Sunday October 27 2013
Chiellini: 'New spark in Juventus'

Giorgio Chiellini insists the defeat to Real Madrid “sparked something within” Juventus that they’ll unleash on Genoa.

The Bianconeri were beaten 2-1 after Chiellini’s controversial red card on Wednesday, their second consecutive defeat in all competition.

They aim to get back on track this afternoon against Genoa, click here for a match preview.

“Mistakes can happen and are part of the sport,” Chiellini told the Corriere dello Sport.

“The penalty is in the past now, along with Cristiano Ronaldo’s attitude. There’s no point looking for controversy, so we have to focus on Genoa and Alberto Gilardino.

“Despite the defeat in Madrid, we realised that we can battle it out with the top clubs. We emerged with our heads held high and it sparked something within us, something that had recently been lost.

“Now the step up in quality will be repeating that performance against Genoa, Catania and Parma. We must begin again from Real Madrid and forget the final 15 minutes against Fiorentina, where something completely unpredictable happened.”

Juve had been 2-0 up in Florence last week only to lose 4-2.

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