Goalless league opener between Juventus and Atalanta

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Goalless league opener between Juventus and Atalanta

It ends with a lively 0-0 friendly in Cesena between Juventus and Atalanta, both of whom appeared in good shape. Allegri’s team started strongly in the first half against Gasperini’s formation more devoted to counterattacks. Immediately a shot from outside by Weah intercepted by Musso (8′) and a Vlahovic-Chiesa combination foiled by Kolasinac (19′) in front of goal, while for the Nerazzurri Koopmeiners and Bakker were walled off in the 26th minute.

Back-and-forth about ten minutes before halftime, when Ederson weakly broke away (Perin blocked) on Koopmeiners’ cross from the right, and on the Chiesa-Vlahovic reverse it was again the Argentine goalkeeper who put the patch on Weah.

In the second half, Milik grazed the cross on the turn (13′) off a ball from Soulé, from there Ederson telephoned a looping shot past Pinsoglio (23′) before saving on the line at an unguarded goal Soulé’s second attempt on Nicolussi Caviglia’s inside ball that was rebuffed by Ruggeri.

For the Bergamasks inaccurate Scamacca, who took over from Zapata after 56′; Touré, however, wasted on the outside of the net on Ederson’s throw (24′) and ten minutes later offloaded for Koopmeiners who did not angle his shot in front of the box.

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