MILAN (AP) — Juventus eased some of the pressure on coach Massimiliano Allegri by beating Torino 1-0 in a Serie A derby on Saturday.
Dušan Vilhović scored 16 minutes from time for a struggling Juventus side.
Juventus were in virtual retreat in the Champions League on Tuesday after an embarrassing defeat at Maccabi Haifa, three days after losing to AC Milan. Juventus climbed to seventh, five points behind Atalanta, who can then go top with a win at home to Sassuolo.
There were few clear-cut scoring opportunities in the derby. Juventus had three chances shortly before half-time but were denied by Torino goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic Vlahovic, then Manuel Locatelli and Adrien Rabiot from distance.
Juventus broke through in the 74th when a corner came in from the right and was flicked on by Danilo for Vlahovic to head in at the back post.
The trick is over
Monza suffered their first defeat under coach Rafael Palladino at Empoli 1-0.
Palladino won his first three games in charge, starting against Juventus before the international break for Monza’s first ever Serie A victory.
But Nicolas Haas scored in the 11th minute to end the streak for Silvio Berlusconi’s side.
Ampoli also hit the post and had a goal disallowed for offside early in the second half.
Monza midfielder Niccolo Ruella was sent off in stoppage time for his part in a scuffle.