Benevento dented Juventus’ Serie A title hopes on Sunday as Adolfo Gaich’s second-half strike sealed a shock 1-0 victory in Turin and ended the relegation battlers’ 11-match winless run.
Gaich pounced on a careless pass from Juve midfielder Arthur to fire in the decisive goal after 69 minutes, and the hosts failed to find a way past goalkeeper Lorenzo Montipo.
The defeat left champions Juve in third place, 10 points behind leaders Inter Milan with 11 games remaining.
Benevento’s survival hopes were boosted as they moved seven points clear of the relegation zone in 16th position.
“This was a game that marks a turning point; we had the right attitude.”
“We are overjoyed. We are a humble team and when we find courage we are hard to beat, we make the opposition play badly,” Benevento captain Nicolas Viola said.