Italian Serie A
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Verona 2-2 Juventus

Luca Toni celebrates

Verona came from 2-0 down to hold runaway leaders Juventus to a draw.

Carlos Tevez put the visitors in front with a first-time finish after Rafael parried a Kwadwo Asamoah cross, and added a second from Paul Pogba's pass.

Former Juve striker Luca Toni pulled one back with a header and was denied a leveller by a diving Gianluigi Buffon.

But with seconds remaining of injury time, Juanito headed Romulo's cross past Buffon to deny Juve the chance to go 11 points clear at the top.

Earlier in stoppage time, they were denied a penalty when Stephan Lichtsteiner appeared to handle in the box under pressure from Toni.

It was a result that looked highly unlikely at half-time, when Juve led 2-0 having had 71% of the possession, and eight shots to fifth-placed Verona's none.

Juventus, who gave a debut to Southampton loan signing Dani Osvaldo, remain nine points above second-placed Roma, who were held 0-0 in the capital city derby with Lazio and have a game in hand on the Turin side.

It is just the second time Juve have dropped points in 15 Serie A matches, with last month's 1-1 draw at Lazio the only other league game they have not won since October.

Tevez, a summer signing from Manchester City, is the second top-scorer in Serie A this season with 13 goals, one behind Fiorentina's sidelined striker Giuseppe Rossi.

Line-ups

Verona

  • 1Bittencourt Pinheiro
  • 29CacciatoreSubstituted forGomez Talebat 86'minutes
  • 3Albertazzi
  • 30DonadelSubstituted forCiriglianoat 69'minutes
  • 18Moras
  • 25Marques PintoBooked at 83mins
  • 2Orestes Caldeira
  • 10HallfredssonBooked at 90mins
  • 9Toni
  • 15Iturbe
  • 11JankovicSubstituted forMartinhoat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Pillud
  • 5Donati
  • 6Martinho
  • 7Marquinho
  • 8Cacia
  • 12Andrade
  • 14Cirigliano
  • 21Gomez Taleb
  • 23González
  • 26Sala
  • 33Agostini
  • 98Borra

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 22AsamoahSubstituted forPelusoat 80'minutes
  • 3ChielliniSubstituted forOgbonnaat 75'minutes
  • 19Bonucci
  • 4Cáceres
  • 21Pirlo
  • 6Pogba
  • 14LlorenteSubstituted forOsvaldoat 66'minutes
  • 10Tévez
  • 23Vidal

Substitutes

  • 5Ogbonna
  • 7Pepe
  • 8Marchisio
  • 9Vucinic
  • 12Giovinco
  • 13Peluso
  • 18Osvaldo
  • 20Padoin
  • 30Storari
  • 33Isla
  • 34Rubinho
Referee:
Daniele Doveri
Attendance:
25,140

Match Stats

Home TeamVeronaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Verona 2, Juventus 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Verona 2, Juventus 2.

Goal!

Goal! Verona 2, Juventus 2. Juan Gomez Taleb (Verona) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rômulo with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Andrea Pirlo (Juventus).

Juan Iturbe (Verona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Federico Peluso (Juventus).

Vangelis Moras (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Booking

Emil Hallfredsson (Verona) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Luca Toni (Verona).

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

Rômulo (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Emil Hallfredsson (Verona).

Attempt missed. Luca Toni (Verona) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Emil Hallfredsson.

Substitution

Substitution, Verona. Juan Gomez Taleb replaces Fabrizio Cacciatore.

Foul by Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus).

Rafael Marques (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Rafael Marques.

Attempt blocked. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Arturo Vidal (Juventus) because of an injury.

Booking

Rafael Marques (Verona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Arturo Vidal (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rafael Marques (Verona).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Federico Peluso replaces Kwadwo Asamoah.

Offside, Verona. Emil Hallfredsson tries a through ball, but Raphael Martinho is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Vangelis Moras (Verona) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rômulo with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Verona. Conceded by Kwadwo Asamoah.

Attempt saved. Luca Toni (Verona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Fabrizio Cacciatore with a headed pass.

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

Fabrizio Cacciatore (Verona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Juventus. Carlos Tévez tries a through ball, but Kwadwo Asamoah is caught offside.

Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luca Toni (Verona).

Attempt saved. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Angelo Ogbonna replaces Giorgio Chiellini because of an injury.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Rafael Marques.

Attempt blocked. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Tévez.

Attempt missed. Emil Hallfredsson (Verona) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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