18 September 2022
It was a meeting of one of the remaining undefeated teams against a side that was still winless, but what appeared to an opportunity for Juventus to head into the international break with some positivity turned sour. Reduced to 10 men after Ángel Di María's red card on 40 minutes, the Bianconeri fell behind with 15 minute to play. Although a chance fell to Moise Kean in the closing minutes, the Monza defence saw out the remainder of the match to inflict the first league loss on Juve of the campaign.
ONE MAN DOWN
Federico Gatti was handed his second appearance in defence while Ángel Di María returned to the starting line-up. And Juventus almost got off to another flying start, when inside the opening minute, the Argentine found himself in a similar position to that which led to Juve’s opening goal of the campaign on Matchday 1. Again a cross from the left and a dummy from Dušan Vlahović saw the ball arrived at the feet of El Fideo, who this time couldn’t find the coordination to unleash the shot.
Di María found himself the centre of attention at the opposite end of the first half. With neither side causing their opponents any real cause for concern in defence, the Argentine elbowed Armando Izzo inside his own half. The referee issued a straight red card. Juventus headed into the break down to 10 men.
ONE GOAL DOWN
In an intense opening exchange after the restart both sides had chances to make the breakthrough. The first fell to the visitors's centre forward Dany Mota, whose shot went just wide. At the other end, Weston McKennie delivered a cross that was met by Fabio Miretti. The teenager's volley was net bound before defender Carlos Augusto blocked the effort.
Mota's replacement, Christian Gytkjaer was on the end of the third chance, but placed his header over. The Dane would emerge match winner, however, on 74 minutes. A cross was deflected into his path by Danilo and the striker finished from close range.
The nearest Juventus came to an equaliser was a header from the edge of the six-yard box from Moise Kean. The substitute's effort was dealt with by Monza goalkeeper Michele De Gregorio.
Juve's unbeaten start to the domestic campaign came to an end as Monza celebrated their first top-flight victory.
MONZA 1-0 JUVENTUS (HT: 0-0)
Scorer: 74' Gytkjaer
Monza: Di Gregorio; Marlon (54' Caldirola), Marì, Izzo; Ciurria, Rovella, Sensi (54' Barberis), Carlos Augusto (85' Birindelli); Pessina, Dany Mota (54' Gytkjaer), Caprari (69' Colpani).
Subs not used: Cragno, Sorrentino, Machin, Valoti, Ranocchia F., Antov, Marrone, Bondo, Carboni, Molina.
Juventus: Perin; De Sciglio (86' Soulé), Bremer, Gatti, Danilo; McKennie, Miretti (86' Fagioli), Paredes, Kostić (78' Kean); Di Maria, Vlahović.
Subs not used: Szczęsny, Pinsoglio, Bonucci, Rugani, Barbieri, Barrenechea, Iling-Junior.
Coach: Landucci (Assistant).
Assistants: Prenna, De Meo.
Fourth official: Massimi.
VAR: Fabbri, Costanzo.
Bookings: 22' Bremer (J), 89' Ciurria (M), 91' Caldirola (M).
Sending off: 40' Di Maria (J).