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Serie A: Juventus Recovery Race Suffers Blow In Home Defeat To Sassuolo

Serie A: Juventus Recovery Race Suffers Blow In Home Defeat

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Juventus relapsed into loss in their recovery race with a shocking 2-1 defeat at home to Sassuolo in Serie A on Wednesday, Maxime Lopez's stoppage-time winner stunned Massimiliano Allegri's side.

The hosts were well off the pace in the first half and fell behind to a fine team goal from Sassuolo two minutes before the break, with Davide Frattesi finishing well when put through on goal.

Juve stepped it up in the second half with Juan Cuadrado having a powerful effort cleared off the line while Federico Chiesa also missed with a header.

The equaliser finally came when American Weston McKennie powered a header into the net in the 76th minute, much to the relief of everyone in the Juventus Stadium.

Juve threw everything at Sassuolo to find a winner but they were caught on the break in the 95th minute as Lopez raced clear before lofting a fine finish into the net to secure victory.

The surprise defeat, Juve's first in 10 matches in all competitions, dropped Allegri's side to seventh in the standings with 15 points. They trail leaders AC Milan by 13 points after 10 games. Sassuolo climbed to ninth, a point adrift of Juve.
 

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