José Mourinho’s Roma inflicted yet more damage on Juventus’ season, with the Giallorossi triumphing 1-0 over the record Italian champions – a result that leaves the Old Lady a whopping 12 points adrift of the UEFA Champions League places.
Roma’s only shot on target of the opening 45 minutes came from the left boot of a former Juventus star, but Paulo Dybala’s curling effort from range was comfortably saved by former teammate Wojciech Szczęsny.
In a game of fine margins, it was perhaps no surprise that the opening goal came via a moment of brilliance from Roma’s Gianluca Mancini.
Netting his first league goal since the 2020/21 campaign, Mancini’s long-range effort sailed beyond the outstretched Szczęsny, leaving the Juventus shot-stopper with little chance of making a save.
The opener, which was only Roma’s second shot on target all evening, came somewhat against the run of play, with Juventus enjoying strong spells before and after falling behind.
Juan Cuadrado came close for the visitors, smacking a well-struck free-kick against the upright, before Ángel Di María forced a comfortable save out of Patrício with an effort from outside the penalty area.
Elsewhere, a mistimed clearance from goalscorer Mancini also his own woodwork, with luck clearly on Roma’s side, as their search for a top-four finish continues.