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Monza claims shocking 1-0 win over Juventus after Angel Di Maria sees red | Football news

Monza took a surprising but deserved 1-0 home win over Juventus on Sunday, their first Series a win of the season as the visitors struggled after being reduced to 10 men.
Juve key player Angel Di Maria’s return from injury was cut short after he was ejected from the field five minutes before half-time for his elbow Armando Izzo‘s chest.
Juventus had half chances in the first half but struggled to build momentum as Monza was effective in breaking the game in midfield.
Newly promoted Monza smelled blood in the second half and put pressure on the opposing defenses to make mistakes, while Massimiliano Allegri’s side tried to look for opportunities to counterattack.
Replacement Christian Gytkjaer became the hero when he shoved in the winner of Patrick Ciurriacross in the 74th minute.
Allegri was banned from the match bench after being sent off in a 2-2 home draw against Salernitana last Sunday after protesting a disallowed VAR goal.
Monza then travels to Sampdoria on October 2 after the international break, while Juventus will host Bologna on the same day.



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