Matteo Bonetti collapses what went wrong for Juventus in the 3-0 defeat against Fiorentina (1:41)

Champions Juventus suffered their first Serie A loss of the season when they fell 3-0 at home to Fiorentina after Juan Cuadrado was sent off after 18 minutes on Tuesday

Fiorentina, who has not won any of their last six league games since coach Cesare Prandelli returned, was also helped by some disastrous defenses by the hosts, with Leonardo Bonucci in particular having lost a day

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Dusan Vlahovic stunned the Turin side by giving the visitors the lead in the third minute before Alex Sandro scored his own goal and Martin Caceres scored a third after a poor defense in the final quarter of an hour

The defeat, Juve’s worst at Allianz Stadium since it opened nine years ago, left them in fourth place with 24 points after 13 games, seven behind leaders AC Milan, and raises questions about their ability to run their course to renew from nine consecutive titles

Fiore got off to a flying start when Franck released Ribery Vlahovic with a through pass and the Serbian Matthijs De Ligt held back before lifting the ball over goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny

Vlahovic missed another chance after Bonucci lost the ball and Juve’s problems increased when Cuadrado hit Gaetano Castrovilli’s shin with a dangerous cleat

The referee showed a yellow card but changed it to red after viewing the incident on the pitchside monitor

Szczesny threw away an attempt from Castrovilli after another mistake by Bonucci, but Juve also threatened Ronaldo to shoot into the side-netting and keeper Bartlomiej Dragowski tested with a long shot

Ronaldo had not allowed a header after the break because of offside before Juve fell apart in the closing stages

Bonucci made a complete attempt to clear Cristiano Biraghi’s cross, and the ball hit Alex Sandro and flew in the 76 Minute into the goal

Five minutes later, Bonucci had his bag stolen from Ribéry and the French veteran found Biraghi, whose cross was tapped by Caceres to end a thoroughly miserable night for Juve

“Everyone has had a bad night, but he has done great so far,” said Pirlo. “It can happen to anyone, but he is our captain and we have great confidence in him”

Pirlo, whose side knocked Parma 4-0 out of the way just three days ago, said his team were the worst enemy when they fell behind early

“We played badly because of our own mistakes,” he said. “If that happens, you will get into bad situations. In the pre-Christmas game, you sometimes have the holidays on your mind and we walked in with a relaxed attitude

“When you’ve achieved a goal behind and under 10 men, there isn’t much more to talk about in terms of tactics and technique”

Prandelli, meanwhile, celebrated his first win since returning for a second stint as coach of Fiorentina a month ago

“We thought we could take some risks, it was the right time to be more aggressive,” he said. “To gain and overcome fear, you have to be brave – if you are afraid you will or sooner suffer later And in the long run the work pays off “

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