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Juventus have failed to win their first game of the season against Udinese. The match ended 2-2, mainly because of two mistakes by goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 2-3 in extra time, but his goal was ruled offside by VAR.

Wojciech Szczęsny, 4:

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It is safe to say that without Szczęsny in goal, Juventus would’ve won the match. His first mistake came when Arslan shot on goal. Szczęsny couldn’t hold on to the ball and fouled Arslan before he could take the rebound. Udinese were rewarded a penalty, which was scored by Pereyra. Szczęsny made another mistake when he took too much time on the ball and lost it to Okaka in front of his own goal. Deulofeu scored in front of an open goal.

Danilo 6, De Ligt 6.5, Bonucci 6, Alex Sandro 6.5

Bernardeschi 6, Ramsey 6, Bentancur 7, Cuadrado 8

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Bentancur started the match well, when he assisted Paulo Dybala for the first goal. He played a solid match in midfield alongside Ramsey and he hit the post with a shot from outside the box in the second half. Cuadrado scored Juventus’s second goal with a great dribble and a good finish. He looked very dangerous throughout the whole match.

Dybala 8.5, Morata 6

Especially in the first half, Paulo Dybala was a joy to watch. La Joya scored the first goal with a strong finish and assisted Cuadrado with a fantastic pass. In the second half he almost assisted Ronaldo from a free kick and his shot from outside the box just went wide.

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Substitutions: Ronaldo 6.5, Chiesa 6.5, Kulusevski 6, Chiellini 6, Locatelli 6

It looked like Ronaldo scored the winner when he headed in Chiesa’s cross, but VAR had other thoughts and cancelled the goal. Manuel Locatelli made his official debut for Juventus, but his time on the pitch was too short to make a good judgement.

Who was your man of the match and what did you make of Juventus’s first match of the season?

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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.