Juventus celebrated its 120th anniversary with a victory as crucial as it was dramatic on Sunday afternoon at Allianz Stadium.
Benevento became the first team this season to score the first goal in a Serie A game against Juventus – Amato Ciciretti stunning supporters with a precise free-kick to give the visitors an unlikely lead after 19 minutes.
The Campania-based club frustrated the hosts for long spells with dogged defending and some inspired saves from keeper Alberto Brignoli, but Juve eventually drew level just before the hour-mark when in-form striker, Gonzalo Higuain, got his fourth goal in three games with a brilliant volley into the top corner.
And the Bianconeri’s comeback was complete just nine minutes later after Juan Cuadrado headed home at the back post to secure a vital win in the context of this weekend’s results.
Massimiliano Allegri’s men now move up to second place in the table: one point above Inter and one below leaders Napoli, after both of Juve’s main Scudetto rivals drew their respective matches today.