Juve sink lowly Genoa to keep Shevchenko winless

Juventus' Paulo Dybala (left) in action during their Serie A match against Genoa at Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy on Sunday.
Juventus' Paulo Dybala (left) in action during their Serie A match against Genoa at Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy on Sunday.

AFP, Rome :
Juan Cuadrado and Paulo Dybala scored as Juventus eased to a 2-0 win over Andriy Shevchenko’s Genoa on Sunday to register their fourth victory in five Serie A games.
Cuadrado struck direct from a corner that sailed over the head of Genoa goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu in the ninth minute, with Dybala drilling a second late on to send Juve up to fifth place. The victory begins an important month for Massimiliano Allegri’s side who will hope a run of favourable fixtures can allow them to close the seven- point gap to the Champions League places.
Juve are 11 points adrift of leaders AC Milan ahead of matches against Venezia, Bologna and Cagliari in the run up to Christmas and the winter break.
“We know we need to carry on like this, to try and get to the last game in December with as many wins as possible to get closer to the teams above,” Dybala told DAZN. Genoa have won once in 16 games this term, picking up just one point in four outings since the appointment of former Ukraine and Milan star Shevchenko. They have yet to score under the 2004 Ballon d’Or winner and did not attempt a single shot against Juve.
The league’s joint-top scorer Dusan Vlahovic scored the winner from the penalty spot in a 3-2 victory at Bologna to leave Fiorentina level on points with Juve.