Match ends, Genoa 2, Juventus 0.
Juventus - minus Ronaldo - suffer first Serie A defeat of the season
Juventus - minus Champions League hero Cristiano Ronaldo - fell to their first Serie A defeat of the season as they suffered a shock loss at Genoa.
Former Juve player Stefano Sturaro curled in the opener in the 72nd minute before Goran Pandev made sure of the win for the mid-table side with a powerful finish nine minutes from time.
"I expected a different Juventus," said coach Massimiliano Allegri referring to the 1-1 draw earlier in the season.
"We did not put in a good performance."
Juve had last lost in the top flight on 22 April 2018 and this season had dropped points on only three occasions prior to Sunday's game.
The home side made a good start when Christian Kouame forced a good save from former Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin before they had penalty decision overturned by VAR. The video technology also overturned Juve striker Paulo Dybala's goal for an offside in the build-up.
Ronaldo, who scored a hat-trick in Juve's 3-2 aggregate win over Atletico Madrid in midweek, was left out of the matchday squad.
Juventus remain 18 points clear of second-placed Napoli, who play Udinese at 17:00 GMT.
- 32Lopes Pereira
- 17RomeroBooked at 3mins
- 21RadovanovicSubstituted forPinto Velosoat 75'minutes
- 22LazovicSubstituted forSturaroat 70'minutes
- 9SanabriaSubstituted forPandevat 60'minutesBooked at 82mins
- 44Pinto Veloso
- 93Chitolina Carniel
- 4CáceresBooked at 23mins
- 20CanceloSubstituted forBernardeschiat 60'minutes
- 23CanBooked at 85mins
- 30BentancurSubstituted forSpinazzolaat 77'minutes
- 12Lobo SilvaBooked at 5mins
- 17MandzukicSubstituted forKeanat 73'minutes
- 41Nicolussi Caviglia
- 42Moreno Taboada
- Marco Di Bello
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Genoa 2, Juventus 0.
Attempt blocked. Emre Can (Juventus) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Sandro.
Foul by Leonardo Spinazzola (Juventus).
Lukas Lerager (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Genoa. Ionut Radu tries a through ball, but Christian Kouamé is caught offside.
Hand ball by Stefano Sturaro (Genoa).
Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Stefano Sturaro (Genoa).
Emre Can (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Emre Can (Juventus).
Domenico Criscito (Genoa) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Offside, Genoa. Miguel Veloso tries a through ball, but Christian Kouamé is caught offside.
Goran Pandev (Genoa) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.
Goal! Genoa 2, Juventus 0. Goran Pandev (Genoa) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christian Kouamé following a fast break.
Alex Sandro (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Goran Pandev (Genoa).
Attempt missed. Christian Kouamé (Genoa) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Substitution, Juventus. Leonardo Spinazzola replaces Rodrigo Bentancur because of an injury.
Foul by Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus).