Michael Cox at Zonal Marking:
Overall this was a disappointingly flat game, though credit must go to Juventus for slowing the tempo, breaking up the game and defending in numbers. They knew a point would be a good result – it’s just surprising it was 1-1 rather than 0-0, although goals both came from set-pieces.
The five-man defence worked well for this specific task, and it’s something Allegri might use more in the closing weeks of the season, especially if and when Juve are happy to draw games, and keen to conserve energy considering they’re still competing on three fronts.
Roma were disappointing – the tempo of their passing was too slow, they didn’t push midfielders or full-backs into the final third often enough, and their frantic pressing meant a red card felt inevitable. Garcia deserves credit for his subs, however – he compensated for the numerical disadvantage by introducing three players with great energy.