Fans demand refund after Ronaldo is rested in Juve defeat to Genoa

Cape Town - Disgruntled Juventus and Genoa fans demanded a refund for tickets purchased after it emerged that Cristiano Ronaldo would be rested for the Serie A clash on Sunday.

Former Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro scored in his first match for Genoa, a 2-0 victory which ended the title-holders unbeaten run in Serie A on Sunday days after their Champions League heroics.

Cristiano Ronaldo was rested after his hat-trick had fired Juventus into the European semi-finals with a comeback victory over Atletico Madrid.

According to the Corriere della Sera newspaper, Max Allegri's decision to omit Ronaldo from the Juventus match-day squad prompted an influx of calls to the Genoa ticket office requesting refunds.

Without Ronaldo Juve slipped to their first Serie A defeat in 11 months but still hold a huge 15 point lead at the top of the table.

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