Hellas Verona faced Juventus at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi this Saturday night. We have the player ratings.
Juventus missed the opportunity to shorten the gap for the Serie A leadership as they failed to win against Hellas Verona. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the score for the Bianconeri at the beginning of the first half. However, Juventus laid back and allowed Hellas Verona to equalize with a header from Barak.
Things started out quite slowly for the Italian champions as their midfield looked uninspired and incohesive. In fact, Juventus only had one way of reaching the final third before the break: Federico Chiesa. The 23-year-old winger was the most dangerous Bianconero tonight. In fact, Chiesa was vital for Juventus as he waited for support in the box and assisted Cristiano Ronaldo for his 19th goal in Serie A. Ronaldo’s run to the box was so fast that not even the cameras picked up his movement.
For a few minutes, Juventus overpowered Verona and it looked like they would easily increase their lead. However, Pirlo’s side started to allow their opponents to run around freely on the pitch. Therefore, it wasn’t a big surprise when Lazovic assisted the other number 7 on the pitch. Antonin Barak leapt like Ronaldo and scored a header against Juventus.
The Bianconeri missed their chance to get one step closer to the Scudetto and may hopelessly watch Inter run further away from them this Sunday. Juventus are seven points behind the current leaders.
Verona: Silvestri (6), Magnani (6), Gunter (6), Lovato (6), Faraoni (6), Dimarco (5), Sturaro (6), Ilic (5), Zaccagni (7), Barak (7), Lasagna (6).
Bench: Veloso (6), Lazovic (6), Vieira (5), Dawidowicz (N/A), Bessa (N/A).
Juventus: Szczesny (6), Demiral (6), de Ligt (7), Sandro (6), Bentancur (6), Rabiot (6), Ramsey (5), Chiesa (7), Bernardeschi (6), Kulusevski (6), Ronaldo (7).
Bench: McKennie (5), Di Pardo (N/A).
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