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Juventus 1-0 Lazio: Player Ratings
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Juventus 1-0 Lazio: Player Ratings

Juventus and Lazio fought for a spot in the semi-finals at the Allianz Stadium on Thursday, with a Bremer goal proving enough to beat the visitors from the capital. In a far from filled up Allianz, Juventus and Lazio battled out who'd face Inter in the next round of the Coppa Italia. The match started out pretty evenly, with the Bianconeri having the slight upper hand. Both teams had some opportunities, Lazio came close with a Zaccagni curler, while Kostić troubled Maximiano from a tight angle. However, Juventus managed to take the lead just before the end of the first half. Lazio couldn't get the ball away and it fell to Kostić, who directly delivered it into the box. That turned out to be a great cross, as Bremer beat Maximiano to the ball and headed in the 1-0. I...
Juventus 3-3 Atalanta: Player Ratings
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Juventus 3-3 Atalanta: Player Ratings

A six-goal-thriller between Juventus and Atalanta ended up without a winner. After a horrible week, the Bianconeri showed character as they restart the chase for European football. The match couldn't have started any worse for Juventus. After the hard hit of the 15 point deduction in Serie A, the Bianconeri also conceded after five minutes because of a Szczesny mistake. The Polish goalkeeper slapped a Lookman shot at the near post into his own goal. 23 minutes into the match, Nicolò Fagioli earned Juventus a penalty, which was converted by Angel Di Maria. A beautiful Bianconeri attack ten minutes later ended up with Milik scoring the 2-1 from a great cross by Fagioli. That attack also included some Di Maria magic. Juventus started the second half horrendously. Both Maehle and B...
Serie A journalist Nima Tavallaey Roodsari on Juventus point deduction: ‘I think they will be acquitted’
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Serie A journalist Nima Tavallaey Roodsari on Juventus point deduction: ‘I think they will be acquitted’

Juventus were struck with the incredibly harsh decision of a fifteen point deduction on Friday evening following the capital gains case, which involved the Bianconeri overevaluating some of players they sold. Max Statman spoke with Football Journalist Nima Tavallaey Roodsari about one of the craziest nights in Italian football. “My first reaction was genuine surprise, because this was the appeal to a case in which Juventus were first cleared of wrongdoing”, Roodsari says. Like many others, he thought the clearing in the first case was the end of the investigation. “Juventus were first found innocent, then the Prisma-investigation broke, the information was shared with the Italian FA and the appeal was launched. We saw the result of that today.” It doesn’t surprise Roodsari that Juve...
Juventus 1-0 Udinese: Match Ratings
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Juventus 1-0 Udinese: Match Ratings

Juventus left it late again, but captain Danilo made sure the three points would stay in Turin. The Bianconeri have now won their last 8 matches in Serie A and have kept a clean sheet in all of those. The first big chance of the match was for Udinese. Beto was found at the second post, he beat Miretti in the air and headed the ball towards Szczesny. The Polish goalkeeper was alert and punched the ball away from the goal. One minute later, the other goalkeeper had to react. Rugani put his head to a Di Maria cross, but Silvestri made an excellent save to keep it 0-0. Juventus grew a little more into the match in the latter stages of the first half, and Di Maria put Kean one-on-one with Silvestri, but the Udinese goalkeeper once again denied Juventus the 1-0. Inching closer Sil...
Juventus-Salernitana 2-2 | Player Ratings
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Juventus-Salernitana 2-2 | Player Ratings

Juventus have once again dropped points in Serie A, this time against Salernitana (2-2). Milik thought he scored the winner in extra time, but VAR prevented that. The Bianconeri started well against Salernitana, but failed to score and let the Granata back into the match. After 18 minutes, Salernitana took the lead. Cuadrado mistimed and failed to intercept a long ball, Mazzocchi dribbled past McKennie and crossed it into the Juve box. Candreva was the one to put it behind Perin. Salernitana doubled their lead just before the break. Bremer blocked a shot with his hands and Piatek converted the following penalty. Bremer made up for his mistake shortly after halftime, as he headed in Kostic' cross. Juventus tried to find the equalizer, but it seemed like it wasn't to be, until Vil...
Zaniolo and Juventus: ‘The club had the idea to make a final attempt in the last days of August’
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Zaniolo and Juventus: ‘The club had the idea to make a final attempt in the last days of August’

Nicolò Zaniolo’s name always returns to the headlines whenever the transfer window opens. More than often, he is linked to Juventus. This summer was no exception. Journalist Fabiana della Valle explains the situation to Max Statman. Last week, the name of Roma starboy Nicolò Zaniolo was once again linked to Juventus. With Di Maria out for an unknown amount of time and Chiesa still absent, La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Fabiana della Valle suggested that Juventus could go back to Roma for Zaniolo. “Fortunately, Di Maria’s injury is less serious”, Della Valle says. “But Juventus would also take Zaniolo to replace Di Maria next year, because El Fideo only has a one-year-contract with the Bianconeri.” Difficult deal Della Vella thinks the arrival of the Italian is very difficult ...
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Juventus vs Sassoulo: Match Preview by The Calcio Guy

After a long wait, Serie A is finally back this weekend. However, Bianconeri have to wait till Monday night to get things going, as Juventus host Sassoulo at Allianz Stadium on matchday 1. Last year, both the teams won against each other away from home and it has always been a high scoring fixture. Here's everything you need to know about the game in today's Match Preview by The Calcio Guy. Recent Form: Juventus had a huge summer in terms of transfer window. However they haven't been able to reciprocate the same impact on the pitch in pre season so far. In 4 pre season games that they played, Old Lady was able to win just one game out of them, losing 2 and drawing one. Juventus won their opening game against Guadalajara but then lost to reigning UCL champions Real Madrid, then dr...
Juventus will try to sign players in these positions
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Juventus will try to sign players in these positions

After having lost heavily against Atletico Madrid on Sunday (0-4), it seems clear that the Juventus squad is far from complete yet. Transfer expert Nicolò Schira has told Max Statman in what positions Juventus will look to add new players. Juventus will sign at least three new players within September, Schira says. When asked about the positions of these new players, Schira answered: a midfielder, winger and striker. He added that the midfielder should be a regista. If Rugani leaves, the Bianconeri would also try to sign another centre-back. Some suggestions The main name for the regista role seems to be PSG's Leandro Paredes, a player Juventus have been linked with for some time now. Filip Kostić could be the winger, but the role in which Allegri will use him isn't clear yet. ...
Pogback: fan favorite officially returns
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Pogback: fan favorite officially returns

Juventus have finally made the return of Paul Pogba to Turin official on Monday morning. Fan favorite Pogba left the Bianconeri in 2016 for more than 100 million euros and now comes back for free. There are no real suprises in the contract of the new number 10. Pogba will be under contract in Turin until the 30th of June 2026. Many sources report that the Frenchman will earn 8 million a year. The ever reliable Nicolò Schira also notes there's another two million as bonuses in the deal. On top of that, Juventus report they'll pay 2.5 million euros in ancillary costs before the last day of August this year. Desire to write history In the official statement, Juventus said they 'couldn't be happier' with Pogba's return. "He left as a boy and returns as a man and champion, but there...
Report: Luis Suarez Has Been Offered To Juventus
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Report: Luis Suarez Has Been Offered To Juventus

    Mercato season has just started in Italy with all the clubs trying their best to strengthen their squad for the upcoming Serie A season. There are a lot of rumours as Juventus have been linked with a lot of players this summer. While Paul pogba is almost a done deal and Di Maria drifting away from a move to Juventus, bianconeri has been linked with another South American, this time as a potential back-up to Dusan Vlahovic. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Luis Suarez has offered his services to Juventus and the Bianconeri might be considering to sign the former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid star as a free agent. Juventus attempted to sign him 2 years ago in the summer of 2020, when Andrea Pirlo was made the club's manager. However, he needed to pass an Italia...
Gatti impresses on Azzurri debut: ‘He has everything to do well with Juventus’
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Gatti impresses on Azzurri debut: ‘He has everything to do well with Juventus’

Things are going great for Federico Gatti. The 23-year-old defender made his debut for the Italian national team last week and is likely to start against Germany on Tuesday. Max Statman spoke exclusively with Roberto De Luca, sports journalist of L’inchiesta, about Gatti’ second half of the season and what to expect from him next year. How did Gatti perform in the second half of the season? Was he a good as the first half? "For sure. He managed to guarantee continuity to his performances in individual terms, confirming himself as the leader of the defensive department. In global terms however, Frosinone’s performance in the second half of the season dropped dramatically and their defensive hold was also affected, with a total of 45 goals conceded at the end of the season. Those numb...
Report: Rabiot’s future at Juventus hangs in the balance
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Report: Rabiot’s future at Juventus hangs in the balance

  Adrien Rabiot has been the talk of the town recently. The Frenchman scored in the 52nd minute to give France the lead against Croatia on matchday 2 of the Nations League. Lately a few reports suggested that English clubs like Man United and Chelsea have shown concrete interest in Rabiot. With the player's contract expiring in 2023, it's safe to assume the midfielder could be on a move. Recently in an interview, Rabiot talked about his future at the club. The player said, “I am under contract with Juventus and there is nothing to indicate that I will leave. The World Cup is not something that would affect my choice”. It's no surprise that Rabiot has contributed a lot to the national team and the club. The question is, Is it enough to keep him at the club ? The eminent sig...
Vlahovic: “I never spoke to anyone except Juventus”
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Vlahovic: “I never spoke to anyone except Juventus”

Juventus and Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic was in an interview with The Telegraph recently. The 22-year old player talked about his past and other aspects of his career. In conversation about his future the Serbian stated - "I haven't talked to anyone, maybe my agent knows something. I only have one club in mind because Juventus is Juventus.There is nothing more to say. For me it is an honor to wear this shirt, I struggle to believe it every single time I do it. I identify with their DNA. The personality of Juventus coincides with mine. If you play for Juve you never give up, you fight all the time, you sacrifice. And that was all I was looking for." It's no surprise that Dusan is a Bianconeri by heart. During the winter transfer window, he had offers from clubs all over Europe ...
Mykhaylo Mudryk, a possible alternative for di Maria ?
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Mykhaylo Mudryk, a possible alternative for di Maria ?

The transfer market has been buzzing since a few months even before the start of the transfer window. Many names have been linked with Juventus so far but no signings have been made. Recent reports have suggested that Angel di Maria has asked for some time from Juventus before making a decision. Reportedly the Argentine free agent has received offers from different clubs including the likes of Barcelona. Juventus wanted him to be quick with his considerations so that they can move to other transfers. But now the Bianconeri are left with no other option but to wait. This forces Juventus to look for alternatives and wait for di Maria's decision to make a move. Lately calciomercato.com reported that Ukrainian player Mykhaylo Petrovych Mudryk was on the radar of Juventus. The 21 y...
Juventus-Lazio: Player ratings
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Juventus-Lazio: Player ratings

It was an emotional day at the Allianz Stadium, as both Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala said their goodbyes to Turin. A late goal saw Lazio complete the comeback and draw 2-2 against Juventus. Max Statman gives you a quick rundown and player ratings. Juventus only needed ten minutes to grab the lead. Dusan Vlahovic put a cross from Alvaro Morata behind Lazio-goalkeeper Strakosha. Shortly after, Giorgio Chiellini left the field, which created an emotional moment. Lazio grew a little stronger, but didn't quite test the Juventus defence. A stunning shot by Alvaro Morata doubled the Bianconeri's advantage. A couple of minutes into the second half, Lazio pulled one back. A corner was headed towards goal by Milinkovic-Savic and Alex Sandro gave it the final touch. Paulo Dybala left...
Juventus-Salernitana: Match preview and probable starting XI
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Juventus-Salernitana: Match preview and probable starting XI

After a disappointing defeat in the Champions League round of 16 against Villarreal on Wednesday (0-3), Juventus are now looking to bounce back against Salernitana. The visitors are in last place in Serie A and in need of three points. Max Statman gives you a match preview, including some quotes from Max Allegri's press conference. "Tomorrow I'll field my strongest XI." There are no new injuries for Juventus, but Manuel Locatelli is unavailable due to testing positive for Covid-19. Even though Federico Bernardeschi, Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala returned to the squad last week, they're not expected to start. Coach Max Allegri said that the trio's fitness is improving, 'but they still don't have 90 minutes in their legs'. Allegri also mentoined that the squad, expect for the lo...
Juventus collapse and are out of the Champions League
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Juventus collapse and are out of the Champions League

Juventus have lost 0-3 (1-4 on aggregate) against Villarreal at the Allianz Stadium and are done in the Champions League. The Bianconeri fail to make it past the round of 16, while they were in full control for most of the match. After Ajax, Lyon and Porto, Villarreal is the newest name on a growing list of teams who've knocked out Juve in recent years. Juventus would get more than enough chances to take the lead in the first half. Morata put his head to a cross from Cuadrado, but the Spaniard's header was saved by Villarreal goalkeeper Rulli. It wouldn't be the last save from the Argentine on Wednesday night. Ten minutes later, Dusan Vlahovic tried from far out, which forced Rulli into another stop. The Serbian striker hit the bar shortly after, when De Sciglio found him at the n...
Morata brace helps Juve beat Sampdoria
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Morata brace helps Juve beat Sampdoria

Before playing the crucial second leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Villarreal, Juventus traveled to the Luigi Ferraris to face Sampdoria. Two goals by Morata and a penalty save by Szczesny helped Juventus take the 3 points back to Turin. Max Statman gives you a quick breakdown and player ratings. Juventus started the match without their star signing Dusan Vlahovic. The Serbian striker was put on the bench by Max Allegri, undoubtely because of the Champions League match against Villarreal on Wednesday. The first 20 minutes of the games weren't the most exciting, but Juventus were able to take the lead anyway. Juan Cuadrado, who captained the Bianconeri, saw Sampdoria defender Yoshida put his cross behind goalkeeper Falcone. Morata from the spot Sampdoria came close...
Report: Dybala’s agent meets with Inter
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Report: Dybala’s agent meets with Inter

Paulo Dybala is among the high profile names with a contract expiring in Summer 2022. Since a long time, it was being reported that the player is set for an imminent contract extension. But the entire ordeal has been very complicated for both the parties involved. The contract renewal has been the talk of Europe due to the confusion and delay surrounding it. As stated by Fabrizio Romano in January, "Juventus had a verbal agreement for three months with Paulo Dybala to extend his contract. But the club has now decided to to take time and wait few months/weeks before deciding on new contracts to be extended. That's why Dybala's future is open. Nothing decided yet." Moreover according to reports from Nicolò Schira, "There is a scheduled meeting between Paulo Dybala’s agent, Jorge Antun an...
Juventus-Spezia: Match preview and probable starting XI
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Juventus-Spezia: Match preview and probable starting XI

Juventus face Spezia on Sunday evening after winning against Fiorentina at the very end of the match in Coppa Italia on Tuesday. Unfortunatly for the Bianconeri, lots of players are still out injured. The game has become even more important since Atalanta, who are competing for a top four spot with Juve, lost to Roma. Max Statman gives you a match preview, which also includes some quotes from Max Allegri’s press conference. Max Allegri confirmed that Paulo Dybala, Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro and Mattia De Sciglio are all unavailable for tomorrow's match. Dybala was thought to be back for Sunday's match, but it's rumoured that he has sustained a new injury. Leonardo Bonucci is a doubt: "He has been playing even when he's not been 100 percent", Allegri said. Kaio Jorge and Weston McKe...
Empoli-Juventus: Vlahovic shows his worth again
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Empoli-Juventus: Vlahovic shows his worth again

Even though it was a poor performance by Juventus, the three points are going back to Turin. Dusan Vlahovic made the difference on Saturday evening with a brace. Max Statman gives you a quick breakdown and player ratings. After only 7 minutes in the game, Denis Zakaria got a chance to give Juventus the lead. The Swiss midfielder came one on one with Vicario, but Empoli's goalkeeper saved his attempt. Zakaria would leave the field after 37 minutes because of an injury. He was replaced by Manuel Locatelli. Vlahovic once again showed he doesn't need a lot of space to create a chance. Juventus countered quickly and Kean gave the ball to Vlahovic, who's shot through Ismajli legs went just wide. Empoli also created some danger themselves, but Leonardo Bonucci was there to block a shot fr...
The Untold Story Of Empoli FC
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The Untold Story Of Empoli FC

A half an hour drive away from the city of Florence, Empoli has struggled to make a name for itself outside of italy as the club is not known to many non-serie a followers. But once, the team was not just a team of professional players, but also a team that gave up their dream of playing in the top tier division to join armed forces and helped their nation in winning many strategic battles during World War II, a decision of utmost sacrifice. This is the untold story of Empoli FC. Empoli is a small municipal town of the Tuscan region of Italy. It lies in between the Florence-Pisa route, approximately 30 minutes away from both the cities. Just like the other two cities, even Empoli is widely renowned for its culture, inventions and its contribution in the Renaissance movement in Europ...
Empoli-Juventus: Match preview and probable starting XI
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Empoli-Juventus: Match preview and probable starting XI

After a draw against Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday, Juventus' next match is already on the horizon. The Bianconeri will face Empoli on Saturday evening at the Stadio Carlo Castellani, while also having to deal with some new injuries. Max Statman gives you a match preview, which also includes some quotes from Max Allegri's press conference. Both Weston McKennie and Alex Sandro sustained injuries against Villarreal on Tuesday. The Brazilian will miss Saturday's match, while the American is going to be out for a longer period. McKennie fractured the second and third metatarsal of his left foot and is expected to be out for at least two months. Another player that is going to be out for a while, is Kaio Jorge. The Brazilian played a match for Juventus U23 on We...
5 thing we learned from the Derby Della Mole
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5 thing we learned from the Derby Della Mole

  Juventus faced Torino in matchday 26 for the second 'Derby della Mole' of the season. That ended up in a disappointing draw, 1-1 for the Bianconeri. Matthijs de Ligt opened the scoring for the Old lady in the 13th minute of the first half. While Andrea Belotti equalized for our city rivals in the second half. Although a frustrating night, here are the 5 Major Talking points from the Derby, explained by two of our writers. Matthijs de Ligt loves to turn up big in the Derby De Ligt's debut goal for Juventus came on 3 November 2019 in a 1-0 away win against Torino. And yesterday as well, the Dutch wall scored a sensational header to put us ahead in the first half. Apart from the goal, de Ligt made 12 total clearances, 2 interceptions, 4 recoveries and had a pass accuracy of 81...
The Untold Story Of Torino FC
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The Untold Story Of Torino FC

Sitting in the Northern part of Italy with the Swiss Alps in the background, Turin or the city of Torino is famous for two things: Chocolate and its love for Football. Often overshadowed by their noisy neighbours (Juventus), Torino FC are among the most successful clubs in Italy. With 5 consecutive Serie A titles in the 1940s, Torino FC was once a team that was feared all across Europe. Then, the impossible happened. A tragedy, that shook the club to its core. The club was never the same after. This is the untold story of Torino FC!   Turin, the capital of Piedmont province of Italy, has always been a household name of football in Italy. Football first arrived in the city of Turin at the end of the 19th century, introduced by the Swiss and English industrialists. Soon the...
Most important takeaways from Allegri’s press conference ahead of Torino
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Most important takeaways from Allegri’s press conference ahead of Torino

Juventus will face Torino at the Allianz Stadium on Friday evening. The Bianconeri drew Atalanta on Sunday, which means they remain in fourth place in Serie A. The Derby della Mole is Juventus' last match before the Champions League game against Villareal next week. Max Statman gathered the most important quotes from Allegri's press conference. Looking back on the draw against Atalanta: "We were doing well, we conceded a goal while in a favourable situation. Let's look at the glass full: it wasn't easy to play against Atalanta. We have to get a number of points to get into the top four, and more was lost than won on Sunday... That said, the result in Bergamo will become excellent only if we win tomorrow. Let's remember that, in view of the season, even a single point can become ...
Allegri’s full press conference ahead of Atalanta-Juventus
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Allegri’s full press conference ahead of Atalanta-Juventus

Juventus are currently fourth in the Serie A table in tomorrow's round 25's fixture at Gewiss Stadium vs Atalanta the Bianconeri need to win to stay in such a favourable position. The club from Bergamo sits at 5th place with one less game played than Juventus. Moreover, they are also only two points behind the black and white club from Turin. Atalanta-Juventus press conference of Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri: ON WHAT IS AT STAKE "Tomorrow is a direct match for fourth place. It's not decisive, but very important. Atalanta has shown that they deserve a place in the top ranks; it's going to be a tough, physical game, and they're angry. We will have to perform at a high level." ON CONDITIONS "I still don't have a clear picture of the conditions of those who played on Thursday...
Rumour round-up: ‘No advanced talks yet’ for Romagnoli
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Rumour round-up: ‘No advanced talks yet’ for Romagnoli

There are enough transfer rumours involving Juventus, even though the window won't open until June. Max Statman takes a look at some of the most important stories from the past days, involving Youri Tielemans, Alessio Romagnoli, Sven Botman and Owen Wijndal. Youri Tielemans, who's on Juve's list according to journalist Nicola Balice, will not renew his contract at Leicester City. Het Nieuwsblad reported that the Belgian midfielder would like to join a top club with title ambitions. His contract expires in June 2023, so Leicester won't be able to ask the 55 million euros Tielemans is valued at this summer. Romagnoli and Botman Balice also told Max Statman that Juventus is 'thinking' about some players to bring in on a free transfer. The name of AC Milan's Alessio Romagnoli is am...
Juve-Verona: dream debuts for Vlahovic and Zakaria
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Juve-Verona: dream debuts for Vlahovic and Zakaria

Juventus have won their first game after the winter break 2-0 against Hellas Verona. Both Dusan Vlahovic and Denis Zakaria found the net in their first game for the Bianconeri. Juve are now in fourth place in Serie A, after Atalanta, who still have a game in hand, lost earlier today. Vlahovic and Zakaria, as expected, both made their debut at a foggy Allianz Stadium. The Serbian striker showed himself after only a few minutes. Juve had a great counter, with a backheel pass from Dybala in the build-up, and Vlahovic gave it a try from outside the box, forcing Montipo into a save. After only 13 minutes in the black and white shirt, Vlahovic scored his first goal. Dybala found him with a through ball and Vlahovic flicked it over Montipo, thus scoring on his debut. Vlahovic caused the ...