Soccer-Vlahovic strikes late to give Juve 1-0 win over Torino in derby
(Reuters) – Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic scored a late goal to secure a 1-0 win at local rivals Torino in Serie A on Saturday after both teams had struggled to create clear-cut opportunities.
The pressure was on for Juve and manager Massimiliano Allegri after their 2-0 Champions League loss at Maccabi Haifa on Tuesday but their lacklustre performance in the first half gave the injury-ridden visitors little cause for optimism.
The first 45 minutes of the Turin derby was a tame affair with little to cheer for either side. Torino had half-chances around the box but they were snuffed out by the Juve defence.
Vlahovic had the first chance of the match after 34 minutes but his fellow Serbian Vanja Milinkovic-Savic made an impressive save and then kept out Manuel Locatelli’s effort.
Vlahovic then lost his marker in the 74th minute and tapped the ball in from close range after an assist from Danilo, securing a much-needed win for Allegri’s team who are seventh with 16 points from 10 games. Torino are 11th on 11 points.