Roma 3-4 Juve: Maitland-Niles fails to make a winning start in Italy

Roma 3-4 Juventus: Ainsley Maitland-Niles fails to make a winning start to life in Italy after loan switch from Arsenal as the Old Lady complete stunning comeback to beat Jose Mourinho’s side

  • Tammy Abraham opened the scoring after 11 minutes with a sublime header 
  • Paulo Dybala equalised for the Italian giants with an unstoppable effort 
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles made his first start since joining on loan from Arsenal
  • Roma went 3-1 up before Juventus completed a stunning turnaround to win it 

Ainsley Maitland-Niles made his first start for new club Roma as Jose Mourinho’s side were defeated 4-3 by Juventus on Sunday.

The Englishman was playing for the first time since making a loan switch from Arsenal, and was deployed at right wing back as he searches for consistent game time in Italy.

Tammy Abraham opened the scoring for Mourinho’s men on 11 minutes before Paulo Dybala pulled one back for Max Allegri’s side just seven minutes later. 

Henrikh Mkhitaryan put the hosts in front just after the break before Lorenzo Pellegrini appeared to give his side an unassailable lead.

But three quick goals from Locatelli, Kulusevski and De Sciglio completed a stunning turnaround for the Italian giants, while Szczesny came to the rescue with a late penalty save to clinch all three points. 

More to follow.  

Juventus came from behind to secure a stunning victory over Roma in Serie A on Sunday

Wojciech Szczesny saved a late penalty to clinch all three points for the Italian giants

Juventus defender Mattia De Sciglio put the visitors 4-3 up after previously being 3-1 down

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (R) made his first start for Roma as the Italians played against Juventus

Former Chelsea star Tammy Abraham opened the scoring with a fine header after 11 minutes

The England international holds his arms out wide in celebration after opening the scoring

Paulo Dybala levelled the scores just seven minutes later with a left-footed finish in Rome

The Juventus captain wheels away in celebration after pulling one back for the Italian giants

Henrikh Mkhitaryan put Jose Mourinho’s side in front with a thunderous effort from distance

Lorenzo Pellegrini scored an incredible free kick to give his side a two-goal advantage


Roma (3-5-2): Patricio; Ibanez, Cristante, Smalling; Maitland-Niles, Pellegrini (Mayoral), Veretout (Shomurodov), Mkhitaryan, Vina; Afena-Gyan (Shomurodov), Abraham

Substitutes: Boer, Bove, Calafiori, Kumbulla, Mastrantonio, Reynolds, Villar, Zalewski

Scorer: Abraham (11), Mkhitaryan (48), Pellegrini (53)

Booked: Veretout, Ibanez, Cirstante

Manager: Jose Mourinho

Juventus (4-3-3): Szczesny; De Sciglio, Rugani, De Ligt, Cuadrado; McKennie, Bentancur (Arthur), Locatelli; Chiesa (Kulesevski, 32), Dybala (Chiellini), Kean (Morata)

Substitutes: Ake, Bernadeschi, Kaio Jorge, Pellegrini, Perin, Rabiot, Senko

Scorer: Dybala (18), Locatelli (70), Kulusevski (72), De Sciglio (77)

Booked: Cuadrado, Locatelli

Sent off: De Ligt 

Manager: Max Allegri 

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