Serie A | Juventus 0-2 Monza: Minnows do double over Old Lady

Monza have done the Serie A double over Juventus, as after that historic first ever victory, they also conquered Turin with Patrick Ciurria and Dany Mota Carvalho goals.

The Bianconeri were still reeling from the 15-point penalty and conceding eight goals in their last two Serie A games, with Federico Chiesa, Leonardo Bonucci, Juan Cuadrado, Daniele Rugani and Kaio Jorge injured, while Weston McKennie had already left for his Leeds United medical. Monza earned their historic first ever top flight victory against Juve on September 18 when Angel Di Maria saw red, then lost here 2-1 in the Coppa Italia a couple of weeks ago. Warren Bondo, Franco Carboni and Samuele Vignato didn’t make the trip.

An early Leandro Paredes free kick whipped past a crowd of players with nobody able to get the final touch, while Gianluca Caprari had the ball in the net after 10 minutes with a low strike, but it was disallowed for a marginal offside position.

Monza did take the lead not long after, as this time Patrick Ciurria timed his run perfectly to get on the end of a smart slide-rule Pablo Machin pass and firing into the roof of the net with his weaker right foot.

Juve struggled to mount much of a fightback and instead went 2-0 down as Carlos Augusto played his way out of midfield and released Dany Mota Carvalho with a smart disguised pass, but he still had a lot to do dribbling around Wojciech Szczesny to deposit into the empty net.

Max Allegri made radical changes at the break, introducing Manuel Locatelli, Matias Soule and Samuel Iling Junior. There was a good chance as Angel Di Maria’s corner was flicked on by Carlos Augusto, inches past both the back post and Bremer flying in.

Soule also tested Michele Di Gregorio after a strong run, but the first big save was one-handed on a ferocious Locatelli strike, soon followed by a similar Arkadiusz Milik effort.

Dusan Vlahovic made his comeback three months after the last appearance for Juventus, but it was Di Maria who forced another sensational save from Di Gregorio with an absolute screamer from distance.

Juve did get the ball in the net on 79 minutes after another Di Gregorio save on Adrien Rabiot, but Bremer was offside and had no reason to intervene, effectively ruining the Milik header.

Moments later, Milik sustained a thigh injury, so with all the substitutions completed, Juve were down to 10 men.

Szczesny also kept the scoreline down with a save on Andrea Petagna, as Milik’s exit seemed to take all remaining hope out of the Bianconeri.

Juventus 0-2 Monza

Ciurria 18 (M), Mota Carvalho 39 (M)

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