28 Feb Hellas Verona vs. Juventus – Football Match Report – February 27, 2021
Lacklustre Juventus had been held to a 1-1 draw by Hellas Verona in Serie A on Saturday after Cristiano Ronaldo’s opener was cancelled out by a towering header from Antonin Barak.
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The consequence leaves Juve in third place on 46 factors, three behind AC Milan and 7 adrift of leaders Inter Milan after 23 video games, whereas Verona are ninth with 35 factors from 24.
League prime scorer Ronaldo fired in his 19th purpose this season early within the second half however Barak guided house a 78th-minute equaliser because the champions’ poor run of away kind continued.
Andrea Pirlo’s facet have picked up 4 factors from their final 4 league video games on the highway, and the woodwork saved them twice towards a spirited Verona facet who deserved some extent.
“If you’re in entrance in these video games it is advisable carry them house,” Pirlo informed DAZN. “We had been positively lacking some skilled gamers. We had a number of children, so we had few gamers who might perceive the sport.
“I requested Cristiano and Alex Sandro to talk to them and assist them perceive, however sadly it wasn’t sufficient.
“It is a disgrace to go away two factors behind, as a result of the toughest factor goes in entrance and we should always have taken benefit of this opportunity.”
Pirlo was confronted with a selection disaster forward of the journey to the Stadio Bentegodi, with six first-team gamers out injured and defender Danilo lacking by way of suspension.
Verona, bolstered by the reminiscence of their 2-1 house win towards Juve final season, got here near scoring early on when Davide Faraoni’s glancing header was pushed onto the submit by goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
Federico Chiesa got here closest for Juve within the first half when his shot introduced a sensible save from Marco Silvestri, and the winger turned supplier 4 minutes after the break when he teed up the unmarked Ronaldo for a easy end.
Verona pulled degree when Barak rose properly to nod in an inviting Darko Lazovic cross and so they nearly turned the sport on its head with 5 minutes remaining when Lazovic’s fierce shot was beautifully finger-tipped onto the bar by Szczesny.