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      13.02.2014 20:23 - in: Serie A S

      Last time out against Chievo

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      Juve were faced with having to make a comeback for the fourth game in a row, but managed it once again through Fabio Quagliarella and a little help from Alessandro Bernadini at the Bentegodi

      After a triumphant victory over Hellas Verona three days previously, on 25 September 2013 the Bianconeri pulled off their second consecutive 2-1 comeback win over a team from the Venetian city, Chievo Verona the victims this time.

      The game began brightly. Fernando Llorente was first to go close, volleying over from the edge of the area after controlling a long ball well on his thigh, and Paul Pogba wasn’t far away either with a diving header soon afterwards.

      But it was first blood to the Gialloblu, Cyril Thereau leaving Gigi Buffon with little chance as he swept a first-time shot into the corner from just inside the area.

      A curling Andrea Pirlo effort, a penalty call turned down, a Fabio Quagliarella long-range belter and a Llorente header later, the half-time whistle blew. Advantage to Giuseppe Sannino’s men.

      But an equaliser had been coming, and it arrived just two minutes after the break: Quagliarella was quickest onto the rebound after Gialloblu goalkeeper Christian Puggioni spilled his header, and managed to prod the ball home through a tight gap under pressure from a number of defenders.

      With the wind in their sails, the Bianconeri refused to leave Puggioni in peace, making their eventual possession share of 71 per cent show as a Chiellini shot from all of 35 yards forced him into a particularly strong save.

      After such a vigorous search for a winner, in the end it was Alessandro Bernadini who provided it for them, unable to stop himself from directing a dangerous Pogba cross into the home net in the 64th minute.

      It was a wonderful moment for the travelling fans, and it meant the Bianconeri maintained their unbeaten start to the season, setting themselves up nicely to go on and win the Derby della Mole against Torino at the weekend.

      Speaking after the game, the scorer of the crucial equaliser was pleased with the effect it had on unlocking the clash.

      And Juve boss Antonio Conte was equally contented with another spirited outing.

      To see for yourself how it panned out when Juve last took on Chievo before the teams meet again on Sunday, here are the highlights of the clash at the Bentegodi.

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