The Spanish Alvaro Morata prolonged his sweet moment on Wednesday and scored a double to fuel a 4-1 win for Juventus against him Ferencvaros at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, dedicated to the legendary Hungarian international forward and Real Madrid, on the third day of Group G of the UEFA champions league.
With his fourth goal in the tournament, the sixth of his brilliant season, Morata put down a comfortable match for Juventus by Andrea Pirlo, who completed his win with two gifts from the rival defense, punished by the Argentine Paulo Dybala and an own goal by the Georgian Lasha Dvali.
After the 0-2 defeat suffered last week against Barcelona, much more forceful than the result shows, Vecchia Signora reacted with a 4-1 win against Crotone last Sunday and easily beat Ferencvaros this Wednesday to put a foot and a half in the round of 16.
Pirlo’s men are second with six points, three behind leaders Barcelona, while Ferencvaros and Dinamo Kiev close the table with a single point.
In front of the 20,000 spectators of the Puskas Arena, dedicated to the unforgettable Hungarian and Real Madrid striker, who has scored more than 600 goals in his career, it took Juventus less than ten minutes to get their victory back on track.
Colombian Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, lined up by Pirlo on the right side, in a starting eleven without Dybala, made a great play on the wing and put a center that, brushed by Cristiano, Morata finished at pleasure to raise the score 1-0 .
Ferencvaros did not lack courage, who came close to the rival area on some occasions, but the best opportunities remained for Juventus, in which first Federico Chiesa and then Cristiano, anticipated at the last minute by the Slovenian Miha Vlazic after a great assist from Morata, touched the double advantage before the break.
Yes, Pirlo had problems in midfield at the start of the second half. The Brazilian Arthur Melo, who started, withdrew due to discomfort and stomach pains, although as he may have learned EFE From sources close to the player these are not particularly serious problems, while the injury to Welshman Aaron Ramsey seemed more serious.
But the technical superiority of Juventus continued to make the difference and, at game time, Cristiano offered a good low pass to Morata so that he would send him to the back of the net with an accurate shot with his right leg.
It was the blow that finally ended the Ferencvaros. Pirlo gave rest to the Madrid striker and gave way to Dybala, and The Argentine took advantage of two inexplicable errors by the Hungarian club to sentence the match.
First it was Vlazic who missed a defensive pass and, with the complicity of goalkeeper Dibusz, opened the way for the “Joya” 3-0 in the 71st. Ten minutes later, again Dibusz missed a comfortable exit of the ball and delivered it to Dybala, whose shot ended between the meshes after a decisive touch of the Georgian Lasha Dvali.
It was an own goal, to the disappointment of Cristiano, who looked at his teammate very badly because he wanted to improve his scoring account in the Champions League, something that he finally did not achieve. CR7 has 130 goals, for the 118 of the Argentine Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
In the 90th minute, Ferencvaros scored the honor goal, thanks to Franck Boli from Ivorian, for the final 1-4.