Juventus vs. Empoli – Game Report – August 28, 2021 – ESPN

The new Juventus cycle could not start worse this Saturday after the departure of Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, signed by Manchester United.

The recently promoted Empoli stormed the Allianz Stadium and beat Massimiliano Allegri’s team 1-0, which, after starting Serie A with a point in two games, was fired with a loud whistle from its fans.

A goal from Leonardo Mancuso, who at 29 was playing the second game of his career in Serie A, was enough to undress a Juventus in deep trouble after losing, four days before the transfer market closes, the most expensive player of its history.

After fourth place last year, Juventus has already accumulated five points away from Inter de Milan, current champions, who won 3-1 this Friday at Hellas Verona and kept their full points.

Juventus still does not know the victory, in which the trident aligned by Massimiliano Allegri did not work, who confirmed the Argentine Paulo Dybala and the Colombian Juan Guillermo Cuadrado and gave way to Federico Chiesa in the position that Cristiano would occupy.

Empoli, who had lost 3-1 in his league debut to Lazio, went ahead after 21 minutes of the game through Mancuso and Juventus, unable to break down the Tuscan defensive wall, tried to mix the cards, without success.

Allegri gave way to Spanish Álvaro Morata at the beginning of the restart, replacing American Weston McKennie and shortly after he opted for Swede Dejan Kulusevski for Chiesa.

But his team, despite dominating and standing in a stable way in the rival half of the field, was not able to avoid a setback and the loud whistle of the “bianconera” fans.

The start of the post-Christian era was worrying for the Turin team, which reaches the national break with a single point in the table and a significant delay compared to the other contenders for the title.