Ten-man Juventus held to 1-1 draw by Crotone as Alvaro Morata scores first goal since his return

Juventus winger Federico Chiesa was sent off on his debut and the Serie A champions also had a goal disallowed by VAR for offside by the tiniest of margins as they were held to a 1-1 draw at promoted Crotone on Saturday.

Chiesa, signed from Fiorentina during the recent transfer window, was given a straight red card for a studs-up challenge on Luca Cigarini on the hour.

Juventus, missing Cristiano Ronaldo after he tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, thought they had scored a winner when Alvaro Morata turned the ball in from close range in the 77th minute but a long VAR review showed his heel was offside.

Crotone had taken the lead with a Simy penalty in the 12th minute before Morata levelled from Chiesa’s assist nine minutes later. Juve, chasing a 10th straight title, have eight points from four games while Crotone picked up their first point

Alvaro Morata scored his first goal since returning to Juventus as they drew 1-1 with Crotone

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 Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo gave the newly-promoted side an unlikely lead from the spot

 

 

A reduced number of spectators were allowed into the Ezio Scida Stadium for the clash

Federico Chiesa was sent off on his debut for the Serie A Champions with half an hour to play

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