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Soccer-Chiesa sent off on debut as Juve held at Crotone

18 Oct 2020 / 10:08 H.

    CROTONE, Italy, Oct 17 (Reuters) - 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. (Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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