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Juventus 1-0 As Roma: Juve maintain stranglehold on La Lupa after lively win 

Juventus defeated AS Roma 1-0 at the Allianz Stadium to extend their winning streak to 12 games in a row.

The visitors, who had lost their previous two league away games, dominated the early stages, with former ‘Giallorossi’ goalkeeper Wojciech Szczeşny superbly saving Gianluca Mancini’s powerful goalbound header from Lorenzo Pellegrini’s free-kick.

However, Allegri’s men broke the deadlock on 16 minutes when Mattia De Sciglio’s glorious cross found Moise Kean, who headed home his second goal of the season.

Just before the break, Roma were given an unexpected chance to equalize when Giorgio Chiellini was dispossessed by Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pellegrini slipped a pass through to Tammy Abraham.

The Chelsea academy graduate danced into the box before being fouled by Danilo, but play continued and Mkhitaryan was fouled by Szczeşny before Abraham scored.

Roma’s rage was compounded when Szczeşny brilliantly parried Jordan Veretout’s spot-kick after referee Daniele Orsato had already stopped play to award a penalty instead of a goal.

Szczeşny‘s save was his 22nd from 12 yards in his career and his 10th in Serie A since making his debut in 2015.

Just after the break, De Sciglio delivered another inviting cross, and Federico Bernardeschi’s incredible overhead kick was shoved out by Rui Patrcio into the path of Kean, who blasted over under pressure from the Portugal international.

Pellegrini was then treated after Chiellini swung at a loose ball in his own box and made a slight contact with his compatriot, but no penalty was recommended after a lengthy VAR review.

Bernardeschi had a shot that flashed across Patrcio’s face shortly after the hour mark, but it went just wide.

Veretout responded by curling a sumptuous effort just off target with Szczeşny scrambling, looking to make amends for his earlier penalty miss.

‘La Vecchia Signora’, on the other hand, kept their first clean sheet at home in Serie A since March, moving them up to seventh, one point behind their fourth-placed opponents.

Image by AFP

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