The annual all-Juventus family affair took place at Villar Perosa today, where Juventus’ First Team ran out 3-1 winners against Juventus Primavera side. Paulo Dybala scored twice, while Cuadrado got on the scoresheet too.
Once again, it was a sold out affair, with fans lining each flank of the field under the bright afternoon sun. The teams were eager to put on a show for the fans, and they wasted no time in delivering a goal. Paulo Dybala was brought down in the area in the 14th minute, and he stood up to take the spot kick. The No.10 made no mistake and converted from the spot to make it 1-0.
The attacking trio of Douglas Costa, Gonzalo Higuain and Dybala were pulling off some great moves in and around the face of goal, with the Brazilian coming very close to doubling the lead on the half hour with an effort that skipped past the face of goal.
The Primavera then drew level in the 38th minute of the match, when a cross was delivered into the box. Demiral tried to chest it wide, but he, unfortunately, directed it into the back of his own net, leaving Szczesny rooted to the spot.
Dybala wrapped up the half in excellent fashion, when he picked up the ball on the edge of the box, ran a few steps and whipped it into the back of the net, to make it 2-1.
Rabiot attempted to increase the First Team’s lead, with an effort on the volley straight after the break, but his effort went high above the goal frame. Cuadrado did, however, add a third goal to the scoreline for Maurizio Sarri’s side before the game came to an end, as he finished from close-range before the fans ran onto the field to put an end to the game in the 51st minute.
It was a festival and a stunning match. The two Juventus teams (First Team and Primavera) took to the field in the presence of President Andrea Agnelli, John Elkann, President of FCA and Exor, and in the leadership of Vice-President Pavel Nedved, Fabio Paratici, Chief Football Officer, and Federico Cherubini, Head of Technical Areas. Also present was CEO, Maurizio Arrivabene, the President of Juventus Museum Paolo Garimberti, Francesco Roncaglio, Silvia Lirici.