Fiorentina cruised to a 3-0 victory at Juventus as the hosts suffered their first league defeat of the season, which leaves them seven points behind Serie A leaders Milan.

Juve trailed inside three minutes when Franck Ribery’s through ball from his own half picked out Dusan Vlahovic, who kept his cool to lift the ball over Wojciech Szczesny and score his third goal in three games.

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It got worse for Juve in the 17th minute, with Juan Cuadrado shown a straight red for a poor studs-up challenge on Gaetano Castrovilli.

After the break, Cristiano Ronaldo thought he had levelled but his header was chalked off for offside, and with around 15 minutes remaining Alex Sandro’s own goal put the game beyond the hosts.

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Martin Caceres made it a miserable night for Juve when scoring a third for Fiorentina, who have moved up to 15th with the win.

Messias double moves Crotone off the bottom

A first-half brace from Junior Messias, including a stylish lob, gave Crotone their second Serie A win of the season as they beat Parma 2-1 to move off the foot of the table on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old Brazilian, who has spent his entire career in Italy but is playing in the top flight for the first time this season, gave the Calabrians the lead after 24 minutes with a shot on the turn.

Messias scored an even better goal a minute before halftime when he collected a long pass forward on his chest, let the ball bounce and beat keeper Luigi Sepe with a delicate lob from the edge of the area, taking his league tally to five this season.

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Juraj Kucka headed one back for Parma in the 57th minute and the game then became increasingly tense, with 10 yellow cards and a scuffle on the touchline in stoppage time.

Kucka nearly equalised in the seventh minute of added time with a shot that flew past the post but Crotone held on.

The promoted side moved up to 18th with nine points, two ahead of Torino and Genoa, while Parma are 15th with 12.

Additional reporting from Reuters

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