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Juventus in inexplicable draw with Verona

Milan: Juan Gomez Taleb scored a last gasp equaliser for Verona to hold Juventus to a 2-2 draw at home.Juventus, whose sudden breakdown in the second half left their head coach Antonio Conte perplexed, are

IANS [ Updated: February 10, 2014 18:11 IST ]
juventus in inexplicable draw with verona
juventus in inexplicable draw with verona

Milan: Juan Gomez Taleb scored a last gasp equaliser for Verona to hold Juventus to a 2-2 draw at home.


Juventus, whose sudden breakdown in the second half left their head coach Antonio Conte perplexed, are still nine points ahead of second placed Roma, who drew 0-0 with Lazio in the Rome Derby Sunday, reports Xinhua.

Carlos Tevez scored twice before the half-hour mark to put Juventus 2-0 ahead but Verona showed admirable determination to score two goals through Luca Toni and Gomez respectively.

Roma missed a good chance to chase Juventus as they could not beat Lazio. The Giallorossi created enough opportunities but found Lazio goalkeeper Etrit Berisha in fine form. Lazio, who failed to test Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis, are still unbeaten since coach Edy Reja returned to the helm last month and are ninth in the standings.

Veteran Walter Samuel struck his first goal of the season to finally get Inter off the mark for 2014 as they beat Sassuolo 1-0. The 35-year-old defender's strike came just after half-time when he headed home from a corner to give goalkeeper Gianluca Pegolo no chance.

That earned a deserved win for Walter Mazzarri's side, who dominated for much of the game and perhaps should have had more than the one goal they scored. In the end it mattered little as they finally ended a poor run that had seen them pick up just two points from their previous five games and not win in any competition since Dec 22's victory over city rivals Milan.

Bologna came from behind to beat Torino 2-1 and clinch their first win of 2014 while Catania dominated proceedings at Stadio Ennio Tardini but remain rooted to the bottom of Serie A after leaving Parma with a single point from a 0-0 draw.

Genoa bounced back from last weekend's derby defeat to Sampdoria with a narrow 1-0 triumph at Livorno.

Cagliari remain without a win away from Sardinia this season after Sampdoria clinched a 1-0 victory through Daniele Gastadello's goal at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

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