january 26, 2013 • 04:56 PM

Juventus draws 1-1 with lowly Genoa in Serie A

Serie A leaders Juventus drew with 18th place Genoa in Turin.
Foto: Reuters In English

Defending champion Juventus again slipped up in the Serie A title race as it was held to 1-1 by struggling Genoa on Saturday.

After a first half entirely devoid of a shot on target, Juventus broke the deadlock 10 minutes after halftime when Fabio Quagliarella tapped in Stephan Lichtsteiner's cross.

However, Genoa drew level in the 68th minute when former Juventus striker Marco Borriello dove low to head in Juraj Kucka's cross, nine minutes after coming off the bench. It was Borriello's 6th goal of the campaign.

Juventus had several chances to snatch all three points and substitute Sebastian Giovinco's free kick crashed off the left post eight minutes from time.

Juventus is six points ahead of Lazio, which drew 1-1 against Chievo Verona, and Napoli, which travels to Parma on Sunday.

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