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Serie A – Without CR7, Juve woke up too late …

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 26, 2020

Without Ronaldo, absent from the last two Serie A matches because he was positive for Covid, Juventus can no longer do it: the Italian champion conceded his second draw in a row (1-1) in the league against Verona on Sunday for the 6th day, and remains 5th in the standings. Andrea Pirlo’s team, who played in pink, was often lackluster in this meeting, against a team from Verona who had already beaten the “Old Lady” in their previous confrontation on February 8 during the 23rd day of Serie Last season. In the first period, despite the efforts of Cuadrado, the most restless of the Turinese, the locals failed to deceive the Veronese defense – Italy’s second after this match with 2 goals conceded.

And what had to happen happened: the opening of the scoring on the hour mark by Hellas Verona, reflecting their domination at the start of the second half: Zaccagni, from a small outside of the foot, intelligently stood out in the area Favilli, entered 5 minutes earlier, who cheated Szczesny from the left. Stung, the Turinese reacted strongly and equalized in the 78th minute by Kulusevski, entered a little earlier: the young Swedish striker, after having maneuvered the defender Faraoni on the left, deceived Silvestri with a beautiful curled strike from the left.

In his defense, Juve, who multiplied the opportunities in vain at the end of the match, played bad luck: two of his strikes, unleashed by Cuadrado (41st) and Dybala (76th), crashed on the crossbar. Little consolation for the Turin team: it remains with AC Milan, which will play Monday night at the end of this day, the only unbeaten in Serie A.