Juventus have been handed an unwelcome reminder of who they have been missing this season during the second-half of their Serie A clash against Spezia on Wednesday.
The Old Lady did not win the league last year, despite Cristiano Roroso’s 29 goals in 33 matches.
After Andrea Pirlo’s departure and the welcome return of Massimiliano Allgri, results have been a mess. They were relegated after two defeats and two draws, before Wednesday’s victory.
After Moise’s goal, Juventus quickly responded to their visit to Spezia. They had been looking to move five points ahead over the Turin giants.
The goal came from Ghana international forward Emmanuel Gyasi, who has managed 17 league goals for the club since his move from Pistoiese back in 2016.
Although he lost to Wojciech, Szczesny, his victory celebration was memorable. He had been inspired by Ronaldo, a Manchester United new-boy.
The 27-year old leapt into the air and spun his arms uncrossed, something Ronaldo has done since his time at Real Madrid.
Janis Antiste then put the home team ahead. However, Juventus won 3-2 through Federico Chiesa, Matthijs De Ligt, and Matthijs Del Ligt.
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At the weekend Allegri had aimed a rant at his players during their draw against Milan, which handed the club their worst league start in over 60 years.
The 54-year-old was caught saying : “F***’s sake! You are playing for Juve!”
Euro 2020 star Chiesa was then singled out by his manager, whom he had brought on to go and win the fixture.
He said of the Italy international: “He entered in a difficult moment of the game. I needed him to bring the ball to the opponent’s half. He must grow and become aware of what he can do, because we are at Juventus.”
Adding: “I will admit that I made mistakes on the substitutions. It was a mistake. I should have added more defensive players and secured the 1-0 lead. I accept responsibility.
“If you don’t realise that you must put all personal issues aside, work as a full-back even if you’re a striker, then you won’t bring these results home. All we’ll remember is that we threw away two points.
“Luckily the referee whistled for the end, otherwise we could have lost it.”