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Serie A: Juventus suffer first defeat of season after Cuadrado got sent off

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Serie A holders, Juventus fell to a rather displeasing result at the hands of Fiorentina on Tuesday at the Allianz Stadium which leaves them well adrift of league leaders AC Milan.

The Bianconeri convincingly dispatched Parma at the weekend but they fell behind after just three minutes against Fiorentina and matters worsened for the home side a quarter of an hour later when Juan Cuadrado was sent off.

Andrea Pirlo sacrificed Aaron Ramsey in a bid to reshuffle his pack, to the vexation of the Welshman who kicked over a bottle upon leaving the field, but the sacrifice did significantly nothing to impact the match as Juve struggled with 10 men.

Franck Ribery, who created for Vlahovic to score the opener, tries to set up Cristiano Biraghi and his cross was inadvertently turned into the net by Alex Sandro after 76 minutes.

Former Juventus man, Martin Caceres then added the icing on the cake five minutes later completing a simple finish after a low ball across the six-yard box from the Biraghi.

Watch the highlights of the match below

The win moved Fiorentina five points clear from the drop zone while Juve, who had won six and drawn six of their 12 games in the Italian top-flight this season, are now seven points off table-topping Milan.

Elsewhere on Tuesday night, Crotone climbed off the foot of the standings as they claimed only their second win of the campaign, edging out fellow strugglers Parma 2-1.

Junior Messias struck in the 24th and 44th minutes, meaning Juraj Kucka’s goal before the hour was a mere consolation for Parma.

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