Sassuolo 1-2 Juventus: Moise Kean nets winner in the 89th minute to earn Massimiliano Allegri’s side a comeback victory to edge them closer to Champions League qualification
- Juventus sealed a late 2-1 comeback victory at Sassuolo in Serie A on Monday
- Giacomo Raspadori opened the scoring for the hosts in the 39th minute of play
- Juve attacker Pablo Dybala struck an equaliser just before the half-time whistle
- Moise Kean netted the winner with just two minutes left in the Serie A clash
A late winner from Moise Kean earned Juventus a 2-1 comeback victory at Sassuolo in Serie A on Monday and boosted their hold on the final Champions League qualifying spot.
The win moved fourth-placed Juve to 66 points from 34 matches, one point behind Napoli in third and eight clear of AS Roma in fifth in the race for Europe. Sassuolo stay 10th.
Sassuolo had the better of the opening exchanges, deservedly taking the lead when Italy forward Giacomo Raspadori drilled the ball past Wojciech Szczesny at his near post in the 38th minute.
A late winner from Moise Kean earned Juventus a 2-1 comeback victory at Sassuolo in Serie A
Argentine striker Paulo Dybala fired home from inside the area just before half-time
But with their first real attempt at goal moments before the interval, the visitors levelled through Argentine striker Paulo Dybala, who fired home from inside the area.
Alvaro Morata thought he had completed the comeback early in the second half but his header was brilliantly saved by Andrea Consigli, only for the goalkeeper to let one through his legs as Kean turned smartly and struck the winner two minutes from time.
Dybala celebrates his equaliser for Juventus with his team-mates to give them a lifeline
Juventus celebrated their late victory as they move a step closer to the Champions League