In all 90 minutes the champions were the complete master of the field and only the good interventions of Matthias Perrin in the first half saved the “griffins” from defeat.
The result was opened by Paulo Dybala in the 50th minute after a famous raid. In the 56th, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his on-duty goal with an inescapable shot from distance. Then Douglas Costa (73 ‘) scored, and Andrea Pinamonti (76’) made the loss of the hosts more honorable.
With the victory, Juventus collected 72 points and again increased its lead at the top ahead of Lazio to 4 points. Genoa is in 17th place with 26 points, but could end up in the relegation zone if Lecce beat Sampdoria.
In the third consecutive match, Maurizio Sari bet in front of Federico Bernardeschi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala, who acted as a central striker. Contrary to expectations, Miralem Pjanic started as a starter. The Bosnian was expected to give up his place to Aaron Ramsey due to yesterday’s transfer to Barcelona. Danilo returned after a penalty and took the position of the injured Alex Sandro.
The coach of the hosts Davide Nicola bet from the 1st minute on the former midfielder of Juventus Stefano Sturaro, as well as on Matthias Perrin and Christian Romero, who play for “Luigi Ferraris” on loan from the “Bianconeri”. Antonio Sanabria and Iago Falke, who has 2 goals in 3 games for the team, were expected to start in an attack for Genoa. Instead, however, Nicola preferred Federico Pinamonti and Andrea Favili.
Juventus besieged the opponent’s goal from the very beginning and Matthias Perrin had a lot of work to do. First he deflected a strong blow to Federico Bernardeschi, then twice despaired Cristiano Ronaldo. In the first attempt, Rodrigo Bentancourt stole the ball from Lasse Schoene, who failed to pass. The Portuguese star immediately took advantage and fired a projectile, but Perrin saved.
Later, Ronaldo shot again, but the goalkeeper was in place and reflected. In the middle of the half Bernardeski burst into the penalty area and shot from a small angle, but again the guard of Genoa killed. In the 35th minute, Juventus missed another opportunity to take the lead. Juan Cuadrado cross from the flank, Adrien Rabio escaped and intercepted with his head from the goal area, but Perrin saved the fifth accurate shot to him.
At the very end of the half, Paulo Dybala brought out Ronaldo with an excellent pass. He advanced, he could go back to Bernardeschi, but he decided to finish the attack himself. A small corner kick followed, but Perrin killed Cristiano’s powerful performance with one hand.
After the break, the dominance of the champions continued in full force and the logical thing happened in the 50th minute. Then Quadrado passed to Dibala, who mocked the defense of Genoa and with a shot on the ground in the far corner beat Perrin for 1: 0!
In the 56th minute, Juventus doubled their lead. Miralem Pjanic passed to Ronaldo, who started from the center of the field, reached meters in front of the penalty spot, where he fired a real projectile for 2: 0! In the 73rd minute Douglas Costa also scored a wonderful goal. The Brazilian faked several opponents on the right flank, went to the center and with a great shot in the upper corner went up to 3: 0!
In the 76th minute Andrea Pinamonti made the loss of Genoa more honorable after shooting Wojciech Szczesny from a small angle for the final 1: 3.
Genoa – Juventus 1: 3
Goal scorers: 0: 1 Dibala (50), 0: 2 Ronaldo (56), 0: 3 Costa (73), 1: 3 Pinamonti (76)
Genoa: Perrin, Masielo, Sumaoro, Romero, Casata, Sturaro (75-Biraski), Schoene (46-Lerager), Behrami, Guillon (62-Bereca), Pinamonti (77-Pandev), Favili (46-Antonio)
Coach: David Nicholas
Juventus: Schesni, Danilo, Bonucci, De Licht, Cuadrado, Rabio (83-Matuidi), Pjanic (74-Ramsey), Bentancourt, Bernardeschi (66-Bernardeschi), Ronaldo (74-Higuain), Dibala (83-Olivieri)
Coach: Maurizio Sari
Genoa, st .: “Luigi Ferraris”
Judge: Gianpaolo Calvarese
Yellow cards: Favili, Schoene, Sturaro, Casata, Masielo (Genoa); Bonucci (Juventus)