Dusan Vlahovic Inspires Juventus to Narrow the Gap on Serie A Leaders Inter Milan

Dusan Vlahovic Inspires Juventus to Narrow the Gap on Serie A Leaders Inter Milan

In a scintillating display of skill and precision, Dusan Vlahovic propelled Juventus to a convincing 3-0 victory over Sassuolo on Tuesday, narrowing the gap between the Bianconeri and Serie A leaders Inter Milan to a mere two points.

The 23-year-old Serbian striker’s stellar performance at the Allianz Stadium in Turin showcased his lethal finishing abilities, securing his team’s sixth consecutive win in all competitions and intensifying the pressure on their fierce rivals.

Vlahovic wasted no time making an impact, opening the scoring in the 15th minute with a breathtaking long-range effort that left Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli helpless. Positioned near the edge of the penalty area, Vlahovic unleashed a dipping shot that sailed past Consigli, giving Juventus the early lead and setting the tone for a dominant first half.

Continuing his masterclass, Vlahovic doubled his tally just eight minutes before halftime with a sensational free-kick that once again left Consigli grasping at thin air. The Serbian striker’s goal-scoring prowess has been a vital asset for Juventus this season, as he elevated his league tally to an impressive nine goals.

Despite not delivering a particularly stellar overall performance, Juventus effectively stifled Sassuolo’s attacking efforts, with Vlahovic stealing the spotlight. Federico Chiesa added the finishing touch in the 89th minute, securing his sixth goal of the season and sealing the victory for Juventus.

With this triumph, Juventus now stands in a prime position to claim the top spot in the Serie A standings. Their upcoming clash with Lecce on Sunday provides an opportunity to overtake Inter Milan, who will be busy contesting the revamped Italian Super Cup in Riyadh.

Inter Milan faces Lazio in the semi-finals on Thursday, and even if they encounter a setback, their next Serie A fixture against Atalanta is postponed until the end of February. This scheduling quirk could potentially work in Juventus’ favor as they continue their relentless pursuit of the league title.

Looking ahead, Inter faces a challenging trip to high-flying Fiorentina at the end of the month, followed by a crucial showdown with Juventus at the San Siro in early February. The encounter between these two football giants could prove pivotal in the title race, as Juventus, despite not reaching the performance levels of Inter, remains an indomitable force that simply cannot stop winning matches.