A firm grip on possession and 19 shots on goal were ultimately not enough to break down a firm stubborn Sassuolo rearguard on a disappointing night for the league leaders.
Paul Pogba’s sensational first-half strike into the far corner, his eighth long-range goal in Serie A, earned the Bianconeri an eventual share of spoils after a flurry of subsequent chances came and went without conversion.
Here are some of the key facts and figures from last night at the Mapei Stadium:
Shots on target for Juventus, second only this season to the figure registered against Cesena (13).
Eight of Paul Pogba’s 13 Serie A goals have stemmed from outside the area.
Serie A assists for Carlos Tevez, two of which have come this term.
Digging deep in the midfield battle last night was Andrea Pirlo, who made the most recoveries (13).
Overall strikes from the visitors, compared to the Neroverdi’s number of seven.
Possession enjoyed by the Bianconeri across the 90 minutes. This figure peaked at 69.7 during the second half as Massimiliano Allegri’s men upped the pressure.
Touches made by Stephan Lichtsteiner, four more than second placed Pirlo.