Aaron Ramsey’s first Juventus goal on his maiden start and Cristiano Ronaldo’s spot-kick winner saw the Italian champions seal a comeback 2-1 win over Verona on Saturday that put them top of Serie A ahead of the Milan derby.
Ronaldo put Juventus ahead from the spot with just his second goal this season three minutes after the restart, having missed two chances before the break
Romelu Lukaku fired Inter Milan back top of Serie A with the second goal of a 2-0 derby win that extended their perfect start to the season at the expense of city rivals AC Milan.
And they hit back in a fiery Milan derby with Belgian striker Lukaku heading in his third goal in four games with 12 minutes remaining after Brozovic’s 49th-minute opener.
Legend Gianluigi Buffon returned to the Juventus goal after spending a season in Paris Saint-Germain to match Paolo Maldini’s Italian record of 902 club matches.
Buffon’s appearances have been spread across three clubs — Parma, Juventus and PSG.
“My relationship with Conte is very strong, he’s a really good coach because he’s someone who helps players to develop a lot.
“I’m really happy to be here and to be wearing this shirt.”
Juventus held on thanks to Buffon, who denied Mattia Zaccagni and Lazovic in front of goal after 89 minutes, while Veloso was dismissed a brace by the post.
“After the Champions League the team was tired, but the important thing was to win. Let’s take these three points and go ahead,” said Ronaldo.
Verona kept pushing with Buffon denying Mattia Zaccagni and Lazovic in front of goal after 89 minutes and Veloso denied a brace by the post, but Juve held on to take the three points.
“We produced a nice performance but feel a little bitter because we deserved more,” he said.
“We created plenty of chances and allowed Juve very little in attack.”