TURIN – Italian Cup, quarter-finals. Juventus-Roma 3-1 , goals: Cristiano Ronaldo at 25 ', Rodrigo Bentancur at 38', Leonardo Bonucci at 46 'and Cengiz Under at 47'.
Juve in the Italian Cup semifinal. The bianconeri won 3-1 against Roma, thanks to a first half literally dominated, and they qualified for the Italian Cup semifinals where they will face the winner of Milan-Turin. Sarri's team ended the qualifying speech in the first 45 minutes in the presence of a widely altered Rome. Ronaldo unlocked the game on 25 'by making the most of a defensive hole by Florenzi. For the Portuguese champion, it is the 19th goal in 25 seasonal games. Ronaldo had already scored 16 league goals and 2 in the Champions League, now the scoring has also arrived in the Italian Cup. Cr7 always scores.
Shortly thereafter, Bentancur freed himself from Mancini and beat Pau Lopez with an episode. Before going to the interval, Juve made the trio with Bonucci, good at scoring the head, eluding the offside trap. In the second half, Juve practically stopped and Roma had their chances to return to the match.
Kalinic hit a post from two steps after a defective rejection of Buffon on Pellegrini, Under scored the Rome flag thanks to a decisive deflection of Buffon and Florenzi devoured the 3-2 by shooting on the body of the black and white defender .
Juve had the opportunity to score the fourth goal with Higuain but the Argentine center forward's header ended his run on the crossbar at Lopez beaten.
The match report. Juventus challenged Roma with Buffon; Danilo, Bonucci, Rugani, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Douglas Costa, Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo . Maurizio Sarri made turnover starting with Szczesny, De Ligt and Paulo Dybala on the bench.
Roma responded with Pau Lopez; Florenzi, Mancini, Smalling, Kolarov; Diawara, Cristante; Ünder, Lo. Pellegrini, Kluivert and Kalinic. Fonseca was forced to do without the disqualified Edin Dzeko and the injured Nicolò Zaniolo. The game was arbitrated by Rocchi.
The first goal is Juventus. At 3 ', Cristiano Ronaldo dribbled Alessandro Florenzi and went to shooting but did not find the mirror of the opponent's goal. Juventus ahead at 25 'with Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese champion, exploits a bad positioning of Florenzi to fly towards Pau Lopez and beat him with a diagonal uncatchable with the left.
At 34 ', Danilo went to the shot from the edge of the penalty area of Rome but was unable to find the goal. Doubling of Juventus at 38 '. Douglas Costa served Bentancur, the Uruguayan dribbled Mancini and beat Pau Lopez with a precision shot.
Juventus trio at 46 ', Leonardo Bonucci's header on Douglas Costa's cross. The first half ended on the result of three to zero for Juventus with goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo, Bentancur and Bonucci.
At 47 ', Buffon badly rejected a Pellegrini shot, Kalinic came on the ball but the Croatian hit the post with the goal almost empty. At 48 ', Cristiano Ronaldo's cross from the right and Higuain's header on the crossbar. Under scored the flag goal in the 47th minute. The Turk concentrated from the right and started a very powerful shot that was printed on the crossbar then hit Buffon's body and entered the net.
At 55 ', Florenzi was put on goal by a nice pass by Pellegrini but he kicked at Buffon. At 75 ', Cristiano Ronaldo kicked the net after a counterattack by his team but was unable to score. It's over, Juve won against Roma and qualified for the Italian Cup semifinals.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano