Serie A | Juventus 2-0 Genoa: Cuadrado and Dybala get it done

by | Dec 5, 2021 21:36

Juan Cuadrado curled in directly from the corner flag and Genoa goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu performed heroics before Paulo Dybala added a second for Juventus.

Watch the highlights here.

Serie A Highlights: Juventus 2-0 Genoa

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.

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Federico Bernardeschi’s effort was parried at the near post, then Sirigu made a desperate save on the Matthijs de Ligt header from point-blank range.

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)

4 Comments

  1. Cypher

    Juve bench Bonucci for 2 games & keep 2 clean sheets. Anyone surprised?

  2. Bamm

    Forza Juve. This is the spirit.

  3. Steve

    This team lacks maturity n personality, allegri can’t do magic with this team.most times it seems dey are lost n don’t no wat to do with the ball.Dey don’t push forward too many back passes.why is allegri not giving kiao Jorge a chance,for me allegri is a diaster waiting to happen.never seen a juve team so fragile n porous,only dybala is carrying this team n it won’t last coz he’s injury prone.fino alla fine

  4. Jarod KNowles

    Trappatoni used to say “I have to work with the grapes they give me”

    Only way for Allegri to pull off wins with this lot is to roll up sleeves and be a disciplinarian, he said he is not the players watchdog, but that is exactly what he has to do. Every time he does that it works and they win.

    He should also take them to the Juv museum and show history of Platini, Baggio, Zidane, Del Piero, etc. You are playing in a team rich of history-play the part, do your part.

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