Juventus suffer shock defeat to Benevento in Serie A

Juventus suffer shock defeat to Benevento in Serie A

Juventus suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Benevento in a Serie A fixture on Sunday. The Bianconeri were the overwhelming favorites to win the match, but they were stunned by a determined Benevento side who played with great passion and intensity.

The match started off evenly, with both sides creating chances in the opening minutes. However, it was Benevento who took the lead in the 25th minute when Adolfo Gaich scored with a stunning header from a corner kick. The Argentine forward rose highest to meet the ball and sent it into the top corner of the net.

Juventus tried to respond and pushed forward in search of an equalizer, but they were unable to break through the Benevento defense. The home side doubled their lead in the 61st minute when Gianluca Lapadula scored with a powerful shot from outside the box.

The Bianconeri continued to push forward and created several more chances, but they were unable to convert them into goals. They finally got on the scoresheet in the 83rd minute when Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot after Aaron Ramsey was fouled inside the box.

Despite the late goal, Juventus were unable to mount a comeback and suffered a 2-1 defeat, which was a major setback in their quest for the Serie A title.

With this defeat, Juventus remain in third place in the Serie A table, seven points behind league leaders Inter Milan. The Bianconeri will need to regroup quickly and bounce back in their upcoming fixtures, including a crucial clash against Napoli next weekend.

Overall, it was a disappointing performance from Juventus, who were outplayed by a determined Benevento side. The fans will be hoping that the team can improve their form in the remainder of the season and mount a serious challenge for the Serie A title.

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