Juventus’ depressing begin to the Serie A season continued as they misplaced 2-1 at Hellas Verona on Saturday, with an early double from Giovanni Simeone dropping Massimiliano Allegri’s facet to ninth within the standings.
Giovanni Simeone, eldest son of Atletico Madrid supervisor Diego Simeone, scored 4 in final weekend’s 4-1 win over Lazio, and he added two extra objectives inside 14 minutes in Veneto.
The primary was a poacher’s end from shut vary and the second was a sensational, dipping effort from distance to stun a static Juve defence.
Allegri rang the adjustments within the second half as he seemed to show issues round, with one in all his substitutes — American Weston McKennie – firing house 10 minutes from time.
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The guests couldn’t discover an equaliser, nevertheless, as they slipped to their second league defeat in 4 days to remain 13 factors behind leaders Napoli having performed one recreation extra, whereas Verona climbed to eighth with a deserved victory.
Elsewhere in Serie A on Saturday, Atalanta got here from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw with Lazio in Bergamo, Marten de Roon incomes the hosts a degree within the 94th minute.
Juve seemed to have turned issues round following their disappointing begin to the season as they went into their midweek conflict with Sassuolo unbeaten in 9 video games in all competitions.
However the results of a shock 2-1 house loss on Wednesday had not worn off by the point they took to the sector in Verona, as Simone capitalised on slack defending to place the hosts in entrance after 11 minutes.
Three minutes later Simeone arrowed a superb strike into the highest nook from 20 metres, changing into solely the seventh participant in Serie A historical past to attain two or extra objectives towards Juventus in the identical recreation for 3 completely different sides — Genoa, Cagliari and Verona.
Juventus have now conceded not less than 15 objectives of their first 11 Serie A matches of the season for the primary time since 1961-62.Till McKennie’s effective end Juve didn’t actually appear to be scoring, and so they solely had one good likelihood to grab a lucky level when Paulo Dybala was denied by a effective save from house goalkeeper Lorenzo Montipo within the dying minutes.