Serie A: Juventus held to a draw in Ronaldo’s absence

Juventus drew for the fifth time in nine Serie A games this season as they were held by promoted minnows Benevento who are coached by former Juventus striker, Filippo Inzaghi.

The game was paused in the 10th minute for a round of applause in tribute to Diego Maradona. 

Andrea Pirlo’s Juve – who rested Cristiano Ronaldo – led through Alvaro Morata’s low drilled effort.

Gaetano Letizia levelled on the stroke of half-time with a volley from Arthur’s half-clearance.

Paulo Dybala missed a late chance to win the game and Juve had Morata sent off for dissent at the final whistle.

Juventus – who have won nine consecutive titles – sit in fifth place after four wins and five draws so far.

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