Juventus remain unbeaten despite being held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at home against Cagliari.
Today's game was a great opportunity for the Bianconeri to potentially pull away at the top of the table with Milan playing Inter in the Derby della Madonnina later tonight. Paolo De Ceglie stepped in for the suspended Giorgio Chiellini while Alessandro Matri was restored to the stating XI following Fabio Quagliarella's injury against Lecce. New boy Marco Borriello started on the bench with Simone Pepe and Mirko Vucinic preferred on the flanks.
Juve were rampant early on and it took just 6 minutes to open the scoring when Mirko Vucinic latched on to Stephan Lichtsteiner's cross to tap in from 6 yards. It was the Montenegrin's 3rd goal in what has been a frustrating campaign for the ex-Roma man.
Matri had a chance to put Juve 2-0 up against his former side but drilled his shot just wide of the goal and moments later, Cagliari had a legitimate shout for penalty when Leonardo Bonucci clumsily handled the ball in the box. Cagliari had a second penalty appeal just before the end of the half as Cossu's shot seemed to come off Andrea Pirlo's arm for a corner.
Cagliari grabbed a surprise equaliser immediately after the restart, as Bonucci's half clearance fell kindly for Cossu who's pinpoint strike had the beating of Gigi Buffon.
Matri took a tumble in the box and his appeals for a penalty were waved away as he was booked for simulation. Conte wasted no time in replacing Matri and Pepe for Del Piero and Krasic in the hopes of injecting some much needed creativity down the flanks.
Del Piero came close to winning the game for Juve and his glancing header was only just kept out by a fumbled clearance from Agazzi. Borriello made his Juventus debut coming on in place of his former Roma teammate Vucinic.
With the clock ticking down, Krasic had a glorious chance to win it for the Bianconeri. Borriello's jinking run through the defence and perfect cross left the Serb unmarked with just the keeper to beat but his sliced shot went well wide.
Moments later, Arturo Vidal made a late run into the box to get on the end of De Ceglie's cross but his headed effort was off target earning Cagliari a hard fought point in Turin.