Ferencvaros 1-4 Juventus: Alvaro Morata on target with clinical double and Paulo Dybala also nets as Andrea Pirlo’s men bounce back from Barcelona setback in style
- Juventus romped to a 4-1 Champions League win at Ferencvaros on Wednesday
- Alvaro Morata struck twice and Paulo Dybala was also on target in Hungary
- Andrea Pirlo’s men sit second in Group B and responded to last week’s defeat
Alvaro Morata scored twice before two defensive mistakes helped Juventus to a 4-1 Champions League win at Ferencvaros on Wednesday.
The impressive salvo against the minnows helped Andrea Pirlo’s men bounce back un style after last week’s defeat by Barcelona.
Morata tapped in Juan Cuadrado’s cross in the seventh minute and swept home Cristiano Ronaldo’s pass on the hour to put Juventus in control at a soggy Puskas Arena.
Alvaro Morata scored twice as Juventus bounced back in style to beat Ferencvaros in Hungary
‘Games can become easy only if you play well,’ said Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini. ‘In the first half we were a bit slow with possession, we raised our tempo in the second half and we managed to earn another important win.’
Juve got the ideal start when defender Leonardo Bonucci threaded a pass down the right touchline to set Juan Cuadrado away and the Colombian’s low cross was tapped in by Morata at the far post after seven minutes.
Despite the early setback, Ferencvaros acquitted themselves well with Tokmac Nguen and Oleksandr Zubkov both having chances but sending shots wide.
Cristiano Ronaldo (right) had played a role in Juventus’ second goal after teeing up Morata
The Juventus star proved a constant threat and came close to netting on his European return
Cristiano Ronaldo was always a danger for Juve, however, and nearly added a second after combining with Morata but the ball was taken off his foot by Miha Blazic as he was about to shoot.
The Portuguese forward set up Juve’s second on the hour with a low pass into the area which Morata swept home after a Weston McKennie dummy.
The Italian champions were gifted the third as goalkeeper Denes Dibusz failed to control Blazic’s awkward back pass and substitute Paulo Dybala slipped the ball into the empty net in the 73rd minute.
Eight minutes later, Dibusz’s attempted pass was intercepted by Dybala and Lasha Dvali turned the ball into his own net as he tried to clear.
Morata was in superb form to pounce twice and the Italian giants were gifted their third goal
Juventus are second in Group G with six points from three games after their four-goal salvo
Franck Boli pulled one back in the 90th minute, scoring at the second attempt after Wojciech Szczesny saved his first effort.
Juventus are second in Group G with six points from three games while Ferencvaros have one.
The Turin giants’ tally in Hungary was the first time they had scored four in the elite competition since September 2016.