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.
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.