A dramatic and entertaining match at Allianz Stadium saw Juventus claim all three crucial points against Napoli, securing a 4-3 win. It was goals galore in Turin as Danilo, Gonzalo Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo, along with an own goal from Kalidou Koulibaly, meant that the reigning Italian Champions were able to celebrate a crucial victory.
The Bianconeri took to the field for the first time on home soil this evening without their skipper, Giorgio Chiellini, who suffered a knee injury on the eve of the match. In his place, Matthijs de Ligt was given his Serie A debut. Also absent from the bench was Maurizio Sarri, who is still recovering from pneumonia, but he was present at the stadium with Giovanni Martusciello standing in for him.
The atmosphere was electric from the first minute of the game, and it seemed only fitting that the first chance of the game fell to the hosts. Cristiano Ronaldo made a pacey run into the box before unleashing a powerful drive which forced Meret to parry it away, after just four minutes. Napoli then had an excellent chance of their won 10 minutes later, but where denied brilliantly by the outstretched arm of Szczesny, who beat away Allan’s effort.