Juventus defeated Hellas Verona at Allianz Stadium and continues streak if narrow winning. Moise Kean scored the only goal of the game.
Juventus made four adjustments to the lineup from the March 19 victory over Inter. Kostic was replaced by Cuadrado at wing-back, and Adrien Rabiot was replaced in midfield by Barrenechea due to suspension. The final two changes were made in the attack, where Kean and Milik, who had been out injured, replaced Vlahovic and Soule.
Hellas Verona made five changes to the XI that lost 3-1 to Sampdoria just before the international break. Ceccherini took over for the suspended Diego Coppola in defence, while Veloso was called into action for the injured Lazovic. Depaoli was preferred to Doig at wing-back, and Zafferoni rotated his strikers, giving Lasagna and Gaich the nod ahead of Milan Djuric and Braaf.
Depaoli was able to recover the ball and square a low cross to the penalty spot as a result of Gatti’s errant pass from inside his own penalty area. Duda responded to the pass with a pivoting first-time attempt that was sent right into Szczesny’s arms.
The final ball from Duda and Tameze’s short-corner routine gave the former a different angle for a cross, but it was a poor one that the Juventus defence could easily intercept.
Kean tried to evade Depaoli and Dawidowicz by slipping the ball between the two defenders, but he ultimately lost his footing and was awarded a corner kick. Bremer attempted to head in a corner from Cuadrado, but he was unable to make solid contact with the ball, sending it well beyond the goal.
A wide position on the right wing was taken up by Faraoni, who then attracted De Sciglio’s attention before playing a pass to Lasagna’s byline. In order to keep the ball in play, the striker got to it and delivered a dangerous cross back to far post for Depaoli, who smacked his volley just wide.
Magnani attempted a long shot, but it was ineffective because the ball was immediately intercepted by Gatti, who with a deft touch brought it down just outside of his own penalty area. By a significant margin, the Juventus defender has received more touches than any other player in the first half because Verona is at ease enough to let the center-back control the game.
In an attempt to find Milik, Fagioli floated a cross into the penalty area, but the striker was unable to discern his teammate’s intentions, allowing the ball to roll easily to Montipo’s foot.
Cuadrado noticed Barrenechea as he made an aggressive run into the penalty area and sent a powerful cross his way. The Colombian international made a good delivery, but Magnani and Montipo came together to give the goalkeeper the advantage.
Juventus was awarded a free kick when Veloso cynically charged through the back of Milik in an unsuccessful attempt to win back the ball high up the pitch. Instead of clearing their lines with the free kick, Juventus chose to play short.
Gaich delivered a pass right to Milik’s chest, launching Juventus on a quick counterattack. In anticipation of a response, Cuadrado switched the ball to Barrenechea, but the young midfielder mishit his pass and gave Verona the ball inside their own box.
When Danilo received the ball after Milik attempted to wrap his left boot around it, Danilo quickly curled a dangerous shot that deflected off the wall, hit the post, and went behind for a corner.
Gatti attempted to find Kean by sending a hopeful ball forward, but Dawidowicz outran the striker in speed and got his head on the ball to nudge it back to Montipo. The Juventus threat was ended when the keeper narrowly prevented it from going out for a corner.
Lasagna received a cross from Veloso that had been swung into the penalty area and flicked it on to the back post. Faraoni had a great opportunity to put Szczesny to the test, but he was unable to control the lay-off because he was on the wrong side of the pitch.
The ball was threaded through for Kean by Locatelli after Locatelli received a lovely pass from Miretti around the corner. From ten yards out, the striker took a touch to centre himself before blasting the ball into the bottom corner, giving Montipo no chance.
Lasagna looked to play Gaich through into the penalty area but Danilo and Bremer did well to shield the ball for Szczesny, who stepped to the left edge of his penalty area to pick it up.
When Gaich attempted to meet a dangerous cross that Faraoni swung into the penalty area with his head, Gatti was knocked to the ground. Juventus was awarded a free kick, and Doig was prevented from regaining control on the opposite side by the whistle.
Terracciano was given room and time to cut inside from the right before unleashing a dangerous shot that took an unorthodox deflection towards the goal. Szczesny missed the strike but still had just enough time to cross his line and deflect the ball.