Ronaldo-Less Juventus held back by Benevento as the match ended in a 1-1 draw despite the superstar's absence. This was the fifth draw for the champions in their total nine league matches as they stay three points behind the current Serie A leader AC Milan who in their next fixture will face Fiorentina. Juventus recently qualified in the last 16 Champions League list by beating Ferencvaros.
Alvaro Morata put Juve ahead in the 21st minute but later he and Dybala missed quite many opportunities that would have put Juventus ahead and later Morata was shown a red card in injury time and Gaetano Letizia took advantage of the opportunity to equalize the score for Benevento in first-half stoppage time to ensure they did not lose the match but rather shared the spoils. On the other side, Inter wreaked havoc on Sassuolo by 3-0 and Hellas Verona won by 2-0 against Atalanta.