Sport news Juventus 3-2 Genoa (AET): Debutant Hamza Rafia comes to the rescue after Andrea Pirlo's side had blown early two-goal lead to reach Coppa Italia quarter-finals Premierleague-News.com
Premierleague-News.com - Andrea Pirlo's side were two goals to the good after just 23 minutes thanks to Dejan Kuluseveski and Alvaro Morata, but were pegged back by a spirited Genoa side.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Serie A champions Juventus made 10 changes from the team that beat Sassuolo at the weekend, but they had no trouble racing into a two-goal lead in Turin against a much-changed Genoa.Young Swedish forward Dejan Kulusevski opened the scoring after two minutes before then setting up the returning Alvaro Morata to make it 2-0 in the 23rd minute.However, seemingly in cruise control, Juve took their foot off the gas, with Lennart Czyborra getting Genoa deservedly back in the contest before half-time. Juventus players gather around goalscorer Hamza Rafia (No 50) in celebration Rafia spared Juventus' blushes after they had been pegged back by Genoa in the last-16 tie RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next How Cristiano Ronaldo turned himself into the ultimate goal... Tottenham and Juventus 'are in talks over a summer move for... Juventus 3-1 Sassuolo: Cristiano Ronaldo draws level with... Inter Milan 'target Jesse Lingard loan move as old... Share this article Share 30 shares MATCH FACTS JUVENTUS: Buffon; Dragusin, Demiral (Danilo 64), Chiellini (Bonucci 64), Bernardeschi; Wesley (Ronaldo 88), Arthur, Bentancur (Rabiot 46), Portanova (Rafia 78); Morata, KulusevskiGoalscorers: Kulusevski 2, Morata 23, Rafia 104 GENOA: Paleari; Goldaniga, Bani, Dumbravanu (Males 97); Ghiglione, Lerager, Rovella, Melegoni (Radovanovic 106), Czyborra (Eboa Ebongue 112); Pjaca, ScamaccaGoalscorers: Czyborra 28, Melegoni 74 adverts.
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.It was left to substitute Rafia to bundle home his first Juventus goal, on his debut, to settle the contest in the 104th minute.They now look forward to a quarter-final clash with the winner of the match between Sassuolo and Spal on Thursday.Elsewhere, Inter Milan needed an extra-time winner from substitute Romelu Lukaku to beat Fiorentina 2-1 and book a meeting with rivals AC Milan in the quarter-finals. Dejan Kuluseveski celebrates after firing Juventus ahead against Genoa on Wednesday Alvaro Morata doubled the hosts' lead in just the 23rd minute of the Coppa Italia clash Genoa hit back and equalised through Filippo Melegoni with a quarter-of-an-hour to play Andrea Pirlo (left) rang the changes with Cristiano Ronaldo (right) starting on the bench RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next How Cristiano Ronaldo turned himself into the ultimate goal... Tottenham and Juventus 'are in talks over a summer move for... Juventus 3-1 Sassuolo: Cristiano Ronaldo draws level with... Inter Milan 'target Jesse Lingard loan move as old... Share this article Share 30 shares
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