Juventus suffered a shock home defeat to Sassuolo, as after Weston McKennie cancelled out the Davide Frattesi opener, Maxime Lopez struck with a perfect counter-attack.
The Bianconeri brought Federico Chiesa, Paulo Dybala and Matthijs de Ligt back into the starting XI after benching them in the 1-1 draw with Inter, while Mattia Perin got a rare run-out in goal and Adrien Rabiot returned after recovering from COVID. Filip Djuricic was out with a muscular problem, replaced by Hamed Junior Traore.
Andrea Consigli had to fingertip a wayward Mattia De Sciglio cross-shot over the bar, but the ex-Milan full-back then had to limp off with a knee injury.
Domenico Berardi’s curler skimmed the far post with the aid of a Perin fingertip, while Andrea Consigli came rushing out to stop Alvaro Morata making the most of a Dybala knockdown and Matthijs de Ligt made a decisive tackle on Gregoire Defrel.
Dybala was unlucky not to break the deadlock on 37 minutes when his daisy-cutter from the edge of the box thumped the base of the upright.
Instead, it was Sassuolo who took the lead just before half-time with a well-worked team move. Gregoire Defrel’s through ball was perfectly weighted, so Davide Frattesi could sweep it first-time into the far bottom corner from 12 yards.
Sassuolo continued to impress in Turin, Raspadori drilling wide when sent clear, but moments later substitute Juan Cuadrado saw his strike beat Consigli only to be cleared off the line by Kaan Ayhan.
It sparked a reaction from Juve, as a minute later Consigli flew to palm away Dybala’s effort and Federico Chiesa turned over on the rebound.
Gianluca Scamacca tested Mattia Perin and Kaio Jorge attempted an audacious overhead kick, but the equaliser arrived when Dybala whipped a free kick in for the well-timed Weston McKennie header from eight yards.
Dybala put a dangerous ball across the face of goal, but Dejan Kulusevski and Kaio Jorge couldn’t reach it.
Just as Juve had poured everyone forward trying to find a winner, they left themselves wide open at the back and conceded in the final moments of the match. Berardi’s inspired cross-field pass allowed Maxime Lopez to spring the offside trap and he kept his cool to chip on-rushing Perin.
Juventus 1-2 Sassuolo
Frattesi 43 (S), McKennie 76 (J), Maxime Lopez 95 (S)