Italian Serie A
CesenaCesena2JuventusJuventus2

Cesena 2-2 Juventus

Fernando Llorente (left) and Alvaro Morata
Juve's Fernando Llorente (left) and Alvaro Morata stand dejected after Cesena's equaliser

Serie A leaders Juventus let a 2-1 lead slip and missed a second-half penalty as they were held by plucky Cesena.

The league strugglers, who began the day second from bottom and on 15 points, took the lead when Milan Djuric sidefooted in.

It was 1-1 when Alvaro Morata headed home and Claudio Marchisio stabbed in moments later to give Juve the lead.

Franco Brienza made it 2-2 with a low drive, before Arturo Vidal struck a spot-kick wide of Nicola Leali's goal.

Despite the draw, Massimiliano Allegri's remain seven points ahead of Roma who were held to goalless draw at bottom side Parma.

Roma coach Rudi Garcia said: "If we have any ambitions, we should be winning and not having to settle for a result like this.

Inter's Fredy Guarin
Inter's Fredy Guarin has scored five goals in Serie A this season

"We only hit the target with four of our 20 shots. We're not going to score goals like that."

Elsewhere, Genoa beat Hellas Verona 5-2 for their first win at the Luigi Ferraris stadium since 7 December. They are now in sixth place.

There were mixed fortunes for the mid-table Milan sides. Inter picked up their second win in a row by beating 10-man Atalanta 4-1 - their next match is against Celtic in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Fredy Guarin scored twice, while Xherdan Shaqiri and Rodrigo Palacio grabbed the other goals for Roberto Mancini's men. Yohan Benalouane was sent off for Atalanta.

AC Milan could only draw against Empoli. Mattia Destro scored his first goal for Italian giants before former Middlesbrough forward Massimo Maccarone struck to earn a point.

Line-ups

Cesena

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1Leali
  • 24PericoBooked at 20minsSubstituted forNicaat 60'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 6Lucchini
  • 15Krajnc
  • 33Renzetti
  • 5GiorgiSubstituted forCarboneroat 83'minutes
  • 8De Feudis
  • 77Eduardo de Araujo
  • 11Brienza
  • 92Defrel
  • 18DjuricSubstituted forRodriguezat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Nica
  • 7Carbonero
  • 9Rodriguez
  • 13Gasperi
  • 14Volta
  • 17Magnusson
  • 19Succi
  • 26Mudingayi
  • 30Agliardi
  • 32Moncini
  • 81Bressan

Juventus

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1Buffon
  • 26LichtsteinerBooked at 41mins
  • 19BonucciBooked at 69mins
  • 5Ogbonna
  • 33Evra
  • 8Marchisio
  • 21Pirlo
  • 23VidalSubstituted forComanat 88'minutes
  • 6PogbaSubstituted forPereyraat 75'minutes
  • 9Morata
  • 14LlorenteSubstituted forPepeat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Chiellini
  • 7Pepe
  • 11Coman
  • 15Barzagli
  • 17De Ceglie
  • 20Padoin
  • 27Sturaro
  • 30Storari
  • 34Rubinho
  • 37Pereyra
Referee:
Carmine Russo
Attendance:
23,661

Match Stats

Home TeamCesenaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cesena 2, Juventus 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cesena 2, Juventus 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Carlos Carbonero.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Patrice Evra tries a through ball, but Roberto Pereyra is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Kingsley Coman (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Carlos Carbonero (Cesena).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Simone Pepe (Juventus).

  8. Post update

    Franco Brienza (Cesena) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Roberto Pereyra (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Roberto Pereyra (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Giuseppe De Feudis (Cesena).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Simone Pepe replaces Fernando Llorente.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Kingsley Coman replaces Arturo Vidal.

  14. Booking

    Constantin Nica (Cesena) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Carlos Carbonero (Cesena).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

  18. Post update

    Gregoire Defrel (Cesena) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Roberto Pereyra (Juventus).

  20. Post update

    Francesco Renzetti (Cesena) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 15th February 2015

  • CesenaCesena2JuventusJuventus2
  • AC MilanAC Milan1EmpoliEmpoli1
  • AtalantaAtalanta1Inter MilanInter Milan4
  • GenoaGenoa5Hellas VeronaHellas Verona2
  • RomaRoma0ParmaParma0
  • TorinoTorino1CagliariCagliari1
  • UdineseUdinese0LazioLazio1
  • ChievoChievo2SampdoriaSampdoria1

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