Allianz Stadium was the place where Juventus got a visit from Spezia in today’s Serie A midweek match. We got the player ratings.
Juventus had a complicated road ahead vs Spazie if they wanted to remain alive in Serie A this season. Cristiano Ronaldo could’ve rested today if results were more positive for his side, but the collective hasn’t responded as expected. The big man had to play the full 90 minutes in order to secure his side the victory and he was key to his side’s result today. Although he scored until the final moments of the match, Cristiano still led his teammates with his movements without the ball.
After a leveled first half with no goals, Andrea Pirlo decided to give Alvaro Morata a chance to play during the second half. The Spaniard didn’t disappoint as he scored almost immediately. He combined with Bernardeschi and they had to wait for VAR to allow their goal on the scoreboard. After this moment, everything became easier for the Bianconeri.
Chiesa and Ronaldo seal the three points.
Juventus became increasingly more dangerous as time kept going by. Chiesa got the second goal with 20 minutes still left on the clock. This moment gave the locals more room to maneuver and attempt to get Ronaldo his 20th goal of the season. Near the end of the match, Rodrigo Bentancur gave Cristiano a gift he transformed into Juventus’ third goal of the evening. After this chance he didn’t waste, the number ‘7’ made football history yet again.
He became the first player ever to score 20+ goals in 12 consecutive seasons in the Top 5 major leagues from Europe. Also, Ronaldo stands alone at the top of the goal-scoring table with those 20 goals and 2 above Romelu Lukaku. Juventus reached 49 points with a hypothetical match less than Inter and AC Milan by the time this fixture ends. There’s still hope for the Bianconeri in Serie A.
Juventus: Szczęsny (6), Danilo (6), Demiral (6), Frabotta (5), Sandro (6), Rabiot (6), Bentancur (7), McKennie (6), Chiesa (7), Kulusevski (6), Ronaldo (8).
Bench: Morata (7), Bernardeschi (6), Ramsey (6), Di Pardo (5).
Spezia: Provedel (6), Terzi (5), Marchizza (6), Erlic (6), Vignali (5), Estevez (6), Sena (6), Maggiore (6), Farias (5), N’Zola (5), Gyasi (5).
Bench: Acampora (6), Galabinov (5), Verde (5), Agoume (5), Bastoni (5).
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