Juventus’ poor begin to the brand new season continued on Saturday evening, after Massimiliano Allegri’s males suffered a shock loss 1-0 towards newly promoted Empoli in Turin.
Bianconeri threatened from off, and Federico Chiesa got here shut on two events, first capturing straight on the goalkeeper after which forcing Guglielmo Vicario to an excellent cease after a beautiful mazy run.
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After 21 minutes, Empoli despatched a free kick in excessive over the penalty field. Juve have been rocked by this blow and needed to go somewhat scared throughout the first half towards a full of life Azzurri outfit.
The Italian giants then delivered a horrible show within the second half, with out concepts or creativity, and relied closely on the particular person spark from Paulo Dybala and Dejan Kulusesvki, however with out outcomes. Juve have been continuously caught on the counter and fought to pressure Vicario to take severe motion.
The referee ended the match, which introduced jokes and whistles from the annoyed house crowd and left the outdated girl with just one level from his first two matches.
Let’s take a look at the gamers’ scores.
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Wojciech Szczesny (GK) – 5/10 – Rooted to his line when Mancuso collected the unfastened ball to shoot house the opener. Spared Chiesa’s blush by tipping his back-pass header over the crossbar. Beat concern by way of his protection all evening.
Juan Cuadrado (RB) – 6/10 – Wasted some incredible crossover alternatives with hopelessly over or underrated deliveries. However, has all the time wished to penetrate and carried out higher than most of his teammates.
Leonardo Bonucci (CB) – 5/10 – Struggled with the physicality of Patrick Cutrone, who was not afraid to bully the Italian midfielder. Bad, and a shadow of his Euro 2020 self.
Matthijs de Ligt (CB) – 6/10 – The blow of the deflection that fed the ball into Mancuso. The greatest of the 2 midfielders, however that doesn’t say a lot.
Alex Sandro (LB) – 6/10 – Stuck for the ball on a few events and once more lacked defensive consciousness. Caused some issues in the long run, however nothing to put in writing house about.
Hooked / ISABELLA BONOTTO / Getty Images
Rodrigo Bentancur (CM) – 6/10 – A one-man band generally on this midfield. Also responsible of getting pocket pockets and being too gradual on the ball, however help in the midst of the pitch was non-existent.
Danilo (CM) – 5/10 – Does not provide sufficient for a midfield that already lacks drive and course. Just for pedestrians and sideways. Just not what Juve want in that space of the pitch.
Adrien Rabiot (CM) – 5/10 – Ball protection for Empolis’ shock early targets. No defensive intuition inside his personal field. Replaced after one other horrible show. How lengthy can this final?
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Weston McKennie (RW) – 5/10 – Anonymous throughout the first half, altering left and heart to attempt to affect the recreation. Replaced at half time. Forgot.
Paulo Dybala (ST) – 6/10 – Desperate to create possibilities, however the odd cross went unfastened. Took management and tried to carry Juve to life, however his teammates didn’t reply.
Federico Chiesa (LW) – 7/10 – Tested Vicario 3 times in the primary 25 minutes and pressured three tremendous saves. A pressure of nature once you drive with the ball at your toes. Does not need to be surrounded by such a median.
Continued to avoid wasting the recreation / Emilio Andreoli / Getty Images
Alvaro Morata (ST) – 5/10
Federico Bernardeschi (LW) – 5/10
Manuel Locatelli (CM) – 6/10
Dejan Kulusevski (RW) – 6/10
Mattia De Sciglio (RB) – 6/10