Ten-man Juventus held to 1-1 draw by Crotone as Alvaro Morata scores first goal since his return

Alvaro Morata scores first Juventus goal since his return but ten-man Champions are held to 1-1 draw by newly-promoted Crotone as striker sees late winner denied by VAR 

  • Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo gave Crotone an unlikely lead from the spot
  • Alvaro Morata scored his first goal since his return to Juve to level things up 
  • Federico Chiesa was sent off on his Juve debut with half an hour to play 
  • Morata thought he scored the winner for the away side but VAR ruled out strike 

Alvaro Morata scored his first goal since returning to Juventus but the 10-men had to settle for a 1-1 draw with newly-promoted Crotone as Federico Chiesa saw red on his debut.

Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo gave the home side the lead from the spot after 12 minutes, before Chiesa registered an assist on his debut, firing a low cross into Alvaro Morata to score his first goal since returning to Juve as the Champions drew level.

Chiesa’s promising debut ended in disaster though, as he was shown a straight red for a studs-up challenge on Luca Cigarini to leave Juve with 10 men for the final half an hour. 

Morata thought had snatched a victory for the away side but saw his 77th minute strike denied by VAR for offside. 

Alvaro Morata scored his first goal since returning to Juventus as they drew 1-1 with Crotone

Alvaro Morata scored his first goal since returning to Juventus as they drew 1-1 with Crotone

Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo gave the newly-promoted side an unlikely lead from the spot

 Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo gave the newly-promoted side an unlikely lead from the spot

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