SERIE A MATCH REPORT

Serie A Week 5 - 25 Sep 2013 (19.45 UK)
Chievo 1 - 2 Juventus
Thereau 28 (C), Quagliarella 47 (J), Bernardini og 65 (J)
Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi

Juventus rode their luck in Verona, beating Chievo 2-1 with an own goal after a strike was controversially disallowed.

The Bianconeri rotated the squad again after fighting back to beat Hellas Verona 2-1 on Sunday. Chievo were fresh from defeating Udinese 2-1, their first win of the season, though Dario Dainelli and Perparim Hetemaj were unavailable, but Marcelo Estigarribia faced his old club.

Juve have only ever lost here once, 1-0 in 2009-10, along with seven wins and three draws.

It was a slow start in Verona with Paul Pogba having the first real chance on 20 minutes, his header off target from a Federico Peluso cross.

Incredibly, Chievo took the lead, as Buffon’s poor clearance fell to Gennaro Sardo and his cross found Cyril Thereau’s volley.

Fabio Quagliarella’s effort smacked Claiton in the face and as the move continued Andrea Pirlo’s follow-up was deflected over the bar.

Quagliarella stung Cristian Puggioni’s palms from distance and Juve had penalty appeals for an Estigarribia handling offence, as he was scuffling with Pogba at the time.

Llorente should’ve equalised before the break, but his header had no power behind it on Mauricio Isla’s cross.

Quagliarella found a way through straight after the restart, though he his header was parried from point-blank range, then he hit the post before eventually bundling it over the line.

Alberto Paloschi thought he had scored on 49 minutes when taking advantage of another Buffon error, but it was disallowed. The goalkeeper spilled Simone Bentivoglio’s attempt into the path of Paloschi, who tapped in when clearly not in an offside position. It was a bizarre decision that infuriated the home crowd.

Puggioni beat away a Giorgio Chiellini screamer, but Chievo shot themselves in the foot when Bernardini dived on to a Pogba cross and accidentally deflected it into his own net.


Chievo: Puggioni; Sardo, Claiton, Cesar, Drame, Bernardini; Bentivoglio, Rigoni, Estigarribia (Radovanovic 66); Paloschi (Ardemagni 69), Thereau (Pellissier 87)
Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Ogbonna, Chiellini; Isla (Lichtsteiner 64), Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio, Peluso; Quagliarella (Tevez 75), Llorente (Vidal 88)
Ref: De Marco