World news – GB – Crotone vs Juventus – Football match report – October 18, 2020 – ESPN

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Gab Marcotti reckons 10-man Juventus did enough to secure victory against Crotone (0:47)

Juventus winger Federico Chiesa was sent off on his debut and the Serie A champions also had a goal denied by VAR for offside by the smallest of margins as they were held to a 1-1 draw at the promoted Crotone on Saturday

Chiesa, signed from Fiorentina during the recent transfer window, received a red card for a studs-up challenge on Luca Cigarini on time

Juventus, missing Cristiano Ronaldo after testing positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, believed they scored a winner when Alvaro Morata spun the ball closely in the 77th minute, but a long VAR review showed his heel was offside

Crotone took the lead with a penalty from Simy in the 12th minute before Morata equalized on assist from Chiesa nine minutes later Juve, chasing a 10th consecutive title, have eight points in four games as Crotone collected their first point

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo worried about two more points lost and his team’s « negligence »

Much like in the 2-2 draw at AS Roma three weeks ago, Juve had an uphill battle with a man after Chiesa left

« Unfortunately in the last two matches we were reduced to ten men due to our recklessness so we had to fight but we are a young team that needs more work, » said Pirlo

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Pirlo received his first coaching role in August after Juve sacked Maurizio Sarri and said he still had little time to work with his squad, which includes several young rookies such as Chiesa, Dejan Kulusevski and Weston McKennie

U.S. midfielder McKennie was reported missing on Saturday after returning a positive COVID-19 test, as was Cristiano Ronaldo who tested positive while serving with the Portugal national team

« We have worked very little in the first few months, the players have been part of the national team and the young people need to gain experience by playing these first games, » he said

« So there are going to be times of recklessness, it happens – we have a young, quality team that is still under construction, so we need time and the young people have to make mistakes. had time to oil the machine « 

Juventus, chasing a 10th consecutive title, have eight points from four games and have lost four to leaders AC Milan

« We knew many teams will be fighting for the title, it will be a day to day battle, » ex-Juve midfielder Pirlo said « We have to collect points Unfortunately we are losing some on the road but we will soon be back in front »

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World News – GB – Crotone vs Juventus – Football Match Report – October 18, 2020 – ESPN



SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com/news/world-news-gb-crotone-vs-juventus-football-match-report-october-18-2020-espn/?remotepost=432728

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