Massimiliano Allegri hits out at `unplayable` pitch

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri hit out at the state of the pitch at the Luigi Ferraris stadium as the Serie A leaders suffered a first league reverse of the season at Genoa on Wednesday.

Massimiliano Allegri hits out at `unplayable` pitch

Milan: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri hit out at the state of the pitch at the Luigi Ferraris stadium as the Serie A leaders suffered a first league reverse of the season at Genoa on Wednesday.

Luca Antonini struck in the fourth minute of injury time to claim all three points for Gian Piero Gasperini`s men, a 1-0 defeat for Juventus also allowing title challengers Roma to pull level on 22 points.

The surface at the Luigi Ferraris stadium, shared by Serie A sides Genoa and Sampdoria, has been damaged recently by heavy flooding which caused mayhem in the northern coastal city.

One of Juve`s sporting directors, former midfielder Pavel Nedved, was seen pitchside trying to replace a patch of grass that had come away from the pitch surface.

After the defeat, Allegri hit out on Sky Sport: "It`s not possible to play a top level game on a pitch like this. It was unplayable."

He added, however: "You can`t concede in the last 30 seconds like this. We should have come away with the minimum of a draw. But we will take stock of this result and learn from it."

Juve remain top on 22 points, with Roma second and AC Milan, who could only draw 1-1 away at Cagliari, moving up to third place thanks notably to defeats for Udinese and Sampdoria.

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