Juventus‘ winning run continued in Serie A Matchday 14 as they moved back into the top four with a narrow 1-0 win away at bottom-placed Hellas Verona. Moise Kean got the only goal of a game that wasn’t lacking in controversy.
Massimiliano Allegri has now led his Juventus side to five straight wins in Serie A. Despite losing each of the three Champions League games they played in that time to fall into the Europa League, the Bianconeri have climbed back up the Serie A table.
On Thursday, though, it didn’t always look as though Juventus were going to have it all their own way and Verona, despite being bottom of the table and with just one win all season, were up for the fight and seemed as though they might have been able to frustrate their visitors. That was the case until Kean opened the scoring after an hour had been played at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.
Verona’s first penalty shout came with 15 minutes to play as the ball struck Danilo’s arm in the box. But Miguel Veloso’s shot had deflected up onto the defender from very close range and nothing was given. Veloso was booked for dissent. Eight minutes later they were awarded a spot kick for a Leonardo Bonucci foul on Simone Verdi, but the decision was overturned after VAR had intervened.
Alex Sandro, who came on in the 79th minute, was cautioned in the 81st and sent off for a second booking in the 92nd.