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Wed, May

Juventus Suffers First League Defeat

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Juventus has fallen to their first Serie A defeat of the season as they suffered a shock loss at Genoa in the absence of  Champions League hero Cristiano Ronaldo.

 

Stefano Sturaro a former Juve player Stefano Sturaro curled in the opener in the 72nd minute before Goran Pandev made sure the Italian champions suffer her first defeat.

The Serie A leader before this game had dropped points on only three occasions. 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.

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