By Rhonda Richards | In Match Reports - Home Games
Fiorentina held Juventus to a goalless draw at the Artemio Franchi – Massimiliano Allegri’s side dropping points for just the third time this season, and ending the visitor’s run of four straight wins.
In truth Juventus were the better side for large periods of the game, but perhaps with one eye on a key Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, they couldn’t make their dominance count.
Paul Pogba went close early on, followed by Fernando Llorente who struck just over the crossbar, whilst at the other end Matias Fernandez found the side-netting with a swooping free-kick.
Neto was forced into a clinical save just after the break, Pogba’s clever pass picking out Patrice Evra who fired on goal, whilst Gianluigi Buffon – with very little to do during most of the match – had to be alert to deny Juan Cuadrado.
Carlos Tevez was introduced to proceedings to try to find a way through but even the Argentine couldn’t spark a goal, and in the end Juve had to settle for a point – something the home side would have entirely welcomed after weathering the storm.