22 Jan 2019, 12:01 IST
Douglas Costa registered an unbelievable 20-yard strike within the first half to present the hosts the lead early on. This was adopted by a simple Emre Can end to double the lead simply earlier than half-time. Lastly, a Daniele Rugani header late within the second half secured what was a cushty win for the Bianconeri.
The win restored the aspect’s nine-point lead on the prime of the league desk. The table-toppers will hope to increase the lead additional once they face Lazio subsequent Monday.
Whereas the victory was essential for Juventus to revive their lead, a missed penalty by Cristiano Ronaldo stole the headlines on the finish of the sport.
The Portuguese was given an opportunity to triple the lead early within the second half after a Mattia Bani handball contained in the field. Nevertheless, the Chievo shot-stopper, Sorrentino, denied the try, a lot to the ahead’s dismay.
Juventus boss, Massimiliano Allegri, downplayed the miss, stating that this won’t be the one time his star recruit will miss a penalty.
He stated (through Aim),
“Essential penalties are others … it may possibly occur to overlook a penalty.”
“I do not assume that is the primary time that Ronaldo misses a penalty in his profession. Crucial factor is that the workforce received the sport on the finish.”
“He (Ronaldo) wished to attain and within the second half technically performed significantly better. Within the first half, he was speeding an excessive amount of to search out the web. Within the second a part of the match, when he performed simpler soccer, he had two or three good objective events.”
Twitter has since reacted to the incident.
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