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Football: Bizarre own goal fails to halt Juventus

Published on Feb 17, 2014 5:57 AM
 
Juventus' Fernando Llorente (second left) celebrates with team mates after scoring against Chievo Verona during their Italian Serie A soccer match at Juventus Stadium in Turin on Feb 16, 2014. A bizarre own goal briefly gave Serie A leaders Juventus the jitters, triggering memories of last week's dramatic collapse at Verona, before they recovered to beat lowly Chievo 3-1 on Sunday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - A bizarre own goal briefly gave Serie A leaders Juventus the jitters, triggering memories of last week's dramatic collapse at Verona, before they recovered to beat lowly Chievo 3-1 on Sunday.

Third-placed Napoli, who have been exasperatingly inconsistent all season, also avoided any slip-ups winning 2-0 away to Sassuolo.

There was plenty of drama lower down the table as struggling nine-man Livorno won 2-1 at Cagliari, Genoa hit back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Udinese and Parma thumped Atalanta 4-0 away.

Catania moved off the bottom with a shock 3-1 win at home to Lazio, with Stefano Mauri scoring his first goal for the visitors since completing a six-month ban for failing to report match-fixing in 2011.

 
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