20 September 2020Good, indeed excellent, the 'first' of Andrea Pirlo's new Juve, who begins his adventure by beating Sampdoria 3-0 at the 'Stadium'.
One-way first half.
Insistent phrasing by the aggressive Bianconeri who move the ball well and immediately crush Ranieri's team behind.
Danilo's missile flies over the crossbar from a great distance (7 '), Audero stops Ronaldo's central attempt (11'), two turns of hands and here is the advantage: CR7 hits the area, the ball shoots towards Kulusevski who finds the corner with a flat left-handed surgical.
Better than that, the former Parma couldn't have started.
At 24 'the hosts were very close to doubling: Ramsey's lightning restart serving Ronaldo, left-footed blow and full crossbar.
The Portuguese tries again at 34 ', but without finding the mirror from an inviting position.
Sampdoria shy, too much: zero problems for Szczesny.
The second half begins with the raid and the shot of the young Frabotta: Audero present (48 ').
Sampdoria (inside Quagliarella and Ramirez to give substance to the attack) tries to shake up: Bonazzoli's high shot (52 '), Thorsby's inaccurate header (58').
Meanwhile, lower rhythms.
Little to tell until the 71st minute, when De Sciglio is looking for the right goal: Bereszynski's deviation, ball that touches the base of the post.
Audero opposes Ronaldo's powerful but central free-kick with his fists, Juve scratches for the second time (78 '): melee on the developments of a corner, Bereszynski empty, Audero instinctively on McKennie, ball to Bonucci who stamps without problems.
Burst of emotions in the finale.
Szczesny avoids the worst after an aerial rebound between Ekdal and Bonucci (83 '), Audero performs an amazing save on McKennie (85'), Quagliarella's diagonal (87 ') comes out by nothing.
Another goal is in the air and the bianconeri are still scoring, with Ronaldo who at the invitation of Ramsey closes the match with a precise crossed right (88 ').