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Obi’s Home Debut For Chievo Ends in Defeat

Obi’s Home Debut For Chievo Ends in Defeat

Super Eagles midfielder Joel Obi made his home debut for Chievo Verona who lost 3-2 to Juventus in a dramatic start to the Serie A season at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Obi came on for Perparim Hetemaj in the 78th minute of the encounter.

It was his fourth Serie A club since making his debut in the league in 2010 with Inter Milan. It was his 111th appearance in the Serie A.

Sami Khedira gave Juventus the lead in the third minute, before Mariusz Stepinski headed in the equaliser for the hosts.

Emanuele Giaccherini scored a penalty to put Chievo in front on 56 minutes, but a Mattia Bani own goal pegged them back before Federico Bernardeschi scored the 93rd-minute winner for the Bianconeri in the encounter.

Obi is expected to make his second appearance for Chievo when they face Fiorentina next Sunday while Juventus host Lazio on Saturday.

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