The Bianconeri’s Allievi Nazionali kicked off their 2014/15 Group A campaign in style with an excellent 3-2 away win against Livorno.
Stefano Monteleone gave Felice Tufano’s side the lead on the quarter hour mark before Nicolas Bresciani doubled Juventus’ advantage on 69 minutes.
The Tuscan outfit immediately halved arrears 60 seconds later thanks to Pellegrini but Tufano’s boys regained their two goal advantage with Simone Muratore’s finish.
Livorno attempted to stage a comeback when Testa scored with two minutes to play but it was a case of too little, too late as the Bianconeri hung on for a fine opening day win.
As well as today’s opponents, the Allievi Nazionali have been drawn into Group A for the coming season along with Empoli, Genoa, Parma, Vicenza, Sampdoria, Sassuolo, Spezia, Fiorentina, Torino, Trapani, Virtus Entella and Pro Vercelli.
The format for this year’s campaign sees three groups all comprised of 14 teams each, allocated according to territory.
During the regular season, the top two sides from each group all qualify for the quarter finals with a play-off round also used to decide the final duo. From there, the top eight teams battle it out in the knockout phase to decide who will come out on top as Allievi Nazionali champions.
Allievi Nazionali XI: Vitali; Wang Yi, Ferrando, Ferrari, Coccolo; Muratore, Conti, Monteleone (Merio 78’); Morselli (Eleuteri 45’), Arras (Bresciani 61’), Goh.