Juventus had won all of its games hence far in the season the players had a opportunity to go to the top of the standings due to Sampdoria’s draw. But Juventus couldn’t attain victory against Palermo, obtaining beat down by their Serie A rivals on Sunday 2- at the Renza Barbera Stadium.
This was the Bianconeri’s first loss following winning seven games this season. Nonetheless, the team’s past 3 games have not observed the identical level of football Juve demonstrated at the commence of the season.
Palermo, on the other hand, enjoyed their second triumph of the season soon after defeating Juve, adding one more three points to push themselves to 10th location in the Serie A standings.
Juve played a poor midfield from the beginning of the game, leading to a static offensive that gave the strikers Amauri and Vincenzo Iaquinta no choices of scoring in the very first half. Palermo, on the other hand, had an orderly scheme of play and a fantastic defensive method that gave the group the high energy and consistency required to open the score.
At minute 37, Fabrizio Miccoli made a drive and sent an assist to Edison Cavani, who launched the ball deep into Gianluigi Buffon’s aim to open the score for Palermo. Just 5 minutes later, Fabio Simplicio stole the ball, deflecting Miccoli’s aim-bound straight free-kick to beat Buffon once again. The second goal seemed to seal Juve’s fate. At 2-, the 1st half ended in favor of Rosanero.
Getting into the second half, Amauri opened with a rapidly high drive that gave Juve its initial opportunity, but the attempt went wide. Palermo reacted with Australian Mark Bresciano, who aimed a wide header in the 55th minute. Buffon, nevertheless, was in a position to stop Brescianos attempt. Miccoli responded by shooting inside the area just four minutes later.
Diego, Juve’s Brazilian player, had an opportunity at minute 62, when he curled a cost-free kick against the bar goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, however, was capable to slap the ball out and stop Juve from scoring. Neither Juve nor Palermo have been capable to adjust the score by the end of the game, closing the match with a 2- score in favor of Palermo.
At a press conference following the game, Juventus coach Ciro Ferrara stated that he didn’t have any excuses for his team’s poor functionality against Palermo, acknowledging his players’ several defensive errors and general lack of intensity.
”It is useless to locate an excuse. Absolutely nothing worked for us. Palermo played far better, they showed much more intensity and we have no alibi. I am disappointed but not worried, of course, it is painful but we need to have to appear ahead and overlook about this defeat. We must return to being united and aggressive. We produced so a lot of errors against Palermo and we are bitter and disappointed,” Ferrara mentioned.
Juve midfielder Diego expressed his disappointment at not assisting his group in reaching the best spot in standings. He also graciously praised Palermo’s functionality.
“Sadly, we missed the likelihood to go to the leading of the table. We played against a Palermo side that was quite great defensively, and we did not handle to score against them. We also produced a number of errors and conceded two objectives. Now, we have two weeks in which to operate and rediscover our winning kind right after the break,” Diego said.