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Juventus 2-0 Genoa – Serie A Player Ratings

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Juventus climb up to fifth place on the Serie A table after an easy win over Genoa.

Juventus defeated Genoa 2-0 in their Serie A game on Sunday. The Bianconeri showed signs of their best form as they dominated the guests for 90 minutes.

The Juventus we all know!

Juventus started off with dominance and got their opening goal only nine minutes into the game. Juan Cuadrado scored an incredible goal from the corner spot to break the deadlock for Juve on home soil.

Juventus continued their attacks throughout the game as they registered 27 shots, 12 of them on target. However, Genoa keeper Salvatore Sirigo did a great job of denying the Juventus forwards for most of the game.

Paulo Dybala finally defeated the experienced keeper in the 82nd minute as he doubled Bianconeri’s lead. The Juventus star fired Federico Bernardeschi’s perfect assist past Sirigo to seal the victory for his side.

Juventus celebrate back-to-back victories as they secure fifth place in Serie A. The Italian giants will now prepare for their Wednesday’s match against Malmo in the Champions League. The Biaconeri are behind Chelsea on goal difference, therefore still have the chance to qualify as the group leaders.

On the other hand, Genoa suffered their eighth defeat of the season as they slipped to 18th place. Andriy Shevchenko’s side displayed an underwhelming performance ahead of their Friday’s game against Sampdoria.

Was Cuadrado’s goal intentional?

In a post-match interview with DAZN, the reporter showed the footage of Cuadrado’s goal to him and Sirigo. The Juventus star confessed to the goalkeeper that the goal was accidental.

“I didn’t mean to do that!” he said. “I was aiming for the near post and it went really high!”

Sirigu’s then jokingly showed Cuadrado where to stick that information 😀

Player Ratings

Juventus: Szczesny (6); Pellegrini (6), Chiellini (7), De Ligt (7), Cuadrado (8); Locatelli (7), Bentancur (7); Bernardeschi (7), Dybala (8), Kulusevski (6); Morata (6).

Bench: Kean (5), Rabiot (6), Sandro (7), Jorge (6).

Genoa: Sirigu (8); Biraschi (6), Bani (6), Vasquez (7); Ghiglione (6), Behrami (5), Hernani (5), Toure (6), Cambiaso (6); Bianchi (5), Ekuban (5).

Bench: Pandev (6), Melegoni (6), Portanova (5), Galdames (5).

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