EMPOLI – Victory in comeback for Juventus that goes under Empoli but recovered with a double Cristiano Ronaldo who puts his signature on these three points. After the tie with Genoa, the bianconeri reaffirm their hegemony in Serie A (waiting for Napoli-Roma, they fly to +7 on Ancelotti's team). The two bomber stars stand out: in addition to CR7, Caputo also had his moment of glory, putting fear on Juve.
Mandzukic does not recover from the ankle problem and remains in the unavailable list with Emre Can and Khedira. Compared to the same with Genoa, Chiellini had to return: on the other hand, the Italian defender suffered a nuisance in the pre-game and left space for the former Rugani. Then, they are outside of Cancelo and Cuadrado, who had also played in Manchester. In their place, it is up to De Sciglio and Bernardeschi.
In front, confirmed Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo. With respect to 3-3 with Frosinone, Andreazzoli excludes La Gumina, leaving Caputo alone in attack. Kruni moves on the trocar, while, in the median, space in Traoré and Bennacer alongside the confirmed Acquah. A high shot by Cristiano Ronaldo and Dybala, then a turn to turn to which Empoli responds with a high right of Zajc on the developments of a corner. All this and only this in the first quarter of an hour.
At 26 'Juventus is revised forward with a header from Alex Sandro outside. But at 28 'the great amount of play and the many blue starts find the deserved outlet. An acceleration of Acquah puts the bianconeri a bit 'in crisis and when a rebound between Krunic and Rugani gets the ball near Caputo the blue bomber volley with precision and power a left to turn behind Szczesny. Vantaggio Empoli, pandemonium at Castellani and Allegri who gets mad, not for the first time tonight.
Juve's answer is not long: at 39 'Ronaldo goes to heaven to hit a cross by Alex Sandro: the conclusion is central and Provedel has no problem to block it. Shortly thereafter, in the 44th minute, Var Valeri recalled Calvarese's attention for a previous touch by Bonucci on Krunic's shot. The race director stops the game and goes to the video to observe the action, a few moments and makes the race resume not finding any irregularity. Episode to be evaluated.
The news is that for the first time this season Juventus closed at a disadvantage a first half. Beyond the temporary match-winner, Caputo, to be reported Bennacer, Acquah and Kruni, so far protagonists of so many empathetic starts, suffered by Allegri's team. Juventus, after a good start, was a bit 'lost and was unable to build a clear ball-goal.
At the beginning of the recovery Allegri's team reacts vehemently. In the 3 'first Alex Sandro beats from close range, finding the excellent rejection of Provedel; then, Pjanic catches the crossbar, accomplice a touch of the always excellent Empoli goalkeeper. At 7 'penalty for Juventus. Bennacer's foul on Dybala, no doubt for Calvarese indicating the disk ( here the VIDEO ). Ronaldo undertakes to transform it and succeeds.
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In nine minutes of the second half Juventus recovers and overcomes the Empoli by setting up a practice that had gone wrong. The recovery is nothing but a bianconero control of the advantage. Until a shy forcing blues in the final minutes.
With more effort than expected, Juventus then expels the Castellani of Empoli, equaling the best start of its history (28 points in the first 10 days as in 2012/13). After finishing the first fraction at a disadvantage, Ronaldo came up with a penalty and a magnificent shot from outside the area. Empoli has fought with his own weapons, coming out very high from the comparison with the Italian Champions.
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