Abraham responds to Vlahovic’s lightning goal, Napoli can only go to the top of the table
Ends 1-1 the challenge between Juventus And Romevalid for the third day of Serie A. The bianconeri start very strong and unlock it after just 2 ‘with one Vlahovic’s free-kick-masterpiece. The Var cancels the 2-0 in Locatelli and in the second half the Giallorossi are equal (69 ‘), with one Abraham’s pumpkin on an assist from the great former Dybala. First misstep for Mourinho, another braking for Allegri after that of Genoa with Sampdoria.
One time each and one point each. Juve and Roma do not go beyond par at the end of a match with two faces: strongly the first in black and white colors, the second is more of a Giallorossi brand. The team of Merry responds to the many criticisms rained on him after the dull 0-0 with Sampdoria with one big first fractionplayed with aggression, bold attitude and seasoned by Vlahovic’s jewel in boot. In the second half, however, team cintensity wing and come back to peep all the limits that emerged in Marassi’s challengewith the Serbian increasingly isolated and zero dangers created. Mourinho is good at exploiting the situation ea strike with the deadliest weapon at his disposal (set pieces) to snatch a precious drawalthough now the Naples (on stage in Florence) has the chance to fly only to the top of the standings after just three days.
Allegri chooses Central defense Danilo alongside Bremer and launches Miretti from 1 ‘, while Mou relies on the announced eleven, with the great former Dybala in support of Abraham. Ready to go and the Bianconeri pass: Cuadrado he earns a punishment from the edge, Vlahovic transforms it by kissing the crossbar and piercing a motionless Rui Patricio. All after 1 ‘and 16’ ‘. The hosts are ultra aggressive at the start and the match is quite intense even in terms of nerves. At 16 ‘Juve goes one step away from doubling with a counterattack by Miretti and concluded by Cuadrado, but the Giallorossi goalkeeper is careful on the Colombian’s right. Mourinho’s team mainly pushes on the left with Spinazzola, but he cannot find Abraham dangerously either with crosses or with the verticalizations of Dybala and Pellegrini. At 25 ‘Juve finds the 2-0 with a great right by Locatelli from the edgebut Irrati cancels after a run to the monitor for a touch of Vlahovic’s arm at the start of the action.
At the beginning of the shoot, Mou shows up with El Shaarawy in place of Mancini and Zalewski in place of Spinazzola, relying on 4-2-3-1. The first chance, however, is still of the black and white brand, with an sinistro of Cuadrado that scares Rui Patricio, but goes out on the bottom. The rhythms are lower than in the first 45 ‘, the teams begin to stretch and Roma find some more space, but the draw comes from a corner action: Alex Sandro loses Dybalawhich manages to do the bank in scissoring for Abraham, good at squeezing Szczesny with a head kick from close range. Juve tries to answer, but the aggressive and eager team of the first half seems to have given way to a more dull and imprecise one. Allegri then plays the cards McKennie and Milik, to support a Vlahovic again isolated and dispersed forward. In the 84th minute, Mourinho’s team had the enormous opportunity to overturn it, again on a corner kick, but after a couple of heats and replies Milik almost returned to the goal line. It is the last real thrill of a second half quite stingy with emotions.
Vlahovic 6.5 – Unlock the game in anger after just over a minute, then play a good first half, despite having essentially zero chances to hurt again. In the second half he finds himself alone again against all the opposing defense, too few minutes paired with Milik to judge this solution.
Miretti 7 – He is in constant motion, he always lets himself be found free between the lines and his hybrid position is fundamental for the Juventus offensive maneuver. Not always very precise in the passages, but until Pogba is fully recovered it seems difficult to do without one like this.
Kostic 6.5 – He is always involved in the maneuver, often finds the lunge and is appreciated even in the folding phase. There is still room for improvement in the quality of the crosses.
Alex Sandro 5.5 – Disputes an excellent first half, especially for the push and offensive contribution. Unforgivable, however, the lightness in marking on Dybala at the 1-1.
Dybala 6 – He is always very involved in the maneuver and sought after by his teammates, but he never manages to find the illuminating play. Alex Sandro needs the opportunity in the second half, he takes it on the fly with the decisive assist for Abraham.
Abraham 6.5 – He too, like Vlahovic, is often isolated and forced to fight alone against Bremer and Danilo, but in the end he manages to put his head in it to snatch a fundamental draw.
Pilgrims 5.5 – In the first half we see very little, getting lost between the lines and leaving the construction tasks to Dybala. A little better in the second half, but we can expect more from him in these matches.
Matic 5 – An ingenuity on Cuadrado after a few seconds gives Juventus the advantage. Then many errors in the setting phase, thrown balls and revisable choices.
Juventus (4-3-3): Szczesny 6; De Sciglio 6, Bremer 6.5, Danilo 6.5, Alex Sandro 5.5; Rabiot 6 (13 ‘st Zakaria 5.5), Locatelli 6 (41’ st Rovella sv), Miretti 7 (32 ‘st Milik 6); Cuadrado 6.5 (32 ‘st McKennie 6), Vlahovic 6.5 (41’ st Kean sv), Kostic 6.5.
Trainer: Allegri 6
Rome (3-4-2-1): Rui Patricio 6.5; Mancini 5.5 (1 ‘st El Shaarawy 6.5), Smalling 6.5, Ibanez 6.5; Karsdorp 5 (17 ‘st Celik 6), Cristante 5.5, Matic 5, Spinazzola 6.5 (1’ st Zalewski 5.5); Dybala 6 (32 ‘st Kumbulla 6), Pellegrini 5,5 (45’ + 3 st Bove sv); Abraham 6.5.
Trainer: Mourinho 6
Markers: 2 ‘Vlahovic (J), 24’ st Abraham (R)
Ammonites: Locatelli (J), Cristante (R), Kostic (J)
• Juventus have remained unbeaten in their last five games against Roma in Serie A (3W, 2N), their best streak since 2012 for the Bianconeri.
• Dusan Vlahovic’s goal after 1 minute and 16 seconds was the fastest direct free-kick goal in Serie A since the figure is available (2004/05) – the previous fastest free-kick was from Giaccherini, for Bologna against Lazio on 17/01/2016 (1:19).
• Dusan Vlahovic hasn’t scored from a direct free-kick in Serie A since 24 October 2021, against Cagliari – tonight’s was his second such goal in the top flight.
• Dusan Vlahovic scored after 1 minute and 16 seconds, his fastest goal in Serie A – the goal came with his first touch of the match.
• Juventus have not scored from a direct free kick in Serie A since 4 July 2020 (Ronaldo vs Torino), 784 days have passed.
• Rui Patricio conceded goals after a 361-minute unbeaten run in Serie A.
• Roma conceded goals after a four-game run in which they had kept a clean sheet, counting all competitions.
• Tammy Abraham has equaled Trevor Francis (18) as the third-highest English player with the most goals in Serie A (up front are Gerald Hitchens with 59 and David Platt with 31).
• Paulo Dybala provided his 50th assist in Serie A today.
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