Hopes for Juventus’ scudetto are disappointed with the 2-1 defeat against Genoa

ROME: Juventus’ feeble hopes of winning the Serie A title were dashed after Domenico Criscito scored a penalty in injury time giving Genoa threatened with relegation a shocking 2-1 victory, condemning Massimiliano Allegri’s side on Friday . Paulo Dybala found the net three minutes into the second half with a low shot that gave the visitors the long-awaited advantage. But winger Albert Gudmundsson revived Genoa’s hopes of remaining in the top flight when he turned in Nadim Amiri passes three minutes before the end of regular time. After nine minutes, defender Criscito snatched the win from the spot and goalkeeper Wojciech Szczecin didn’t move. The victory inflamed the enthusiasm of the hosts, because the result could save them from relegation. Juventus, who have already qualified for next season’s Champions League, remain in fourth place with 69 points, while Genoa are in penultimate place with 28 points, one point behind safety zones, two races from the end of the season. (Reuters)