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08.02.2020 » Hellas 2-1 Juventus. A surprising comeback despite Ronaldo's goal

Cristiano Ronaldo unhappy with 2-1 loss in the Serie A

Juventus disappointed their fans in their trip to Verona this Saturday evening, as they were held to a 2-1 loss against Hellas Verona, despite another impressive goal from Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese legend has now scored in his last 10 appearances in the Serie A.

Juventus failed their test in Verona tonight, as they've been beaten 2-1 by the local side and are now in danger of seeing both Inter and Lazio closing the gap on the top of the Serie A table. The Italian champions managed to scored first, but the Hellas reacted extremelly well and pulled off a surprising comeback in the last 15 minutes of the game. As for Ronaldo, the Portuguese striker scored once again and has now scored in his last 10 games in the Serie A. It was quite an unpredictable result tonight and if you need help placing bets for upcoming games, you can check tips and more here. Juventus will now switch their focus to the Coppa Italia, as they prepare to lock horns with AC Milan this next Thursday.

Cristiano Ronaldo game photos in Hellas Verona vs Juventus
Hellas Verona 2-1 Juventus
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A quite open game...

Following last week's win against Fiorentina, Sarri didn't make any changes to his team and repeated the exact same lineup. Szczesny was the chosen goalkeeper, with a back four in front of him formed by Alex Sandro, Bonucci, De Ligt and Cuadrado. Juventus' midfield was filled by Pjanic, Bentancur and Rabiot, while in the attack, Douglas Costa teamed up with Gonzalo Higuaín and the Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo.

The first half was quite even, with both sides creating good chances to break the deadlock. However and despite the attacking mindset from both Hellas and Juve, we would reach half-time with a goalless draw.

In the 20th minute, the hosts still managed to put the ball into the back of Szczesny's net, after a free-kick from Miguel Veloso found Marash Kumbulla's head already inside Juventus's box. A few instants later however, a VAR call gave the referee the order to disallow the goal due to an offside and the scoreline would remain unchanged...

As for Juventus, their best chances in the first 45 minutes were created by Douglas Costa and Cristiano Ronaldo. Both players hit the woodwork in different occasions and the hosts were quite fortunate to go into the locker rooms without having conceded a single goal, especially since Ronaldo still had a couple other good opportunities before the break to add his name to the scoresheet...

Cristiano Ronaldo goal in Hellas Verona 2-1 Juventus



A shocking comeback...

The second half finally allowed us to see some goals and Juventus would be the first ones to celebrate. Just a few minutes after Paulo Dybala replaced Gonzalo Higuaín in the Bianconeri's attack, the Argentine combined brilliantly with Cristiano Ronaldo, allowing the Portuguese forward to find himself with a lot of space just outside the hosts' penalty box and eventually find the gap he needed to strike the ball into the low corner.

With tonight's goal, Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored at least a goal in his last 10 appearances in the Serie A and has scored 17 goals in his last 13 apperances for Juventus in all competitions.

The surprise would arrive later in the game though, as the hosts never dropped their arms and reached the equalizer in the 76th minute, thanks to a Fabio Borini's goal. A Pjanic mistouch allowed the Italian forward to go 1-on-1 with Szczesny and with just the Polish goalkeeper in front of him, he curled the ball into the far post to set the scoreline to 1-1.

As if the draw wasn't penalizing enough for the Italian champions, Hellas would complete the comeback in the 86th minute, following another controverse referee call, who decided to award the hosts a penalty-kick after seeing Bonucci blocking a header with his arm. Giampaolo Pazzini didn't fall to the pressure and scored his 5th Serie A goal of the season, making it 2-1 for Hellas Verona.

Cristiano Ronaldo starts against Hellas Verona

Juventus line-up vs Hellas Verona:

Goalkeeper: Szczesny
Defenders: Alex Sandro, Bonucci, De Ligt, Cuadrado
Midfielders: Bentancur, Rabiot, Pjanic
Attackers: Douglas Costa, Cristiano Ronaldo, Higuaín.

Match stats provided by www.ronaldo7.net
Hellas Verona
vs
Juventus
2
Goals
1
16
Shots
15
5
Shots on goal
3
3
Corner kicks
4
11
Fouls commited
18
2
Yellow cards
3
0
Red cards
0
46%
Ball possession
54%

Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Juventus in the Coppa Italia is on February 13, against AC Milan. You can watch AC Milan vs Juventus, Osasuna vs Real Madrid, Betis vs Barcelona, Manchester City vs West Ham, Parma vs Lazio, and Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig, all matches provided from our live soccer game pages.

Juventus next game:
AC Milan vs Juventus
kick-off time (13-02-2020):

Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 03:45
Jakarta
(Indonesia)
| UTC/GMT+7: 02:45
India (New Delhi) |
UTC/GMT+5.30: 01:15
Italy (Turin) |
UTC/GMT+1: 20:45
Spain
(Madrid) | UTC/GMT+1: 20:45
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+0: 19:45
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 16:45
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-4: 15:45
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-7: 12:45

Sources: ronaldo7.net / juventus.com / sports.yahoo.com / bleacherreport.com

Cristiano Ronaldo wearing Juventus white shirt

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