Dusan Vlahovic was on target again as Juventus resumed their hunt for Champions League places with a narrow win over Torino away from home.
The Serbian scored the only goal of the game in the 1-0 win to ease some pain of their European competition struggles.
Massimiliano Allegri’s injury-hit squad struggled to create anything in the match’s opening stages, largely due to the absence of Angel Di Maria, who has been sidelined with a hamstring problem until November.
The game’s first real chance fell to Vlahovic after 34 minutes but was denied by his compatriot Vanja Milinkovic with an impressive save before the keeper kept out Manuel Locatelli’s effort as well.
Meanwhile, Juve’s defence, which has struggled again this season, managed to stifle any half chances the home side created to keep the score at 0-0 until halftime.
Milinkovic’s heroics continued in the second half as well with the Serbian denying Locatelli’s goal-bound effort once again before Moise Kean scuffed his opportunity to put Juventus ahead in the 63rd minute.
Vlahovic eventually broke the home side’s resistance in the 74th minute when he cleverly lost his marker for an easy tap-in from close range with the help of an assist from Danilo.
The win over Torino takes Juventus into 7th in the Serie A standings with 16 points over fellow strugglers Inter Milan who have a game in hand.