Genoa 2-0 Juventus: Visitors struggle without Cristiano Ronaldo

Serie A leaders Juventus suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat away to Genoa as they struggled without Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo, who scored a hat-trick against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League in midweek, was rested.

Genoa took full advantage, with substitute Stefano Sturaro scoring against his former club before Goran Pandev also found the net. 

Juventus’ Paulo Dybala earlier had an effort ruled out for offside by VAR.  

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Stefano Sturaro scored the opener for Genoa against Juventus shortly after coming on

Stefano Sturaro scored the opener for Genoa against Juventus shortly after coming on

Stefano Sturaro scored the opener for Genoa against Juventus shortly after coming on

Sturaro stunned Juventus when he found the back of the net in the 72nd minute

Sturaro stunned Juventus when he found the back of the net in the 72nd minute

Sturaro stunned Juventus when he found the back of the net in the 72nd minute

Goran Pandev celebrates after he scored Genoa's second goal against Juventus

Goran Pandev celebrates after he scored Genoa's second goal against Juventus

Goran Pandev celebrates after he scored Genoa’s second goal against Juventus

Paulo Dybala thought he had put Juventus in front but the goal was ruled out by VAR

Paulo Dybala thought he had put Juventus in front but the goal was ruled out by VAR

Paulo Dybala thought he had put Juventus in front but the goal was ruled out by VAR

Genoa's Cristian Kouame competes for the ball with Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci

Genoa's Cristian Kouame competes for the ball with Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci

Genoa’s Cristian Kouame competes for the ball with Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci

MATCH FACTS 

Genoa: Radu; Pedro Pereira, Romero, Zukanovic, Criscito; Lerager, Radovanovic (Miguel Veloso 75), Rolon, Lazovic (Sturaro 70); Sanabria (Pandev 60), Kouame

Subs not used: Lapadula, Mazzitelli, Gunter, Dalmonte, Bessa, Marchetti, Biraschi, Pezzella, Jandrei 

Booked: Romero, Pandev

Goals: Sturaro 72, Pandev 81

Juventus: Perin; Caceres, Bonucci, Rugani; Pjanic; Joao Cancelo (Bernadeschi 60), Can, Bentancur (Spinazzola 77), Alex Sandro; Dybala, Mandzukic (Kean 73)

Subs not used: Nicolussi, Pinsoglio, Szczesny, Matuidi, Chiellini, Pablo Moreno 

Booked: Caceres, Alex Sandro, Can 

Juventus' Emre Can looks to get the better of Genoa's Pedro Pereira in the Serie A clash

Juventus' Emre Can looks to get the better of Genoa's Pedro Pereira in the Serie A clash

Juventus’ Emre Can looks to get the better of Genoa’s Pedro Pereira in the Serie A clash

Genoa midfielder Esteban Rolon battles for possession with Juventus star Paulo Dybala

Genoa midfielder Esteban Rolon battles for possession with Juventus star Paulo Dybala

Genoa midfielder Esteban Rolon battles for possession with Juventus star Paulo Dybala

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