Udinese vs. Juventus – Game Report – August 22, 2021


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Udinese vs.  Juventus - Game Report - August 22, 2021

(EFE) – A header goal in the 95th minute by Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo annulled by the VAR for offside prevented Juventus from starting the new season of Serie A with victory in the Udinese field, which came back a 0 -2 adverse with goals from Argentine Roberto Pereyra and Spanish Gerard Deulofeu and added a point (2-2).

The match’s epilogue seemed to once again crown Cristiano, who started as a substitute and, after jumping onto the pitch at the restart, had appeared at the last gasp to rescue Juventus. He scored a great goal with a header and celebrated it by taking off his shirt, but his joy was frustrated shortly after by the intervention of the VAR, which detected his offside.

It was the last emotion of a match that started in the best way for Juventus, to the rhythm of Argentine Paulo Dybala, captain, who scored 1-0 after 2 minutes from the Uruguayan Rodrigo Bentancur and offered a spectacular assistance at 23 for the 2-0 of Colombian Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.

His great plays launched coach Massimiliano Allegri’s first Juventus in an official match, but everything changed in a second half in which the Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny made two serious mistakes that led to the two goals for Udinese.

Szczesny caused the penalty that Pereyra scored in the 51st minute to restore hope to Udinese and complicated the work of a Juventus that also ran into the posts twice, first with a header from the Spanish Álvaro Morata and then with a powerful right hand from Bentancur.

And the punishment for Juventus came in the 83rd minute, when another very serious distraction from Szczesny, who handed the ball to Stefano Okaka, ended with a 2-2 goal from Deulofeu, one of Udinese’s best after jumping onto the field from the bank.

The Juventine reaction was led by Cristiano, although on a global level his game was not very bright, and he was only frustrated by the few centimeters that determined his offside in the play that could give Juventus three points.


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