Second consecutive defeat for the bianconeri, the first in the league. Under the eyes of Allegri, in the stands, his team does not create any danger and ends in ten: Di Maria expelled in the 40th minute

    You are expecting a reactive Juve after a slightly so bad start to the season in the league and unfortunate in the Champions League: and instead on the seventh day, in a game that already tastes like a last resort, you will have your first defeat in Serie A, against Monza, passing 1-0 with merit for expressed play and created opportunities. The Monza of the former Palladino, on his debut on the bench, after losing the first three home games, gets his first three points with Juve – the first absolute in Serie A – which add up to the only point obtained so far , last week. With a very agitated Galliani who leaves the stands well before the final whistle, he who has been a fan of Monza since he was a child.

    In & Out

    Di Maria returns to Juve from 1 ‘after a muscle injury, initially in a trident with Kostic and Vlahovic, then in second forward position. But the result does not change much: the Argentine does not affect, gets nervous and commits a blatant reaction foul by pulling an elbow in the chest to Izzo who was hindering him. Result: direct red to the Argentine, at 40 ‘of the first half, and Juve in ten. Juve, with Allegri in the stands serving the disqualification round after the expulsion with Salernitana and Landucci on the bench, deploy Gatti with Bonucci on the bench and the usual midfield, with Miretti and McKennie on either side of Paredes. Cuadrado and Milik have been disqualified, none of the three most recent injuries (Locatelli, Rabiot and Alex Sandro) are available. On the opposite front, Raffaele Palladino deploys a 4-3-3 full of grit and courage.

    Monza master in the first 45 ‘

    A transparent Juve lets the first half pass without ever becoming dangerous and without leaving particular marks on the match. The game is in fact made by the hosts, who keep tight lines, good ball turn and closed padlocks on every gate. Also showing an appreciable offensive resourcefulness and arriving several times at the shot, from the edge or from the area, well orchestrated by Rovella, Juventus loan arrived in Monza in the last stages of the market. The best chance of the first 45 ‘bears the signature of Ciurria, on his debut as a starter, who misses his aim from an excellent position. Juve is limited to a containment match, occasionally also arrives from the parts of Di Gregorio, but Vlahovic and Di Maria do not scratch and as usual the midfield struggles to close and restart. Landucci asks his team to press higher: Monza, which at the end of the first half will record 59% of ball possession, climbs without difficulty and reaches the limit easily, only to be unable to finish the last pass with quality or do not find the mirror with even courageous conclusions. Miretti hears the duel at a distance with Rovella and is among the most active of his gods, indulging in alternating containment and some raids. Then, at 40 ‘, Juve remained in ten, due to a sensational naivety by Di Maria, who did not control a movement of anger and was expelled.

    Juve, no change of pace in the second half

    The second half opens on the same notes, with Mota and the newly entered Gytkyaer gracing Perin a stone’s throw from the door. In addition to the Dane, Barberis and Caldirola are also on the field from 55 ‘, while in Juve McKennie is called to lengthen the team, playing in a more advanced position. It is Miretti, however, who gives a sign of Juventus life near Di Gregorio, then Monza regains control of the match, with a Juve more spectator than active subject of the match, ordered just enough to perform the homework but without flickers , of changes of pace, and of course of offensive play. Really too little. The advantage of Monza is therefore not surprising: they arrive in the 74th minute with Gytkjaer who, coming out behind Gatti, rushes into the area on a cross from Ciurria and right-footed Perin. And for Juve, which also plays the Kean, Fagioli and Soulé cards before the 90 ‘, the curtain falls.