Was reasonably engaged defensively, but the man wearing the 10 shirt needs to do a lot more; if that means dropping into the defense to start possession and get himself moving forward with the ball, so be it. His current brief of waiting in space for someone to find him isn’t working. Cristiano Biraghi—7.5: You have to make him the man of the match, seeing as how he got an assist and a goal, but he was quiet otherwise.
Making his season debut after missing the first three games with an injury, captain Pezzella bulleted in a completely unmarked header from a Cristiano Biraghi corner kick after two minutes. Biraghi doubled the lead 2 minutes later, meeting a low cross from Pol Lirola that teased goalkeeper Ivan Provedel out of the play after some nice work by Dušan Vlahović. The fullback celebrated his first goal back by holding up the one-three for Davide Astori.
Juventus' bid to win an absurd 10th-straight scudetto begins at home to Sampdoria. Rivals hope it will end long before Juve's finale on May 23 in Bologna.
|Champions League (League Winners): Milan|
|Champions League (League Position): Sassuolo, Atalanta, Napoli|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Juventus|
|Relegation (League Position): Parma, Crotone, Torino|