Italian Serie A

Juventus - minus Ronaldo - suffer first Serie A defeat of the season

Paulo Dybala (centre)
Juve's Paulo Dybala (centre) is comforted by former Juve player Stefano Sturaro (right)

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.



Formation 4-4-2

  • 97Radu
  • 32Lopes Pereira
  • 17RomeroBooked at 3mins
  • 87Zukanovic
  • 4Criscito
  • 8Lerager
  • 21RadovanovicSubstituted forPinto Velosoat 75'minutes
  • 18Rolón
  • 22LazovicSubstituted forSturaroat 70'minutes
  • 9SanabriaSubstituted forPandevat 60'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 11Kouamé


  • 1Marchetti
  • 3Günter
  • 10Lapadula
  • 13Pezzella
  • 14Biraschi
  • 15Mazzitelli
  • 19Pandev
  • 24Bessa
  • 26Dalmonte
  • 27Sturaro
  • 44Pinto Veloso
  • 93Chitolina Carniel


Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 22Perin
  • 4CáceresBooked at 23mins
  • 19Bonucci
  • 24Rugani
  • 5Pjanic
  • 20CanceloSubstituted forBernardeschiat 60'minutes
  • 23CanBooked at 85mins
  • 30BentancurSubstituted forSpinazzolaat 77'minutes
  • 12Lobo SilvaBooked at 5mins
  • 10Dybala
  • 17MandzukicSubstituted forKeanat 73'minutes


  • 1Szczesny
  • 3Chiellini
  • 14Matuidi
  • 18Kean
  • 21Pinsoglio
  • 33Bernardeschi
  • 37Spinazzola
  • 41Nicolussi Caviglia
  • 42Moreno Taboada
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Match Stats

Home TeamGenoaAway TeamJuventus
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Genoa 2, Juventus 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Genoa 2, Juventus 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Emre Can (Juventus) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Sandro.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Leonardo Spinazzola (Juventus).

  5. Post update

    Lukas Lerager (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Genoa. Ionut Radu tries a through ball, but Christian Kouamé is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Stefano Sturaro (Genoa).

  8. Post update

    Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Stefano Sturaro (Genoa).

  10. Booking

    Emre Can (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Emre Can (Juventus).

  12. Post update

    Domenico Criscito (Genoa) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Genoa. Miguel Veloso tries a through ball, but Christian Kouamé is caught offside.

  14. Booking

    Goran Pandev (Genoa) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  15. Goal!

    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.

  16. Post update

    Alex Sandro (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Goran Pandev (Genoa).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Christian Kouamé (Genoa) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Leonardo Spinazzola replaces Rodrigo Bentancur because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus).

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