The Juventus, which begins a new era with the return to his bench of Massimiliano Allegri, started in Serie A with a setback, since it did not go from 2-2 en Matchday 1 at Udinese on a very morbid afternoon, as the black-and-white coach left Cristiano Ronaldo on the starting bench, whose possible departure from the club is still being speculated.
According to journalist Fabricio Romano, CR7 asked to be a substitute while waiting to find an outlet in the market. Paven Nevdev denied that the Portuguese star is going to leave Juventus. Cristiano entered the 60th minute relieving Álvaro Morata, at the same time that Kulusevski and Chiellini replaced Bernardeschi and Ramsey. The Portuguese captain scored what would have been Juve’s goal in 94 ‘, but was annulled for offside by VAR.
Juve got the match on track with two goals, its debut in an Italian championship in which it will try to regain the hegemony that, after 9 ‘scudetti’ won in a row, Inter snatched him in 2020-21. Thus, the ‘vecchia signora’ advanced thanks to the goals of Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado.
Dybala, to whom Allegri wants to give more responsibilities and who wore the captain’s armband, scored arriving from the second row as soon as the match began, in minute 3. Cuadrado was the author of the second, after taking advantage of a pass from Dybala in the 23rd minute. Juventus had more chances, such as two shots to the post (from Morata and Bentancur) or a deflected kick from Cristiano Ronaldo.
But Udinese fought to get into the game and cut distances thanks to a penalty converted by Roberto Pereyra. The maximum penalty was committed by Wojciech Szczesny, who dropped Tolgay Arsland.
Not only that: in 83 ‘the ex-Barcelona player Gerard Deulofeu established the 2-2 score, taking advantage of an error by the Juventus goalkeeper (in a terrible control) and after the VAR gave validity to the score. Instead, in 94 ‘he invalidated Cristiano Ronaldo’s (on a pass from Federico Chiesa), to the frustration of the Portuguese and his team.