The Bianconeri’s dominance from start to finish yields a richly deserved success in Abruzzo
Sheer dominance and clinical finishing were the key ingredients of last night’s 6-1 demolition of Pescara at the Stadio Adriatico.
Antonio Conte’s men were devastating from start to finish and showed the struggling Delfini no mercy, putting last weekend’s defeat to Inter firmly behind them with a stylish six-goal showing in Abruzzo.
The statistics are a clear indication of Bianconeri’s supremacy. With 61% possession and 77.2% pass completion rate compared to Pescara’s 62.2%, Andrea Pirlo and his team-mates provided regular service for the strike partnership of Sebastian Giovinco and Fabio Quagliarella.
Both frontmen were on song and relentlesss in their pursuit of goals. Giovinco tried his luck on seven occasions, with hat-trick hero Quagliarella following close behind on five. Elsewhere, midfield duo Claudio Marchisio and Kwadwo Asamoah produced three shots apiece, while Juan Quintero and Emmanuel Cascione led the way for the hosts with five and four attempts respectively.
Pirlo was back to his metronomic best in the middle of the park, dictating the play and topping the completed passes index with a figure of 91. Trailing the midfield maestro were Arturo Vidal (74), Leonardo Bonucci (54) and Giorgio Chiellini (51).