2015/2016 Italian Serie A
  • Luca Toni (43' PEN)
  • Federico Viviani (55')
  • Paulo Dybala (90'+4' PEN)
  • Alex Sandro (90'+2')

Luca Toni finishes in style with goal in Hellas Verona win vs. Juventus

Luca Toni signed off from Serie A in style with a Panenka penalty as relegated Hellas Verona beat champions Juventus 2-1 at Nuovo Bentegodi.

The veteran forward marked his 344th and last Serie A match with a confident spot-kick finish at the end of the first half, and midfielder Federico Viviani doubled the hosts' lead on 55 minutes.

Juventus, who had already wrapped up the Scudetto and with the Coppa Italia final in mind played goalkeeper Norberto Neto, were reduced to 10 men in stoppage time when Alex Sandro was sent off.

However, there was still time for the champions to net a consolation penalty through Paulo Dybala, as the Bianconeri lost in the league for the first time since the end of October.

The headlines, though, belonged to Toni, whose penalty saw the 2006 World Cup winner, who turns 39 later this month, end his Serie A goals tally at 157 heading into retirement.

Toni had earlier hit the post from Luca Siligardi's cross, before Verona were awarded what looked a soft penalty on 43 minutes when Sandro collided with Eros Pisano. Toni seized his moment, chipping the ball in as the goalkeeper dived to the right.

The hosts went 2-0 ahead when Viviani finished a swift counter-attack.

Simone Zaza saw his shot pushed onto the post by Verona keeper Pierluigi Gollini, and the forward also had a header ruled out for offside.

In stoppage time, Sandro saw red for a second caution after a late tackle, before Dybala scored from the spot when Zaza was pushed over by Filip Helander.