Sunday night brought a 2-0 victory, his 250th Serie A win, over Genoa for Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri. But beside this happy football news, it also brought on a spat with his Juventus striker Alvaro Morata. Max Allegri and Morata engaged in a heated touchline exchange during Sunday’s match against Genoa, which they won confidently, 2-0.
In this Italian fixture over the weekend, the two goals for the Turin club came very early and very late.
Juan Cuadrado scored within 8 minutes from a direct corner, whereas Paulo Dybala’s late goal came in the 82nd minute.
Allegri and Morata Engaged in a Heated Touchline Exchange
However, in the 73rd minute, with Juve up 1-0, coach Massimiliano Allegri opted to remove Alvaro Morata from the game.
Allegri decided to replace him, with just over 15 minutes left, by putting Moise Kean on in his place.
But Allegri’s decision did not sit well with Morata. Indeed, we saw the pair shouting at one another on the touchline before Morata found a seat on the bench.
It wasn’t hard to see, though, that Morata was in a sour mood for most of the match.
Eventually, in the 72nd minute, the striker was booked for dissent after starting up an argument with Genoa’s Davide Biraschi.
This prompted Allegri to call the Spanish forward off the pitch, in favour of Kean. But because he protested, as Morata walked past Allegri, his manager pushed him on the shoulder and shouted at him.
Pitchside microphones caught Allegri saying: “You gave away a foul, you have to shut up!”
The striker responded angrily: “What have I done?!”
Allegri talked to DAZN about the incident with Morata, later, after the game.
And the coach said: “He was booked, he was continuing to argue and so I preferred to take him off. It’s disappointing, as Alvaro had played well and so did the whole team.”