Italian Serie A ’18-19 – Highlights: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores Two; Juventus Draws
- Cristiano Ronaldo packed away, yet so did Gervinho as Parma battled again from 3-1 down to grab a stoppage-time 3-3 spine chiller at the Juventus Stadium.
- The Ducali turn out to be just the second Serie A side to dodge crush in Turin this season after Genoa.
- The Bianconeri saw their certainty shaken gravely midweek by a 3-0 Coppa Italia drubbing at Atalanta, their first Italian thrashing of the period after two Champions League misfortunes to Manchester United and Young Boys. They had Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Juan Cuadrado harmed, so Martin Caceres was tossed straight in after his exchange from Lazio and Leonardo Spinazzola made his first Serie A beginning in a Juve shirt, while Miralem Pjanic and Mario Mandzukic returned. The Ducali missed Alberto Grassi, Nicola Rigoni, Francisco Sierralta and Abdou Diakhate, with Leo Stulac fit for the seat.
So far, @Cristiano‘s debut season at Juve is numerically the best debut season in the club’s history. He’s putting up unprecedented numbers. He’s already at 18 goals when many great players ended their debut season with this tally or lesser. A goal in 15 of Juve’s 31 games.
— Arjun Pradeep (@IndianRegista) February 2, 2019
- The Ducali had a brilliant beginning, as Gervinho flooded forward from his very own half for a shot pursued by Caceres and Matteo Scozzarella’s follow-up was diverted over the bar.
- Cristiano Ronaldo stung Luigi Sepe’s gloves with a ground-breaking strike and Juraj Kucka did likewise on Mattia Perin, yet Sami Khedira came so close when he was set up by Joao Cancelo to hit the upstanding from nine yards through a horde of players.
- Luck was Juve’s ally before long, in light of the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo was losing his parity as he scraped a completion that took a major redirection to wrong-foot Sepe.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 17 goals in Serie A this season 💪
The last Juventus player to have done better in a single top-flight season was David Trezeguet in 2005-06 ⚫⚪ pic.twitter.com/Vm3Tfdz0F4
— Goal (@goal) February 2, 2019
- Mandzukic’s calculated drive tried Sepe and Juventus were granted a penalty just before half-time. Be that as it may, after the VAR survey the arbitrator spotted in the event that anybody was pulling a shirt, it was Caceres and not Iacoponi, so turned around his choice.
- Ronaldo had one progressively chance before the break, as Mandzukic thumped it down for his calculated drive to skim the far post.
- Khedira hit the upstanding for the second time barely short of great importance stamp, his header on a Cristiano Ronaldo cross denied by the woodwork.
- Minutes after the fact, the German got his twisting completion on target, yet discovered Sepe’s one-gave spare. On the subsequent corner, it was another tumultuous goal, with a few shots and crosses pursued until Daniele Rugani volleyed in with his left foot at the back stick.
In his first season with Juve, he’s hit four braces
In Serie A he’s scored more goals (17) than any other player & provided more assists (6) than anyone else for Juve
No player has ever had a better start to their Juve career than Cristiano Ronaldo (19g, 8a)
He’s 33 years old pic.twitter.com/wDIcTMQAO2
— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) February 2, 2019
- In any case, Parma promptly got again into it with Kucka’s cross inch-impeccable on to the head of Antonino Barillà to control it back over the substance of goal.
- The match all of a sudden sprung to life, as Mandzukic whipped in the ball from the directly for a transcending Ronaldo header that left Iacoponi standing.
- Inglese utilized his solidarity to hold off Caceres and flashed a calculated drive inches wide of the far post and Ronaldo gestured over from short proximity.
- Parma shut the hole once more, as Kucka pulled again from the by-line for a Gervinho back-heel flick, which took a definitive diversion off Rugani’s shin, as the Ivorian figured out how to get before his marker.
Max Allegri raged at his #Juventus players for their “superficial” attitude in a 3-3 draw with #Parma . “Beautiful football doesn’t pay off, at the end of the day just kick it into the stands.” https://t.co/R2nQ5My0wZ #JuveParma #JuventusParma #SerieA pic.twitter.com/LrNfMpHUxi
— footballitalia (@footballitalia) February 2, 2019
- Substitute Federico Bernardeschi ran off with a thump to the ribs and Inglese turned Rugani for a rising strike that was not far-removed target.
- Profound into stoppages, Mandzukic was attempting to keep the ball in play at the corner signal and that permitted Inglese to pull back for absolutely plain Gervinho, whose shot was directly at Perin, yet sufficiently amazing to skip in off his gloves in any case.
Well then. #Parma scored a stoppage time equalizer, with Gervinho getting his 2nd goal of the game after some sloppy play by #Juventus. It surprisingly ends in a 3-3 draw. Juve conceded 6 goals in 2 games this week.#JuveParma #SerieA pic.twitter.com/4tdpPbbksr
— Joga Bonito USA (@Jasoninho10) February 2, 2019
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