There Juventus won 3-1 at the home of Genoa on the 29th day of A league, confirming the primacy in the standings and restoring the four points away on Lazio. After a gritty first half, full of conclusions from the distance but without goals, the bianconeri spread in the second half with Dybala, on the net with the left-handed at 50 ‘, Ronaldo with a 56 ‘torpedo e Douglas Costa with a left at the intersection on the 73 ‘. For the rossoblù network of Pinamonti.
There was no history and there Juventus he made the minimum effort to maintain the safety distance in the championship on Lazio (again at -4). The Bianconeri of Sarri dominated the challenge of Ferraris against a Genoa renunciate and shy, unable to scratch the black and white certainties and engage Szczesny. The 1-3 consolidates the Juventus’ first place in the standings with the usual men on the cover, Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo that, with their plays at the start of the second half, they brought the curtain down on the challenge. For Genoa the ranking remains very hot with the scarecrow relegation at a step and clearly visible.
In fact, Nicola will have to find a way to reverse the course at the Rossoblu home because there has never been a game against Sarri’s team. Too obvious the technical difference between the two teams, but also from a physical point of view Genoa seemed decidedly less brilliant than the opponent, never attacked nor put in difficulty even on the competitive aspect. There Juventuson the contrary, he confirmed the progress of the last challenges after the missteps in the Italian Cup, playing a level game while remaining short, aggressive and with a high defense as requested by his coach.
Throughout the first half the bianconeri did the tests kicking towards the goal of Perin from any direction, but often content with the conclusions from the distance well defused by the former between the posts. Bernardeschi first Ronaldo on three occasions and finally Dybala have touched the advantage, as well as rabiot with an insertion on the second post on a cross by Cuadrado, but it is in the second half that Nicola’s bench is skipped.
Despite the inputs of Lerager and Sanabria instead of Schone and Favilli (yellow cards) to avoid numerical inferiority, Genoa collapsed in the first ten minutes of the second half. At 50 ‘ Dybala he invented the advantage network by anticipating Behrami at the edge of the area and inserting himself between Sturaro and Masiello, then kicking left at the corner and beating Perin. Five minutes later, after a header from Bernardeschi to the side, he thought about it Ronaldo to close the match with a torpedo from 25 meters to the corner after a run in the opponent’s half of the field not blocked by Soumaoro. Douglas CostaFinally, he brushed a southpaw at the intersection of the posts to sublimate the success.
With the three points in the safe, the bianconeri have limited themselves to managing the situation by lowering the pace and taking advantage of the lack of reaction from Genoa, conceding however the left-handed winner in Pinamonti. Too little to reopen the contest in a disturbing performance for Nicola and for the rossoblù fans.
The report cards
Cristiano Ronaldo 7 – For the entire first half he fills Perin shots from every position, but not surprisingly. In the second half instead he thunders him at the first opportunity with a torpedo at the corner which cannot be reached by the goalkeeper.
Dybala 7 – For detachment the most fit of his. On the trocar it is impregnable and after a first half to do the tests, he unlocks the match with a lot of serpentine at the start of the second half with a left foot on the second post. True technical driver.
Rabiot 6 – Compassionate pace in the middle of the field, but with a few steps forward compared to the previous releases. Join the team dribble and try some insertion without luck.
Pjanic 6 – Comfortably directing against an opponent who is anything but arrembante, he keeps the pace of his game finding also the assist for Ronaldo. The former “ex” is in total control.
Behrami 5 – Dybala blows up too easily on the occasion of the Juventus goal. In great difficulty in the role of director in the shooting.
Ghiglione 5 – Shy and clumsy throughout the game. It is limited to several back passes without ever attacking the right wing. The decision is often wrong.
Genoa (3-5-2): Perin 6.5; Romero 5.5, Soumaoro 5, Masiello 5; Ghiglione 5 (17 ‘st Barreca 5), Behrami 5, Schone 5,5 (1’ st Lerager 5), Sturaro 5 (30 ‘st Biraschi 6), Cassata 5,5 (33’ st Pandev sv); Favilli 5 (1 ‘st Sanabria 6), Pinamonti 5.5. Available: Ichazo, Ankersen, Zapata, Eriksson, Jagiello, Destro, Iago Falque. All .: Nicola 4.5.
Juventus (4-3-3): Szczesny 6; Cuadrado 6, De Ligt 6, Bonucci 6, Danilo 6; Bentancur 6.5, Pjanic 6 (29 ‘st Ramsey 6), Rabiot 6 (39’ st Matuidi sv); Bernardeschi 6 (21 ‘st Costa 7), Dybala 7 (39’ st Olivieri sv), Ronaldo 7 (29 ‘st Higuain 6). Available: Buffon, Pinsoglio, Rugani, Wesley, Bricklayer. All .: Sarri 6.5.
Markers: 5 ‘st Dybala (J), 11’ st Ronaldo (J), 28 ‘st Costa (J), 31’ st Pinamonti (G)
Ammonites: Favilli, Schone, Sturaro, Cassata, Masiello (G); Bonucci (J)
Juventus conceded goals after five games in which it had kept the clean sheet (all competitions).
Juventus have scored at least two goals in all their last six league games, the best streak since February 2019 for the bianconeri.
In 2020 Cristiano Ronaldo scored 14 goals, more than any other player in Serie A.
Seven of Paulo Dybala’s 10 goals in this league went 0-0.
Paulo Dybala has scored in his last four Serie A games, his best streak since September 2017.
Between goals and assists Dybala has participated in at least one goal in his last three away matches.
Cristiano Ronaldo has already equaled his number of goals from last season (28, all competitions).
Tonight was Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal from outside the area in Serie A, after that of October 2018 against Empoli.
Three of Douglas Costa’s six goals for Juventus in Serie A came from outside the box.
Andrea Pinamonti has scored in two games in a row with the Genoa shirt for the first time in Serie A.