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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

L W W D 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

Saturday 25 April

Friday 24 April

23:54
23:34
23:29
22:57
22:25
22:06
20:57
20:23
20:14
19:58
19:14
18:33
18:15
18:05
17:52
17:38
17:05
16:59
16:56
16:49
16:48
16:26
16:18
16:00
15:53
15:32
15:26
15:09
14:37
14:24
14:08
13:42
13:39
13:33
13:28
13:21
12:28
12:13
11:49
11:47
11:19
10:46
09:14
08:25
06:47
06:39
04:41
03:49
03:07
01:47
01:44
00:39
00:37
00:01

Thursday 23 April

23:49
23:12
23:11
23:07
22:58
22:31
20:35
19:59
19:57
19:24
19:02
18:54
18:26
18:08
17:59
17:33
17:32
17:10
17:00
16:56
16:46
16:42
16:30
16:20
16:16
16:09
16:09
15:56
15:55
15:44
15:30
15:28
15:07
14:37
14:20
13:59
13:43
13:14
13:13
12:54
12:24
12:21
12:10
12:05
11:45
11:36
11:18
11:04
10:08
09:36
07:35
06:50
06:42
05:56
05:20
05:09
04:07
04:07
03:53
03:48
01:42
00:51
00:51

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 31 +44 73
2 31 +28 58
3 31 +19 58
4 31 +16 53
5 31 +7 50
6 31 +8 49
7 31 +7 44
8 31 +3 44
9 31 +7 43
10 31 +9 42
11 31 -1 41
12 31 -9 36
13 31 -9 36
14 31 -17 36
15 31 -8 35
16 31 -6 34
17 31 -15 30
18 31 -25 23
19 31 -26 21
20 31 -32 13

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