Aug 30, 2014 at 5pm UK at ‚ÄčStadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi
AC Chievo Verona
0-1
Juventus

Mangani (30'), Dainelli (57')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Biraghi (6' og.)
Vidal (29')

Result: Juventus edge past Chievo

An own goal from Cristiano Biraghi gives Juventus a 1-0 win over Chievo in their first Serie A match of the season.

Juventus have begun the defence of their Serie A title with a 1-0 victory over Chievo this evening.

Martin Caceres of Juventus celebrates after scoring his opening goal during the Serie A match between AC Chievo Verona and Juventus FC at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on August 30, 2014

Carlos Tevez almost scored inside the first 30 seconds of the match when he was picked out inside the box, before dragging a shot wide of the post.

Juventus did take the lead in the seventh minute after Martin Caceres met a corner at the back post and saw his header cross the line after deflecting in off Cristiano Biraghi.

The visitors were in firm control and Claudio Marchisio came close with a shot from the edge of the box that went narrowly over the bar.

Juventus' Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal vies with Chievo Verona's French defender Nicolas Frey during the Serie A football match Chievo Verona vs Juventus at the Bentegodi Stadium in Verona on August 30, 2014

Five minutes later, Arturo Vidal saw a close-range strike cleared off the line and, from the resulting corner, the Chilean headed an effort against the post.

As the game approached half-time, Juventus were denied by the woodwork twice more, as Tevez and Paul Pogba both saw attempts come back off the bar.

Despite the Bianconeri's dominance, Maxi Lopez almost brought his side level after the break with a close-range strike that was kept out by Gianluigi Buffon.

Juventus continued to push for a second, but in the end their one goal proved to be enough for them to start the new season on a winning note.

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Tables
TeamPGDPTS
1Juventus122431
2Roma121428
3Napoli12822
4Sampdoria12621
5Genoa12420
6Lazio12519
7AC Milan12418
8Udinese12018
9Inter Milan12317
10Fiorentina12116
11Sassuolo12-415
12Hellas Verona12-614
13Palermo12-614
14Empoli12-513
15Torino12-612
16Cagliari12011
17Atalanta BC12-810
18AC Chievo Verona12-89
19Cesena12-108
20Parma12-166