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Cristiano Ronaldo fires blank as Juventus plays a six-goal thriller draw against Sassulo

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It was the turn of Juventus defender, Alex Sandro to save the club from another defeat after playing a 3-3 draw with Sassuolo on Wednesday night.

Juventus has recorded two back-to-back draws after Cristiano Ronaldo saved the team from another defeat at home against in-form Atalanta.

With the draw, Juventus extended their lead on top of the log to seven points, with Atalanta occupying the second spot with 70 points.

Alex Sandro
Alex Sandro’s header saved Juve from a shock defeat

Sassuolo Vs. Juventus highlight

Juve had been already two goals up through Danilo and Gonzalo Higuain. The Brazilian’s fine strike from the edge of the area opened the goals for the Turin club and Gonzalo Higuain’s powerful effort from Miralem Pjanic’s long ball doubled their lead inside 12 minutes.

But Sassuolo restored parity in the games and later took the lead courtesy of Francesco Caputo’s close-range finish.

Filip Djuricic’s first-time effort had reduced their deficit in the first half to 2-1. Domenico Berardi free-kick was a stunner that restored parity before Caputo put them in the lead.

But Juve won’t allow what happened to them against AC Milan repeat itself and Sandro’s header rescued a thrilling draw for the Bianconerri.

The draw means that Juventus is yet to record a single win from its last three games, which started with a 4-2 loss to AC Milan- a game they went two goals up before losing.

With 4-2 loss against AC Milan, 2-2 draw against Atalanta, and this result, Juve has conceded nine goals in their last three games, which were the exact amount of goals conceded by the club in other 13 league matches in 2020.

They could have suffered more, but all thanks to Wojciech Szczesny, who made seven saves against the eighth-placed team. This is the most saves made by any Juve keeper in a Serie A game since March 2014.

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Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score in a Serie A game for the first time since March, having netted seven goals in six league games since the restart.

With five games to go, Maurizio Sarri’s men are looking for their ninth consecutive Serie A title.

Meanwhile, Lazio has dropped to third on the log after playing a 0-0 draw at Udinese. Inter Milan now has the opportunity of moving to second and within six points of Juve if they beat SPAL today.