Juventus plays against Genoa in this round of the Coppa Italia at Juventus Stadium in the city of Turin. We have the player ratings for our readers.
Juventus’ Andrea Pirlo made some controversial decisions in tonight’s game against Genoa at Allianz Stadium. He decided to leave Cristiano Ronaldo out of the starting line-up while thinking about next Sunday’s crunch match against Inter Milan. Initially, it appeared he made the right choice as Kulusevski scored an early opener and Morata doubled down during the first half.
But the Bianconeri received a great response from Czyborra just before the first half-hour of the game. After the break, Malegoni scored a goal worthy of this leveled match with a missile from a long distance. It was 2-2 with a few minutes left on the match, we all knew what followed after this. Pirlo had to get Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch in an attempt to win the game.
Ronaldo wasn’t the hero of the evening.
Pirlo will be criticized for the moment in which he decided to get Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch. The Portuguese forward didn’t get ready to play until the final 10 minutes of the second half, it’s not too much time to allow him to save Juventus.
Earlier than Cristiano, Tunisian Hamza Rafia came on the pitch to help his side as well. After the game went to extra time, the youngster was the one who scored the winner instead of Ronaldo. Juventus qualifies to the Coppa Italia quarterfinals with a lot of drama and without CR7’s aid.
Juventus: Buffon (6), Chiellini (6), Demiral (6), Wesley (5), Dragusin (5), Arthur (6), Bentancur (6), Kulusevski (7), Portanova (5), Morata (7), Bernardeschi (6).
Bench: Rabiot (7), Bonucci (7), Danilo (8), Rafia (7), Ronaldo (7).
Genoa: Paleari (5), Bani (5), Goldaniga (5), Ghiglione (6), Czyborra (6), Dumbravanu (6), Lerager (6), Melegoni (7), Rovella (7), Pjaca (6), Scamacca (6).
Bench: Males (5), Radovanovic (5), Ebongue (5).
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