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Juve sink to new low after Monza defeat

Christian Gytkjaer scored the winning goal in the second half for Monza’s first win of the season to move off the bottom of the table.

In Summary

• Juventus had Angel di Maria sent off in the first half, the 10th dismissal of the Argentine’s career.

• Juventus, meanwhile, have had a poor start to the season and manager Allegri’s position is under threat.

Juventus and Monza player clash during their match on Sunday
Juventus and Monza player clash during their match on Sunday
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Newly-promoted Monza claimed the first Serie A victory in their history by beating giants Juventus to deepen boss Massimiliano Allegri’s worries.

Christian Gytkjaer scored the winning goal in the second half for Monza’s first win of the season to move off the bottom of the table.

Juventus had Angel di Maria sent off in the first half, the 10th dismissal of the Argentine’s career.

Monza were promoted to Serie A for the first time last season.

The club, owned by former Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, missed out on automatic promotion but emerged through the play-offs.

Centre-back Pablo Mari is on loan from Arsenal, with Italy internationals Matteo Pessina and Stefano Sensi also in their side.

Samuele Birindelli, the son of former Juve defender Alessandro Birindelli, came on for Monza with five minutes remaining.

Juventus, meanwhile, have had a poor start to the season and manager Allegri’s position is under threat.

The side lie eighth in Serie A, having won just twice in seven games, and have also lost both of their Champions League games so far.

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