Victorious without any particular brio on Saturday against Hellas Verona (2-1), Juventus Turin has temporarily taken the lead of Serie A before the Milan Derby, which will be the summit of the fourth day.
Three days after Madrid's draw against Atletico in the Champions League (2-2), Juventus had been slightly overhauled, with the first tenors of the season for Buffon, Dybala, Ramsey and Demiral.
Faced with competition from the inexhaustible Matuidi, Rabiot has not yet had a chance and remained on the bench for 90 minutes.
Faced with the promoted Veronese, the Bianconeri have struggled to impose their superiority and have even been led to score after an astonishing and spectacular game phase.
Verona got a penalty kick, hit the post by Di Carmine. Lazovic, who had followed, found him ... the bar. But in the continuation of the action, barely 15 seconds after the initial strike of Di Carmine, Miguel Veloso sent a fantastic shot in the skylight of Buffon (21st).
The advantage of Hellas, however, did not last very long and, for his first as holder, Ramsey equalized from a long shot, diverted by Günter (1-1, 31).
After the break, it was Ronaldo who put Juve in the lead by converting a penalty obtained by Cuadrado (49th). The score then did not move, even though both teams had opportunities.
With this success, Juventus temporarily back to the top of the standings with 10 points in four days.
At 20:45, the San Siro stadium will host the most anticipated match of the fourth day, with the "Derby de la Madonnina" between AC Milan and Inter Milan.
Inter, which has so far made a no-fault with three wins in three games, can reach or overtake Juve in case of a positive result.
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