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Juventus beats Triestina 1-0 in the Serie B to erase 17-point penalty

Juventus beats Triestina 1-0 in the Serie B to erase 17-point penalty

Juventus won its sixth straight match in Italy's Serie B and now has two points in 18th place.
Cristiano Zanetti scored the lone goal in the 32nd minute to lead Juventus over Triestina 1-0 Saturday. The Turin team started the season with minus-17 points because of its role in a match-fixing scandal.
"We didn't play particularly well but we won and that is the most important thing," Zanetti said. "We'll take the three points. We need them."
Also, Empoli drew 2-2 with Messina in the Serie A.
Pavel Nedved set up Zanetti's goal with a pinpoint cross from the left.
Triestina has eight points and is in 13th place. Genoa leads the Serie B with 18 points.
Both teams were reduced to 10 men in the second half _ Juventus in the 70th after left back Giorgio Chiellini was sent off for a second yellow card and Triestina 15 minutes later when Davide Marchini was expelled for a dangerous tackle.
Juventus was lucky to come away with the win, with Triestina going close on several occasions.
Defender Michele Mignani had a goal disallowed in the 36th for a foul on Chiellini and Giorgio Kyriazis and Francesco Ruopolo missed from close range in the closing minutes.
Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero remained one goal shy of 200 in his Juventus career.
Juventus next hosts 12th-place Frosinone on Oct. 28.
Empoli, missing six first-choice players through injury, twice came from behind to secure a point at Messina.
Striker Luca Saudati tapped in for the visitors in the 32nd minute after brilliantly controlling the ball with his chest, and midfielder Antonio Busce scored in the 64th off Davide Matteini's assist.
Christian Rigano put Messina ahead in the ninth minute and Japan international Mitsuo Ogasawara added the second in the 50th minute with an angled drive.
Saudati almost won the game in the 65th, but his header went wide.
"The whole team was at fault for both of their goals but we never gave in, which is pleasing," Busce said.
Empoli and Messina both have nine points, but Empoli leads on goal difference.
Cagliari plays Torino later Saturday, while league leader Inter Milan travels to Udinese on Sunday.


Updated : 2021-10-23 16:36 GMT+08:00