Juventus 2-0 Sevilla
Scorers: Morata 41 (J), Zaza 87 (J)
Champions League, Game 2 – Wednesday, 30th September – 19:45 GMT – Juventus Stadium
Full Match Report to follow…
1. Sami Khedira returns – What a difference it makes to have an experienced midfielder back in the starting XI. He was a little rusty at times, but he pushed forward when he could to put pressure on the Sevilla back line and he tackled hard in the centre of the pitch to win the ball back. A great return to action
2. Andrea Barzagli as right-back – 34 years old and he still has the ability to surprise. A brilliant performance at right-back, great overlapping runs and a good understanding with Cuadrado that allowed them to exploit the right-flank. Provided the assist for the opening goal. Excellent
3. Bonucci, Bonucci, Bonucci – Defensively dominant but it was his distribution that really caught the eye. Played some sublime crosses that offered another dimension to the Juve attack.
4. Tactics – Allegri got things perfect tonight. The formation changed when Juve were in and out of possession, switching from a 4-3-3 to an occasional 3-5-2 when needed. Bravo Mister !
5. Simone Zazazazaza ! – I know many don’t rate the guy, and it’s alright not to like him, but he does what he does with ease. Bullied the defence to score Juve’s second and seal the result. A battering ram of a striker for those nights when you can’t pick the lock.
Man of the Match: Andrea Barzagli
Flop of the Match: N/A
Pass Accuracy: 90%
Shots on Target: 6
Total Shots: 20
Ball Possession: 54%
Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra; Khedira (Alex Sandro 76), Hernanes, Pogba; Cuadrado, Morata (Zaza 80), Dybala (Rugani 88)
Sevilla: Sergio Rico; Coke, Andreolli, Kolodziejczak, Trémoulinas; N’Zonzi (Iborra 66), Krychowiak; Reyes (Munoz 79), Krohn-Dehli, Konoplyanka; Gameiro (Immobile 66)