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Wednesday September 25 2013
Conte: 'Juve were lucky'

Antonio Conte conceded Juventus were “lucky” to win 2-1 at Chievo with a goal incorrectly disallowed.

The Bianconeri would’ve gone 2-1 down at the Bentegodi had Alberto Paloschi not been wrongly flagged offside.

It was reported Chievo President Luca Campedelli came down after the game to reassure the linesman who made the error.

“Chievo’s sense of fair play is impressive and everyone should follow their example. We were lucky today, because the situation went our way. Having said that, I hope the media won’t go over this incident again and again while ignoring decisions that go against Juventus, such as the penalty on Carlos Tevez with Lazio. We want to help the referees, whereas the media want to cause controversy.

“It’s starting to get a bit repetitive that we go behind on the first chance,” Conte told Mediaset Premium.

“Up until that moment the match was in our hands with Gigi Buffon acting as a spectator. We did well to press the reset button at half-time and turn it around after the break.

“In the locker room I spoke about tactical situations and fortunately my players listen to what I have to say. It’s an important victory for us during a difficult period of the season that made squad rotation necessary.”

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