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Match Review Champions League

Juventus kickstart their season with convincing win over Malmo

September 14, 2021 - 9:57 pm

Juventus have got their first win of the new season when beating Malmo in Sweden this evening.

The Old Lady has had a disastrous opening three matches thus far, but a welcomed return to form in today’s Champions League win should bring a means to kickstarting our domestic campaign also.

We did not start today’s match well however, with our opponents seemingly believing we were to be got at, but once we got the goal against the run of play, the tide soon changed.

Juan Cuadrado’s cross found Alex Sandro to guide his header home to put us 1-0 up, and the Brazilian almost doubled that lead shortly after when De Ligt’s ball over the top into his path saw him clear into the box, but his effort went wide of the far post.

Alvaro Morata was eventually pulled down inside the box just before half-time, and despite the defenders claiming for VAR to rule the Spaniard as offside, the check showed otherwise. Paulo Dybala put his effort right down the middle with the keeper diving o his right, and before we could finish celebrating the goal we were already three-up.

Alvaro Morata closed out our third after a somewhat fortunate bounce off the defender on the edge of the box, and the Spaniard isn’t one to not take his chances when they fall to him.

The second-half remained an open affair, with both sides attempting to carve out their chances, but the game was slowly losing it’s flair.

Moise Kean came off the bench and thought he had added a fourth, only for the referee to rightly have flagged him as offside when the ball was played into him.

The game did fade and eventually finished at 3-0, but this was a much-improved performance from what we’ve seen so far this term, with no serious faults throughout despite a tough start to the matchup.

Patrick

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    JuveFella September 14, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Well…just a thought but…Man U 1st CL match with Ronaldo = Ronaldo scores & Man U looses…Juve 1st CL match without Ronaldo = A comfortable win…

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      Joeke September 15, 2021 at 10:55 am

      I was just laughing when I saw Man Utd playing a draw… 🙂

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    BianconeriJack September 15, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Juventus looked shaky early on, but Malmo didn’t ask as many questions as they should have. As soon as we scored we took control and looked like a strong, effective team again. I’m glad Dybala & Morata we on target again because we need them to score regularly this season. They need to be hitting at least 20 goals each (which I think they will) with the rest of the team contributing as and when. There is still a lot of work to be done and the challenges will be a lot tougher, starting on Sunday against a Milan team who are playing very well right now. I feel calm about the future because Allegri is our manager and his methods will make us stronger in the long term. The squad needs a lot of work, but Allegri will always just get on with the job with the players he has now. We have no right to win anything, but whilst Max is in charge for the foreseeable future, I have no doubt he will take us back to the top in Italy and will become a serious player in Europe again.