Juventus left it late in St. Petersburg but it was two rotation players that connected for the game winner to keep the Old Lady perfect in Europe through three matchdays.
It was quite the strategic battle at Allianz Stadium on Sunday, but Max Allegri got the last laugh with his defense securing another clean sheet in a win over Roma.
It was another underwhelming performance from the Bianconeri but some late Italian magic gave the visitors all three points again in the Turin derby.
It was the first defensive masterpiece in quite some time from the Bianconeri that helped Federico Chiesa’s strike stand as the game winner in Turin.
Juventus finally held on to a lead as an early goal from Paulo Dybala sparked the Old Lady to its first home win of the season.
Another blown lead was nearly detrimental for the Old Lady on Wednesday but the visitors actually delivered in the final third and came away with three points.
Juve controlled two-thirds of the game, but that last third undid it all and dropped Juve to their worst start since 1961.
At long last, a victory and a clean sheet for the Bianconeri.
Mistakes continue to doom the Bianconeri as they scuffle to their worst start in years.
Mad Max was at his absolute worst against newly-promoted opposition, and his team turned in a disjointed performance that was about as bad as can be.
Self-inflicted wounds were again the theme as Juve blew a lead and again dropped points in a game that should’ve been simple.
Juve’s took care of business and saw one of the results they needed to go their way come to fruition, qualifying them for the Champions League.
What, you were expecting something more sedate?
Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala both hit the century mark in goals as Juve kept their pursuit of the Champions League on life support.
On the day their reign as champions of Italy officially ended, the Bianconeri put in a terrible performance only to pull a victory out of absolutely nowhere in the last seven minutes.
The worst 45 minutes of football Juve has played all year saw points lost against yet another bottom-of-the-table team as the race for the top four tightens even more.
Juve stumbled out of the gates but came from behind to pick up a workmanlike win against Parma to ensure their top four status for another week.
Juve looked to be in line for a point until a late mistake gave the hosts the win and eroded their margin of safety.
Juve took the lead early and overcame a brief stumble to keep their winning ways as a big date with Atalanta looms.
In a must-have game in the chase for the Champions League, Andrea Pirlo’s team came alive to beat Napoli and put some daylight between themselves and their rivals.
Self-inflicted wounds were again the topic of the day as Juve dropped more points and fell into a tie with Napoli.
With an opportunity to gain ground in their comeback attempt, Juventus came out completely flat and fell to Pippo Inzaghi’s charges on their home ground.
Ronaldo did work early in the first half, and Juve held on through the second half to keep themselves going in Serie A.
Juve started slow but turned the game around, only to be belted by a thunderbolt late in extra time to go out on away goals.
After a horrific start, Juve put on a vintage comeback to consolidate their place in the top four and put some real pressure on the Milan clubs.
A shorthanded Juve side saw the chance to put pressure on the Milan teams fizzle out late.
The first half an hour was rough, but the home team settled in and delivered a much-needed victory.
Juve turned in an absolute dud of a performance on Wednesday, but thanks to the one positive moment of the entire night have hope that they can take the tie home in the second.
On what proved to be a day where Juventus could have got closer to the league leaders, their struggles in Napoli kept the Serie A deficit at seven points.