Despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence, Juventus counted on their strikers to secure yet another important win in the Italian Serie A. This Saturday in a match against Atalanta away from home, the Old Lady got a 3-1 triumph, thanks to a Gonzalo Higuain brace and a Paulo Dybala goal. Gosens scored for the hosts.
With the 1-3 win, Maurizio Sarri’s side opened four points clear in the table of the Italian League, and hopes for a stumble from Internazionale to maintain the advantage.
Atalanta were more dangerous in the first half and had a chance to score as the referee pointed out to the spot thanks to Sami Khedira’s handball inside the box. However, Barrow wasted it. Without their main player, Juve had difficulty creating plays and finishing on target.
The game looked pretty sloppy, but it radically changed after the break.
Atalanta managed to open the score after 10 minutes into the second half. Barrow redeemed himself for the missed pen and managed to assist Gosens as he received a cross and, unmarked headed home from the penalty spot. 1-0 Atalanta.
The game was proving to be very hard for Juve until Higuain decided to get into the game. On 73, after goal-mouth trouble, the ball fell to the Argentine striker, who fired home past goalkeeper Gollini. 1-1.
The turn around again through Higuain, who received a low cross from Cuadrado inside the area and slotted home a powerful shot. 2-1 hard into the net. Then, the leaders secured the win through Dybala, by the end of the match. Higuain was the playmaker, as he assisted his countryman, who got into the box and slotted home past an onrushing Gollini. 1-3 Juve.
After the hard-fought win over Atalanta, Juventus return to the pitch in the Italian League on December 1 against Sassuolo at home. Atalanta will take on Brescia a day before.