Juventus 1-1 Verona: Dejan Kulusevski spares new boss Andrea Pirlo a first defeat after Andrea Favilli opens the scoring to threaten Serie A shock as Cristiano Ronaldo stays sidelined
- Juventus escaped a surprise defeat against visitors Verona in Serie A on Sunday
- On-loan forward Andrea Favilli struck after an hour but Dejan Kulusevski levelled
- Juve striker Cristiano Ronaldo was again ruled out as he continues to quarantine
- The result meant I Bianconeri have won only two of their five league games so far
Dejan Kulusevski’s classy strike earned a point for Juventus after Andrea Favilli threatened to give visitors Verona a shock Serie A win at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday.
Sweden midfielder Kulusevski teased Verona’s defence before placing a precise finish beyond Marco Silvestri in the 77th minute to spare Andrea Pirlo a first defeat as Juve boss.
Paulo Dybala and Adrien Rabiot also hit the woodwork late on as I Bianconeri staged a late fightback after falling behind to on-loan Genoa forward Favilli’s goal at the end of a Verona counter-attack on the hour mark.
New Juve boss Andrea Pirlo was unable to call upon Cristiano Ronaldo, who was again absent while he continues to observe quarantine following his positive test for Covid-19, as his side’s unconvincing start to the season continued.
Dejan Kulusevski’s equaliser earned Juventus a point in a 1-1 draw at home to Verona in Serie A
Andrea Favilli (left) handed Verona the lead in the 60th minute following a swift counter-attack