Media watch: Allegri and Morata impress in Juventus’ win over Bologna

Juventus returned to form in their comfortable 2-0 win over Bologna last night, with the Italian press noting the strong performances of Massimiliano Allegri and Alvaro Morata.

An early goal from Morata gave the Bianconeri a 1-0 lead after only six minutes and the three points were secured after a 69th minute goal by Juan Cuadrado, securing the three points for the Turin side.

The Bianconeri now sit seventh in the Serie A table, tied on points with fifth place Roma, and the team’s hopes of qualifying for European competition are still well alive.

The Italian press laid praise on coach Allegri for his management of the match against Bologna, nothing his well set-up squad and concrete tactical plan. Kind words were also written about Morata, commenting on his class and speed in the game, as well as his smart movement.

Less positive was the review of young forward Moise Kean, who struggled to get off the ground against the Rossoblu. It was noted how his position out wide left him out of the action.

Allegri’s ratings in the Italian newspapers:

La Gazzetta dello Sport: 7

Corriere della Sera: 6.5

Corriere dello Sport: 7

Tuttosport: 6.5

 

Morata’s player ratings in the Italian newspapers:

La Gazzetta dello Sport: 7

Corriere della Sera: 6.5

Corriere dello Sport: 7

Tuttosport: 7

 

Kean’s player ratings in the Italian newspapers:

La Gazzetta dello Sport: 5

Corriere della Sera: 6

Corriere dello Sport: 5

Tuttosport: 5

6 Comments on “Media watch: Allegri and Morata impress in Juventus’ win over Bologna”

  1. I disagree with you there, Zambrotta.

    There was a reason WHY we fired Allegri – his regressive and antediluvian tactics, coupled with ZERO ability to come up with a backup strategy/Plan B for when we get outplayed, makes him a dinosaur in the fast-paced modern football.

    I see NO major changes in his current outlook, and his recurrent comments about how we’d be lucky to qualify for the UCL reeks of a defeatist mentality – not what Juventus is about.

    I honestly would see out the current season with him and try for Gian Piero Gasperini for next season…

  2. @ Pinturicchio. He does have a plan B. You might not like how defensive he sometimes is, but tactically he’s miles in front of Sarri and certainly Pirlo. Their teams just played once style and if it didn’t work, it didn’t work. For example the game back in the day against Tottemham we were trailing and Allegri brought in two wingbacks and we suddenly outplayed Tottemham, scored twice and advanced.

    They fired Allegri because they wanted to play more attacking football. But I don’t think that is Allegri’s fault. He sees the team and knows what type of football to play best with it (like Sarri after a few months). Back in the day he played attacking with Mandzukic Higuain Dybala Cuadrado. We hammered Barca 3-0 at home. He just doesn’t have those players anymore.

  3. @Zambrotta, spot on! I hope Cherubini will give him a solid playmaker in this winter transfer so Allegri can shut their mouth.

  4. In general, there are never any good deals being done in January, unless you pay an extravagant amount. But buying a star in January won’t happen. An exiting talent maybe, but that one would need some time to grow into the team too. If Ramsey leaves we might get Witsel and maybe a loan of Martial. I wouldn’t be hoping for more.

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