Mandzukic seals Juve win

by | Jul 29, 2015 18:05

Mario Mandzukic and Paul Pogba saw Juventus scrape a 2-1 win at Lechia Gdansk, but Giorgio Chiellini went off injured.

Having lost 2-0 to Borussia Dortmund, this was Juve’s second friendly of the summer and they unveiled the new pink jersey.

It took just four minutes to break the deadlock from a corner, as Paulo Dybala curled the set play on to the head of Pogba.

This week Andrea Barzagli was ruled out for three weeks by a muscular problem and fellow centre-back Chiellini asked to be substituted in Poland just eight minutes into the game.

Mario Mandzukic and Paul Pogba saw Juventus scrape a 2-1 win at Lechia Gdansk, but Giorgio Chiellini went off injured.

Having lost 2-0 to Borussia Dortmund, this was Juve’s second friendly of the summer and they unveiled the new pink jersey.

It took just four minutes to break the deadlock from a corner, as Paulo Dybala curled the set play on to the head of Pogba.

This week Andrea Barzagli was ruled out for three weeks by a muscular problem and fellow centre-back Chiellini asked to be substituted in Poland just eight minutes into the game.

Pogba forced a save from distance and Simone Zaza failed to complete a move sparked by Dybala and Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Ex-Palermo man Dybala impressed, running on to a Stefano Sturaro pass to test the goalkeeper.

Sami Khedira made his Juventus debut for the final half-hour and Norberto Neto had work to do on Pawlowski and Makuszewski in the Juve goal, as Lechia improved after the break.

Alberto Cerri forced a save too, but Juve were dropping the intensity level and Lechia equalised through a Buksa angled drive.

In fact, the hosts almost took the lead five minutes later, Vranjes drilling just wide.

However, Mandzukic got his first goal in a Juventus jersey by rolling his marker to turn in a Macek cross.

Lechia Gdansk 1-2 Juventus

Scorers: Pogba 4 (J), Buksa 81 (L), Mandzukic 90 (J)

Lechia Gdansk: Budzilek, Rudinilson, Lukasik, Mak, Wisniewski, Dzwigala, Haraslin, Pawlowski, Chrzanowski, Markovic, Stolarski

Juventus: Buffon (Neto 56); Rugani, Bonucci (Clemenza 46), Chiellini (Caceres 8) (Parodi 66); Lichtsteiner (Evra 46), Sturaro (Tello 74), Khedira (Vitale 63), Pogba (Marchisio 46), Padoin (Macek 84); Dybala (Mandzukic 46), Zaza (Morata 46) (Cerri 71)

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