Benevento and Juventus draw in Serie A: Benevento hold 10-men Juventus to a draw in an injury time spectacle

Benevento and Juventus draw in Serie A: Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus had a tough time facing Benevento away in the 9th game week of the Serie A season.

In a match that was thoroughly dominated by Juventus, Alvaro Morata opened the scoring in the 21st minute to give the visitors the lead. This was was, however, canceled by Benevento’s Gaetano Letizia in the injury time of the first half.

The visitors enjoyed 64% of possession and had a total of 16 shots against the opposition. The second half saw Benevento step back and defend against Pirlo’s men.

It was a bittersweet game for the striker Alvaro Morata. He said something to the referee in the 90+7 minute and received a red card as the match ended.

Match Details
Match – Benevento vs Juventus
Date –  Nov 28, 2020
Time –  10:30 PM (IST)

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Match Facts

Both star names in their playing days, current Benevento and Juventus coach Inzaghi and Andrea Pirlo played 156 league matches as teammates at AC Milan.

Under Pirlo and predecessor Maurizio Sarri, Juve have not won in three of their last four away games against newly-promoted teams.

Their formerly water-tight defensive unit has been the chief culprit, as they have shipped 17 goals in that spell, at an ugly average of nearly two a game.

Fortunately, rookie coach Pirlo has a relentlessly efficient wellspring of goals to mitigate such deficiencies – the inimitable Cristiano Ronaldo.

Head to Head

Benevento and Juventus have only faced each other twice in Serie A, as this is the Stregoni’s second-ever season in the top-flight.

The Bianconeri did the double over their opponents in the 2017-18 season, winning 2-1 at home before a 4-2 win at the Ciro Vigorito.

Benevento form: LLLLW

Juventus form: WWDWW

Juventus possible lineup: Wojciech Szczesny (GK); Danilo, Matthijs de Ligt, Alex Sandro; Federico Chiesa, Weston McKennie, Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dejan Kulusevski, Alvaro Morata

Benevento possible lineup: Lorenzo Montipo (GK); Christian Maggio, Kamil Glik, Luca Caldirola, Federico Barba; Riccardo Improta, Pasquale Schiattarella, Perparim Hetemaj; Roberto Insigne, Artur Ionita; Gabriele Moncini.