Post subject: Hellas Verona 2-1 Juventus
8. May 2016, 23:08
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| Hellas Verona completed a surprise 2-1 win over Juventus at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi in their Sunday evening Serie A meeting.
Luca Toni put the hosts in front before Federico Viviani added a second with Paulo Dybala netting a late consolation goal in stoppage time.
The first clear opportunity on goal came shortly before the half hour mark when midfielder Viviani fired a powerful shot towards the Bianconeri goal, but stand-in goalkeeper Neto was there to deny the Gialloblu a surprise lead.
Much of the attention going into the game was on Luca Toni, playing the last home game of his career, and the 38 year-old almost scored early on. Luca Siligardi found the striker after dashing into the area, and Toni struck first time but saw Neto help the shot onto the post.
After all their early forays into the Old Lady penalty area, Verona finally had something to cheer about. Alex Sandro gave away a penalty with a clumsy foul on Eros Pisano, and up stepped Toni. The former Juventus man delicately chipped the ball past Neto and the Gialloblu had the lead going into half time.
In the second half it got even better for Verona a great move involving Toni saw Artur Ionita pick out Viviani in the middle, who thundered his shot past Neto to double their lead.
The Bianconeri woke up after conceding the second, Simone Zaza forcing a save from Pierluigi Gollini who tipped the shot onto the upright. Paulo Dybala was next to test Gollini, forcing the goalkeeper into pushing the ball out for a corner
Zaza put the ball in the back of the net only for the offside flag to deny him. In the dying minutes Alex Sandro was shown a second yellow and sent off, and Filip Helander gave away a late penalty which Dybala converted moments before the whistle.