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Sassuolo sinks Juventus

Sassuolo sinks Juventus

Sassuolo exposed the limits of a gray Juventus, lacking in ideas and rhythm, and won with merit 2-1 at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, leaving Massimiliano Allegri’s men thirteen points behind leaders Milan.

A goal from Frenchman Maxime Lopez on the counterattack in the 95th minute, when Juventus were on the attack in search of victory, gave Sassuolo the first victory in their history in the Juventus field.

After the 1-1 draw saved in the 89th minute at San Siro against Inter, Juventus paid for their lack of offensive rhythm and the fantasy of an Argentine Paulo Dybala was not enough for him, who offered the assistance for the momentary 1-1, scored headed by American Weston McKennie in the 75th minute, after Davide Frattesi’s lead in the last minute of the first half.

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On a bad day for the Spanish Álvaro Morata, Dybala shook the wood with a powerful left foot from outside the area with the 0-0 in the light, but the only dangers of Juventus originated in individual and not team plays, such as those of a Sassuolo who stood out for his good combinations.

Allegri tried to boost his team’s lead with the Brazilian Kaio Jorge and the Colombian Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, but his team repeatedly made errors in the kick-off phase and his tie came in a set-piece action, with a cross from Dybala headed by McKennie.

The Turin team turned to attack in the last minutes, but did so with little organization and, in one of the many lost balls in the three-quarter zone, Sassuolo punished them with the winning goal.

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Juventus remained thirteen points behind leaders Milan and with a long way to go to change the dynamics of a season well below the expectations of its environment. EFE (HN)

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