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Juve get much needed win against Salernitana

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Juventus have gone back to winning ways after losing two matches in a row. Goals from Dybala and Morata secured the win against Salernitana on Tuesday night. Max Statman gives you a quick breakdown and player ratings.

Cheers were going around Juventus Twitter when the line-up came out. It looked like Allegri had finally let go of his beloved 4-4-2 formation. And the Juventini were right. What formation Juve were playing exactly is though to say, but it seemed like a 4-2-3-1.

There were some players who got the opportunity to shine, like Kean and Kulusevski. The Italian striker wanted to shoot from outside the box, but Kulusevski stole his opportunity and curled it wide. Before Juve could continue their hunt for the 1-0, Simy got a big chance. His header went inches past the post.

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Free role Dybala

Paulo Dybala thrived in this new formation and was everywhere on the field. He made a quick 1-2 with Kulusevski and smashed the ball into the net from the edge of the box in the 21st minute. Then Simy appeared in front of goal again, but Szczęsny made a big save before the flag went up.

Juve doubled their advantage in the 29th minute. Cuadrado caused Salernitana’s goalkeeper Belec trouble with his free-kick. A defender kept it out of goal, but Chiellini was there to put it in. The goal was disallowed by VAR because Kean was inches offside.

Salerno storm

The second half started off calmly, with shots of Dybala and Cuadrado going over. Then, Salernitana got a massive chance. The ball fell, with some luck, to the feet of Ranieri, who volleyed it on the post. The Bianconeri struggled for a bit, but survived the small Salernitana storm.

Juve were finally able to double their lead in the 70th minute. Bernardeschi crossed it to Morata, who tapped it through Belec’s legs. Dybala came close when he captured the ball close to Salernitana’s box, but La Joya curled it wide. The Argentinian got another chance to make his second goal after a beautiful combination between Kulusevski and Morata. However, Dybala got denied by Belec.

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Morata earned Juve a penalty in extra time and gave Dybala the perfect opportunity to finally get his brace. La Joya slipped and his attempt headed towards the centre of Salerno.

Player ratings

Szczęsny 6.5;

Cuadrado 6, Chiellini 6.5, De Ligt 6.5, Pellegrini 6;

Locatelli 6.5, Bentancur 6;

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Kulusevski 6, Dybala 7, Bernardeschi 6;

Kean 5.5

Substitutes: Sandro 6, Morata 7, Alex Sandro 6, Rabiot 6, Soule (-)

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Jurre van Wanrooij is a writer and lead match analyst for Max Statman. He was born and raised in The Netherlands, where he still lives. He is studying journalism and that’s why he joined Max Statman, so that he could develop his writing. Apart from Juventus, he also support PSV Eindhoven, the club closest to his home. The goal is to give you guys the best information about Juventus in English and be as reliable as possible.

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