Serie A: Adolfo Gaich’s purpose offers hammer blow to Juventus’ title hopes in Benevento win

Serie A: Adolfo Gaich’s purpose offers hammer blow to Juventus’ title hopes in Benevento win

Argentine ahead Adolfo Gaich scored the one purpose after 69 minutes following a nasty go throughout the penalty space from Juventus midfielder Arthur.

Serie A: Adolfo Gaich's goal deals hammer blow to Juventus' title hopes in Benevento win

Adolfo Gaich celebrates after scoring towards Juventus. AP

Milan: Juventus’s hopes of profitable a tenth consecutive Serie A title took one other blow on Sunday with a 1-0 loss to lowly Benevento.

Argentine ahead Adolfo Gaich scored the one purpose after 69 minutes following a nasty go throughout the penalty space from Juventus midfielder Arthur.

Andrea Pirlo’s aspect keep third, 10 factors behind Inter Milan whose match towards Sassuolo was postponed due to a Covid outbreak on the league leaders.

It was the fourth league defeat for Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus, who’ve 11 video games left to play this season, and one other blow after their Champions League last-16 exit to Porto this month.

Ronaldo had scored a hat-trick final trip towards Cagliari within the league, to convey his tally to a document 770 profession objectives in official matches.

And the 36-year-old was introduced with a ‘GOAT’ jersey by membership president Andrea Agnelli earlier than kick-off for breaking Brazil legend Pele’s official document.

However the Serie A high scorer with 23 league objectives this season drew a clean within the Allianz Stadium with Benevento goalkeeper Lorenzo Montipo pulling off a string of fantastic saves.

Ronaldo despatched huge minutes into the sport with Montipo denied Spaniard Alvaro Morata an opener after half an hour.

Ronaldo had the ball within the internet earlier than the break however was dominated offside.

Benevento broke by means of following a horrendous Arthur go in the direction of Danilo throughout the face of purpose which fell quick with Argentine Gaich pouncing for his second purpose in 5 video games since arriving on mortgage from CSKA Moscow.

Federico Chiesa had penalty appeals for a Daam Foulon problem overruled amid protests from the whole Juventus group.

Montipo denied Ronaldo twice late on, first from shut vary with 10 minutes to go, and once more on 90 minutes with Danilo then sending the rebound over.

After holding Juventus 1-1 of their final assembly, Sixteenth-placed Benevento earned a earlier three factors of their combat towards relegation.

Juventus are equal on factors with Atalanta who bounced again after their Champions League exit to Actual Madrid with a 2-0 win at Hellas Verona to consolidate fourth place.

Ruslan Malinovskyi scored the primary from the penalty spot after a Federico Dimarco handball on 33 minutes in Verona.

Duvan Zapata added a second earlier than the break, after an earlier effort hit the submit, the Colombian sweeping the ball previous Marco Silvestri into an empty internet.

Ivan Juric’s Chievo had gained the reverse fixture by the identical scoreline in Bergamo again in November.

The Verona coach was serving a touchline ban this time and Gian Piero Gasperini shocked with a four-man defence as an alternative of his most popular three.

Zapata spearheaded the Atalanta assault with Luis Muriel and Josip Ilicic each beginning on the bench earlier than approaching for the ultimate quarter of an hour.

“There are various groups preventing for the Champions League. We are the underdogs however we’ll battle to the top,” mentioned Gasperini.

“We hope there will not be any issues as occurs through the worldwide break and gamers return match.”

Atalanta are 5 factors forward of each Napoli and Roma who face one another in a while Sunday, whereas Verona fell to a 3rd successive defeat to remain ninth.

Lazio additionally recovered from the Champions League elimination to Bayern Munich with a 1-0 win at Udinese because of an Adam Marusic purpose seven minutes earlier than the break.

The Romans are six factors off fourth place and the elite European berths.

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