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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 L D D W
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

Friday 12 February

Thursday 11 February

23:55
23:47
23:23
22:35
21:49
21:42
21:21
21:16
21:06
20:39
20:28
19:46
19:32
19:13
18:55
18:53
18:40
18:34
18:20
18:04
17:16
17:15
17:08
17:02
16:59
16:30
16:04
16:01
15:55
15:49
15:19
15:09
14:36
14:22
14:02
13:23
13:17
13:14
12:22
12:21
12:12
11:54
11:49
11:43
11:13
09:56
09:29
08:56
07:33
06:58
06:29
05:03
04:44
04:03
03:36
02:54
02:30
02:05
01:27
01:02
00:57
00:40
00:39
00:29
00:25
00:15

Wednesday 10 February

23:54
23:48
23:41
23:02
22:56
22:28
21:26
20:58
20:54
20:38
20:38
20:32
20:19
20:04
18:50
18:27
18:21
17:51
17:25
17:14
17:10
16:44
16:38
16:31
16:03
15:36
14:32
13:54
13:19
13:09
13:02
12:22
12:07
11:04
10:24
10:23
09:39
09:08
08:33
05:37
04:51
04:12
03:09
02:06
01:10
00:44
00:24
00:24
00:14
00:09

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 24 +34 56
2 24 +30 54
3 24 +19 46
4 24 +10 45
5 24 +18 44
6 24 +9 40
7 25 +0 36
8 24 +0 34
9 24 -3 34
10 24 -3 30
11 24 -3 30
12 24 -2 28
13 24 -4 28
14 24 -16 27
15 24 -13 26
16 24 -4 25
17 24 -7 24
18 24 -18 19
19 24 -26 19
20 25 -21 15

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