AS Roma and Juventus had a seven-goal thriller at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday in the Serie A.
ROMA (3-5-2): Rui Patricio; Ibanez, Bryan Cristante, Chris Smalling;
Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Jordan Veretout, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Matias Vina;
Tammy Abraham, Felix Afena-Gyan.
ROMA SUBS: Gonzalo Villar, Carles Perez, Riccardo Calafiori,
Eldor Shomurodov, Bryan Reynolds, Borja Mayoral, Marash Kumbulla,
Edoardo Bove, Nicola Zalewski, Pietro Boer, Davide Mastrantonio.
JUVENTUS (4-3-3): Wojciech Szczesny; Juan Cuadrado,
Matthijs de Ligt, Daniele Rugani, Mattia De Sciglio;
Weston McKennie, Manuel Locatelli, Rodrigo Bentancur;
Paulo Dybala, Moise Keane, Federico Chiesa.
JUVENTUS SUBS: Giorgio Chiellini, Arthur, Alvaro Morata, Luca Pellegrini,
Federico Bernardeschi, Kaio Jorge, Adrien Rabio, Mattia
Perin, Marley, Zsombor Senko, Dejan Kulusevski.
The forward rises in the box to nod a close-range header past Szczesny. Veretout puts his corner delivery from the left on the money. Abraham finds space in the six-yard box and directs his header away from the Juve keeper into the bottom-right corner. A fine effort. 1-0.
Juve were back in the game through an exquisite strike from Dybala. Cheisa runs down the left flank and spots the Argentina international in acres of room on the edge of the box. He picks out the Juve Skipper before Dybala curls a sublime effort from 20 yards away from Patricio into the bottom-left corner. 1-1.
The home side regains the lead through an element of fortune as Mkhitaryan’s strike deflects off De Sciglio and into the top-left corner. Pellegrini plays the Armenia international into space on the edge of the box and he is afforded space and time to shoot. His right-footed effort hits the legs of De Sciglio and travels away from Szczesny into the net. A huge moment in the game. 2-1.
WHAT A GOAL! PELLEGRINI SCORES A STUNNER FROM A FREE-KICK! The home side extends their advantage courtesy of a special effort from 25 yards from Pellegrini. He curls his right-footed strike over the wall and away from the outstretched hand of Szczesny into the top-left corner. A superb finish from the midfielder. 3-1.
The visitors are back in the game as Locatelli guides a pinpoint header past Patricio. Morata does extremely well down the right flank and clips a cross into the box. Locatelli drifts between Ibanez and Smalling before placing his effort into the top-left corner away from the Roma keeper. 3-2.
Juve have come back to level the scores for the second time in the contest as Kulusevski finds the net with a deflected strike. Morata causes havoc in the box as he sees his shot blocked after latching on to a cross from Cuadrado. Kulusevski pounces on the rebound and blasts a strike into the back of the net courtesy of a deflection from Ibanez. 3-3.
AN INCREDIBLE JUVE COMEBACK! Smalling makes an error at the back as he attempts to clear a ball over the top from Dybala. He nods his attempted clearance into the path of De Sciglio, who bursts past the Roma defender. The full-back takes on the strike first-time and hammers an effort on the half-volley into the bottom-left corner. 3-4.
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