Serie A: Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus lose first game of the season to Fiorentina

Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus lose first game of the season to Fiorentina
  • Dusan Vlahovic put Fiorentina in front following Franck Ribery’s through-ball
  • Juan Cuadrado’s wild lunge then saw Juventus down to 10 men after 18 minutes
  • Alex Sandro’s own goal made it 2-0 to the visitors with 14 minutes left to play
  • Martin Caceres hit a third as his old club lost their first league game this term
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Serie A Champions Juventus lose 3-0 to Fiorentina as Juan Cuadrado sees red in first half.

Juventus suffered their first Serie A defeat of the season when they crashed 3-0 at home to lowly Fiorentina after having Juan Cuadrado sent off after 18 minutes on Tuesday.

Fiorentina, who had failed to win any of their previous six league matches since the return of coach Cesare Prandelli, were also helped by some calamitous defending by the hosts, with Leonardo Bonucci in particular suffering an off-day.

Dusan Vlahovic stunned the Turin side by giving the visitors the lead in the third minute before Alex Sandro put through his own goal and Martin Caceres added a third following more bad defending in the last quarter of an hour.

The defeat, Juve’s worst at the Allianz Stadium since it opened nine years ago, left them fourth with 24 points after 13 games, seven behind leaders AC Milan, and raises questions about their ability to extend their run of nine successive titles. Fiorentina are in 15th place on 14 points.