Lima, January 9, 2022Updated on 01/09/2022 06:24 pm
The Juventus footballers had an impressive reaction in the game against Roma, as they managed to overcome the 3-1 against, in a span of seven minutes, with goals from Manuel Locatelli, Dejan Kulusevski and Mattia De Sciglio, to stay with the victory. However, the exciting meeting could also have a different outcome, if Lorenzo Pellegrini did not miss a penalty.
The midfielder, who had scored the third goal for the Roman team, could not overcome the resistance of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny (83 ′), wasting the 4-4 opportunity, and caused a deep regret in José Mourinho, his coach. According to the cameras, the Portuguese DT could not believe what happened and took his face, trying to hide his sadness.
A totally opposite scene was observed on the bench of the ‘Vecchia signora’, since Paulo Dybala effusively celebrated the reaction of his teammate under the three posts. After observing the save, the Argentine forward decided to forcefully throw the bottle of rehydrating content he was consuming.
Let us remember that the ‘Jewel’ scored for Juventus in the match (1-0 partial at 18 ‘) and had to leave the field at 82’, because of the penalty: Matthijs de Ligt was expelled for the hand he committed within the area and coach Massimiliano Allegri decided to reinforce the defensive zone with the entry of Giorgio Chiellini.
On the other hand, after the final whistle, José Mourinho did not hide his annoyance at the tough defeat of Roma. “Today I must criticize my team. We had a very good 70 minutes, but then came a psychological breakdown. Fear came to my players. A campus with personality would have had no problems. We lacked that, to be able to handle the emotions and the game”, He expressed.
How are Juventus and Roma doing in Serie A?
After the 21st date of Serie A in Italy, Juventus is in the fourth box with 38 points, for now with a ticket to the Europa League, but only three away from Atalanta, which accesses the Champions League. For its part, Rome is in the seventh box with 32 units, outside the international tournament classification zone.