Juventus extend lead with thrilling draw

Juventus played out a six-goal thriller with Sassuolo that took them seven points clear at the top of Serie A.

Juve led 2-0 through Danilo’s fine strike from the edge of the area and Gonzalo Higuain’s powerful effort from Miralem Pjanic’s long ball.

But Sassuolo took a 3-2 lead thanks to Filip Djuricic’s first-time effort, a stunning Domenico Berardi free-kick and Francesco Caputo’s close-range finish.

Alex Sandro’s header rescued Juventus, who are stumbling towards the title.

They have failed to win in their past three games, conceding nine goals – as many as they conceded in their other 13 league matches in 2020.

Wojciech Szczesny made seven saves against eighth-placed Sassuolo – the most any Juve keeper has had to make in a Serie A game since March 2014.

Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score in a Serie A game for the first time since March, having netted seven goals in six league games since the restart.

Sarri’s side is looking for a ninth consecutive Serie A title and lead second-placed Atalanta by seven points with five games to go.

Lazio moved up to third with a 0-0 draw at Udinese. –BBC

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