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- 2nd Half
- Cristiano RonaldoHiguaín74'
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- 1st Half
Genoa - Juventus
Serie A - 30 June 2020
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- End of 2nd Half
Full-time: It's a comfortable night's work for Juventus, as they avoid a potential banana skin at Genoa thanks to three goals of the highest quality.
There will be FOUR minutes of added time to play.
Juventus are happy enough to run the clock down now. It's almost job done. And with Lazio winning earlier today, Sarri will breathe a sigh of relief.
Ramsey lands his goalkeeper in a spot of bother with a short back pass but Szczesny rescues the situation, just about.
- OffPaulo DybalaJuventus
- OnMarco OlivieriJuventus
Double Juve sub: Blaise Matuidi and Marco Olivieri are on for the visitors.
Juventus win a free-kick, right of centre. Dybala steps up... and sees his shot deflected behind for a corner.
- Yellow cardAndrea MasielloGenoa
Yellow card: Masiello goes into the book.
- OffFrancesco CassataGenoa
- OnGoran PandevGenoa
Genoa sub: That will be Pinamonti's last contribution, as he is replaced by Goran Pandev.
Maybe we wrote Genoa off too early? They have 13 minutes plus injury time to turn this one around. Surely not?!
- GoalAndrea PinamontiGenoa
GOAL! Genoa 1-3 Juventus (Pinamonti): Bonucci and Rabiot miss their clearances and it comes to Pinamonti, who smashes the ball past Szczesny from a tight angle. It's the first goal Juventus have conceded since the resumption of football.
- OffStefano SturaroGenoa
- OnDavide BiraschiGenoa
Genoa sub: Sturaro makes way for Davide Biraschi.
- OffMiralem PjanicJuventus
- OnAaron RamseyJuventus
Juve subs: Ramsey and Higuain are on for Juventus, as Sarri rings the changes.
- GoalDouglas CostaJuventus
GOAL! Genoa 0-3 Juventus (Douglas Costa): Oh my, what about that! Dybala and Ronaldo have scored beautiful goals, but this may just top the lot! Douglas Costa finds the top corner from the edge of the penalty area.
- Yellow cardFrancesco CassataGenoa
Yellow card: Cassata goes into the book as Genoa's frustration grows.
Now the debate begins - which goal was better? Dybala, with his balance and flair, or Ronaldo with his raw pace and power?
- OffFederico BernardeschiJuventus
- OnDouglas CostaJuventus
Juventus sub: Bernadeschi makes way for Douglas Costa as Sarri begins to look ahead to Saturday's match with rivals Torino.
It has been comfortable as you like for Juventus. Szczesny has yet to make a save.
- OffPaolo GhiglioneGenoa
- OnAntonio BarrecaGenoa
Genoa sub: Antonio Barreca comes on for Ghiglione.
- Yellow cardStefano SturaroGenoa
Yellow card! Sturaro goes into the book for a foul on Bernadeschi, who is left hurt on the floor.
Goal number 24 for the season from Ronaldo. Juve in cruise control. Their four-point lead at the top of the Serie A will be restored.
- GoalCristiano RonaldoJuventus
GOAL! Genoa 0-2 Juventus (Ronaldo): Oh, that is irresistible from Ronaldo! Defenders drop off him as he charges forward and then bends one into the corner from 20 yards.
Close! Bernardeschi goes agonisingly close with a header, as Juventus threaten to run riot.
Dybala is always capable of a moment of magic like that. Lovely poise. Juve in full control now.
- GoalPaulo DybalaJuventus
GOAL! Genoa 0-1 Juventus (Dybala): Juventus have their breakthrough! A typical goal from Dybala, it's a moment of magic for his 10th goal of the season. A drop of the shoulder, lovely close control and then he curls it into the bottom corner to finally beat Perin.
Pinamonti looks to have sprung the Juve offside trap... but no, the flag goes up.
- OffAndrea FavilliGenoa
- OnAntonio SanabriaGenoa
Antonio Sanabria and Lukas Lerager are on for Genoa.
- 2nd Half
Kick-off! Genoa get the second-half underway, and the hosts have made a double change. Details in a mo.
Here's Ronaldo's chance just before the break...
- End of 1st Half
Half-time: Juventus have had over 70 per cent of possession, had six shots on target, had a stonewall penalty denied and yet are still being held by Genoa at the break.
- Yellow cardLeonardo BonucciJuventus
Yellow card! Bonucci goes into the book.
Save! Ronaldo uses his body to shield the ball and then unleashes a venomous shot from an acute angle, forcing Perin into a wonderful one-handed stop.
At last, Genoa are beginning to show their attacking potential as they force a corner.
Romero threads a lovely ball into the path of Favilli of all people and the Genoa forward flashes a shot across the face of goal. Wouldn't have counted, though, as he was in an offside position.
Juventus have been absolutely dominant but they have yet to carve open too many chances. Genoa may have conceded a penalty and had Favilli sent off, but as it stands the visitors still have work to do to make the breakthrough.
Rabiot chance! The Juve midfield pulls away at the far post to meet a cross but his headed effort is saved by Perin on the line.
- Yellow cardLasse SchöneGenoa
Yellow card! The referee produces a booking to Schone for a foul on Rabiot. Some of the official's decisions tonight have been questionable, but that was a definite yellow card.
Flashpoint! Favilli, already on a yellow card, goes in late on De Ligt, who rolls around in distress, but the referee keeps his cards in his pockets. A let off for Genoa, who I must say, are getting their fair share of fortune so far.
Dybala embarks on a run towards the penalty area but he's forced down a cul de sac and Genoa have a goal-kick.
Genoa finally enjoy a spell of possession. The hosts, growing in confidence, knock it wide to Ghiglione. His cross is neither here nor there, however, and Juve have a goal-kick.
Ronaldo lets fly from range once again. This time it's deflected behind for a corner. The delivery rolls kindly into the path of De Ligt, whose shot on the stretched is charged down by Soumaoro for another Juventus corner.
Pjanic plays a glorious pass to Ronaldo on the left, but the Portuguese sees his pass across the face of goal intercepted. There's no way out for Genoa, though.
Genoa are playing incredibly deep, inviting pressure. The opening goal seems inevitable.
Juventus are in total control.
Ronaldo has another attempt and finds the target, but again Perin is behind it. This time the Genoa goalkeeper holds on.
Penalty appeal! De Ligt collapses to the ground as the corner delivery comes in. He was clearly pushed in the back - but the referee says no penalty, even after a VAR check. A mystery.
Ronaldo! The Portuguese creates space for a shot and curls one towards goal, from 25 yards. Perin pushes it behind for a corner. Lovely effort.
Dybala drifts in from the flank and arrows towards goal. He has team mates in support but is always going alone. It's to Juve's detriment, as his shot is blocked. Moments before, Bernadeschi tested Perin with a shot from distance.
- Yellow cardAndrea FavilliGenoa
Yellow card! Favilli seemingly has control of the ball but then takes a heavy touch and makes a lunge in a bid to retrieve it. He, rightly, goes into the book.
There were three goals, two red cards and a Cristiano Ronaldo 96th-minute penalty winner the last times the clubs faced off.
It's Italy's oldest club against the country's most successful. Both clubs were promoted together in 2007. They have followed different trajectories, it is fair to say.
- 1st Half
KICK-OFF! The action begins!
Here come the players...
We are just minutes away from Genoa versus Juventus. It's a massive night at both ends of the Serie A table. A win would stretch the Old Lady's lead at the summit to four points, but Genoa could pull four points clear from the bottom three with a home victory, piling the pressure on Sarri.
Lazio's, on paper, look a little easier. They host Milan on Saturday, but then they have Lecce (a), Sassuolo (h) and Udinese (a).
I've just had a quick glance of Juve's upcoming fixtures. They are... tasty, to say the least. A home match with rivals Torino follows on Saturday, followed by a visit to the San Siro to play AC Milan three days later. And then they host free-scoring Atalanta. The Serie A title race is heating up.
Lazio are on the verge of reducing Juventus' lead to one point. They're beating Torino 2-1 thanks to goals from Ciro Immobile and Marco Parolo. Actually, there's the final whistle. And suddenly this feels like an even bigger match for Juventus now.
Juventus have just released a statement confirming they have sold striker Stephy Mavididi to HSC Montpellier, while Felix Correira has signed from Manchester City in exchange for Pablo Moreno.
Teams in full: Genoa XI - Perin, Romero, Soumaoro, Masiello, Ghiglione, Behrami, Cassata, Schone, Sturaro, Favilli, Pinamonti.. subs: Marchetti, Radaelli, Zapata, Barreca, Goldaniga, Lerager, Sanabria, Falque, Biraschi, Jagiello, Pandev, Destro. /// Juventus XI - Szczensy, Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci, Danilo, Bentancur, Pjanic, Rabiot, Bernardeschi, Dybala, Ronaldo.. subs: Buffon, Pinsoglio, Rugani, Wesley, Ramsey, Matuidi, Muratore, Douglas Costa, Higuain, Olivieri.
Interestingly, Genoa have a number of former Juventus players in their ranks, including Andrea Favilli and Stefano Sturaro, both of whom start tonight. Mattia Perin and Christian Romero are both on loan from the Old Lady, and the latter starts in defence.
Historically, this is a tough ground for Juve. They have lost three of their last six visits to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Genoa may be a point off the relegation zone, but they usually give the Old Lady a hard time. Sarri needed a 96th minute penalty converted by Ronaldo to win the reverse fixture 2-1 earlier in the season.
Right, let's start with the visitors. Sarri has again kept faith in his attacking trident, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Federico Bernardeschi leading the line. Miralem Pjanic, who has only gone and signed a deal with Barcelona, features in midfield. Juve are missing several players to injury, including Giorgio Chiellina, but Gonzalo Higuain is now fit enough for the bench.
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Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of the Serie A clash between Genoa and Juventus. The Old Lady currently have a four point lead atop of the table and with second-placed Lazio currently behind held by Torino, Maurizio Sarri's men could tighten their grip on top spot with a third straight victory. Kick-off is 45 minutes away, we will have team news next.