ROME – Serie A, postponement of the nineteenth day, Roma-Juventus 1-2, goal: Demiral at 3 ', Cristiano Ronaldo on penalty at 9' and Diego Perotti on penalty at 67 '.
Juventus winter champion. The team coached by Maurizio Sarri won in Rome, overtook Inter, and closed the first half with two over the Nerazzurri, plus six against Lazio (which has one game less) and more than thirteen over Rome and Atalanta, who occupy fourth place on an equal footing. Tonight, Sarri's team won thanks to a great start. The bianconeri were already on the result of two to zero after just nine minutes.
Demiral, who then left the field due to injury, scored in the 3 'with his knee on a free kick kicked from the left by Paulo Dybala. Shortly after, Veretout had the ball removed from the edge of the penalty area by throwing Dybala into the net. Obviously the Frenchman knocked him out and gave Juventus a penalty. Cristiano Ronaldo thanked and transformed without any problems.
In the second half, the bianconeri did not play well. Sarri did argue by removing the best on the field, Dybala, who showed his disappointment at the time of the change. Roma threw themselves forward in search of a draw. Dzeko hit the post, Under propitiated Alex Sandro's hand ball with a shot rejected by Szczesny from two steps which was then shot on the Brazilian's arm.
From eleven meters Perotti did not fail. Then, at 90 ', Pellegrini had the ball of the tie but he shot the stars from two steps. A lot of effort but in the end Juve won a very important victory that gave her the title of winter champion.
The match report. Roma challenged Juventus with a 4-2-3-1 with Pau Lopez; Florenzi, Mancini, Smalling, Kolarov; Diawara, Veretout; Zaniolo, Pellegrini, Perotti and Dzeko.
Sarri responded to Fonseca with a 4-3-1-2 with Szczesny; Cuadrado, Demiral, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Rabiot, Pjanic, Matuidi; Ramsey; Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo . The match was refereed by the Torre Annunziata Guide.
Juventus ahead of the first lunge. At 3 ', Demiral anticipated Kolarov and scored with the knee by two steps. The Turkish defender scored on Dybala's cross from the left. Penalty for Juventus in the 8th minute, Veretout lost the ball by throwing Dybala into the net, then knocked him out in the penalty area. The referee warned the Frenchman and awarded the penalty to the bianconeri. Cristiano Ronaldo made no mistake from eleven meters.
At 15 ', Demiral crashed badly after an air fight in the penalty area of Rome and was forced to change. In his place, De Ligt entered the field. At 18 ', Pellegrini kicked safely, his conclusion was rejected with the arm, attached to the body, by Rabiot. The referee did not award the penalty despite protests from the Giallorossi.
At 31 ', Zaniolo started from his penalty area, dribbled opponents in the series, and was stretched to the edge of the Juventus penalty area. The Roma player got seriously injured and left the field in tears. Zaniolo was transported off the pitch on a stretcher. In his place, he entered the Under field on 34 '. The first half ended on the result of two to zero for Juve.
At 64 ', Dzeko received the ball in the Juventus penalty area, stopped the ball with his right and started a great right that ended on the post. On the rebound, Under slung out and kicked with a sure shot but Szczesny miraculously saved in the corner. At 66 ', the referee gave the penalty to Roma because Alex Sandro took the ball with his hand after the shot from Under saved by Szczesny. From eleven meters, Diego Perotti was not wrong.
It's over, Juventus won in Rome, overtook Inter in the standings, and won the title of winter champion having finished the first leg of the Italian Serie A football championship in first place.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano