Juventus ahead Gonzalo Higuain was left needing therapy for a blow to the pinnacle as the Serie A leaders have been held to a 1-1 draw at struggling Lecce.

The Bianconeri had rested Cristiano Ronaldo as they went in the hunt for an eighth straight win in all competitions.

After Higuain noticed an early purpose dominated out for offside within the construct-up, Juventus went forward after 50 minutes by means of a Paulo Dybala penalty, which was awarded following a VAR assessment.

Nevertheless, Lecce – with no win in 4 Serie A matches – have been quickly stage when Juve defender Matthijs De Ligt was punished for a handball within the field, with Marco Mancosu changing the spot-kick within the 56th minute.

Juve’s Federico Bernardeschi noticed his shot come again off the put up earlier than Higuain was left with a bloody brow after colliding with Lecce goalkeeper Gabriel at a nook.

Higuain was in a position to proceed after therapy, which noticed his head closely bandaged – and later compelled Gabriel into a sensible save throughout stoppage time.

Following the ultimate whistle, although, the Argentina ahead wanted extra help and was ultimately taken off on a stretcher.

It was later reported Juve coach Maurizio Sarri had confirmed Higuain was aware and answering questions, however might but must be checked out at hospital.

With Juve having dropped points, Inter Milan might have moved above them to the highest of the desk, however they needed to accept a 2-2 draw with Parma at San Siro.

The Nerazzurri – nonetheless lacking the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Matias Vecino – went forward after 23 minutes by means of a deflected shot from Antonio Candreva following a nook.

Parma, although, rapidly hit again to stage by means of a positive strike from Yann Karamoh, the ahead’s mortgage from Inter set to change into everlasting on the finish of the season.

Gervinho then put the guests forward within the 30th minute, slotting in Karamoh’s cross from shut vary.

Early within the second half, Romelu Lukaku levelled issues up at 2-2 – however solely after the purpose was topic to a prolonged VAR assessment following an offside flag which was ultimately overturned.

Substitute Stefan De Vrij headed broad late on, with 17-year-outdated Sebastiano Esposito seeing his volley fly simply off goal deep into stoppage time.

In Saturday’s late match, Genoa beat fellow strugglers Brescia 3-1 at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in a primary match for brand spanking new supervisor Thiago Motta.

Mario Balotelli began for the guests, who took the lead after 34 minutes by means of a bending free-kick from midfielder Sandro Tonali.

Genoa, who had sacked Aurelio Andreazzoli following only one level from six video games, have been a lot improved within the second half and equalised on 66 minutes by means of substitute Kevin Agudelo, making his debut.

Fellow substitutes Christian Kouame, scoring a positive left-foot volley, and Goran Pandev added effectively-taken late targets to finish the victory.


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