Juventus made a winning start to the defence of their Italian Serie A title with a 1-0 victory at Chievo, although the scoreline failed to reflect their dominance in Verona.
An own goal by goalkeeper Franceso Bardi in the sixth minute of the game was ultimately all that was between the two sides at the Stadio Bentegodi, but new Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri could draw many positives from his side’s performance.vKingsley Coman put in a stirring display on his debut, with Arturo Vidal also showing no ill-effects of a knee injury which had seen him miss most of pre-season.
Roma, who were Juventus’ nearest challengers in Serie A last year, also got off to a winning start with a 2-0 triumph over Fiorentina at the Stadio Olimpico. Radja Nainggolan and ex-Arsenal man Gervinho were the architects of La Viola’s downfall, with both men getting on the scoresheet and also having a hand in both goals.
Ashley Cole,Cheap Fifa Coins, Juan Manuel Iturbe and Davide Astori made their debuts for the Giallorossi, who will be keen to reduce the 17-point gap they had behind Juve last year this time around.