Juventus held at Catania

Milos Krasic grabbed a second-half equaliser as Serie A leaders Juventus had to settle for a point from a 1-1 draw with Catania.

And it could have been much worse for Juve had Andrea Catellani not squandered an injury-time chance to win the match for the Sicilian outfit.

Gonzalo Bergessio fired Catania ahead in the 21st minute after Alejandro Gomez supplied an inviting cross from the right.

Juve, without suspended striker Mirko Vucinic, fought back immediately. Catania goalkeeper Mariano Andujar kept out a 25-yard scorcher from Claudio Marchisio and swiftly followed that by tipping another effort from the same player over the bar.

Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon saved from Francesco Lodi and Catellani volleyed over the bar on the half hour.

Andrea Pirlo blazed high over the bar on 37 minutes and two minutes from the break Marchisio could not take advantage from close range after Andujar had failed to claim a cross.

Catania midfielder Gennaro Delvecchio found himself unmarked in the Juve box two minutes into the second half but wastefully dragged his shot wide.

Krasic made Catania pay for that missed opportunity when he drilled home an equaliser two minutes later with Andujar at fault.

Andujar recovered to pull off a fine save to deny Arturo Vidal on 53 minutes.

Buffon denied Bergessio a second by tipping his shot over the bar in the 67th minute.

Catellani only had Buffon to beat in the fifth minute of injury time but shot wide.