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Serie A leaders Juventus blown away by Genoa in half an hour

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Football Soccer - Genoa v Juventus - Italian Serie A - Luigi Ferraris stadium, Genoa Italy - 27/11/16 - Juventus' Mario Mandzukic in action against Nicolas Burdisso of Genoa. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Football Soccer - Genoa v Juventus - Italian Serie A - Luigi Ferraris stadium, Genoa Italy - 27/11/16 - Juventus' Mario Mandzukic in action against Nicolas Burdisso of Genoa. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

MILAN (Reuters) - Genoa blew away Serie A leaders Juventus on Sunday, scoring three times in an astonishing first half hour on the way to a 3-1 win.

Giovanni Simeone, the 21-year-old son of Atletico Madrid coach Diego, scored twice in the first 15 minutes before Alex Sandro put through his own goal.

Miralem Pjanic pulled one back for the titleholders when he curled in a free kick in the 82nd minute.

It was the first time since October 2005 that Juventus had conceded three goals in the first half of a Serie A match.

Juve's third league defeat of the season meant their lead at the top was cut to four points over AC Milan who won 4-1 at Empoli on Saturday.

(Writing by Brian Homewood, editing by Pritha Sarkar)


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