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Chiellini sorry for Genoa protests

4 February 2013 18:47

Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini has apologised for criticising the referee after the controversial 1-1 draw against Genoa.

The Italy international had to serve a one-match suspension this weekend after he confronted the officials for their decision not to award his side a penalty, following a handball by Andreas Granqvist.

But reviewing the incident, Chiellini took the time to reflect on the situation and insisted he should have acted differently.

"Even if I could not play because of my injury, I sat out the one-match ban imposed after my reaction at the end of Juventus-Genoa," he told the club's official website.

"Now that the controversy about that match has gone, I would like to apologise publicly for the incident.

"Unfortunately, watching the game from the stands gave me more tension and after the end of the match I reacted too vehemently.

"We players should be the first who give a good example of how to behave on and off the field, so I wanted to apologise to all football and sports fans in general for my behaviour."

The 28-year-old then expressed his delight at Juve's 2-1 win at Chievo on Sunday, despite not being able to contribute.

He added: "Yesterday we won a very important match on a difficult pitch like Verona, which in recent years had always created problems for us.

Juve lead Serie A with a three-point advantage over second-placed Napoli.


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1 - 1

Genoa

D W W L D
Competition
Serie A
Date
26 January 2013
Game week
22
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 1
Venue
Juventus Stadium (Torino)
Attendance
38000

Goals

1 - 0
1 - 1
68' M. Borriello
 (assist by J. Kucka)

Lineups

Substitutes

Sunday 11 December

Saturday 10 December

23:50
22:53
22:42
22:23
21:43
21:19
20:53
20:45
20:26
20:07
19:59
19:49
19:41
19:34
19:25
19:20
19:12
19:09
19:09
19:04
18:57
18:34
18:16
18:13
18:02
17:56
17:55
17:52
17:40
17:34
17:27
17:09
16:43
16:10
16:00
15:59
15:54
15:49
15:28
14:57
14:44
14:11
14:09
13:45
13:10
13:04
12:42
11:34
10:47
10:10
07:42
06:10
04:24
03:33
02:41
01:31
00:45
00:25

Friday 9 December

23:44
23:30
23:30
22:13
20:27
20:24
19:50
19:37
19:31
19:29
19:01
18:20
17:36
17:34
17:20
17:06
16:38
16:35
16:27
16:27
16:13
16:03
15:58
15:33
15:23
15:22
14:59
14:53
14:45
14:39
14:32
14:07
13:57
13:51
13:17
12:53
12:37
12:16
12:14
12:13
11:21
10:57
10:06
09:33
08:57
06:11
05:48
04:42
04:27
03:57
02:46
02:21
01:38
00:16
00:05

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 15 +19 36
2 15 +19 32
3 15 +8 32
4 16 +12 31
5 15 +12 28
6 15 +7 28
7 15 +12 25
8 14 +6 23
9 16 -2 22
10 15 +1 21
11 14 +2 20
12 15 -9 20
13 15 -2 19
14 15 -4 18
15 15 -6 17
16 15 -8 16
17 15 -17 10
18 16 -16 9
19 16 -16 8
20 15 -18 6

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