The Argentine Giovanni Simeone, after the poker he signed last Sunday against Lazio, was once again the protagonist with a double that gave Hellas Verona a 2-1 victory against Juventus, who suffered their second consecutive defeat and finished seventh in the Serie A table, thirteen points behind the lead and with one more game.
El Cholito, son of Atlético Madrid coach Diego Pablo Simeone, confirmed his astonishing numbers against Juventus, to whom he has already endorsed six goals in his career, wearing the shirts of Verona, Cagliari and Genoa.
The Argentine forward, born in Buenos Aires in 1995, reached eight goals in Serie A and is just one target behind the top scorer, Ciro Immobile.
At the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, it only took fourteen minutes to put the signature on a historic double. He broke the equality in the 11th minute by scoring at pleasure after picking up a loose ball in the penalty area and, three minutes later, he signed a marvel from outside the area.
It gave a 2-0 advantage to a Verona that completely surpassed Juventus, in which the plays of Argentine Paulo Dybala and the effort at the service of the Spanish Álvaro Morata team were not enough.
Massimiliano Allegri’s team, who had lost 1-2 last Wednesday at home to Sassuolo, returned to play a gray game, lacking in ideas and speed.
The Juventine team increased the pace after being injured with the 0-2 and their drive culminated in the 80 with a goal from the American Weston McKennie, who jumped onto the field in the second half and restored hope to the Turin team.
Dybala had run into the crossbar in the first half and his powerful left-foot from outside the area in the final minutes was knocked off a squad by goalkeeper Lorenzo Montipó. There the Juventine hopes to avoid a new defeat, the fourth of the course, ended.
Juventus, after eleven games, is seventh and can finish 16 points behind Naples and Milan, who share the lead and who play this Sunday respectively against Salernitana and Roma. EFE (HN)