Juventus beat Spezia Calcio with a thumping 3-2 victory on Wednesday at the Stadio Alberto Picco. Spezia had been hopeful of continuing their run, following a 2-1 victory against Venezia while Juve had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with AC Milan. At the moment, Spezia are in 16th place on the table and has 4 points while Juve sit in 12th with 5 points after 5 matches.
Juve started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with Moise Kean giving The Old Lady the lead in the 28th minute. However, their lead was short lived, as Emmanuel Gyasi equalised for Spezia at the 33 minute mark, to take a 1-1 lead into half time.
Spezia started the second half with an intensified spirit, thanks to an early goal from Janis Antiste in the 49th minute. However, their lead was short-lived, as an equalizer from Federico Chiesa at the 66 minute mark, brought Juve level. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Matthijs De Ligt after 72 minutes with a final score of 3-2.
For Spezia, Rey Manaj, Jacopo Sala, M’bala Nzola and Eddie Salcedo, came on for Daniele Verde, Mehdi Bourabia, Janis Antiste and Giulio Maggiore. Juve replaced Alex Sandro, Manuel Locatelli, Alvaro Morata, Federico Bernardeschi and Dejan Kulusevski with Mattia De Sciglio, Rodrigo Bentancur, Moise Kean, Adrien Rabiot and Federico Chiesa.
There were bookings for Dimitrios Nikolaou and M’bala Nzola from Spezia. For Juve, Alvaro Morata saw yellow.
Juve and Spezia will next play at home to Sampdoria and AC Milan respectively.
|Spezia Calcio:||Jeroen Zoet, Kelvin Amian, Dimitrios Nikolaou, Petko Hristov, Simone Bastoni, Daniele Verde (Rey Manaj, min.77), Giulio Maggiore (Eddie Salcedo, min.85), Mehdi Bourabia (Jacopo Sala, min.77), Salva Ferrer, Emmanuel Gyasi and Janis Antiste (M’bala Nzola, min.77)|
|Juventus:||Wojciech Szczesny, Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci, Matthijs De Ligt, Mattia De Sciglio (Alex Sandro, min.46), Federico Chiesa (Dejan Kulusevski, min.84), Weston McKennie, Rodrigo Bentancur (Manuel Locatelli, min.46), Adrien Rabiot (Federico Bernardeschi, min.67), Paulo Dybala and Moise Kean (Alvaro Morata, min.59)|
|Stadium:||the Stadio Alberto Picco|
|Goals:||Moise Kean (0-1, min. 28), Emmanuel Gyasi (1-1, min. 33), Janis Antiste (2-1, min. 49), Federico Chiesa (2-2, min. 66) and Matthijs De Ligt (2-3, min. 72)|