Midfielder Andrea Pirlo helped Juventus get out of trouble once again after managing a late goal against Torino in the Turin derby.
Juventus were in danger of dropping points after three consecutive victories in the league. It would have allowed second place in the Roma to just one point. Vidal gave the home team a 15th minute lead through a penalty, but Torino were level on terms after just seven minutes through a brilliant goal from Bruno Peres. He managed to run almost the entire length of the pitch to score the equaliser.
After Lichtsteiner was sent off for a second yellow card in the 78th minute, it looked like Juventus were about to drop points at home after a long time. Juventus have managed to win 25 matches at home without losing a single point. This has been the foundation for the three consecutive league titles. The club are on course to getting a fourth title desperate having undergone a managerial change just a few days before the start of the campaign. Former AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has kept the Juventus team highly motivated and they have lost only one match so far this campaign.
Vidal later praised Pirlo by saying that only he could have scored such a brilliant goal.”He’s an incredible player and only he could have scored that goal. It was a difficult game, as it always is when we play against them. Torino were fairly defensive-minded and put 10 bodies behind the ball, so it wasn’t easy to move the ball around quickly.We needed to wait for the right moment to break forward,” said Vidal. Despite his 35 years of age, Pirlo still continues to be an integral part in the Italian Serie A. Juventus are up against Fiorentina in their next match.