Football: Bizarre own goal fails to halt Juventus
Published on Feb 17, 2014 5:57 AM
(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.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here