Juventus end Serie A with 2-2 draw at Hellas Verona
Barça's opponents in the Champions League ended their league campaign by picking up a point away from home
With just seven days to go before the Champions League final between Barça and Juventus, la Vecchia Signora have played their last game of the Serie A season. Massimiliano Allegri’s team ended their campaign with a 2-2 draw away at Hellas Verona with the league title already safely in the bag. After success also in the Coppa Italia, the side from Turin, just like Barça, will be looking for an historic treble next Saturday in Berlin.
First half lead
Coach Allegri decide against making wholesale change for the trip to Verona, putting out an eleven replete with many players who are likely to start in the Olympionstadion against FC Barcelona. In an open and entertaining game, both sides had chances to take the lead with form Athletic striker Fernando Llorente hitting the crossbar for the Italian Champions. Three minutes before the break the deadlock was finally broken. Roberto Pereyra put Juventus ahead with an excellent effort into the top corner.
Rafa Márquez helps Verona level
However, just minutes into the second half veteran Luca Toni brought the home side level with his 22nd goal of the campaign in Serie A. Juventus reacted immediately and retook the lead wiht Llorente finally finding the net after good work from Padoin. The side from Turin had the chance to kill off the game when they were awarded a penalty. Unfortunately for Allegri’s side, Carlos Tévez spurned the opportunity to make it 3-1 by missing his spot kick. The league champions were made to pay when deep into injury time 36 year old former blaugrana Rafa Márquez crossed for Juan Gómez to head home and make the final score 2-2.