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A Juventus with ten men saves a point against Empoli

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A Juventus with ten men saves a point against Empoli

End of the streak for the ‘Vecchia Signora’: the Bianconeri, who had won their six previous games, saved at least one point.

They remain leaders with two more units than Inter, but they could be evicted from the throne of the classification on Sunday if the ‘Nerazzurri’ beat Fiorentina (5th) in Florence.

More worrying for their ‘tifosi’, Juve missed the opportunity to go with a greater income to next weekend’s clash at San Siro against Inter.

Without Adrien Rabiot and Federico Chiesa, who did not play for the second consecutive game, Massilimiano Allegri’s men were dominated in the first half by an Empoli that forced goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to work.

The expulsion of striker Milik in the 18th minute for a violent tackle on Alberto Cerri conditioned the rest of the game.

Upon returning from the locker room, the Bianconeri took the lead, however, with a goal from Dusan Vlahovic: taking advantage of a ball poorly cleared by the Tuscan defense, the Serbian striker scored in the 50th minute his sixth goal in four league games played in January.

But just when they seemed to have regained control, Juve were surprised in the 70th minute by a long-range shot from Tommaso Baldanzi.

Empoli remains in penultimate position (19th) with 17 points, one away from salvation, which is marked by Cagliari (17th).

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