Ronaldoless Juventus suffer first Shock Serie A defeat

By Mirror: Sunday, March 17th 2019 at 16:49 GMT +3 | Football
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Cristiano Ronaldo was rested and Juventus collapsed to their first Serie A defeat on the season, losing 2-0 to unfancied Genoa.

Juventus paid the price for resting Cristiano Ronaldo as their invincible start to the season suffered a shocking end at Genoa.

The Italian champions started the day unbeaten in Serie A and undefeated in 26 away games.

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

And of the back of their superb midweek Champions League comeback against Atletico Madrid, they were expected to breeze past Genoa.

But with Portuguese superstar Ronaldo rested after his hat-trick heroics in Europe, Max Allegri's side were surprisingly condemned to an almighty upset - masterminded by a Juve old boy.

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After a goalless opening 45 minutes, late second-half strikes from former Juve midfielder Stefano Sturaro (72 minutes) and Goran Pandev (81 minutes) produced a brilliant win for the hosts.

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