Sari is jovial with fluctuating Juventus level and confident of the coronation
The team survived the fall against Sassuolo and went out even to finish a week of unexpected results
Friday – 26 Dhu al-Qi’dah 1441 AH – 17 July 2020 AD No. number [
Brazilian Sandro scores the third equalizer to save Juventus from losing to Sassuolo (AP)
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Juventus, the champions and holders of the title, settled for Sassuolo (3-3) in the thirty-third stage of the Italian Football League, to be unable to win the third time in a row.
Juventus were close to putting an end to a series of four consecutive victories for Sassuolo, eighth in the standings, when they advanced with two goals after 12 minutes, but the latter scored a hat-trick before Brazilian Alex Sandro saved a point for the guests.
Juventus had escaped the last round of a loss against Atalanta, the season’s surprise locally and continually, when he equaled it with a penalty kick for his Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo in the deadly time (2-2), after a big loss against Milan 2-4 to shake his net nine times in the last three games .
The difference between Juventus (77 points) and Atalanta, the temporary runner-up, became seven points after the latter’s overwhelming victory over its host Brescia 6-2 on Tuesday.
Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri expressed his confusion about the reasons for the fluctuating performance of his team in the recent period, although he is still the favorite to win the league title for the ninth time in a row in an unprecedented achievement. But everyone knows that Juventus’ lead in the lead is largely due to the fluctuating performance of Inter Milan, the closest pursuit, and Lazio III stumbled recently.
“Sometimes we give the impression that we have very great capabilities, and at other times I feel confused about the team’s order to allow opponents to enter our penalty area easily,” he said.
Juventus won its last five titles under the leadership of Massimiliano Alegre when the team excelled in merit but without creativity or fun in the performance. The club’s management contracted with Sari to give pleasure and beauty to the performance, but apparently he did not succeed.
In the last three games, Juventus scored seven goals and conceded nine times and got just two points. The team wasted two goals twice during that as well.
Sarri commented: “After our 2-0 lead, we were supposed to keep Sassuolo at half of his court and dominate the ball … but we exaggerated the progress for the goal and left a big void in the middle of the field.”
“It was a waste of energy. We had to do more to pressure the opponent in his half-court.” The Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo did not perform the usual performance and was awarded by the local sports newspaper “Gazzetta dello Sport” 5 out of 10, at the lowest rate among his players. The newspaper commented about the best player in the world five times: “I missed a goal in front of an empty net, and I missed an opportunity created by Danilo and another created by Federico Bernardi, he hit once on goal and saved (the competitors).”
Juventus, after 5 minutes, crossed the Brazilian Danilo on the day of his 29th birthday, with a powerful kick from the edge of the area after a corner kick. From a left free kick to Dominico Berardi. Caputo scored the third following the empty goal in the 54th minute, and Brazilian back Alex Sandro saved Juventus’s goal with a goal from a header in the 64th minute.
In the rest of the results, former runner-up Lazio continued his collapse and tied negatively on Udinese soil, to fail to win for the fourth time in a row. Roma, fifth, won his third straight at the expense of his guest Verona 2-1.
Milan seventh continued his beautiful return after pausing the new “Corona” virus, and turned his delay in front of his guest Parma to a deserved victory 3 – 1. Milan raised its score to 53 points equally with Napoli, who are tied on the ground of Bologna 1 – 1. It is true that Naples is in sixth place, except He secured qualification for the European Europa League competition after winning the Cup title at the expense of Juventus.
“We deserve this point, we suffered in the second half,” said his coach, Gennaro Gattuso. “We must play better to prepare for Barcelona (second leg of the Champions League final), and at similar levels we will not go anywhere.”
Thirteenth Sampdoria won its fourth victory in the last five games, easily at Cagliari 3-0.