Juve snatches first win in Serie A

Source: Xinhua| 2021-09-23 09:37:37|Editor: huaxia

ROME, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Juventus finally claimed its first victory in the new Serie A season, after a 3-2 thriller over Spezia on Wednesday.

The Old Lady had a poor start to the season, just collecting two points in the opening four rounds.

With Federico Chiesa back to action, Moise Kean starting at center-forward, Juve broke the deadlock in the 28th minute as Adrien Rabiot nodded a Leonardo Bonucci's long pass for Kean, who smashed in on the edge of the box, scoring the first goal since his return.

The home side got back on level terms minutes later when Emmanuel Gyasi's scorcher curled into the top corner, and he imitated ex-Juve star Cristiano Ronaldo's celebration.

Spezia turned around the game straight after the break, as Janis Antiste shook off Bonucci's defense to finish with a daisy-cutter.

In a desperate bid to avoid another defeat, Juve fought back as Chiesa won back possession and found the net in the 66th minute before Matthijs De Ligt scored the winner four minutes later.

"The most important thing is we won and I'm pleased because we had to dig in to get it. We'll savor this win now and from tomorrow we'll concentrate on trying to win our first game at home," said Juve's coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Elsewhere, Theo Hernandez scored one and set up another, helping AC Milan extend its unbeaten run as it conquered Venezia 2-0. The Rossoneri now levels with Inter Milan on 13 points but ranks second on inferior goal difference. Empoli won Cagliari 2-0 away, and Salernitana drew with Hellas Verona 2-2. Enditem

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