Federico Chiesa was dispatched on his Juventus debut as the Cristiano Ronaldo-less Serie A champs attracted 1-1 with Crotone on Saturday.
Bereft of the talismanic Ronaldo, that is self-isolating after testing favorable for COVID-19 while on global responsibility with Portugal, Juve looked much from their best at Stadio Ezio Scida.
Alvaro Morata’s first goal because rejoining the club on loan from Atletico Madrid counteracted Simy’s very early penalty for the hosts, yet their hopes of going on to claim all three points were struck with half an hour remaining when Chiesa, that joined on financing from Fiorentina on transfer target date day, obtained a straight red card.
Juve – whose expert goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made his 650th Serie An appearance – believed they had won it late on thanks to a close-range coating from Morata however he was considered to be offside after a prolonged VAR review.
Crotone began with a spring in their step as well as were awarded after 11 minutes when Simy brushed residence from the penalty area after Leonardo Bonucci had been rated to have actually fouled Arkadiusz Reca inside the area.
Juve bounced back nine mins later on when Morata moved house from four lawns after being selected by Chiesa.
Manolo Portanova – making his opening night considering that May 2019 – was refuted by Alex Cordaz at his close to blog post soon before the interval, while at the other end Buffon rejected Pedro Pereira.
Rodrigo Bentancur flashed an effort wide immediately after the reboot prior to Luca Cigarini whipped wide of Buffon’s left-hand message from an encouraging position on the edge of the location.
Chiesa after that saw red for a late challenge on Cigarini, although Andrea Pirlo’s men almost swiped ahead right after when Morata snapped a header onto the article.
The Spain demonstrator was rejected a 2nd inside the closing 15 minutes, with a VAR review showing that he was marginally offside when he transformed home Juan Cuadrado’s low sphere right into the area.
A factor relocates Juve up to fourth, four points behind leaders Milan, while Crotone are off all-time low after grabbing their very first point of the period