19.08.2018 10:00 - in: Serie A S

    Chievo-Juve: #TALKINGPOINTS

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    Five talking points from the Bianconeri's dramatic opening day 2-3 win in Verona
    1. Berna's late winner!

    Juve left it late, but in the end it was great! Federico Bernardeschi scored a dramatic 93rd minute match-winner that saw the Bianconeri triumph 2-3 in Verona!

    Sami Khedira had given Juve the lead after just three minutes, before Chievo equalised before half-time through Mariusz Stepinski and then went on to lead in the second half via ex-Bianconero, Emanuele Giaccherini. The Old Lady tied things up in the 75th minute when Leonardo Bonucci headed in from the corner to score on his second debut. The drama wasn't over there, Bernardeschi poked home Alex Sandro's cross to seal the comeback!

    2. Juve open early again in Verona

    The last time Juve played away on the opening day to Chievo Verona in the 2014/15 season, the Bianconeri got off the mark early in the sixth minute, with Martin Caceres forcing an own goal from Cristiano Biraghi, which turned out to be the winner as Massimiliano Allegri claimed a 0-1 win on his first game in charge.

    Flash forward to four years later and it was the turn of Sami Khedia to net first in just half the time after three first half minutes. Although the Bianconeri might not have kept a clean sheet the result was the same as Juve came away with all three points.


    Often famed for his tactical eye in selecting vital substitutes, Massimiliano Allegri once again showed his prowess after first sub, Bernardeschi went on to score the winner. Not only that but second sub, Mario Mandzukic had the ball in the net only for his effort to be ruled out by VAR, proving to be a lively presence following his introduction. Final change Emre Can also went close to scoring after just a minute of coming on with the Chievo goalkeeper pulling off a fine stop on the German's diving header.


    After being bought back by Juventus in the summer as their last signing of the transfer window, Leonardo Bonucci scored on his second Bianconeri debut. The defender nodded in Bernadeschi's 75th minute corner to level the scores at 2-2 and it would ultimately go on to be a winning return for the Italian centreback.


    New season, same goalscorer. After breaking the deadlock in a difficult tie in Verona last year, Sami Khedira did the same this season scoring after just three minutes when he reacted quickest from Giorgio Chiellini's knock-down to make it 0-1 to La Vecchia Signora.

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