Juventus suffered another low on Sunday with a loss to promoted club Monza in Serie A.
The Bianconeri have had a difficult start to the season, with just two domestic wins before this game and back-to-back Champions League defeats to Paris Saint-Germain and Benfica.
Juve had Angel Di Maria available again after injury and the former PSG striker started this one, but the Argentine was sent off after 40 minutes for an elbow on Monza’s Armando Izzo.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side struggled with 10 men and Monza, in Serie A for the first time in their history, took the lead after 74 minutes when Christian Gytkjaer pushed at the near post following a cross from the right .
And the Danish striker’s goal proved to be the winner for Monza as the Biancorossi held on for their first-ever victory in the Italian top flight.
Monza is owned by former Italian politician and AC Milan chairman Silvio Berlusconi, who will no doubt have been delighted to see his side seal victory over the country’s biggest club.