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Massimiliano Allegri is looking for a third place in Serie A after Juventus came from behind to beat Sassuolo 2-1.
Bianconeri snatched all three points at MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore on Monday to take a big step towards qualifying for the Champions League after Giacomo Raspadori opened the scoring.
Paulo Dybala equalized just before the break and Moise Kean came off the bench to win it in the 88th minute.
Victory for Juve moved them eight points ahead of Roma in fifth place with four games left and just one point behind Napoli in third place.
The defeat was hard for Sassuolo, who posed a major threat going forward with Domenico Berardi, who has now assisted 12 goals in Serie A, most of any striker in the competition in a single campaign since Ronaldinho in 2009-10, a constant threat.
Juve boss Allegri, who brought Dusan Vlahovic and Giorgio Chiellini on the field early in the second half, but left Matthijs de Ligt on the bench as he has been plagued by illness, says his players cannot recharge in their remaining matches.
He said: “We have Napoli one point ahead of us. We hope to play well and try to overcome them as we hoped to fight for the many positive results to be closer to them in the lead, but we did not succeed.
“Now we must do the best we can from now until the end.”
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Juve had a tough start to the season, but Allegri is pleased with the progress they have made early in their second round with the club, after seeing their team win 16 points from losing positions in Serie A this season – with only Inter (19) have earned more.
He said: “We are doing a good job. I think Juve have laid a good foundation for the future and I think there are players with room for improvement, there are those who arrived in January.
“We need to understand that Juve are working in a certain way and I think there is a good basis.
“How we work every day, we know it inside and we try to do a good job every day, the seasons are sometimes born in one way, they end in another, there are situations like injuries, now we have five.
“[Federico] Chiesa has been out for so long, [Weston] McKennie the same, they have qualities that we needed, I think the team is doing well. “The team adapts and does well, maybe at the beginning of this race we would have lost this match, and tonight the boys won it, which is also a positive sign.”