VAR causes mass confusion AGAIN as Fiorentina denied penalty against Juventus

Allegri And Buffon Reach Juventus Landmarks

Allegri And Buffon Reach Juventus Landmarks

Referee Marco Guida initially awarded Fiorentina a penalty in the 18th minute after Giorgio Chiellini appeared to handle the ball.

But three minutes later - with Jordan Veretout waiting to take the kick - Guida reversed the decision after a VAR consultation and awarded a free-kick to Juve for offside instead.

Six-time defending Italian-league champion Juventus has provisionally moved into first place with a 2-0 victory over Fiorentina here.

Juventus' forward Federico Bernardeschi (right) outruns Fiorentina's Croatian midfielder Milan Badelj during the italian Serie A football match Fiorentina vs Juventus at the Atemio Franchi stadium in Florence on Saturday.

Since losing 3-2 to Sampdoria on 19 November, Juve have recorded 15 shutouts in all competitions - including clean sheets against Barcelona, Napoli, Inter and Roma.

The champions broke the deadlock 10 minutes into the second half thanks to a strike from Federico Bernardeschi.

"It's never easy to win here", the striker told Sky Sport Italia.

But they benefited from weird officiating in the first half.

The visitors, however, struggled throughout the first half, failing to create any danger on one end while fending off attacking forays by Fiorentina down both wings.

Gianluigi Buffon played his 500th league match (Serie A and Serie B) with Juventus. "The wait was long and luckily the penalty was taken away, I thought there was a foul on the action before but then many other things are seen on TV", continued Allegri.

"We didn't have a brilliant game, but we didn't concede either".

Fiorentina remain in 11th position on 31 points after their third loss in four games.

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