Sunday, 19 March 2023

Between Dusan Vlahovic’s penalty, Freiburg’s red card and Federico Chiesa’s goal

By db-admin – Juventus managed to secure a 2-0 victory at home to Freiburg in the second leg of the Europa League round of 16. This result brought the Bianconeri through to the quarter-finals with a 3-0 aggregate advantage over the German representative.

Massimiliano Allegri rotated his squad in this match and did not show his best performance, despite the winning goal that was created at the end of the first half through Dusan Vlahovic’s penalty.

The penalty was awarded to the Serie A giants after the referee conducted a VAR review and judged that Manuel Gulde committed a handball violation when blocking Federico Gatti’s shot. The Freiburg defender was also sanctioned with a second yellow card, meaning he had to be sent off. During injury time, Federico Chiesa, who entered in the second half, managed to double Juventus’ advantage.

Since joining Juventus, Vlahovic has scored 20 goals in all competitions, at least 11 more than any other Bianconeri player in this period (Moise Kean 9 and Adrien Rabiot 9).

Juventus will face a crucial match in the continuation of Serie A this season by playing the Derby d’Italia against their fierce rivals, Inter Milan, on Monday (20/3).

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