(EFE) – Czech Antonin Barak avoided the defeat of Verona and the triumph of Juventus (1-1), which put the clash at the Marc’Antonio Bentegodi stadium on track with Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal.
The draw represents a slowdown in the progression of Andrea Pirlo’s team, in full pursuit of the leadership held by Inter.
It was a step backwards for Juventus that seemed to set their course back last weekend when they beat Crotone.
The champion, who could not count on Álvaro Morata, who was out due to illness, unblocked the game at the start of the second half, when Cristiano beat goalkeeper Marco Silvestri with a shot after receiving a pass from Federico Chiesa.
The Turin team did not close the match and the local team took advantage of their opportunity to neutralize the Portuguese goal. It was in the 78th minute thanks to Barak’s success to a pass from Serbian Dejan Lazovic.
Juventus did not undo the equalizer that left Verona with just one point, insufficient to accentuate the persecution of Inter. The champion is seven points behind Inter, who host Genoa on Sunday and who can increase their income.