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Sassuolo snatch first-ever Serie A win at Juventus

Sassuolo snatch first-ever Serie A win at Juventus with 95th minute strike

October 27, 2021 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
Sassuolo snatched three points at the death in Turin

After failing to beat Juventus in an away encounter since being founded in over a century ago, Sassuolo have finally done it. I Neroverdi managed the unprecedented milestone on Wednesday, defeating the Bianconeri at the death by two goals to one. 

The visitors set the tone for their historic night by breaking the deadlock through Davide Frattes in the 44th minute. The 22-year-old Italian midfielder ran onto's Gregoire Defrel through ball and slotted it past goalkeeper Mattias Perrin who was given the nod to feature in goal ahead of first-choice Wojciech Szczęsny.

Balance was restored in the latter part of the second half when Weston McKennie rose past everyone to head Paulo Dybala's deep free-kick. The onus was now on Maxi Allegri's men to find the winning goal that would have kept their nine-game unbeaten run going but, instead, they were dealt a blow in their pursuit for the decider. 

Having committed numbers in Sassuolo's half to deal to hunt for the winning goal, the host were caught on the back foot  Domenico Berardi found Maxime Lopez with a brilliant crossfield ball.  The 23-year-old Frenchman then sprinted all the way to chip the ball past Mattia Perin with what was the last kick of the game in the 95th minute.

With the result, Juve picked their third Serie A defeat of the season despite having featured in just 10 matches thus far. It is only the second occasion since 1996 that they have lost three of their first ten games. They lost four games in 2015-16 but still won the championship. Currently, the Bianconeri sit eighth position, behind Lazio on goal difference. They are currently 13 points off the haul of leaders AC Milan.

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