Reigning champions Juventus are taken their opportunity to edge two points away from inter Milan within the Serie A title race with victory over Roma.
Maurizio Sarri’s side struck twice within the opening 10 minutes, as Merih Demiral met Paulo Dybala’s free-kick before Dybala then attained a penalty that Cristiano Ronaldo punctually converted.
Roma responded within the last half through Diego Perotti’s spot-kick.
Antonio Conte’s inter were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Atalanta on Sat.
Meanwhile, third-placed Lazio recorded a tenth consecutive Serie A win against Napoli to sit down six points behind Juventus with a game in hand.
Ronaldo’s ninth goal in seven games gave the impression to have place Juventus in firm control in an exceedingly first half overshadowed by a serious-looking injury to 20-year-old Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, following a challenge by Matthijs DE Ligt.
But Paulo Fonseca’s hosts created a reaction once the interval, striker Edin Dzeko touching the post moments before a video assistant referee review found Sandro to possess handled amid an area scramble.
With the Stadio Olimpico roaring Roma on, Juve’s Gonzalo Higuain had a goal disallowed for offside whereas Aleksandar Kolarov uncomprehensible an excellent headed chance to equalize.
Juve endured despite late pressure to record a fourth sequent league win since suffering a primary defeat of the season against Lazio in December.
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