Cristiano Ronaldo was unable to inspire Juventus to a win as they suffered a major upset against Benevento on Sunday afternoon.
On a day where Ronaldo received a ‘GOAT’ jersey, he was unable to save his side from an unexpected defeat.
Juventus saw their title ambitions falter even further as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of lowly Benevento.
The Bianconeri dominated proceedings but were lacking a final touch in front of goal.
Adolpho Gaich put the hosts to the sword in the 69th minute after capitalizing on a defensive error to stun the reigning champions. The away side held on to their lead and recorded what was their first Serie A win ever against Juventus,
Otherwise a disallowed goal for Ronaldo, he was fairly quiet and not as eventful as usual.
Speaking after the game, Juve boss Andrea Pirlo says it was a bad day for his side in all aspects.
“There was no pressure, just the expectation to do better than this. Instead, it was a bad day in every respect, with our attitude, technical errors, everything. When you play like this, you can well lose,” Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia.
“We were eager to win the game, but also knew it would be a difficult match, as Benevento are well-organized with two tight lines, so we had to be calm and spread them out.
“Instead, we were frenetic, made lots of mistakes and unfortunately were unable to get the result we wanted.”
Juventus are now ten points behind leaders Inter but Pirlo says they must keep ‘believing’ in their title hopes.
He added: “We must continue believing, continue our path so that we are up there. As I said yesterday, the objective does not change, but we do need a completely different attitude to this. We wear an important jersey and must honor it every time.”