Juan Cuadrado scored directly from a corner as, in Serie A football news, Juventus comfortably beat Genoa 2-0 on Sunday. And the Turin club not only rose to fifth place, but also sealed coach Massimiliano Allegri’s 250th Serie A victory.
With this confident 2-0 home win in Turin, Juventus moved to 27 points, seven points behind Atalanta in fourth place.
At the same time, with his Juve winning these three points, Allegri reached 250 wins in the Italian top flight.
As such, he has thus become only the second manager in the 3-pointer-victories era to reach 250 league victories. His current 250 wins tally is right behind Carlo Ancelotti’s, who has 275 Serie A wins in his pocket.
Serie A Football News – Juventus Comfortably Beat Genoa 2-0 on Sunday
Cuadrado struck a high, inswinging delivery into the far top corner. And this is how he put the Old Lady in front in unorthodox circumstances, only eight minutes in.
Much later, in the 82nd minute, in the second half, Paulo Dybala wrapped up the match with a late strike.
It was the only the eighth direct corner goal that anyone has scored in Serie A since 2010.
But, bizarrely, it is already the second such goal of the weekend. It was similar to Hakan Calhanoglu’s corner effort for Inter Milan in a 3-0 win away at AS Roma on Saturday.
Eventually, Andriy Shevchenko’s wait for his first win as Genoa coach goes on. The Ukrainian’s side is still in 18th place with just 10 points.