Italian Serie A giants Juventus welcomed Paul Pogba again to the fold on Friday with a 2-0 pleasant victory over Mexico’s Chivas Guadalajara in Las Vegas to launch their US tour. French World Cup successful midfielder Pogba joined Juventus this month on a free switch after winding down his contract with Manchester United, whom he joined in 216 for a then-record price of 105 million euros. The 29-year-old made his presence felt in coach Massimiliano Allegri’s beginning 11 at Allegiant Stadium, dwelling of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders.
Nevertheless it was Marco Da Graca that fired Juventus forward from shut vary within the tenth minute after Federico Gatti’s header from a nook was parried by the Chivas goalkeeper.
Mattia Compagnon added a second purpose within the eightieth minute after Tommaso Barbieri’s solo run into the world ended along with his blocked shot veering straight to his teammate.
Pogba and Gatti had been simply two of the current acquisitions that Allegri thrust into motion, with former Actual Madrid winger Angel Di Maria additionally within the lineup and Brazilian defender Gleison Bremer approaching amid a raft of modifications for the second half.
Allegri is relying on them to fill the gaps left by the departures of veteran Giorgio Chiellini, just lately signed with Main League Soccer’s LAFC, main scorer Paulo Dybala in a switch to Roma and Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt’s transfer to Bayern Munich.
He is aware of followers predict Juventus to return to the head of Italian soccer, having did not elevate the trophy since successful 9 titles in a row from 2011 till 2020.
Final season they completed fourth, and fell to Inter Milan within the Coppa Italia Last.
“Our responsibility is to win this 12 months,” Allegri stated in Vegas. “After successful trophies 10 years in a row, final 12 months was our first with out, so we (are) obliged to win and everyone knows that it is an necessary 12 months for us.”
Juventus dominated the primary half, with Di Maria, Pogba and Nicolo Fagioli all threatening.
Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was compelled right into a save on the stroke of halftime by a shot from Carlos Cisneros.
After wholesale substitutions Juventus regarded much less cohesive within the second half, however they nonetheless managed not solely to maintain the Liga MX outfit in examine but additionally to increase their lead in a promising begin to a tour that features a conflict with Barcelona on the Cotton Bowl in Dallas and a gathering with Actual Madrid on the Rose Bowl close to Los Angeles.
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