Juventus was able to breathe relief after the home game against the modest Spezia. The number fifteen of Serie A played very well in Turin for an hour, but had to bow to the reigning champion: however, the failure of Matthijs de Ligt was a blessing on the evening before De Oude Dame.
De Ligt would actually post centrally in the back next to Merih Demiral, but dropped off during the warm-up. Juventus trainer Andrea Pirlo then had to improvise: left-back Alex Sandro took over the position of De Ligcht and Gianluca Frabotta had to start at the very last moment.
Juventus had his hands full for rest with the Serie A-debutant, which just before rest got away with a shot at the pole of Cristiano Ronaldo. However, in the second half, the pressure of the hosts increased. After an hour of play, the ban was broken by Álvaro Morata and the VAR: the Spaniard scored by Federico Bernardeschi, who was initially whistled back for offside play.
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Not long after that the job was finally completed. Bernardeschi once again took care of the preparatory work and Federico Chiesa worked the ball in two instances past Ivan Provedel, the competitor of Jeroen Zoet: 2-0. Wojciech Szczesny also stopped a penalty of Andrey Galabinov. Juventus will be at seven points of Internazionale and three points of AC Milan, but the Milan leader and number two will play later this midweek.