Juventus will be laughing away to themselves after Roma were denied the chance to go level before the break.
The Giallorossi struck the net just before half-time, but the strike came after the referee had already blown the whistle to give them a penalty.
Veretout then stepped up to try and level from the spot, only for Wojciech Szczesny to fake a dive to the right, before going to his left to deny his rival’s effort, and to keep his side in the lead.
▪️Tammy Abraham thinks he’s equalised
▪️Referee stops play and awards Roma a penalty
▪️Szczęsny saves Veretout’s spot kick
High drama in this Serie A clash between Juventus & Roma 😅 pic.twitter.com/hq72IH6gJB
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Roma will rightly be furious that his side weren’t given the advantage to score the goal in the first place, but that anger would have disappeared completely had the spot-kick had been scored.
We hold onto our advantage however, and will hopefully build on that in the second-half.
I can already hear Jose Mourinho’s comments on this one…