Juventus Vs. Palermo, Serie A Round 11: Simone Pepe Gives Juventus The Lead

It took twenty minutes for Juventus to record the first goal in their match against Palermo, but the bianconeri looked intent on scoring right from the starting whistle. Shots from Alessandro Matri and Claudio Marchisio missed the intended target, but Simone Pepe neatly put one past Alexandros Tzorvas. Giorgio Chiellini sent a lovely ball in from the left side, floating over the heads of the rosanero defenders, to where Pepe, unmarked in front of goal, was waiting to head it into the back of the net.

If this is the sole goal in the match, it will be mighty surprising. Before the goal, Palermo had already shown they came for all three points, unlike some squads (ahem Lazio ahem) this weekend, who were content with a draw. Josep Illicic had a great chance on goal, which Gigi Buffon managed to push away from its path to the bottom corner. Fabrizio Miccoli, too, wanted a piece of the action, but his shot went wide and high.

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