Juventus are on a mini renaissance as a year draws to a close. Four wins in their last five in all competitions has seen the Old Lady on the cusp of the top 4. Most importantly they have their top strikers firing again , Morata netting in the 2-0 win over Bologna at the weekend. They face Walter Mazzarri’s Cagliari who are struggling for goals and wins. Udinese has just walloped them 4-0 at the Islander’s home of Sardinia. Goals are the major problem for them and it showed here. They average just almost a goal per game, that unwanted record sees them slide toward the relegation dogfight. Moise Kean isn’t high up Roberto Mancini’s striker list for the Azzurri, but he can provide the goals that Immobile lacks. He started upfront with Morata and capped off a good showing with a goal. Being at right place at right time is his forte.
Don’t know how much he knew about the cross but good improvisation to turn it towards goal. Cagliari had their chances and they didn’t take them. They say when you are down in the table everything just goes against you. Let’s look at Dalbert’s chance with the Juve keeper to beat. Look, when the ball comes to you fast across you your best bet is to keep your eye on it not the advancing keeper or the defender in close quarters. The other major chance fell to Joao Pedro whose header was saved by Szczesny who has had his critics this season. Weston McKennie (he lost our the US player of the year to Pulisic in another shocking award selection for me) created a chance for Morata which wasn’t taken. Bernadeschi with the decisive second to bury Cagliari, great work from Kulusevski on the counter. Atalanta were held to a goal less draw by Genoa meaning Juve go to fifth , 4 points off the Bergamo side.