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Juve drop points


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MILAN (AP) – Defending champion Juventus dropped their first points of the season when they were held to a surprise 1-1 draw by bottom club Sassuolo today and saw their lead at the top of the Serie A table cut to one point ahead of Roma.

Sassuolo took a shock lead in the 12th minute through Simone Zaza but Paul Pogba levelled almost immediately with a magnificent strike.

The result ends a run of 13 consecutive league victories for Juventus.

Earlier, Roma cruised to a 3-0 win over Chievo Verona, with all the goals coming in the first half.

Mattia Destro and Adem Ljajic scored before a penalty from Francesco Totti ensured the capital side heads into Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich full of confidence.

Juventus visit Olympiakos on Wednesday in their European encounter.

Sassuolo remained winless but moved off the foot of the table ahead of the rest of the weekend’s matches.




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