Reuters logo
Soccer-Juve down the Flying Donkeys to maintain perfect start
September 9, 2017 / 7:11 PM / 2 months ago

Soccer-Juve down the Flying Donkeys to maintain perfect start

MILAN, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Juventus maintained their perfect start to the new Serie A campaign with a 3-0 home win over Chievo on Saturday capped by a superb individual goal from Paulo Dybala.

The Turin side have taken nine points from their opening three games as they chase a seventh successive title.

The team known as the Flying Donkeys gave Juventus a helping hand when Perparim Hetemaj inadvertently headed Miralem Pjanic’s free kick into his own goal at the near post after 17 minutes.

New Juventus signings Wojciech Szczesny, Blaise Matuidi and Douglas Costa were given their first starts as coach Massimiliano Allegri rotated his team ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League visit to Barcelona.

However, Juventus did not have it all their own way.

Chievo’s Ivan Radovanovic forced a last-ditch save by Szczesny with a fierce drive and the visitors also made a bright start to the second half until Juventus brought on Dybala.

The Argentine quickly inspired the hosts as he combined with Pjanic to set up Gonzalo Higuain for the second in the 58th minute.

Dybala then provided the highlight of the match as he collected the ball near the edge of the penalty area, skipped past two defenders and slipped the ball through a forest of Chievo legs into the net. (Reporting by Brian Homewood, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below