In their second test of the US tour, Juventus met Barcelona in Dallas in a exciting friendly encounter between two European giants who are looking to restore their status amongst the elite.
Ousmane Dembelé was the ultimate star of the show, putting the Bianconeri’s defense to the torch on two occasions, scoring fabulous goals from solo efforts.
But luckily for the Old Lady, Moise Kean managed to put the Italians back on level terms twice, ending the match in a 2-2 draw.
IlBianconero picked up three of the most interesting observations from the thrilling draw between Juventus and Barcelona.
First of all, the absence of both Weston McKennie and Dusan Vlahovic didn’t go unnoticed. It appears that Max Allegri is unwilling to risk his two stars in a friendly encounter, allowing them to regain full fitness before thrusting them back to action.
On another note, Gleison Bremer showcased his prowess in his personal duel against Robert Lewandowski. This was the Brazilian’s full debut for the Bianconeri, and he has thus far proved that he belongs to the big stage.
Finally, Manuel Locatelli put up a solid display as a box-to-box midfielder from the left side. The source notes how the Italian becomes increasingly dangerous when given the license to go forward, as evidenced by his assist for Kean’s second goal.
You love to slam Kean but when he does well he can’t even get a headline……Go figure. Also Dennis Zacaria was much better than Locatelli.
Kean scored two goals thta my little daughter can score? What else did he do that is worth mentioning? Dribbled busquets once? He’s a below average player get over it.
kean will always be a placeholder. hopefully used as a makeweight for Paredes.
I’d rather keep Kean if it means getting that lethargic overpaid inconsistent dud from PSG Parepiss. If Kean is a placeholder, Parepiss is a garbage chute.
Locatelli, bremer, cuadrado, kean must be starting 11.. perin better than Szczęsny… huge potential in rovella and zakaria
Kean and Dembele are both man of match. Kean is lone striker, heavily marked but still managed 2 goals show great speed, physic, and positioning and he is young
Locatelli had a very good game as did Zakaria which bodes well for the start of the season. Kean did well to get into good positions to score his two goals, but he needs to work even harder and keep his head up when dribbling, because he has the skill to beat his man but then gets himself in a tangle because he sometimes doesn’t lay the ball off quick enough.
I liked Juventus in the first half. Zararia performance better than any one else. Locatelli was good and Kean did what he was supposed to do. I liked Cuadrado offensively but when he has to defend against Dembele there was no way to stop that man. Di Maria did well and Bremer and Robella too. On the second half Barcelona was clearly superior and we can notice that Juventus needs to buy more players. Allegri doesn’t have enough options in the bench. And now with Pogba’s injury Juventus must buy the right midfielder to replace him in the first 2 to 4 months campaign. I would say that Juventus needs at least 3 more good players to compete for the Scudetto and get into the Champions quarters.