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Genoa 2-1 Juventus: Player Ratings as Genoa stun Bianconeri with late comeback

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Juventus were not able to hold on to their one-goal lead at the Luigi Ferraris stadium.

Genoa defeated Juventus 2-1 in their Serie A game on Friday. The Bianconeri remain fourth on the league table while Genoa keep their survival hopes alive.

Genoa keep fighting to stay in Serie A!

Genoa managed to keep Juventus at bay for most of the first half, with Bianconeri finding a few chances to score.

However, an early goal after the interval opened the scoring for the guests. Paulo Dybala smashed the ball into the bottom right corner of the net with a precise shot behind the box to make it 1-1 in the 48th minute.

The Bianconeri kept on attacking to double their lead, but Genoa became increasingly impatient to get back into the game.

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Following a few missed chances, the relegation-struggling side finally clinched the equalizer in the 87th minute. A brilliant through pass from Nadiem Amiri found Albert Gudmundsson, who converted the subsequent one-on-one as soon as he received the ball.

Genoa increased the pressure on Juventus’ backline to find the winner in the dying stages of the game. The hosts stunned Juventus by earning a penalty in the 96th minute, which was then converted by Domenico Criscito.

Genoa’s impressive comeback might save them from relegation as they move one point behind 17th-placed Salernitana. Next up, they will face Napoli in another difficult Serie A battle.

What’s next for Juventus?

Juventus remain fourth on the league table after another underwhelming performance. The Bianconeri sit one point behind Napoli, who will meet Torino tomorrow.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side must now prepare to face Inter in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday.

Player Ratings

Genoa: Sirigu (6); Hefti (7), Ostigard (7), Bani (7), Criscito (7), Badelj (7), Galdames (6); Melegoni (5), Amiri (8), Portanova (6); Destro (5).

Bench: Yeboah (6), Gudmundsson (7), Ekuban (6), Frendrup (7).

Juventus: Szczesny (7); De Sciglio (5), Rugani (5), Bonucci (6), Cuadrado (7), Rabiot (7), Miretti (6), Arthur (6); Kean (6), Vlahovic (7), Dybala (8).

Bench: Zakaria (5), Morata (6), Ake (5), Sandro (6), Bernardeschi (5).