Alex Sandro, Dybala and Morata close the account after 45 ‘Allegri’s team has given important signs of recovery
MALMOE (5-3-2): Diawara; Berget, Ahmedodzic, Nielsen, Brorsson, Rieks (31 ‘st Olsson); Innocent (31 ‘st Nanasi), Christiansen, Rakip (14’ st Nalic); Colak, Birmancevic (14 ‘st Abubakari) (Ellborg, Dahlin, Larsson, Beijmo, Gwargis, Eile, Bjorkqvist). All .: Tomasson.
JUVENTUS (4-4-2): Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, De Ligt (42 ‘st Rugani), Alex Sandro; Cuadrado (37 ‘st Kulusevski), Locatelli, Bentancur (23’ st McKennie), Rabiot; Dybala (37 ‘st Ramsey), Morata (23’ st Kean) (Pinsoglio, Perin, De Sciglio, Chiellini). Coach: Allegri.
REFEREE: Days (Portogallo).
NETWORKS: in pt 23 ‘Alex Sandro, 45’ rig. Dybala, 46 ‘Morata.
The Champions League cures the ills of Juventus: the bianconeri regain their game and victory, in Sweden they finish 3-0 for the Allegri boys. It is the first success of the technician in the official match since he returned under the Mole, in Malmoe the goals of Alex Sandro, Dybala (penalty) and Morata, all scored in the first half, are decisive. An excellent response after the disastrous start in the league, now we must also confirm in Serie A against tougher opponents than the modest Swedes. There is a fact that can above all satisfy: six months and 17 games in a row later, Juve’s goal is clean again. And Szczesny, in the crosshairs of fierce criticism for the recent blunders, manages to smile.
Allegri finds the South Americans after the forfeit in Naples and places them all in the starting position: Danilo and Alex Sandro are the full-backs, Cuadrado and Bentancur act in the midfield line with Locatelli and Rabiot, Dybala takes back the captain’s armband and a place in attack together with Morata. In defense, however, there were few doubts from the day before, with the coach who would have announced the pair Bonucci-De Ligt in front of Szczesny, under the magnifying glass after the serious inattention committed in the first days of the championship. Former Milan Tomasson, who in 2003 won a Champions League against the Bianconeri, sides with a very prudent 5-3-2.
Juve unravels the Swedish practice already in the first portion of the game. And, after the thrill of the opportunity granted to Rieks, the bianconeri begin to exploit the evident technical-tactical limits of Malmoe. The challenge is released at 23 ‘on the Cuadrado-Alex Sandro axis, with the Colombian who crosses and finds the Brazilian’s insertion. Allegri wants to close the game already in the first half, his parents satisfy him in full recovery: the great protagonist is Morata, who first gets the penalty converted by Dybala (despite Joya’s slip on the spot) and then overtakes Diawara with a dirty lob for the trio. A drop in tension at the beginning of the second half triggers the Tuscan coach, who yells at his team. But it is only a moment, Juve controls and closes without problems.