Juventus continued its winning run in thrilling style after beating local rival Torino 4-2 at home in Serie A on Tuesday to keep alive its faint hopes of finishing in the top four.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side, which has 15 points deducted by an Italian football court investigating the club’s transfer dealings, extended its winning streak in the league to four matches.
It is seventh in the standings on 35 points, six points behind Atalanta in sixth, the last place that gives European football next season, and 10 points off fourth.
The crowd at the Allianz Stadium had barely time to find their seats before Torino scored the fastest Serie A goal ever in Turin’s ‘Derby della Mole’.
Yann Karamoh gave the visitors the lead after 92 seconds when he was left unmarked from a corner and finished from close range.
Juve equalised after 16 minutes when Filip Kostic ran into the box and crossed for Juan Cuadrado, whose shot deflected off a Torino defender and beyond keeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic.
The final minutes before the break led to a flurry of activity as Antonia Sanabria scored for Torino in the 43rd before Danilo headed in the equaliser in stoppage time.
The second-half started at the same intensity, with Juve striker Dusan Vlahovic thumping the crossbar from inside the box four minutes in.
Karol Linetty was close to putting Torino ahead again halfway into the second half, but his superb curled shot from the edge of the box hit the bar.
Juve midfielder Paul Pogba made his first Serie A appearance of the season when he came on late in the second half to a standing ovation.
Gleison Bremer put Juve ahead in the 71st minute when he managed to break free from his marker and head Federico Chiesa’s cross into the net.
Juve effectively wrapped up the win 10 minutes later when Adrien Rabiot bundled in a set piece into the box and it isnow unbeaten in its last 16 Turin derbies in Serie A.
Torino is ninth in the league with 31 points.
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