In Serie A football news, Juventus triumphed 2-0 over Cagliari at home, at the Turin club’s Allianz Stadium, on Tuesday. Juventus winger Federico Bernardeschi ended a 43-match Serie A goal drought to cap this win lifted Juve to fifth place.
The Italy winger drilled a shot into the far corner in the 83rd minute. And he thus got to celebrate his first league goal since July 26 2020, a run of 513 days.
It came after Moise Kean headed home the opener in the first half to set Juve on course to victory.
The Old Lady climbed into fifth place on 34 points with this home victory. We also saw them registering their fourth clean sheet in the last five league outings in the process.
This 2-0 loss, on the other hand, extends, second-to-bottom on the Italian table, Cagliari’s winless league run to 11 matches.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side can now enjoy a two-week winter break. But when they return in 2022, Juve face league clashes with Napoli, AS Roma and AC Milan in January. After going up against all these league toppers, furthermore, Juventus will also play against Atalanta on February 12.
Serie A Football News – Juventus Triumphed 2-0 over Cagliari at Home
Kean started this match for Juventus in the absence of injured top scorer Paulo Dybala. And, justifying his selection, the forward provided Juve’s greatest threat in the first half. He even attempted a header, which flew off the post, from a Juan Cuadrado cross after 10 minutes.
But the 21-year-old finally made the breakthrough when the ball from a Bernardeschi shot deflected into his path at 40′. Kean reacted quickly to head the ball back across goal and beyond goalkeeper Alessio Cragno for Juventus’ opening 1-0 goal.
Then, after the break, Cagliari threatened and saw two big chances go begging. Dalbert skewed a finish wide from six yards before Wojciech Szczesny palmed over Joao Pedro’s powerful header.
However, the visitors later paid for such profligacy from their end when Bernardeschi fired home late, in the 83rd minute.