Juventus’ Title Hopes Dealt Major Blow With Defeat To Lowly Benevento

Juventus’ Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci (TopL) goes for a header during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus Turin vs Benevento on March 21, 2021 at the Juventus stadium in Turin.
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Juventus’s hopes of winning a 10th consecutive Serie A title took a major blow on Sunday with a 1-0 defeat against lowly Benevento.

Argentine forward Adolfo Gaich scored the only goal after 69 minutes following a bad backpass from Juventus midfielder Arthur.

Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo waits after Benevento opened the scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus Turin vs Benevento on March 21, 2021 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. Marco BERTORELLO / AFP

 

Andrea Pirlo’s side stay third, 10 points behind leaders Inter Milan whose match against Sassuolo was postponed because of a Covid outbreak among the league leaders.

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Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo waits after Benevento opened the scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus Turin vs Benevento on March 21, 2021 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. Marco BERTORELLO / AFP

 

It was the fourth league defeat for Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus, who have 11 games left to play this season.

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