Why did Juventus concede in the final minute?


It has been revealed that Juventus’ penalty shoot-out defeat at Genoa was the first of the season. 

It was the sixth time the Giallorossi have conceded in the first half this term and was the fifth such match in Serie A this term.

The Giallores were ahead in the 1-0 first half thanks to two goals from Mario Mandzukic, but Genoa equalised in the 52nd minute. 

However, the result was still unsatisfactory for the Nerazzurri, as the first leg of the first-leg tie against Genoa ended 2-1. 

A late penalty from Francesco Totti secured a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Olimpico. 

The Nerazzu have won just once in their last six matches against GenoAncelotti has won six of his past nine matches in charge, with the only defeat coming in the Europa League in May. 

He was appointed in the summer following Giovanni Trapattoni’s sacking. 

“It’s a bit of a pity that Juventus were denied the goal they deserved,” said Bianconeri boss Acelotti. 

Genoa were on course to win the first stage of the Europa Leagues, but their result was not in doubt.