Goals from Moise Kean and Cesare Bove secured a dramatic 2-1 victory for Juventus over Sevilla in the UEFA Youth League this afternoon in Vinovo.
The Bianconeri were eliminated from the competition as a result of 1-0 defeat to the same opposition last season but made amends today, sealing a valuable three points at the first time of asking to join Olympique Lyonnais at the top of Group H on three points.
Taking the lead through the impressive Kean, who finished superbly from the corner of the box just after the half-hour mark, it looked as though Fabio Grosso’s boys would however have to settle for a point after José Rodriguez’s equaliser eight minutes after the interval.
The Spaniard’s strike prompted the introduction of Bove from the substitute’s bench moments later and the midfielder would ultimately prove to be the difference between the two evenly-matched sides in Vinovo, curling home from a free-kick in the fifth minute of added time.
The midfielder’s stroke of genius prompted scenes of delight and a full squad celebration by the corner flag, just reward for a well-earned winning start in Europe’s premier youth tournament.
Mirroring the fixtures of the senior squad, Grosso’s young guns will look to build on Wednesday’s success when they travel to Dinamo Zagreb in two weeks’ time. The Croatian outfit currently sit bottom of the pile on goal difference after a 2-0 loss to Lyon in the day’s other game.