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2 vs 0
Played
October 27, 2013 7:30 PM IST
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ D. Doveri‎
Attendance:‬ 38767‎
 
23′ (PG) Arturo Vidal
 
 
Top of the Match
Carlos Tévez
Carlos Tévez
Juventus
Carlos Tévez
Carlos Tévez
Juventus
Flop of the Match
Juraj Kucka
Juraj Kucka
Genoa
Juraj Kucka
Juraj Kucka
Genoa

Juventus 2-0 Genoa: Vidal and Tevez get champions back to winning ways

The Chilean converted a controversial first-half penalty before the striker added a cool second before the break to seal a comfortable win for Antonio Conte's side

Carlos Tevez Juventus Genoa Serie A
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First-half goals from Arturo Vidal and Carlos Tevez ensured Juventus got back to winning ways with a comfortable 2-0 win over Genoa on Sunday.

A controversial penalty call allowed Vidal to hand his side the lead from the spot after 23 minutes before Argentine striker Tevez latched on to Kwadwo Asamoah's pass to double the advantage before the break.

The visitors had Mattia Perin to thank in the second half for keeping the score respectable, but they struggled to muster meaningful chances of their own, allowing Antonio Conte's side to cruise to a morale-boosting win following recent defeats to Real Madrid and Fiorentina.

Genoa omitted Francelino Matuzalem from their starting XI after the midfielder was caught drink driving this week, while Leonardo Bonucci, Mauricio Isla and Kwadwo Asamoah returned to the Juventus line-up following their 2-1 Champions League defeat to Madrid.

Perin thwarted Paul Pogba in the 12th minute as the midfielder failed to get the ball out of his feet before Llorente's lofted follow-up was also saved.

His next stop from the same player was far more impressive – reacting to keep out a point-blank volley having palmed Tevez's right-wing centre towards the former Athletic Bilbao striker.

The crossbar came to Perin's rescue in the 19th minute as Vidal's crisply struck 25-yarder cannoned to safety.

Giorgio Chiellini then headed narrowly over from a corner and Genoa's laboured resistance was finally broken when Davide Biondin sent Asamoah tumbling in the area, although the contact appeared to be fractionally outside the box. Vidal dispatched the spot-kick emphatically.

Perin was called into action with another superb save three minutes later, this time denying Andrea Pirlo, who skilfully held off Thomas Manfredini to get a shot away.

Biondin was almost the Genoa villain again on the half-hour mark when he was needlessly dispossessed by Pogba, only for the ex-Manchester United man to shoot beyond the far post.

Tevez added the seemingly-inevitable second goal for Juve, shielding the ball from Juraj Kucka after collecting Asamoah's low cross and swivelling away from Sime Vrsaljko before drilling home a left-footed strike.

Genoa boss Gian Piero Gasperini made a double change at the interval, sending on Giannis Fetfatzidis and Moussa Konate in place of Luca Antonelli and Alberto Gilardino, while also altering his team's shape to match the host's 3-5-2 formation.

Juventus' forwards once again found Perin in inspired form as he beat away a venomous 52nd-minute drive from Tevez and touched over Llorente's first-time attempt from the rebound.

The match began to meander as Juventus sat comfortably on what they had and Genoa still failed to make any significant attacking impression.

Juve are now level on 22 points with second-placed Napoli and hot on the heels of leaders Roma, while Genoa sit just above the relegation zone with two wins from nine matches.


Juventus

1
Gianluigi Buffon
Goalkeeper
3.00
3
3.50
15
Andrea Barzagli
Defender
3.50
19
2.50
6
Paul Pogba
Midfielder
3.50
21
Andrea Pirlo
Midfielder
3.00
22
Kwadwo Asamoah
Midfielder
36′ 73′
4.00
23
Arturo Vidal
Midfielder
23′ 87′
4.00
33
Mauricio Isla
Midfielder
3.50
10
Carlos Tévez
Striker
8′ 36′
4.50
14
3.00

Genoa

4.50
1
Mattia Perin
Goalkeeper
2.50
3
2.00
13
2.00
15
3.00
20
Sime Vrsaljko
Midfielder
2.00
-
2.50
90
2.00
-
1.50
33
Juraj Kucka
Midfielder
2.00
91
2.50
11

Substitutes

30
Marco Storari
Goalkeeper
 - 
34
Rubinho
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
 - 
5
 - 
11
 - 
13
 - 
-
Marco Motta
Defender
 - 
8
 - 
20
Simone Padoin
Midfielder
87′
 - 
12
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
32
 - 
53
 - 
-
 - 
4
 - 
5
 - 
10
Francesco Lodi
Midfielder
 - 
14
Isaac Cofie
Midfielder
3.00
18
 - 
69
 - 
39
Adrian Stoian
Midfielder
 - 
26
2.50
77

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

 
  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0