Late headers give Juventus dramatic derby win over Torino

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Champions Juventus scored two almost identical headed goals in the final quarter of an hour as they came from behind to beat smaller neighbours Torino 2-1 in a dramatic Derby della Mole in Serie A on Saturday.

Torino shocked the hosts when Nicolas Nkoulou scored from short proximity in the ninth moment and they were a little ways from their first away success against Juventus for a very long time before their opposition at last imploded.

Substitute Weston McKennie headed the equalizer from a Juan Cuadrado cross in the 78th moment and safeguard Leonardo Bonucci got the victor with brief left.

The success lifted Juventus to second place with 20 focuses from 10 games, two in front of Inter Milan, who were at home to Bologna later on Saturday, and Sassuolo, who visit AS Roma on Sunday.

Torino, with just one win this season, are eighteenth with six focuses.

Juve delivered one of the most exceedingly terrible first half-showcases of the period and, notwithstanding ruling belonging, took until the 43rd moment to marshal their first shot on track.

Torino proceeded when a corner was played low to the close to post, Juventus neglected to clear and the ball bounced back to Nkoulou who responded rapidly to score from short proximity.

The Bulls should have added a second goal shortly afterwards when Andrea Belotti sent Simone Zaza clean through but his left-foot shot was too predictable and Wojciech Szczesny did well to save it.

Karol Linetty also got away from the Juve defence but was shouldered off the ball by Matthijs de Ligt.

Juventus came out stronger after the break and thought they had equalised in the 57th minute when Cuadrado’s volley from the edge of the area found its way through a forest of legs and into the net.

But after a long VAR review, it was disallowed for offside against Bonucci who was judged to have been interfering with play.

The pressure was starting to show, however, as Torino struggled to keep possession and there was an air of inevitability about the finale.

A Juventus corner was played to Cuadrado who sent over an inswinging cross and McKennie got to the ball first to score his first Serie A goal with a powerful downward header.

Eleven minutes later, Cuadrado swung over another cross and this time Bonucci met it to take the three points as Juve continued their dominance in the fixture.

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