that ended up being decisive, because in the second half, in which Juventus returned to give minutes to Brazilian Arthur Melo, in his official debut this year.

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The Juventine wall endured until the end, despite a final scare, with a shot by Uruguayan Matías Viña deflected by Chiellini, and defended a victory that brings “Juve” back to the Champions League positions.

For Mourinho, who protested with the referee for the three minutes of added time granted, considered insufficient, it was the third defeat in eight days, all of them away from home.

Roma fell against Hellas Verona, Lazio (in the derby played officially away from home, although in the Roman Olympic) and Juventus. EFE (HN)

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