On the one hand, the undefeated leader of the league playing at home. On the other, the flashlight. Result? He gave the logic.
Juventus played at home against Chievo Verona and won by 3-0. The match ended the 20th round of the tournament and was marked by a penalty missed by Cristiano Ronaldo .
With the result, the team of Turin followed in the calm leadership of the competition: unbeaten, Juve adds 56 points, against 47 of the vice-leader Napoli. Chievo, on the other hand, remained with eight points, in last place, behind Frosinone (10) and Bologna (14). Empoli, the first team outside the relegation zone, adds 17.
Best on the pitch, Paulo Dybala worked for the team.
The Juventus 10 shirt did not score, but his performance was crucial. In the first goal, it was the Argentine who passed to Douglas Costa to shoot and score. In the second, Dybala made the whole move and just handed over to Emre Can to enlarge.
Worst of the field, Mattia Bani almost caused a bigger score
Mattia Bani was one of the three defenders of the Chievo defense, but ended up having the worst performance of the sector before the requirement. In the second goal of Juventus, for example, missed the siege to Paulo Dybala and was late in the boat to Emre Can. In the second half, he still committed a silly penalty in Douglas Costa’s shot.
Douglas Costa was doubtful; came in and tagged.
The coach Massimiliano Allegri had already indicated some possibilities to scale his team. Although the tendency was for Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi to start, there was the possibility that one of them could be removed. But the pair were maintained, and the Brazilian did not disappoint: from their feet, the first goal of the game came out thanks to a beautiful individual play in the first half. In the second, he was replaced with the mission accomplished.
CR7 well tried, but Juventus decided with others
Playing at home, Juventus did not take long to open the scoring: in the 13 minutes of the first half, Douglas Costa received in the midfield, started in speed on the right, cleared the marker in the middle and hit the left cross. Throughout the first leg, Cristiano Ronaldo moved in search of goals, but without success. On 16 minutes, he fell into the area after a split with Luca Rossettini, asking for a penalty – the referee consulted the VAR, but sent the game to follow. Later, at 22 min, the Portuguese received from Paulo Dybala and kicked, hitting the back of Mattia Bani. But the best moments of shirt 7 were coming. After 32 minutes, Cristiano Ronaldo broke through on the left, blocking the shot from Stefano Sorrentino. After minutes later, the Portuguese rolled to the kick of Federico Bernardeschi, who deflected in the defense and only did not enter because the goalkeeper of Chievo defended with the foot. When it seemed as if Verona’s side could handle a minimal disadvantage before the break, the second goal came: 44 minutes, after a fine individual move by the right, Paulo Dybala entered the area and rolled aside for Emre Can, who had peace of mind to beat in the corner and expand.
What a day! Cristiano Ronaldo loses to penalty
In the second half, Juventus took a penalty on 6 minutes in Douglas Costa’s shot that Mattia Bani deflected with his arm. In charge, however, Cristiano Ronaldo beat and Stefano Sorrentino defended in the left corner. In search of a reaction from Chievo, coach Domenico di Carlo traded three players in the first 20 minutes of the second half. After 26 minutes, Luca Rossetini had a good opportunity to convert on a counterattack, but the shot from Mattia Perin went into the arms of the keeper. And it really was not Cristiano Ronaldo’s day. After 28 minutes, Emre Can came in from the right, feinted, then sped past the off-balance defender to make the score 1 – Then, at 32, he receivedon the left and dusted again, without danger. But if the Portuguese does not, a mate does. After 38 minutes, Federico Bernardeschi sent the corner kick right to Daniele Rugani who headed it sharply past the keeper.