It is complicated for Juve until the Champions League

The Bianconeri did not go from a draw at two in the derby with a great Torino, and now they are fourth, with the same points of Naples, their next rival.


Juventus does not lift its head. The 1-1 draw in the derby with Torino certifies their final farewell to the tenth consecutive scudetto (Inter have nine more points and one game less) and even complicates their qualification for the next Champions League. The Bianconeri are now fourth, although with the same points just as Naples, their rival on Wednesday. He will have to fight to get the pass.

La Vecchia Signora arrived at the game in terrible condition. Before the break he suffered the humiliating defeat with Benevento, and this week there was the mess of dinner at McKennie's house with Dybala and Arthur. The club decided to punish them by leaving them out of the call, casualties that were added to those of Bonucci and Demiral, both positive in covid.

In the beginning of the clash, however, the Bianconeri showed their best side, attacking especially in the area of an unstoppable Federico Chiesa. The Italian, after a couple of occasions, received the twelfth assistance in this course from Álvaro Morata and opened the can with a crossed shot that slipped between Sirigu's legs.

The granatas, however, in the most complex moment of the afternoon showed the pride and hunger of the teams fighting not to be relegated. Before the break, Szczesny did not block a powerful shot from outside the area by Mandragora and, in the rebound, Sanabria headed the net for the well-deserved 1-1. The ex of the Betis is simply unstoppable. Just 17 seconds after the start of the restart, he received an absurd bad pass from Kulusevski (who already did something similar with Correa against Lazio) and beat Szczesny again, scoring four goals in six games since his arrival.

A step away from another historical ridicule, Juve pulled out their claws and Cristiano, with a header (after a long discussion in the VAR for a possible offside) put the tables to Chiellini's pass. It was 81 ', and in the last 10 minutes everything happened: Bentancur finished off the post, but the' Toro 'was also able to go ahead again with Sanabria and Baselli, whose attempts were neutralized by Szczesny. The scoreboard did not move again: the granata celebrated the tie, the bianconeri returned to the locker room with their heads down. On Wednesday, against Napoli, Pirlo's men will try to save what little they have left in this league: qualification for the Champions League. Failure to do so would make this disastrous season apocalyptic.

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