The Bianconeri made just one change from the 4-2-3-1 formation that beat Salernitana midweek, Alvaro Morata replacing Moise Kean, as they were still without Federico Chiesa, Weston McKennie, Danilo, Mattia De Sciglio and Aaron Ramsey, also losing Mattia Perin. Genoa had an even longer absentee list, Milan Badelj joining Nicolò Rovella, Stefano Sturaro, Mattia Destro, Felipe Caicedo, Domenico Criscito, Mohamed Fares and Nikola Maksimovic.
Juan Cuadrado opened the scoring in bizarre circumstances, curling in directly from the corner flag into the far top corner, surprising Salvatore Sirigu. It was the second Serie A goal scored from the corner this weekend after Hakan Calhanoglu in Inter’s trip to Roma.
Sirigu again kept the scoreline down on the stroke of half-time, as Morata flung himself at the Dybala cross from the left, flying in from nine yards.
Dybala’s left-foot curler grazed the far top corner of the net, while Sirigu made a desperate one-handed save on Morata after Mattia Bani was caught napping.
Sirigu continued to perform heroics to keep Genoa in it, with three incredible saves in a minute. He denied Morata at the near post, then the Grifone were caught napping for a counter-attack, but he parried from Dybala and then made another one-handed save on Cuadrado’s acrobatic effort.
The second goal finally arrived when Bernardeschi went down the left, threaded through for Dybala, who took a touch before drilling from a tight angle into the far bottom corner.
Juventus 2-0 Genoa
Cuadrado 9 (J), Dybala 82 (J)