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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

W W D W L
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

Thursday 30 October

15:30
15:12
13:53
13:30
13:01
12:44
12:40
12:37
12:23
12:16
12:09
12:08
12:00
11:54
11:48
11:45
11:39
11:33
11:30
11:17
11:00
10:04
09:58
09:47
09:39
06:03
05:44
04:52
04:45
04:37
03:57
03:34
02:53
02:51
02:03
01:43
00:35
00:18
00:17
00:09
00:04
00:00
00:00

Wednesday 29 October

23:52
23:31
23:00
22:59
22:54
22:49
22:47
22:39
22:25
21:51
20:50
20:32
20:27
19:29
19:14
18:18
17:58
17:49
17:40
17:23
16:46
16:30
15:25
14:50
14:15
14:04
13:20
13:04
12:36
12:22
11:08
11:05
10:39
10:35
09:31
06:45
05:05
03:04
01:31
01:31
00:09
00:03

Tuesday 28 October

23:57
23:51
23:43
23:33
23:21
23:09
22:53
22:42
22:25
21:02
19:54
19:21
18:29
17:34
17:23
16:28
16:04
15:36
14:35
14:07
13:14
12:44
12:36
11:51
11:37
10:40
10:39
10:09
09:30
09:25
07:18
06:01
03:49
03:20
02:49
02:42
02:29
02:03
01:55
01:04
00:55
00:49

Serie A table

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

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