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Last Updated: Saturday, 9 September 2006, 17:26 GMT 18:26 UK
Juventus held on debut in Serie B
Juventus started their campaign in Italy's Serie B by being held to a 1-1 draw at 10-man Rimini.

Matteo Paro gave them the lead on the hour mark and Rimini midfielder Domenico Cristiano was then sent off for a challenge on Pavel Nedved.

But a misunderstanding between Robert Kovac and Jean-Alain Boumsong allowed Adrian Ricchiuti in for the equaliser.

It was Juve's first-ever match outside Serie A following their relegation after the match-fixing scandal.

Their punishment also included a 17-point deduction.

Coach Didier Deschamps said: "We already knew we faced an uphill battle this season. All the matches will be like this.

"It will take time for us to adapt. Unfortunately we don't have much of it."

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