We hoped for freedom of expression, we hoped for magical moments but the tactical match between Roma and Juventus was decided by two set pieces. And while the goal celebrations proved entertaining, this 1-1 draw was anything but riveting.
Considering the nine-point gap at the top of the table and Roma's current woes, one expected Juve to play with an air of nonchalance -- such is their attitude when they feel secure. It was therefore surprising to see them the more motivated of the two, the side...
Massimiliano Allegri says Juventus are "very angry" after only managing a 1-1 draw against Roma's 10 men on Monday night in their Serie A showdown.
Juventus maintained their nine-point advantage at the top of the table, but it seemed like two points dropped after Seydou Keita was able to equalise following Vasileios Torosidis's dismissal.
Allegri said he was unhappy with the way Juventus played in the final 20 minutes, when significant attempts to find a winner were few and far between.
ROME -- Three quick thoughts from Roma's 1-1 draw with Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday night.
1. Drab draw
While the first meeting between the two sides in Serie A this season was a spectacular affair, even without the controversies and conspiracies, Monday night's meeting miserably failed to hit the spot before a red card for Vasileios Torosidis brought some life to proceedings.
Even lovers of tactics would have been left disappointed because, quite frankly, there was little of...