Serie A Football News – Salernitana Won a Shock 2-1 Away at Verona

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Serie A Football News – Salernitana Won a Shock 2-1 Away at Verona
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Hellas Verona suffered a bafflement at the hands of guests Salernitana on Sunday. So, among other of last night’s Serie A football news, Salernitana won a shock 2-1 away at Verona.

The two teams here were badly depleted due to COVID cases, and there is controversy over a penalty last night. Watch the match highlights here.

Both sides had limited player selection options due to rampant COVID cases. Indeed, a COVID-19 outbreak even saw Salernitana abandon their last two games due to quarantine orders.

To the contrary, despite nine absentees, Hellas still managed to beat Spezia on Thursday and give Fabio Depaoli his debut.

Still, in yesterday’s fixture, Salernitana, facing the threat of relegation, surprisingly beat Hellas Verona 1-2 away.

Serie A Football News – Salernitana Won a Shock 2-1 Away at Verona

Giovanni Simeone’s header suffered a wide deflection in the opening minutes. Meanwhile, Ivan Ilic forced a save with his snapshot from distance.

However, Salernitana took the lead when Koray Gunter collided with Cedric Gondo. But even then, the referee somewhat controversially considered it to be a penalty.

For the penalty shot, Milan Djuric slipped on the spot, but still managed to fire the ball into the net.

Salernitana threatened to then slot in a second goal when Gondo sent in a towering header. Ivor Pandur saved this shot well, and then Zortea also fired over after surprising defenders.

Instead, Verona finally got their equaliser when Miguel Veloso set up Darko Lazovic to score from the tightest of angles.

But later, Grigoris Kastanos restored the visitors’ lead with a fantastic free kick into the near top corner. This shot gave keeper Pandur no chance of blocking it.

Nikola Kalinic’s back-heel flick after another Veloso assist went just wide.

Then, desperate Riccardo Gagliolo defending prevented an Antonin Barak tap-in from six yards.

All this tension got to Ilic, who received a red card for saying something off-colour to the referee.

Verona 1-2 Salernitana

Goals: Djuric penalty 29’ (Salernitana), Lazovic 63’ (Verona), Kastanos 70’ (Salernitana)

Sent off: Ilic 89 (V)

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