13th-placed Genoa welcomed leaders Juventus to Stadio Luigi Ferraris with the Old Lady on a four-match win streak, but they didn’t back down from the moment the game kicked off.
Genoa scored three times in the opening half-hour and took down Juventus 3-1 as Giovanni Simeone scored a pair inside 13 minutes. The son of Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, 21-year-old Giovanni scored for the first time in seven matches with a goal in the third minute after Gianluigi Buffon had made three quick saves. He then scored again ten minutes later with an expertly taken diving header on a low cross from Darko Lazovic.
An own goal by Alex Sandro sealed things in the 29th minute, and Juventus could only get one back in the 82nd minute through former Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic.
Things were even worse for Juventus considering they lost defenders Leonardo Bonucci and Dani Alves to injury, the former a big blow as the Euro 2016 star went down in the 33rd minute holding his knee. Alves’ injury left Juventus to play with 10 men for the final 10 minutes.
It’s the third loss of the Serie A season for Juventus, who lost just five times in league play all of last year. Oddly, Juventus has not drawn at all yet this season, one of just two teams in Europe’s top five leagues without a draw in league play, the other being Germany’s Freiburg. Next up for Juvenus is a home date with Atalanta before the Turin derby.