Alvaro Morata told to ‘shut up’ by fuming Massimiliano Allegri in bust-up

Alvaro Morata was told to "shut up" by a fuming Massimiliano Allegri as the pair were involved in a touchline bust-up during Juventus' win over Genoa.

The Spanish striker had been subbed off by Allegri after picking up a yellow card for arguing with the referee, having been penalised for a handball.

Morata was furious with the decision and exploded at Allegri as his manager attempted to embrace him on the touchline as he left the field.

The pair's argument was caught by pitch-side microphones as they went back and forth before Morata took his seat on the home bench.

Allegri was heard saying: "You gave away a foul, you have to shut up."

To this, Morata responded: "What have I done?!"

Morata was replaced by Moise Kean, who was booked almost immediately after coming on for a foul.

Despite their bust-up, Allegri apologised to Morata following the match and defended his striker as he spoke to the press.

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“I had not decided to replace him but he got booked and I preferred to take him off," revealed Allegri.

“It was nothing and I am sorry, because Alvaro played a great game, even without scoring.”

The Spanish international has struggled in front of goal this season having entered the second season of his two-year loan from Atletico Madrid.

He has notched just three league goals and only five overall in 19 appearances in all competitions.

His failure to find the net in Sunday's match also means that the 29-year-old former Chelsea man has now scored just once in his last 11 league matches.

Juventus have an option to make Morata's second spell with the club a permanent one at the end of the season, having previously spent two years in Italy between 2014 and 2016.

Sunday's win lifted Juve up to fifth in Serie A as goals from Juan Cuadrado and Paulo Dybala secured a home win over Genoa.

They now lie seven points off Champions League qualification and fourth place Atalanta.

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