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Genoa v Juventus Live Commentary, 06/05/2022

FT
2 - 1
GEN
JUV
A. Guðmundsson (87)
D. Criscito (90+6 pen)
P. Dybala (48)
Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris

Commentary

That's all for now though, goodbye!
The result means that Genoa remain in 19th, but they're now just one point off safety. Juventus, meanwhile, remain in fourth.
Genoa snatch a priceless win at the death. The first half was a tight affair: Kean and Destro wasted chances for either side, but there was little in it. However, the game opened up in the second half when Dybala lashed in a superb 20-yard strike. And Juventus could have finished the game off when the attacker later hit the post. However, Genoa stayed in it thanks to some great saves from Sirigu and they punished the visitors late on. First, Gudmundsson curled in a precise finish to equalise. And then, after Kean managed to miss an open goal, Genoa went up the other end and won a penalty in the 96th minute when De Sciglio clumsily tripped Yeboah. Criscito stepped up and cooly slotted in the spot-kick to send the home fans into raptures and to grab a massive victory for Genoa.
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: GENOA 2-1 JUVENTUS
D. Criscito
Penalty Goal
Genoa
90' + 6' GOALLL! CRISCITO WINS IT! 2-1. The defender steps up and cooly knocks the penalty beyond Szczesny and into the bottom right corner! Genoa have won it with two late goals.
90' + 5' PENALTY TO GENOA! De Sciglio trips Yeboah inside the box after he got the wrong side of the attacker and the referee points to the spot! The hosts have a late chance to snatch a precious win!
90' + 4' BIG MISS! Morata outmuscles Ostigard and breaks through on goal! He passes it around the goalkeeper to Kean who awkwardly knocks it wide with the goal at his mercy!
90' + 3' Amiri hammers a 25-yard shot against Bonucci.
90' + 2' Five minutes of stoppage time are added on as Genoa continue to hunt for a winner.
90' Amiri has his head in his hands following that miss. Was that Genoa's best chance to win this game?
89' SAVE! Genoa should be ahead! Bonucci gives away possession inside the box and it runs to Amiri who fires an eight-yard strike against Szczesny! That had to go in.
N. Amiri
Assist
Genoa
87' It was a superb pass from Amiri. The attacker spotted space in behind De Sciglio and punished the Juventus defence with an incisive throughball.
A. Guðmundsson
Goal
Genoa
87' GOALLL! GUDMUNDSSON! 1-1. Genoa equalise late on. Amiri finds space 25 yards from goal and places a superb throughball behind De Sciglio and into the path of Gudmundsson. The sub takes a touch before curling a precise finish into the far corner from 12 yards!
84' VAR rules out a Juventus penalty! Ake appears to get to the ball first before tumbling over Gudmundsson's challenge inside the box and the referee points to the spot! However, a VAR check reveals that Gudmundsson just about got enough of the ball and the referee decides to change his decision. Genoa are still in the game.
82' Ekuban dispossesses Szczesny, but the bounce doesn't fall kindly for him and Rugani can clear.
M. Aké
P. Dybala
Juventus
80' Dybala is replaced by Ake in attack.
80' Close! Criscito whips in an inviting cross and Ekuban arrives at the front post before glancing it inches wide of the far corner.
M. Badelj
Yellow Card
Genoa
78' Badelj is booked after a dangerous challenge on Dybala near the centre-circle.
78' Over! Juventus are getting closer to sealing this game. Dybala sends in a low cross that Morata dummies, allowing it to roll towards Kean who hammers it over from 12 yards!
76' Dybala leads another counter as he drives towards the edge of the box before misplacing a throughball intended for Morata.
Álvaro Morata
D. Vlahović
Juventus
74' Vlahovic is replaced by Morata up top.
74' Another save! Vlahovic outmuscles Ostigard and shimmies into the box, before riding two challenges! He gets through on goal before smashing a powerful close-range effort that Sirigu flicks over the bar! The resulting corner amounts to nothing. Genoa are riding their luck now.
F. Bernardeschi
F. Miretti
Juventus
73' Miretti also heads off with Bernardeschi coming on.
73' SAVE! Sirigu keeps Genoa in it. Vlahovic gets to the byline and cuts it back to Keane, whose shot from five yards is smothered by Sirigu!
71' OFF THE POST! Dybala almost seals the game with another brilliant effort. The attacker darts inside from the right before leathering a 20-yard effort that hammers back off the far post and away to safety!
69' SAVE! Genoa work a patient move that ends with Frendrup drilling a powerful 25-yard effort at goal, only for Szczesny to gather it carefully.
A. Guðmundsson
M. Destro
Genoa
68' Substitution Mattia Destro Albert Guðmundsson
67' Criscito's deep free-kick is headed away on the edge of the box. Genoa desperately need to find a cutting edge right now.
65' Ekuban draws a foul from Alex Sandro near the halfway-line. Genoa work it short, before Yeboah heads the eventual cross over the bar.
62' Juventus are looking increasingly dangerous on the counter. This time Kean takes on Hefti near the byline, only to lose his footing at the crucial moment.
D. Zakaria
Arthur
Juventus
60' Arthur also heads off with Zakaria taking his place in midfield.
Alex Sandro
J. Cuadrado
Juventus
60' Juventus also make two changes. The first sees Cuadrado depart with Alex Sandro coming on in defence.
C. Ekuban
F. Melegoni
Genoa
58' Melegoni also heads off with Ekuban taking his place.
58' Dybala has now scored his 10th goal this season, more than any other Juventus player in Serie A.
K. Yeboah
M. Portanova
Genoa
58' Genoa make two more changes. The first sees Portanova make way for Yeboah in attack.
56' Genoa knock it around the back as they look to recover quickly in this game.
54' Ostigard fires a wild effort high and wide from 30 yards.
52' Destro searches for the run of Portanova but Bonucci cuts out his pass.
50' Well, Genoa have it all to do now. After a bright first half, they're now trailing to a composed Juventus side in a game they really need to win.
M. Kean
Assist
Juventus
48' It was a simple pass from Kean to find Dybala on the edge of the box and surely even he didn't expect what was to follow!
P. Dybala
Goal
Juventus
48' GOALL! DYBALA! 1-0. Juventus open the scoring. Kean drives towards the edge of the box, before laying it off to Dybala 20 yards out. The attacker takes a touch out of his feet, before whipping a superb strike into the bottom corner!
47' Chance! Genoa almost strike early in the second half as Portanova sends in a low cross that Melegoni hammers over from eight yards!
46' Genoa kick off the second half.
M. Frendrup
P. Galdames
Genoa
46' Galdames is replaced by Frendrup at half-time for the hosts.
Save! Portanova lashes a fierce strike from 25 yards that Szczesny anxiously tips up in the air before gathering at the second attempt.
Genoa will at least be satisfied with their defensive work so far: they limited Juventus to one shot from inside the box in the first period.
It's 0-0 after a tight first half. The hosts desperately need to win today and they've put up a strong fight so far: they've matched Juventus so far and Destro has gone close on a couple of occasions. However, despite their energy, they've struggled to cut through the visitors. Juventus, meanwhile, struggled to find any rhythm and only went close late on in the half when Kean's shot was tipped wide. Nevertheless, this game is finely poised ahead of the second half.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: GENOA 0-0 JUVENTUS
45' Destro forces a smart save from Szczesny, but it wouldn't have counted anyway - the striker was flagged for offside.
Arthur
Yellow Card
Juventus
44' Arthur is promptly booked for a cynical tackle, after drawing a yellow from Melegoni.
F. Melegoni
Yellow Card
Genoa
43' Melegoni is booked after hacking Arthur down near the touchline.
41' Dybala chops inside from the right, before fizzing a 20-yard strike straight at Sirigu.
39' Melegoni swivels 20 yards out and hammers a powerful strike against Bonucci.
37' Cuadrado gets to the byline, but wastefully slices his cross behind.
35' SAVE! Kean drills a strike across goal from a tight angle, but Sirigu acrobatically tips it away!
D. Rugani
Yellow Card
Juventus
34' Rugani is booked after a tactical foul on Destro.
33' CHANCE! Ostigard rises highest to reach Badelj's corner, but he can't keep his header down and it sails over from close range.
31' Genoa have earnt four corners so far, but they've yet to produce a shot. Unless they find a way of carving the visitors open, they'll struggle to score today.
P. Dybala
Yellow Card
Juventus
29' Dybala is booked after pulling Amiri back near the halfway-line.
28' Vlahovic spins past Bani and smashes in a low cross in search of Dybala, but Criscito is there to knock it behind. The resulting corner comes to nothing.
26' De Sciglio searches for Kean with a cross from deep, but Hefti nods it clear.
24' The hosts are on top right now. They've pinned Juventus in and now they need to try and craft some clear shooting chances.
22' Genoa win a succession of corners, but the Juventus defence holds firm and clears each one.
19' Genoa continue to push for an opener as Destro attempts to engineer space to shoot on the edge of the box. However, the striker's crowded out and Juventus clear.
17' Badelj's corner is headed clear at the back post.
15' ALMOST! Portanova gets in behind down the left flank and fires in a low cross that ricochets off Bonucci and into the path of Destro inside the six-yard-box! However, the striker can't quite control it and it bounces off him and just wide.
13' It's been an open, end-to-end game so far. Juventus's latest move ends with Kean getting caught offside after clever build-up play.
11' Melegoni races after Ostigard's throughball, but Rugani anticipates the danger and cuts it out.
9' Cuadrado tangles with Criscito as he attempts to drive into the box. However, the referee decides to play on and the ball trickles behind to the annoyance of the Juventus players.
7' Chance! Dybala gets to the byline and stands up a cross to the back post. Kean arrives first but he can't quite keep his header down and it flicks off the bar and behind!
5' Portanova surges down the left flank, but Rabiot chases back to snatch back possession. Nevertheless, Genoa are playing quick, urgent football so far.
3' Genoa start with intent as Amiri stabs in a low cross that Rugani hacks clear.
1' Juventus kick off the first half.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just minutes away!
Ominously for Genoa, they’ve struggled in this fixture of late. Juventus have won each of their last five Serie A meetings against Genoa – they last embarked on a longer winning run against them between 1957 and 1960 (seven).
Juventus make six changes following their victory over Spezia. Danilo, De Ligt, Bernardeschi, Zakaria, Pellegrini and Morata make way De Sciglio, Rugani, Cuadrado, Arthur, Kean and Dybala.
Genoa make four changes following a disappointing defeat to Sampdoria. Frendrup, Vasquez, Ekuban and Sturaro make way for Hefti, Criscito, Melegoni and Portanova.
SUBS: Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia Perin, Marley, Denis Zakaria, Alex Sandro, Federico Bernardeschi, Carlo Pinsoglio, Alvaro Morata, Matthijs de Ligt.
JUVENTUS (4-3-3): Wojciech Szczesny; Mattia de Sciglio, Daniele Rugani, Leonardo Bonucci, Juan Cuadrado; Adrien Rabiot, Fabio Miretti, Arthur; Moise Kean, Dusan Vlahovic, Paolo Dybala.
SUBS: Hernani, Kelvin Yeboah, Andrea Masiello, Adrian Semper, Andrea Cambiaso, Paolo Ghiglione, Johan Vasquez, Rok Vodisek, Caleb Ekuban, Albert Gudmundsson, Morten Frendrup, Nicole Rovella.
GENOA (4-2-3-1): Salvatore Sirigu; Silvan Hefti, Leo Ostigard, Mattia Bani, Demenico Criscito; Milan Badelj, Pablo Galdames; Filippo Melegoni, Nadiem Amiri, Manolo Portanova; Mattia Destro.
Juventus, meanwhile, are in fourth place having secured Champions League football for next season. They’ll be looking to end the season on a high as they look towards a title bid next time around.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this Serie A fixture between Genoa and Juventus. This is a massive game for the hosts: they find themselves in 19th place, four points away from safety. They’ll be aiming to stun Juventus today and begin a late dash out of the relegation zone with three games to play.