Genoa shocked Serie A defending champions Juventus, defeating them 3-1 and leaving their stars injured.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone’s son, Giovanni grabbed a brace in the convincing victory over Juve. Defender Leonardo Bonucci and Dani Alves were forced out due to injuries, complicating the situation for the Bianconeri.
The Massimiliano Allegri-led side would be shocked with the result from the mid-table club. Giovanni got the match opener within three minutes, immediately destabilizing the plans of their opponents. Juve did not tighten their defence enough as Giovanni scored again.
Juventus kept on trying to equalize but meet more problems as Brazilian Alex Sandro scored an own goal to make it irredeemable for the Italian side. Miralem Pjanic scored a free kick late in the game to save face for the Turin-based club. It was their worst league reverse in five years.
In the first half, Bonucci had to be taken off as he picked up an injury. After Juvents had exhausted their substitution, Alves as taken off with 13 minutes left to play. The club has confirmed that Alves sustained a fracture during the clash, but added that Bonucci’s injuries would need more tests.
Brazilian news source Globo Esporte claim Alves could stay away for up to four weeks. Allegri would a situation on his hands as Andrea Barzagli is ruled out until next year due to a dislocation on his shoulder. Giorgio Chiellini’s muscular problems has been recurring, limiting him from contributing as much as he can.
Juventus remain log leaders in the Serie A with 33 points from 14 games, despite the loss. Roma and AC Milan are second and third respectively. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic score the only goal, giving Lazio maximum points against Palermo and placing them 4th in the standings. Atalanta complete the top five clubs in the Serie A with a 2-0 victory against Bologna.