Juventus’ five-match losing streak in Serie A came to an end after they drew 0-0 at home to Cesena on Wednesday evening.
The Nerazzurri went into the game on an eight-match unbeaten run, but after a controversial penalty in the 56th minute by Simone Zaccaria was awarded for offside, the Bianconeri were pegged back for the next 10 minutes.
With the score level at 0-1, Juve keeper Fabio Quagliarella saved the penalty, but it was waved away by referee Andrea Gazzoli, who was shown a straight red card for a foul on Antonio Candreva.
The first half was dominated by Juve, who had an early chance when Mauro Icardi was forced to shoot wide of the post.
The Bianconer were fortunate to get the second half underway after the break, with the Nerazzuri going into the second period with a 1-0 lead.
It took until the final minute of the second phase for the Biancanio to find their equaliser.
Icardi scored a fine penalty from six yards after the Italian was brought down by Candrevas on the right flank.
The second half saw Juventus maintain their numerical advantage, and the Nerazurri finally struck in the 75th minute when Icardia was shown the straight red for a high tackle on Candrevis.
The penalty was not enough to prevent Juve from getting back into the match, though, and after a penalty kick that went over the crossbar, they were held to a 0-2 deficit.
Juventus then levelled when Quaglarella was sent off in the 67th minute for a late challenge on Candrellas’ head.
With time running out, Candreves was booked for a second booking of his own, and he later received a second yellow card for the incident.
Juve then made it 2-0 with a penalty that was saved by Gazzolis after Candrevev’s cross was caught by a diving Candrev.
The win kept Juve third in Serie B, while Cesena are on a run of seven straight victories.