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Newz Forum: SOCCER: Italian Serie A results 06/11/04

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posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 10:17 AM
Juventus suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday, going down 2-1 to 10-man Reggina.

Juve coach Fabio Capello, who replaced Marcello Lippi in the summer, had been unbeaten in nine Serie A matches and won all four Champions League games with the club having conceded only two goals in 13 matches.

However, on Saturday they were downed as both Giuseppe Colucci and Marco Zamboni registered for the hosts from Reggio Calabria either side of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's equaliser. Colucci was later dismissed but Reggina hung on for the points. Juve still lead Serie A by five points although defending champions AC Milan could trim it to two on Sunday when they host Roma at the San Siro.

In Saturday's other game, Brescia beat Chievo 1-0 thanks to a goal from substitute Markus Schopp.

A dour affair looked destined for a goalless draw when the Austrian midfielder latched onto a Marius Stankevicius knockdown, before turning brilliantly and firing past a despairing Luca Marchegiani into the corner of the net.

Schopp's strike lit up a match otherwise bereft of entertainment, with both sides betraying their fragile confidence after poor recent runs in the league. Brescia followed a home loss to Siena with defeat at Livorno last weekend, while Chievo's great start to the season must have seem a distant memory after adding this loss to consecutive defeats to Sampdoria and league leaders Juventus.



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