20 December 2015
Juventus’ Primavera ensured that they’ll commence the New Year in pole position after easing to a 2-0 victory over Genoa on Sunday in Vinovo.
Fabio Grosso’s charges were sticking to the script from the word go, Roman Macek scoring in the very first minute after Guido Vadalà had stolen the ball off Grifone goalkeeper Daniele Sommariva.
As has happened so often this term, the Bianconeri revelled in controlling proceedings after taking an early lead and they were clinical enough to strike when the opportunities presented themselves.
By the 35th minute, they were two goals up and cruising when Andrea Favilli rifled home from Luca Clemenza’s appetising cross from the left flank.
In the second period, the hosts showed no signs of surrendering their advantage and, in fact, looked more likely to add to it, Vadalà forcing Sommariva into a smart save just prior to the hour-mark.
With visitors Genoa rarely threatening themselves, Juve closed out the encounter with consummate ease to make sure of finishing 2015 in top spot, with Virtus Entella and Fiorentina tied in second placed just a point behind.
After watching his players pick up their 10th win of their league campaign, Grosso poured praise on a performance that sets them up nicely for making 2016 a potentially very special year.
“We played well, taking up great positions on the pitch and showing good movement on and off the ball. There was the odd mistake, but we’re very satisfied with the result.
“The boys have performed to a high level so far this term, we’ve got plenty of quality, but we need to keep improving game after game in the New Year.”
The Primavera now enjoy a well-deserved Christmas break and return to action with a Coppa Italia quarter-final date away to Genoa on Sunday 10 January.