Juan Cuadrado scored directly from a corner kick to lead Juventus to an easy 2-0 victory over Genoa on Sunday to climb to fifth place and give coach Massimiliano Allegri his 250th victory in the Italian Serie A.
Cuadrado scored a powerful shot into the far top corner after eight minutes to put the old lady ahead in unconventional circumstances, and Paulo Dybala sealed the three points with a late shot.
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It was the only direct corner kick goal scored in Serie A since 2010, but oddly enough is the second of the weekend after Hakan Calhanoglu’s attempt for Inter Milan in a 3-0 win over Roma on Saturday.
Juventus raised its score to 27 points, seven points behind Atalanta in fourth place, and Allegri became the second coach in the three points in a winning era to reach 250 victories in the league after Carlo Ancelotti with 275 victories.
Andriy Shevchenko awaits his first win as the Genoa coach continues, with the Ukrainian team remaining in 18th place with 10 points.