Former Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham was on target as AS Roma held Juventus to a 1-1 score draw in the Serie A encounter at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night encounter.
The Old Lady comes into the clash with a serious injury problem with Paul Pogba, Leonardo Bonucci, Angel Di Maria, Federico Chiesa, and Kaio Jorge all missing but ex-Arsenal goalie Wojciech Szczesny returns to the starting eleven for Massimo Allegri’s side.
Juventus took the lead one minute and 16 seconds to break the deadlock, as Dusan Vlahovic curled a perfect free kick over the wall and in off the underside of the bar with Rui Patricio rooted to the spot.
Manuel Locatelli has taught of extending the Bianconerri lead 25 minutes into the encounter after the Italian midfielder’s fine finish from the edge of the box but the goal was ruled out by VAR due to the ball hitting Vlahovic’s arm when getting away from Bryan Cristante.
Jose Mourinho made two changes at the break as his team AS Roma pushed for an equaliser with Abraham coming close of level the score up after he didn’t get enough power onto the finish from Stephan El Shaarawy’s assist.
Roma was growing into the game and equalised when a corner found Paulo Dybala for an acrobatic volley at the back post, which turned into the assist for Nigerian descent Abraham to nod in from six yards to cancel out Dusan Vlahovic’s opener.
Arkadiusz Milik came on for his Juventus debut after arriving on loan from Olympique Marseille and come close to sealing the win for the home side before Roma defenders clear the ball in a goalmouth scramble.
Juventus have second consecutive draw remain in eight place five points, while Roma sits in fourth spot with sevent points.