Serie A Juventus 0-1 Empoli: Mancuso shocks Allegri

Leonardo Mancuso celebrate

Leonardo Mancuso pounced on a loose ball to give Empoli a shock victory in Turin, as a dismal Juventus deservedly lost their first match of the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era and were booed off the pitch.

Serie A Highlights: Juventus 0-1 Empoli

Max Allegri reshuffled his pack for the first game since Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Manchester United, missing injured Aaron Ramsey, Arthur and Kaio Jorge, with Manuel Locatelli not yet fit to start, so Danilo played in front of the defence.

Federico Chiesa’s early strike hit Guglielmo Vicario on the chest, then he went on a solo run against the entire Empoli defence from his own half, forcing a fingertip save.

However, Leonardo Bonucci needed a crucial interception to stop Leonardo Mancuso tapping in. Juve didn’t learn that lesson, as Empoli took the lead with a similar move, Filippo Bandinelli wreaking havoc down the left, pulling back for the Patrick Cutrone attempt blocked, Mancuso scoring on the rebound.

Vicario got down quickly on Chiesa, but Empoli remained dangerous, Cutrone blasting not far off target and Chiesa risking an own goal with Wojciech Szczesny fingertipping the wayward header over the bar.

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Alvaro Morata replaced makeshift trequartista Weston McKennie for the restart and Manuel Locatelli tried to redirect a Dejan Kulusevski pull-back, but Empoli goalkeeper Vicario wasn’t tested in the second half and the players seemed not to have a plan when getting into the final third.

The Bianconeri were booed off the pitch both at half-time and especially the final whistle, with just one point from the opening two rounds against Udinese and Empoli.

Juventus 0-1 Empoli

Mancuso 21 (E)

12 Comments on “Serie A Juventus 0-1 Empoli: Mancuso shocks Allegri”

  1. Juventus good on paper but so bad on the pitch. People who blamed Ronaldo for
    losing games last season now may understand that the rest of the team need to prove it was not them.
    Dybala has no excuse that he was not getting the chance. Rating for the team must be 5/10 but i am being generous.

  2. First to go should be Agnelli … and the rest will follow … all the way to the players that got no right to wear juve shirt to begin with

  3. Squad needs a new injection of quality and youth we never give youngsters a real chance from the academies etc even so buy the right players we have been dire for Last 2/3 seasons ronaldo or not…

  4. Everyone knows the problem but elephant in the room. The transfer of post Marrota is disaster.BTW, Dybala is a huge flop and Allegri wanted to get rid of him before he was sacked. Now he denies his correct thought.
    PS: Why never sell rubbish Bentancur?

  5. we have very good goalkeeper I very like that allegri is using him everytime, he always helping us from danger, and now we will be rich when not need to pay for cr7…

  6. I’ll say it again why did Juve bring back a coach who hasent learnt a thing from his past failures.

    I blame the sanity of
    the board why would you sack someone and bring him back 3 yrs later without him gaining any further experience elsewhere,

    This great institution
    Juventus have a load of idiots who dont know what thay are doing slowly making this great club into a laughable joke.

  7. Good for the league. Nice to see promoted teams beating the bigger sides.Though this is probably the worst Juve squad in 10 years.

  8. everyone needs to relax. it was almost like allegri was still in pre-season. chiesa played out of position, dybala as well. danilo out of position. mckennie out of position. it was confusing to watch juve. allegri needs to go to a 4231. the faster he does the better.

  9. I also loved this result! The real team of Italy Milan and inter will raise again and show how to do it properly without any matching fixing or controversial decisions lol.

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