Juventus Clinches Victory as Rabiot Scores the Winning Goal Against Roma

Juventus Clinches Victory as Rabiot Scores the Winning Goal Against Roma

Juventus snatched a narrow 1-0 victory over rivals Roma, courtesy of Adrien Rabiot’s opportunist strike, putting them within two points of Serie A leaders Inter Milan. The contest saw Paulo Dybala face his former club in his return from injury, adding an extra layer of spice to a tense encounter.

Roma started aggressively, with Bryan Cristante nearly striking early on. Dusan Vlahović, returning alongside Timothy Weah, threatened for Juve but lacked precision. Youngster Kenan Yildiz showed glimpses of his talent but couldn’t convert chances. Dybala almost produced a moment of magic with a curling effort that grazed the post.

The second half began with a bang, as Rabiot broke the deadlock. Vlahović’s cheeky backheel flick sent the Frenchman racing clear, and he coolly slotted past Rui Patricio, despite a tight offside call that was ultimately deemed onside by VAR.

Roma dominated possession but struggled to break down Juve’s stubborn defense. Dybala had another attempt smothered by Wojciech Szczesny, while Cristante’s deflected shot caused minor panic. Federico Chiesa missed a golden opportunity when Rui Patricio denied him from close range.

In a frantic finale, Chiesa had a goal chalked off for offside after a Samuel Iling-Junior block, and Sardar Azmoun’s header went straight at Szczesny. Despite Roma’s late pressure, Juve held firm to secure a vital three points.

This hard-fought win is a significant boost for Massimiliano Allegri’s side. Rabiot’s clinical finish proved the difference, while Szczesny’s saves and the resolute defense were crucial in securing the victory. Juve are now breathing down Inter’s neck in the title race, setting the stage for a thrilling second half of the season.