Sub Morata rescues draw for Juventus at Fiorentina

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Sub Morata rescues draw for Juventus at Fiorentina

A superb strike from substitute Alvaro Morata earned Juventus a 1-1 Serie A draw at Fiorentina on Sunday in a result that could prove costly for the Turin club’s Champions League qualification hopes.

Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic calmly dinked a penalty past Wojciech Szczesny to give the hosts a deserved lead.

Juve coach Andrea Pirlo brought on Morata at halftime and was immediately rewarded, as the Spaniard curled a shot into the top corner from a tight angle 31 seconds into the second half.

The result left the champions third in the standings with 66 points, but Atalanta and Napoli, two and three points behind respectively, are yet to play this weekend.

It could be a valuable point for Fiorentina’s survival hopes, leaving Giuseppe Iachini’s side in 14th place with 34 points, six clear of the relegation zone.