Verona fumble lead, held to draw by Monza

VERONA, ITALY - MARCH 12: Josh Doig of Hellas Verona blocks a cross from Patrick Ciurria of AC Monza during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona and AC Monza at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on March 12, 2023 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
calendar date12 Mar 14:00
MatchDay 26

Hellas Verona fumbled an early second half lead after just four minutes and were held to a 1-1 draw at home against Monza.

After going down early, the visitors responded with several high quality scoring opportunities but were ultimately forced to settle for a point.

After an uneventful first half, the hosts took the lead five minutes after the break thanks to Simone Verdi. Just seconds later, Adolf Gaich nearly doubled their advantage later but mis-hit his shot.

The host’s lead disappeared three minutes later when Stefano Sensi tapped-in Carlo Augusto’s perfect delivery.

However, his goal was cancelled out just three minutes later when Stefano Sensi tapped-in Carlo Augusto’s delivery. Monza attacker Gianluca Caprari added a second goal just before the hour mark however, VAR determined Andrea Petagna was narrowly offsides.

“We knew today would be tough, especially knowing we were coming off a loss,” Caprari told DAZN at full-time.

“Obviously there’s some regret for my goal being ruled out. It’s good that we have VAR but this is the second time I’ve had a goal chalked off.”

He added, “The season is still long, we’ve got to keep grinding and get as many points as we can in the remaining games.”