Starting tonight’s match in fine form, having won three straight matches in all competitions, Juventus controlled the flow of the match and the bulk of the possession from the first whistle. ‘La Vecchia Signora’s’ fast start would bear fruit just over 30 minutes into the match when Álvaro Morata latched onto a Luca Pellegrini cross in the penalty box, and the Spanish striker managed to get his knee to the ball and directed it beyond Sergio Romero in the Venezia net to give the visitors a much deserved 1-0 lead. As is typical of Massimiliano Allegri’s teams, Juventus dropped deeper after taking the lead, and allowed Venezia more of the ball.
Juventus’ hard work would be undone just ten minutes into the second half as the home side grew in tho the match. A superb Mattia Aramu strike from outside of the box, which curled past the outstretched arm of Wojciech Szczęsny in goal, levelled the proceedings early in the second period, sending the Stadio Pier Luigi Penzo into a frenzy. Despite seeing their lead evaporate, Juventus found it difficult to carve out any real goal scoring opportunities to reclaim their advantage, and when they did, Sergio Romero was up to the task in goal.
Venezia held on for a hard-fought point, snapping their three-game losing streak, a period in which they were outscored by 10 goals to three. Yet, with 17 matches played in Serie A, the ‘Lagunari’ remain hovering around the relegation zone in their first season back in the top-flight in two decades.
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