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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri congratulated striker Paulo Dybala after his 3-0 win over Chievo Verona on Monday. He also revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo's first missed penalty for the club was not a total surprise.
The Bianconeri won in their first A-series competition in 2019, with Douglas Costa, Emre Can and Daniele Rugani all of whom scored their first campaign goals. Ronaldo missed a penalty and had a bad performance, but the old lady had enough firepower to overcome her difficulties.
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After the competition, Allegri discussed with Sky Italia (Football Italia) many topics, including the potential of Dybala and the lack of Ronaldo:
"The team had a good game, but it was not easy because we played in two difficult matches.
"There could have been a little negligence, but the guys showed quality and maturity, we risked conceding once.
"It's a nice win and now we move on to something else." Dybala "Seeing him play like he did is a pleasure." Maybe he'll be disappointed because he's not happy. Did not score, but he will become a very good player.
"He can not be so lucid if he plays deeper and becomes a little discouraged, so he must stay on that path.
"Ronaldo? I never watch shots on goal, even if he missed one in the morning." Khedira "He's got a knee shot and we'll be evaluating him in the next few hours."
Here are the highlights of the match:
Dybala overcame a tense start to register a pass for Can's goal just before half-time. The former Palermo man showed his nifty footwork to sneak past a defender before playing in the German international.
This was part of a big offensive move:
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Excellent interaction from a few players (Dybala / Costa heavily involved) in this goal for Can, exactly the kind of fluid movement that has so often missed this season. Need a lot more of that #JuveChevo
The 25-year-old has not experienced a brilliant season so far, with only two goals in Serie A. He spent a lot of time outside or as an offensive midfielder but remains very comfortable as an attacker. clear to see monday. Juventus used a 4-4-2 formation, pairing it with Ronaldo.
The five-time winner of the Golden Ball was in excellent form but was far from his best against the Flying Donkeys. Stefano Sorrentino, 39, made a superb save.
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Allegri also talked about Kevin-Prince Boateng's move to Barcelona and the likely transfer of Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea, hinting that AC Milan did not properly use the 31-year-old player:
"Boateng in Barcelona – I played him as No 10 in Milan, but in practice, he was the one who played as an attacker.
"Higuain in Chelsea I do not know yet, I've had it for two years and everything went well, but if you can not find the right chemistry, you will not be able to do your best . "
Higuain is still a Juventus player and has spent the last two seasons in Turin before completing his loan transfer to the Italian fashion capital. By David Ornstein of BBC Sport, he is expected join the Blues, where he will be reunited with the former boss of Napoli, Maurizio Sarri.
The next Juventus outing will take place on Sunday, as she travels to the capital for a tricky clash with Lazio.