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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 L L 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

Tuesday 24 January

21:53
21:39
20:50
20:16
19:35
19:09
19:00
18:51
18:35
18:35
18:22
17:48
17:24
17:04
16:53
16:47
15:44
14:36
14:11
14:09
13:10
12:57
12:40
12:18
11:47
11:11
10:00
09:25
05:22
04:12
02:02
01:28
00:56
00:34

Monday 23 January

23:58
22:58
21:56
21:51
21:47
21:22
20:20
18:47
18:04
17:21
17:09
17:09
16:59
16:28
16:04
15:35
15:03
14:57
14:34
14:24
14:21
14:07
14:01
13:59
13:51
12:31
12:07
12:04
11:42
11:20
10:49
10:13
09:34
08:59
08:16
04:47
04:46
04:46
02:31
01:46
01:20
00:59
00:58
00:20

Sunday 22 January

23:47
23:28
23:12
23:03
22:53
22:18
22:12
21:58
21:27
20:54
20:52
20:27
20:11
19:56
19:44
19:33
19:07
18:55
18:41
18:32
18:27
18:15
18:10
17:57
17:36
17:27
17:03
16:39
16:34
16:08
15:51
15:27
15:22
14:58
14:24
14:09
13:57
12:05
11:11
10:49
10:00
06:12
02:49
02:43
01:59
01:48
00:09

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 20 +26 48
2 21 +24 47
3 21 +23 44
4 21 +11 40
5 21 +11 39
6 21 +9 38
7 20 +7 37
8 20 +8 33
9 21 +7 30
10 20 -5 26
11 21 -14 26
12 21 -3 25
13 21 -9 25
14 21 -4 24
15 21 -5 24
16 21 -5 24
17 21 -14 21
18 20 -20 10
19 21 -24 10
20 20 -23 9

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