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Marcel' Antonio Bentegodi (ATT 20,000) 8th December 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: A De Marco

Verona Verona vs Atalanta Atalanta

Verona 2

Juanito (82)
Jorginho (pen 87)

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Atalanta 1

G Denis (42)
R Cazzola (S/O 85)

Verona's losing streak is over

Last Updated: 08/12/13 5:30pm

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Juan Gomez celebrates his goal for Verona

Juan Gomez celebrates his goal for Verona

Hellas Verona halted a run of four successive defeats with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory against Atalanta on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts trailed 1-0 with eight minutes remaining after German Denis had put the visitors ahead in the first half.

However, substitute Juan Gomez equalised in the 82nd minute before Jorginho Frello scored the winner from the penalty spot five minutes later after Riccardo Cazzola had fouled substitute Daniele Cacia in the area.

Cazzola was shown a straight red for his late challenge as Atalanta ended the game down to 10 men.

The result is Hellas' seventh win in eight league games at the Marc' Antonio Bentegodi stadium this season and has lifted the Verona outfit to sixth place.

Atalanta, meanwhile, have dropped to 13th position as their poor record on the road continued, with the Bergamaschi having collected just three points of a possible 21 away from home.

The hosts went into the encounter looking to bounce back from Thursday's 4-1 defeat at Sampdoria in the Coppa Italia.

Hellas had the first chance in the ninth minute when Luca Toni's header from Romulo's cross was kept out by Atalanta goalkeeper Andrea Consigli.

Consigli was called into action again midway through the first half when he parried away Martinho's drive from 30 yards.

At the other end, Denis sent a warning in the 28th minute when he got past his marker and struck a left-footed shot towards the far post that forced Hellas goalkeeper Rafael to fully stretch to clear.

Atalanta went ahead in the 42nd minute when Moussa Kone fed Denis in the box and his left-footed shot beat Rafael.

The visitors almost doubled their lead before the hour mark when Denis' right-footed shot towards the far post forced Rafael to make a full-stretch save.

Hellas pressed forward more aggressively and were rewarded when Gomez's header from Romulo's corner beat Consigli.

The referee then pointed to the spot after Caccia went down in the area.

Jorginho stepped up to take the penalty and struck the ball towards the far post and out of Consigli's reach to hand his side three points.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 28 67
2 Roma 28 53
3 Lazio 28 52
4 Sampdoria 28 48
5 Napoli 28 47
6 Fiorentina 28 46
7 Torino 28 39
8 AC Milan 28 38
9 Genoa 27 37
10 Inter Milan 28 37
11 Palermo 28 35
12 Udinese 27 33
13 Empoli 28 33
14 Sassuolo 28 32
15 Chievo 28 32
16 Verona 28 32
17 Atalanta 28 26
18 Cagliari 28 21
19 Cesena 28 21
20 Parma 26 9