Serie A, Empoli 4-1 Juventus THE CHRONIC
Empoli enjoy salvation and celebrate in front of their fans with a historic victory. Juventus was defeated 4-1, dominated by all four sides for long periods of time in a game that started uphill for the black and white, even before starting with the 10 penalty points. “We played in a surreal situation, with the sentence coming a quarter of an hour before the game. But mental collapse is not justified. Now we have to shut up and accept defeat. But I want to say one thing: so be it.” Of course, on the court we have scored 69 points,” Massimiliano Allegri told DAZN.
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Juve was never quite in the game, and now seventh and out of the cups. Having achieved the objective, the ‘scudetto’ from a week ago with Sampdoria, gave a particular boost to Zanetti’s team, who played absolutely free with their heads. It was seen immediately: the lightness of Empoli against a Juve weighed down by the elimination of the Europa League in Seville and then by the decision of the sports court, which came a few minutes after the kick-off. Caputo celebrates with a double, but there is also the seal of captain Luperto, closed by Piccoli’s fourth blue goal.
Only a goal from Chiesa to make it 3-1 made Allegri wait for a comeback, and in the end he was visibly shaken. Perhaps the most difficult moment of the season for Juve. Decidedly scaled back Champions League ambitions following Court of Appeal decision. A decision came during the warm-up of the ‘Castellani’ match. Perhaps it is no coincidence that the start of the game was important for the black and white, almost like a reaction of anger: three golden chances in fifteen minutes followed Vlahovic, Kostic and Milik, with the result that could have been unlocked immediately in favor of Allegri’s boys. Instead here is the blue advantage: Milik’s foul on Cambiaghi in the area. From eleven meters Caputo is cold and the angle to not let Szczesny pass. Not even four minutes go by and the guests seem to be leaving the game: in the development of a corner Caputo tries the Chilean average, with Akpa-Akpro who is on the trajectory and deflects it; Extraordinary save by Szczesny who, however, leaves the ball to Luperto who scores from one meter. Opportunity to short Bremer: two steps – and with the mirror wide open – he inexplicably sends to the side. Rabiot is the only one trying to do something. Juve plays but is not far behind with concentration.
Empoli-Juventus 4-1 (2-0). Empoli (4-2-3-1): Vicar; Ebuhei, Ismajli, Luperto, Parisi; Grassi, Bandinelli (23′ St Haas); Akpa Akpro (43′ from Stojanovic), Fazzini (33′ from Henderson), Cambiaghi (33′ from Pjaca); Caputo (43′ Piccoli street). (DRIVE)
In the second half, Alex Sandro lost another ball trivially, leaving Akpa-Akpro down the corridor on the right to assist Caputo in the center of the box. Touch down for the Empoli striker who scores twice over Szczesny. Juventus who takes the ball of the match, but is more left by Empoli who tries to crush him on the counterattack. Chiesa made it 3-1 in the final, also due to a half-fault from Vicario, used to blocking everything: this time he let the ball pass, perhaps more affordable than a game in which he was the protagonist again. It is the goal of the Juve flag. In the 93rd minute Kean’s mistake arrived and Piccoli took advantage of it in the area for the final 4-1. We sing the ‘Castellani’ flying, while the triple whistle starts Gianna Nannini’s song ‘Fenomenale’, like Paolo Zanetti’s Empoli season.
With the 4-1 defeat against Empoli, Juventus slipped into seventh position in the standings, with 59 points, and is currently outside the zone that gives access to the European Cups. Another outcome of the sanction – unless there is a new review of the sentence – is the mathematical classification of Lazio to the next Champions League. The Biancocelesti, who were third, like all the teams that went from third to seventh, go up one step and with 68 points they are sure of the pass.
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