25.10.2013 18:15 - in: Serie A S

    Juventus v Genoa, previous encounters

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    The Bianconeri will be looking to break a duck against Genoa on Sunday afternoon, because the Rossoblu have never lost at Juventus Stadium

    Genoa go into Sunday’s match with an unbeaten record at Juventus Stadium, and with Antonio Conte’s men having had their lead taken away during both of the Rossoblu’s visits to their new home ground, they will have all the more motivation to secure victory this time around.

    In the first fixture between the two at Juventus’ new stadium in the 2011/12 season, Genoa came back from a goal down twice to deny a Bianconeri win.

    First, Alessandro Matri’s opener - an instinctive poke of Claudio Marchisio’s long-distance effort into the corner - was cancelled out by a swift counter attack finished off by a header from Marco Rossi.

    Andrea Pirlo’s dummy then allowed Matri the space to slot home a second, but a clever dink from Andrea Caracciolo meant the Rossoblu drew level right at the death.

    When the sides met again in Turin last season, Juventus eventually took the lead through Fabio Quagliarella’s close range finish after a number of early chances had passed them by.

    But, in a similar story to the year before, Genoa recovered thanks to a diving header from Marco Borriello, who had been on loan at Juventus during the previous campaign.

    It was a tense end to the game as a Sebastian Giovinco free-kick hit the post and the referee waved away claims for a penalty after what looked to be a handball from Andreas Granqvist, but in the end it remained 1-1.

    Apart from these two recent draws, though, there have only ever been two others between the two sides in Turin throughout all of the 31 seasons in which Juventus have lifted the title.

    One of those dates back to 1994/95, when Fabio Galante’s goal to equalise after Fabrizio Ravanelli had put the Bianconeri in front should not have stood because it did not cross the line.

    The first ever encounter between the two sides in Turin also finished 1-1. All the action occurred in the first 20 minutes that day in April 1905, with a Genoa response courtesy of Max Mayer following Luigi Forlano’s opener for Juve.

    That result was one of the most famous ever for Juventus, because it meant they finished above none other than Genoa in the table to clinch their very first league title.

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