Out of yesterday’s match results, the top-of-the-table clash between Roma and Juventus was easily the most intriguing. Heading into this encounter, there was a nine-point gap between Juventus and the chasing Roma. Consequently, Roma were targeting a victory to close the gap in the title race.
Played out at Roma’s Stadio Olimpico stadium, Juventus struck first with a Carlos Tevez free kick in the 64th minute. Fortunately for Roma, they levelled the game with a 78th minute goal from Seydou Keita. Although Roma salvaged a point, this result is much better for Juventus.
Following several bleak years, Juventus have returned to form by winning three straight Serie A titles. But after winning that trifecta, they were forced to say goodbye to former manager Antonio Conte, who resigned last summer. Based on Conte’s departure, Roma had hoped to overtake Juventus this season, having finished in second place last year. However, they still have major ground to make up.