After the restart it was Juve who took the reins. The tempo was slower now and the Bianconeri looked to assert themselves by bossing possession. Sarri made his first change on the hour mark when he replaced Gonzalo Higuain with Paulo Dybala and soon after La Joya began the move that led to Ronaldo’s goal. Cristiano played a one-two with Rodrigo Bentancur, bamboozled Amir Rrahmani with a stepover and angled a calm, collected finish beyond the reach of Marco Silvestri. In doing so CR7 set another record by becoming the first player in Juventus history to score in 10 back-to-back Serie A matches.
Verona looked to bounce straight back and substitute Pazzini wasted no time as he immediately called Szczesny into action with a header Douglas Costa was then forced off with a muscle problem and Aaron Ramsey came on in his place. Juve seemed to be in control but with 15 minutes left a rare poor touch by Miralem Pjanic inadvertently played in Borini. The Verona man latched onto the ball and placed his finish into the far corner beyond the reach of Szczesny to level the scores.
Sarri took off Bentancur and brought on De Sciglio, with Juan Cuadrado pushing up into attack alongside Dybala and Ronaldo, and Ramsey dropping into midfield. Moments later Borini caused another scare with a shot that was deflected behind and from the resulting corner Kumballa rose to head the ball and Leo Bonucci caught it with his arm. After a VAR review, the referee awarded a penalty, which Pazzini duly converted, thereby handing Juve their third Serie A defeat of the campaign.