A perfect start for Pirlo in Champions


Andrea Pirlo began his career as a coach in the Champions League competition with a precious victory for Italian Juventus against Dynamo Kiev, Ukraine (2-0) on Tuesday, in the first round of the Group G competitions.Pirlo and Juventus owe the third out of five matches for the “Old Lady” team against Dynamo Kiev (the other game ended in a draw), to the new player – the old Spaniard Alvaro Morata, who scored the two goals (46 and 84).
The Kiev match, which was watched by nearly 15,000 fans from the stands, was actually the fourth for Pirlo as a coach (not counting the Napoli match due to the latter’s failure to attend and counting 0-3 losing), and he achieved his second victory, and came at the expense of his Romanian “mentor” Mirchia Lucescu, who was the first Who gave the “Maestro” his professional start as a player 25 years ago in Brescia, when he was 16 years old playmaker.
He was also the Romanian behind Pirlo’s arrival to Inter Milan in 1998, when he was coach of the latter (1998-1999 season), which made Tuesday’s meeting in Kiev a confrontation between the student and the teacher.
Waiting for the second match in the group, which brings together Barcelona, ​​the Spanish club, the next opponent of Juventus, on Wednesday in Turin, in Hungarian Fernásváros, “Bianconeri” achieved the required in Kiev despite the absence of his Portuguese absolute star Cristiano Ronaldo due to his infection with the Corona virus.
And once again, Pirlo preferred not to start with Argentine striker Paulo Dybala, who appeared resentful of this decision in the weekend match against Crotone (1-1), and included Swedish Diane Koloshevsky, alongside Morata, and behind them other newcomers Federico Chiesa and Welshman Aaron Ramsey. Despite imposing his control at the start of the match in front of his Ukrainian host, the European Cup Winners’ Cup champion in 1975 and 1986, whose best result in the Champions League remains, reaching the semi-finals in 1977, 1987 and 1999, Juventus was unable to threaten the goal in the first minutes, but after the tenth minute he started reaching Heurhe Bhushan’s goal, whether it was through Chiesa or captain Giorgio Chiellini, but without shaking the net.
Then the Pirlo team suffered a blow with the injury of Giorgio Chiellini, who was forced to leave his place early for the Turkish comfort Demiral (19), coinciding with the decline in the pace and the confinement of play in the midfield without chances until the 28th minute when Colombian Juan Cuadrado tested his luck with a shot that was blocked by Buchan (28), Then the latter intervened brilliantly to deprive Koloshevsky of a wonderful goal with the heel of foot (31). A few seconds after the start of the second half, Juventus found his way to the net through Morata, who scored his second goal in a row with his new-old team shirt (he scored a tie against Crotone) after he was in the right place to follow the ball into the net, after Bhushan blocked it after a shot by Koloshevsky (46).
Pirlo then sent Dybala instead of Koloshevsky in search of reinforcement, but the result remained unchanged until the 84th minute when Morata added the second goal with a header after a cross from Cuadrado.


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