The first big game of the Serie A featured Roma and Juventus, the champion and runner up of last season, and if you didn’t stick around to watch past the uneventful first half, boy did you miss a heck of a finish.
62 minutes into a scoreless game, a foul in favor of Roma was called outside the box and it was Miralem Pjanić that was tapped to take the set piece. From there it was straight magic as Pjanić delivered a shot that left Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon stuck left helpless to watch the ball hug the post for the Giallorossi‘s first goal.
Take a look:
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Roma seemed to be in total control of the match especially after Edin Džeko scored his first goal for Roma in the 79th minute doubling Roma’s lead 2-0, literally seconds after Patrice Evra picked up his second yellow leaving La Vecchia Signora with 10 men.
However Juventus, ever the eternal fighter, showed why they are the defending Serie A champions as Paulo Dybala scored Juventus’ first goal of the season in a last gasp effort to try and equalize the game.
As Juventus kept the offensive pressure on Roma, they almost did score the equalizer from a well taken corner kick in stoppage time, but it was Wojciech Szczęsny that came to the rescue and secured Roma’s three points with a fantastic save that was unreal.
Take a look as Szczęsny denies Juventus with a magnificent diving save:
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Thanks the the performances of Szczęsny and Pjanić, Roma won their first game of the season meanwhile Juventus have now dropped two straight.