Juventus
    04.07.2017 10:15 - in: Serie A S

    #LE6END Rewind: Pescara-Juve

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    Another week, another step closer to the Scudetto, another brace for Gonzalo Higuain

    Juventus enjoyed a very fruitful - albeit not restful - Easter weekend in Pescara on Matchday 32, easing to a much-needed comfortable 2-0 victory just days before the return leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals against Barcelona.

    The Bianconeri demonstrated the same focus that had carried them to the business end of every competition that season, producing an efficient performance to hold off their relegation-threatened hosts.  

    On a hot afternoon on the Adriatic Sea, Juve found a blue and white defensive wall thrown before them by Zdenek Zeman's side who looked to bridge the obvious gap in technical skill between the two teams with rigid rearguard action and speed on the counter-attack.

    When it came, the game's opening goal was the result of the Bianconeri's superior individual quality: Juan Cuadrado fashioned a shooting chance, saw his effort blocked and cleverly turned the ball back into the box for Gonzalo Higuain to tap into an en empty net midway through the first half. 

    Once again, Allegri's men made sure to kill of the tie before the break; Mario Mandzukic's knockdown set up Higuain for another simple finish, the latest in a series of double strikes for the prolific Argentine.

    Three more points, one step closer to the Scudetto.

    WHAT THEY SAID

    “At the moment they could finish on 90 points so we need to get 91. We have some tricky matches still to play but for now we'll focus on Wednesday. After that we can think about Genoa.”

    Massimiliano Allegri
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