Serie A | Juventus 1-2 Sassuolo: Lopez stuns Bianconeri

by | Oct 27, 2021 19:31

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.

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Serie A Highlights: Juventus 1-2 Sassuolo

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.

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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)

16 Comments

  1. dangerboy

    This one’s gonna hurt. But if we’re gonna lose it might as well be to a team that’s pro-Italian.

  2. Massimiliano Solskjaer

    This is what happens when you have players that are poor plain and simple both in terms of ability and mental weakness. The same goes for the coach. We need to be honest this guy has no plan and worst for Juve fans they are stuck with him for 4 more slow years. In a game you need to win he yet tinkers with the formation and I said it last week big clubs like Liverpool and Chelsea do not do this. There are too many stupid flicks and one two passes in and around the box. If that is Liverpool or Inter they shoot pure and simple. Even in the 80th minute they are still playing comatose zombie sleep football moving the ball backwards and sideways. You have Frittata up front who has never scored 20 goals in a season, flopped at Real twice, Chelsea and Atletico. But somehow this pub club brings him back for seconds just like Ole Gunnar Allegri. Sandro has never been able to beat a man and cannot cross to save his life. Locatelli never made it at Milan and is no upgrade to the midfield as he is just the Italian version of Rabiot, no pace, creativity and one goal is not good enough. You have a Real and City reject, traded for Cancelo. De Sciglio who even Lyon said no thanks, Dybala who is no leader and does not do enough and the softest players ever to have put a shirt on as they are always injured. Tell me when did Inter have players out like this. Hardly as Marotta buys players who are men not infants like Paratici 2.0 (Cherubini) who came on and was lively but always running sideways instead of forward and KULUDESCHI losing the ball everytime with one touch and doing his sea lion tricks down the byline putting the ball out of play. Tik Tok McKennie who scored the goal but was at fault for the second and was bossed again in the midfield. Bonucci once again humiliating himself. Cannot even score a tap in and without his father Giorgio was lost like a little boy we saw at Milan. Pirlo you are saint compared to this dick head coach. Conte you are a legend for wiping Allegri’s behind. At least Chiesa and De Ligt will leave once they realise that the Europa Conference is their destiny.

  3. Pinturicchio

    All this nonsense talk about “Four 1-0 wins, and Juventus is slowly getting back on track” LOL

    How pathetic Allegri is…

  4. S

    Yeah it’s totally Allegri’s fault that we have a wasteful attack and Cuadrado decides to make a horrific cross with no men back to defend.

  5. LORD ALLEGRI PATRON SAINT OF SLOW BALL

    This is what happens when you have players that are not elite plain and simple both in terms of ability and mental weakness. The same goes for the coach. We need to be honest this guy has no plan and worst for Juve fans they are stuck with him for 4 more slow years. In a game you need to win he yet tinkers with the formation and I said it last week big clubs like Liverpool and Chelsea do not do this. There are too many stupid flicks and one two passes in and around the box. If that is Liverpool or Inter they shoot pure and simple. Even in the 80th minute they are still playing comatose zombie sleep football moving the ball backwards and sideways. You have Frittata up front who has never scored 20 goals in a season, flopped at Real twice, Chelsea and Atletico. But somehow this pub club brings him back for seconds just like Ole Gunnar Allegri. Sandro has never been able to beat a man and cannot cross to save his life. Locatelli never made it at Milan and is no upgrade to the midfield as he is just the Italian version of Rabiot, no pace, creativity and one goal is not good enough. You have a Real and City reject, traded for Cancelo. De Sciglio who even Lyon said no thanks, Dybala who is no leader and does not do enough and the softest players ever to have put a shirt on as they are always injured. Tell me when did Inter have players out like this. Hardly as Marotta buys players who are men not infants like Paratici 2.0 (Cherubini) who came on and was lively but always running sideways instead of forward and KULUDESCHI losing the ball everytime with one touch and doing his sea lion tricks down the byline putting the ball out of play. Tik Tok McKennie who scored the goal but was at fault for the second and was bossed again in the midfield. Bonucci once again humiliating himself. Cannot even score a tap in and without his father Giorgio was lost like a little boy we saw at Milan. Pirlo you are saint compared to this dick head coach. Conte you are a legend for making Allegri look good. At least Chiesa and De Ligt will leave once they realise that the Europa Conference is their destiny.

  6. joe del monte

    Fire the coach this is a dumpster fire

  7. Finoallafine

    It’s not always about Allegri, the players absolutely have to take more heat than they’re currently getting! Poor/miscontrolled first touches, loads of misplaced passes…all from “world-class” players.

    This all makes it even harder to evaluate; you can say Morata isn’t worth the money required to complete the transfer from Atletico, but, what kind of service is he getting from the midfield? Answer: very poor service.

    Let’s not pretend anymore that they have a shot at the Scudetto, top 4 is the best this team can hope to achieve.

    Finally, the team has to be put under new management, for all the good Agnelli has done, he is just ruining his reputation. And this from a MASSIVE fan of Nedved during his playing days, he has to go. Cherubini I’d still give some time, but if a new President came in and cleared house, including Allegri (only way he’ll be gone as NO CHANCE Agnelli will fire him), I’d be okay with it all!!

  8. tony

    You are wrong Fino. Stop making excuses. Time for patience is over. You will be saying this come January and that is how they scraped through to CL on the last day needing Napoli to mess up. This guy was a good coach in an out dated era. He had Berlusconi there to give him a super team at Milan and it is true he has ridden the luck that Conte gave him. In 2011 the squad was much poorer with no depth yet Conte got the belief and made players better. Every week Sandro, Bentancur, Dybala and many more are looking worse. Yes I said Dybala. No to a new contract as he has never stepped up apart from that Barca game years ago. Shameful that Sassuolo looked more dangerous and threatening at the home of the so called mighty Juventus. Shameful that Inter eased passed this team away from home and yet this team led by a sleepy donkey have to struggle.

  9. Smicer

    Seria a has changed, I don’t see juve and Allegri strolling to the title. They would have to really work for it.

  10. joe del monte

    This team lacks a real midfielder, a field general, they had Pajanic and Pirlo before him. The mid field is key.

  11. Jon

    Do not make me laugh Pjanic. He could not even get a game with a terrible Barca and the fact that Allegri wanted him sums his football up perfectly. Someone who is going to play slower then my grandad and always looking for the safe pass. The whole club needs to be restructured from root to branch. Cherubini is an older Paratici, Arrivabene comes from F1 and Ferrari won nothing. I think they should just accept the fact that the CL can never be won hence why Agnelli wants a super league which they would finish bottom. Dissolve the club so the poor fans do not need to watch a slow motion VHS brand of football and just have Torino.

  12. TorreDg

    Povera Juve, the complaints come in fast and furious from their spoiled fans,but success has many fathers and failure an orphan for the Turinese. Allegri is trying to cobble a coherent team from the ashes of Ronaldo’s departure and an aging defense. This team misses the wall of Cheillini especially his leadership and lack of a playmaker to enhance the talent of the front line. Frankly, both Conte & Allegri like nothing more than winning by 1-0. Yes if u have offensive talent to exploit ,attacking football is great,especially to watch but defense wins championships and modern football hasn’t changed that truth.

  13. dangerboy

    Have to admit, that was a nice pass by Berardi on the Winner.

  14. Nana

    This is what you got when you depends on luck and refereeing errors.

  15. DG

    McKennie might have got the goal, but he is just a disaster. That Berardi pass was great but he did not even jump and it was reachable. Instead he just gazed and let it float over his head. The club is a mess. A so called big team at home only trying to play panic football in the last minutes. I have watched many games and both Milanese sides hunt from the moment the whistle is blown. Juventus are lethargic from start to end. Sassuolo only had 8 shots but 50% was on target. Juventus had 8 offsides to Sassuolo’s zero. That is the crux of the issue as they have no discipline and structure. Chasing a game with 9 upfront in the 93rd minute at home when they had 90 full minutes is embarrassing. De ligt was caught at right back and Bonucci right in the heart of the midfield. Lack of onfield leadership. with 2 minutes left just pump the ball in. Instead Alex Sandro is still looking for the safe pass which is going backwards.

  16. Kev

    Where is our dear friend, I Miss Marco Branca??

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