Juventus, double comeback not enough: Sassuolo wins it in the finale
Serie A, Sassuolo-Juventus 4-2
It came at the Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore in Reggio Emilia the first defeat of the season for Juventus, which succumbed 4-2 in the presence of Sassuolo at the end of a match crackling from start to finish.
It's back-and-forth between the two contenders in the first quarter of the match: on 12' Armand Laurienté takes advantage of a Szczesny indecision to put the neroverdi (today in fluorescent yellow jersey) ahead, but on 21' Allegri's team finds the equalizer taking advantage in turn of a clumsy opponent intervention, in the specific case of Viña who scores in his own goal.
At the end of the first half, in minute 41, the hosts went back ahead: a great left-footed shot by Berardi, nothing for the Polish goalkeeper to do. In the resumption, the visiting coach tries everything by inserting Iling Junior, Fagioli, Weah and Kean, but the equalizer bears the signature of one of the starters, Federico Chiesa, who in 78' concludes a beautiful choral action and, accomplice the deflection of Erlic, mocks Cragno for the 2-2.
All over? Not for Sassuolo, which just 4' after the equalizer took the lead again thanks to Pinamonti, who headers a Laurienté conclusion into the net that was initially rebuffed by Szczesny, and in full recovery (after a cross hit by Defrel) also makes it 4-2 with a resounding own goal by Gatti, who passes the ball toward his goal not noticing forò the absence of the goalkeeper, who in the meantime had quickly taken a free kick at the height of the lateral band.
At the triple whistle, Sassuolo thus exulted, avenging in this way the blow taken in Frosinone. For Juve, however, no overtaking against Inter (it would have come in case of victory).