04 November 2020
A brace from Alvaro Morata, a goal from Dybala and an own goal by Ferencvaros saw Juventus claim a 4-1 away at Puskas Arena on Wednesday evening in Budapest. The Bianconeri dominated from start to finish, as their points tally in the Champions League group stage moved to six.
MORATA GRABS EARLY LEAD
Juventus needed just seven minutes on the clock to take the lead when Cuadrado received a great through ball on the byline, he plays it across goal, and it sails to the feet of Morata at the back post who tapped it in from close range. Ferencvaros were doing well to work the spaces and stretch Juve, but they couldn’t muster many opportunities at goal, with Somalia and Takmac shooting high and wide respectively. Ronaldo then had a shot closed down by the host’s defenders, while Cuadrado ballooned over his chance. Zubkov, who was unmarked in the box, blasted his shot off target in the 25th minute. Chiesa and Ronaldo were involved in an interesting exchange, which saw the No.22’s effort blocked by Dibusz. Juve were creating more chances than their opponents and Morata rolled the ball across the box to Ronaldo, for him to walk it into the net, however, he was denied after Blazic made a last-ditch tackle to stop play.
MORATA WITH A STUNNER
Andrea Pirlo made an immediate change at the start of the half, by bringing on Bentancur in place of Arthur, while Ramsey had to be replaced by McKennie in the 53rd minute due to injury. The first chance of the second half fell to Ronaldo when he broke through on goal and fired an angled effort at goal, only to see it drill wide at the far post. Morata doubled the lead on the mark when Ronaldo crossed the ball into the center of the field, McKennie steps over it and he curled it into the back of the net.
DYBALA WRAPS IT UP!
Paulo Dybala was introduced into the 68th minute of action and he immediately had an impact on the game. He first saw an ambitious effort go wide of goal, before then capitalising on a badly placed back pass by Blazic to snatch it away and put it into the back of an empty net. Ferencvaros seemed to have lost the composure they displayed in the first half and they made another mistake which lead to Juve claiming a 4-0 away win. Dibusz misplaced his pass: Dybala was there again to intercept it and his effort took a deflection off Dvali and went into the back of the net. Ferencvaros got a consolation goal in the 90th minute when Boli saw his initial shot saved by Szczesny, but he knocked in the rebound as the game came to an end.
Ferencvaros: Dibusz; G Lovrencsics, Blazic, Dvali, Botka; Kharatin, Siger, Somalia; Zubkov, Isael, Nguen
Juventus: Szczesny; Cuadrado (Frabotta 76’), Bonucci, Chiellini, Danilo; Ramsey (McKennie 53’), Arthur (Bentancur 46’), Rabiot, Chiesa (Bernardeschi 76’); Morata (Dybala 68’), Ronaldo
Juve subs: Buffon, Pinsoglio, Frabotta, McKennie, Bentancur, Bernardeschi, Portanova, Riccio, Dybala, Kulusevski