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Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo starts on bench as Juventus waste 2-goal lead vs Udinese

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Juventus ahead Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after his aim in opposition to Udinese was disallowed by VAR at Dacia Enviornment in Udine on Sunday night time.

Cristiano Ronaldo began on the bench as Massimiliano Allegri’s return to Juventus acquired off to a disappointing begin. Two errors from goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny noticed his facet relinquish an early two-goal lead to attract 2-2 at Udinese within the Italian league.

Ronaldo did not begin amid reviews he had requested to be on the bench and that he may nonetheless depart Juventus with a yr remaining on his contract. When he did come on within the second half, Ronaldo thought he had scored a stoppage-time winner however it was dominated out for offside after he had ripped off his shirt in celebration and been embraced by teammates.

Paulo Dybala scored and arrange one other aim to present Juventus what regarded like a snug benefit 1 / 4 of the way in which by means of the match. However Szczesny conceded a penalty and one other mistake from him allowed Gerard Deulofeu to attain the equalizer with seven minutes remaining.

Allegri was rehired by Juventus within the offseason — simply two years after he was fired by the membership — after the Bianconeri’s worst season in 10 years ended their nine-year grip on the league title and noticed the top of Andrea Pirlo’s transient tenure. José Mourinho has additionally returned to Serie A and his Roma facet beat Fiorentina 3-1.

Allegri’s return acquired off to the very best begin. Juan Cuadrado and Rodrigo Bentancur mixed earlier than the latter pulled the ball again for Dybala to drill throughout into the underside left nook and provides Juventus a third-minute lead. Dybala turned supplier 20 minutes later with an excellent cross-field move to Cuadrado, who skipped previous a few defenders earlier than capturing into the far backside nook.

Udinese acquired again into the match six minutes into the second half. Szczesny may solely parry Tolgay Arslan’s effort after which introduced down the Udinese midfielder as they each went for the rebound. Roberto Pereyra struck the penalty into the underside proper nook.

Juventus virtually restored its two-goal lead instantly however Álvaro Morata’s header got here off the left submit. Ronaldo was introduced on on the hour mark and went near having a direct affect as first he headed a free kick inches large after which he arrange Bentancur, whose effort smacked off the best submit.

As an alternative it was Udinese which scored as Szczesny did not take care of a simple-looking again move from Leonardo Bonucci and Stefano Okaka stole the ball off him and arrange Deulofeu.

The aim was initially dominated out however was given on video assessment. VAR was once more to harm Juventus deep into stoppage time as Ronaldo was seen to be offside when he headed in Federico Chiesa’s cross.


New Roma ahead Tammy Abraham had a implausible debut as he arrange each his facet’s targets and hit the crossbar. Abraham, who joined from Chelsea for 40 million euros ($47 million) on Tuesday, acquired a standing ovation when he was substituted off within the 69th.

The 23-year-old Abraham additionally had a component to play in getting Fiorentina decreased to 10 males as he was clattered into by Bartlomiej Dragowski who had rushed out of his space. The visiting goalkeeper was proven a straight crimson card within the seventeenth.

]Roma took the lead 9 minutes later as Abraham threaded the ball by means of to Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who turned and scored from 12 yards. Roma midfielder Nicolò Zaniolo was proven a second yellow card seven minutes into the second half and Nikola Milenkovic leveled eight minutes later.

Abraham virtually restored Roma’s benefit instantly as his header got here off the crossbar however shortly afterward he rolled the ball throughout the realm for Jordan Veretout to faucet in on the again submit. Veretout doubled his tally and sealed the match with 11 minutes remaining.


Venezia’s return to Serie A led to disappointment because it misplaced 2-0 at 10-man Napoli. Lorenzo Insigne missed one penalty however scored one other 5 minutes later to present Napoli a 62nd-minute lead. Eljif Elmas acquired the second aim for Napoli, which had Victor Osimhen despatched off within the first half for showing to punch Venezia midfielder Daan Heymans.

Salernitana’s first match again within the prime flight for greater than 20 years additionally led to disappointment because it twice relinquished a lead in a 3-2 loss at Bologna, the place each groups had gamers despatched off.



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