Juventus held to a 2-2 draw by Torino

Juventus were held to a disappointing 2-2 draw by Torino as the reigning champions drop to fourth in the 2020-21 Serie A table.

Andrea Pirlo’s men have now drawn for the eighth time this season to lose more ground on league leaders Inter Milan. The Bianconeri bagged an early lead against Torino, but Antonio Sanabria inspired a superb comeback for the hosts.

A piercing run into the box from Federico Chiesa, followed up by an immaculate finish, saw Juventus take the lead in the 13th minute of the game. However, Torino were back on level terms when Wojciech Szczesny failed save a shot from Simone Verdi, spilling the ball straight to Sanabria, who headed home.

Seconds into the second half, Torino hit Juventus with a quick burst into the box as Sanabria completed his brace to give his team a shock lead. 

The 25-year-old unleashed a thunderous strike from the left side of the pitch. Szczesny, despite getting a hand on it, failed to keep the ball out of the net. However, a late fightback from the holders saw Cristiano Ronaldo score his 24th of the season, getting on the end of a bicycle attempt from Giorgio Chiellini and beating Salvatore Sirigu at the near post in the 79th minute.

The game eventually ended 2-2 at Olimpico de Torino. Although Juventus had more attempts on target, Davide Nicola’s men would feel they deserved more from the game.

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