Juventus had been surprised by Sassuolo in Serie A© AFP
Juventus had been crushed 1-0 by modest Sassuolo to stay caught in seventh in Serie A on Sunday when Gregoire Drefel reacted quickest to attain from a fluffed clearance. The defeat leaves Juventus beneath the European spots after the Turin giants had been docked 15 factors for illicit switch exercise in January. Runaway leaders Napoli drew on Saturday as Italy awaits an explosive occasion in Naples the place Napoli look sure to clinch a primary title for the reason that days of Diego Maradona.
Italy’s champions-elect have had their imposing league lead reduce to 14 factors after a second-string XI may solely handle a goalless stalemate with Verona and second-placed Lazio gained at Spezia on Friday.
Jose Mourinho’s Roma bucked the development by beating Udinese 3-0 with Eduardo Bove slamming residence a unfastened ball after a saved penalty for the opener.
Lorenzo Pellegrini and Tammy Abraham additionally scored as Roma consolidated third place, 5 factors forward of Inter in fifth.
On Sunday Juventus, wearing a pink and blue strip, began with Arkadiusz Milik and Dusan Vlahovic up entrance in a colorless first half.
Shortly after the break Drefel pounced on an error, pivoted, and fired a low exhausting shot previous Mattia Perin within the Juve objective.
Coach Massimiliano Allegri then made a swathe of substitutions bringing on Paul Pogba and Angel di Maria to no avail.
Perin was in objective as common ‘keeper Wojciech Szczesny was benched after being subbed with chest pains in midweek.
Juve beat Sporting 1-0 within the Europa League in midweek, and right here confirmed indicators of fatugue.
Juventus are additionally ready to see in the event that they and 12 different present and former membership figures will face trial for alleged monetary crimes in Might.