Juventus ended off their Serie A season as champions but fell to Roma in their final game of league, as the Giallorossi claimed a 3-1 win at Allianz Stadium on Saturday evening. Higuain opened the scoring, but a goal from Kalinic and a brace from Perotti saw them take the three points.
PIPITA OPENS SCORING
Having secured the Scudetto title with two matches to spare, the Bianconeri could enjoy the fixture and the night, as Captain Chiellini was able to swing aloft the Scudetto trophy. Juventus needed just five minutes to snatch the lead in the game when a corner kick directed into the box saw Rabiot flick it towards the back post. Higuain was ready and he fired it into the back of the net.
ROMA RESPOND THROUGH KALINIC & PEROTTI
Little goal mouth action followed as the sweltering heat impacted the tempo of the game. Roma, however, did score an equalizer in the 23rd minute when Kalinic got onto the end of ball and turned it into the back of the net with his head. The young Frabotta then threatened after he turned a quick give-and-go into a ferocious angled drive that flashed wide of goal. Roma were enjoying the majority of the possession and they had a goal disallowed in the 37th minute when a Calafiori effort on the volley was flagged after the ball had gone out on the initial play. The Giallorossi did take the lead just before the break when they were awarded a penalty in the 43rd minute for a foul on Calafiori. Diego Perotti stood up to take the effort, and he sliced the ball under Szczesny to make it 1-2
PEROTTI SECURES THREE POINTS FOR ROMA
Demiral marked his return to action against the exact same team he sustained his knee injury against, as he replaced Bonucci, while Ramsey came on in place of Rabiot. Straight after the changes, Roma added to their scoreline when Zaniolo went on a good run up field to feed Perotti, who then sliced it into the back of the net to make it 3-1. In an attempt to pull one back, Ramsey combined well with Higuain but turned his effort onto the upright. Szczesny then pulled off a great one-handed save to turn Perotti’s effort around the post, while Olivieri came on for Bernardeschi and Vrioni for Higuain. The remaining minutes of the game saw no change to the scoreline as the visitors claimed an away win.
Juventus: Szczesny; Danilo, Rugani, Bonucci (Demiral 50’), Frabotta; Rabiot (Ramsey 50’), Muratore, Matuidi; Zanimacchia, Higuain (Vrioni 79’), Bernardeschi (Olivieri 72’)
Subs: Buffon, Pinsoglio, Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Cuadrado, Demiral, Wesley, Ramsey, Bentancur, Peeters, Olivieri, Vrioni
Roma: Fuzato; Smalling, Ibanez, Fazio; Zappacosta, Villar, Veretout, Calafiori; Zaniolo, Perotti; Kalinic