Juventus defeats Genoa in Serie A: It was Geno vs Juventus in Serie A. The match Genoa vs Juventus ended in a 1-3 away win for Juventus.
Andrea Pirlo’s men went to the Luigi Ferraris stadium to play their 11th match against Genoa. No goals came in the first half and the match was scoreless up until the 45th minute.
Paulo Dybala scored the first goal of the match in the 57th minute to give the visitors the lead.
Genoa’s Stefano Sturaro scored 4 minutes later to cancel Dybala’s goal and equalize for the hosts.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 2 penalties in the 78th and 89th minute to win the match for Juventus. They now sit in the 4th position with 23 points while Genoa slips to the relegation zone with only 6 points from 11 games.
Juventus effectively reversed their home defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday, comprehensively taking care of the Catalan giants in a 3-0 win that saw them seal first place in Group G.
In the league though, Juve – so domestically dominant over the past decade – are in fourth place, six points behind leaders Milan due to a frustrating propensity for drawing games against supposedly inferior opposition.
To date, the 2020-21 Serie A season has brought both five wins and five draws for Andrea Pirlo‘s unbeaten side, though they did manage to close out last weekend’s Derby Della Mole with city rivals Torino.
Late strikes from Weston McKennie – who scored again, quite spectacularly, in Barcelona – and Leonardo Bonucci helped them overcome an early deficit in a game they controlled throughout.
Genoa vs Juventus Head-to-Head
After this mismatched encounter with Juventus, Maran – if still in post – must then prepare his troops for the intimidating visit of Milan, before closing out the year with eminently more winnable games against Benevento and Spezia.
Even at this stage, one of few sources of inspiration will be that despite equalling their worst Serie A start in the three-points-for-a-win era, in the 2017-18 season they closed the campaign in 12th place after recording identical points haul from 10 games.
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