Maxim Lopez stunned Juventus with a 95th-minute winner at Allianz Stadium, beating Sassuolo 2-1 on Wednesday to beat his opponents in the title race.
French midfielder Lopez provided a beautiful dunked finish after charging through the goal while Joyo looked for a winner to condemn a hard-fought defeat by Massimiliano Allegri.
Juve are now 13 points behind league leaders AC Milan, who beat Torino on Tuesday, and are seventh behind the result, which was as disappointing as their performance.
Alessio Dionisi’s side, meanwhile, are ninth with 14 points, just one behind Joyo after their first win against Italian football’s ‘Old Lady’.
“These are the kind of matches you can’t lose if you know you’re not going to win them,” Allegri said.
“We need to think about how we handle the games. You can’t recognize a goal like that on the counter. Should.”
Hosts Juve thought they had scored at least one point thanks to Weston McKinney, who equalized in the 76th minute after falling behind David Fratti’s strike a minute before the break.
Frattesi’s opener Juve huffed and puffed in the same manner as the recent display, although Paulo Debala was unlucky not to open the scoring when he scored a low after 37 minutes in his first start in more than a month. Break the drive.
After the break, Joyo showed more urgency, getting closer within five minutes before the hour mark with Alex Sandro, Juan Cuadrado and Debala.
However, in the midst of all these Juve opportunities, Giacomo Raspadori had an even better chance to go far, having been shooting high from a great position since the establishment of Domenico Berardi.
This miss was seen as important when McKinney met Debala’s looping cross with a powerful header that leveled Joyo with 14 minutes left.
Joey’s start to the siege seems to have been welcomed but the hosts produced very little in the last minute and were punished by Lopez when he was medically eliminated by Berardi’s ball.
Inter Milan kept in touch with their city rivals with their usual 2-0 win over 10-man Ampoli.
Champions Inter took the lead through Danilo Ambrosio’s header in the 34th minute and once Samuel Reiki was sent off for a late tackle on Niccolo Barella six minutes after the break, there was only one winner.
Academy product Federico DeMarco tapped home Lautaro Martینnez’s low cross to secure a quarter-victory, as Inter bounced back on Sunday after being knocked out in the final by fierce rivals Juve.
Simon Anzaghi’s third-placed side are seven points behind Milan, who could be caught by Napoli on Thursday night.
Fourth place is two points behind Roma, who came from behind in a 2-1 win over Cagliari at the bottom to advance to the last position of the Champions League.
Roger Ebenez’s powerful header in the 71st minute and Lorenzo Pellegrini’s brilliant free kick seven minutes later gave Jose Mourinho’s side a valuable victory after Leonardo Pavolitti’s opener just after the break.
“Everyone keeps telling me I can’t take free kicks, so I keep practicing. That’s the result,” said Pellegrini, who also took the corner from where Ebenez started scoring.
“That’s what we’re all doing, working hard in training to improve ourselves.”
Roma jumped to Atlanta, winning 3-1 in stoppage time in Sampdoria thanks to a double by Dowan Zapata and a brilliant individual goal by Josep Ilek.
Lazio returned from a humiliating four-goal hammer at the hands of Verona over the weekend to beat Fiorentina 1-0 in Rome. Given