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🇮🇹 Genoa score two late goals to beat Juve; Inter top after comeback

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Joel Sanderson-Murray

The focus was on Serie A on Friday night with Inter and Juventus both in action.

Here’s what went down.

Late drama as Genoa beat Juventus

Genoa 2
Juventus 1
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Scorers: Gudmundsson 87′, Criscito (pen) 90+5′; Dybala 48′.

Genoa have given their Serie A survival hopes a huge boost after scoring twice in the last eight minutes to earn a dramatic win over Juventus.

The breakthrough for the visitors came three minutes into the second courtesy of a stunning strike from Paulo Dybala.

Moise Kean drove forward before laying the ball off to the Argentine at the edge of the box who took one touch before whipping a shot into the bottom corner.

It looked as if Genoa were going to stare down the barrel of Serie B until the equaliser came three minutes from the end when Nadiem Amiri slipped Albert Gudmundsson in behind the Juve defence for him to place the ball into the back of the net.

Amiri then had a golden chance to win the game when a mix-up at the back allowed the German a free shot at goal from eight yards out but Wojciech Szczęsny was equal to his tame effort.

Kean then spurned a shot wide with the goalkeeper out of his net and the whole goal to aim at after Alvaro Morata broke away on the counter attack with seemingly the last kick of the game.

But it wasn’t as Genoa went down the other end Mattia De Sciglio fell Caleb Ekuban in the box allowing Domenico Criscito the chance to slot the ball past Szczesny from the spot to remarkable scenes at the Luigi Ferraris stadium.

Alexander Blessin’s side remain in 19th but are now just one point adrift of safety while Juventus stay in fourth.

Martínez inspires Inter comeback

Inter 4
Empoli 2
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Scorers: Romagnoli (OG) 40′, Martínez 45′, 64′, Sánchez 90+4; Pinamonti 5′, Asllani 28′.

Inter came from two goals behind to beat Empoli and move above Milan to the top of the Serie A table.

Hopes of retaining the title looked slim after 28 minutes as the visitors stormed into a surprise two-goal lead.

The first came courtesy of Andrea Pinamonti, on loan from Inter, as he tucked home Szymon Żurkowski’s low-cross after Empoli broke on the counter-attack.

Kristjan Asllani then stunned the San Siro when he got on the end of a long ball over the top to tuck the ball under Samir Handanović.

But Simone Inzaghi’s side showed their resilience to force themselves back level before the break.

First, Simone Romagnoli turned Fedrico Dimarco’s cross into his own net before Lautaro Martínez smashed home Hakan Çalhanoğlu’s cut-back from close range in the last minute of the half.

Nicolo Barella went close with a long-range drive before Guglielmo Vicario produced a number of stunning saves to keep Inter at bay as they sought to move ahead.

But Vicario couldn’t do anything to deny Martínez again in the 64th minutes as the Argentine instinctively volleyed home from six yards out after Riccardo Fiamozzi has cleared a cross into his path.

Alexis Sánchez then came off the bench to tap home Edin Džeko’s pass across goal to add some gloss to the scoreline.

The comeback was complete and Inter snatched a vital win when the picture looked grim in the first half.

They move one point ahead of Milan who face Verona on Sunday.