Kevin Pogorzelski Date: 22nd September 2021 at 8:48pm
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Juventus finally won in Serie A, with a narrow 3-2 victory over Spezia at the Stadio Alberto Picco on Wednesday night, through late second half goals from and Matthijs de Ligt securing three points.

The Bianconeri went ahead on 28 minutes when drilled low past Aquilott goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet, but Emmanuel Gyasi equalised moments later and Janis Antiste fired into a 2-1 lead shortly after half-time.

However, with 20 minutes to go, a determined Chiesa wriggled his way through a congested penalty area and poked home an equaliser, before a tired-looking failed to clear a corner and Matthijs de Ligt struck a winner.

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Szczesny 6; Danilo 5.5, Bonucci 5.5, De Ligt 6.5, De Sciglio 5.5 (46’ 6); Chiesa 7 (84’ Kulusevski n/r), Bentancur 5.5 (46’ Locatelli 6), McKennie 5.5, Rabiot 6 (67’ Bernardeschi 6); Dybala 6.5, Kean 6.5 (59’ Morata 6)

PLAYER OF THE MATCH –

On an evening when several Juventus players underperformed, the former attacker looked determined to reignite the Old Lady’s challenge. His goal was typical Chiesa, dispossessing an opponent and driving towards goal with purpose and, eventually, finding a way through to equalise.