Report: Juventus 2-0 SPAL

first_imgMiralem Pjanic’s stunning effort and a late header from Cristiano Ronaldo saw Juventus move top of Serie A with a 2-0 victory over struggling SPAL.Juve dominated throughout Saturday’s encounter in Turin, but they found visiting goalkeeper Etrit Berisha in fine form.It took a sublime strike from Pjanic to beat him – the playmaker breaking SPAL’s resistance with a wonderful effort in the 45th minute. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Having been denied by Berisha once more just after the hour, Ronaldo finally had his goal with 12 minutes remaining, heading home from Paulo Dybala’s pinpoint cross to cap off a dominant Juve performance.On his return after missing the victory over Brescia, Ronaldo had Juve’s first sight of goal, drawing a smart stop from Berisha.Ronaldo did beat Berisha in the 19th minute, but his deflected effort crept wide of the right-hand upright.Berisha soon came to SPAL’s rescue twice more, tipping Dybala’s strike wide before he brilliantly kept out Aaron Ramsey’s close-range header.But his work was undone on the stroke of half-time – Pjanic curling home an exceptional first-time finish from the edge of the area after SPAL’s goalkeeper mistakenly elected to punch, rather than catch, a cross.45′ | | GAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! WHAT A BEAUTY FROM @Miralem_Pjanic!!!!!!!! #JuveSPAL [1-0] #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/yvI1GlookK— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 28, 2019Berisha made another outstanding stop early in the second half – this time getting down to repel Sami Khedira’s header.Dybala and Ronaldo tested Berisha in quick succession as Juve looked to press home their dominance, though it was not until the duo combined that the hosts finally had their second.Having raced clear down the left, Dybala picked out his strike partner with an exquisite delivery from which Ronaldo made no mistake, though there was still time for Berisha to make a final stop to prevent the Portugal forward doubling his tally in the final minute. What does it mean? Juve back on top… for nowIt does not look likely to be an easy ride for Maurizio Sarri’s side in Serie A this season, though the champions moved into pole position with this win, temporarily at least.Inter, however, would move back above the Bianconeri if they keep up their perfect start to the season against lowly Sampdoria.Berisha blunts Juve’s attackJuve’s dominant performance should have resulted in a far more convincing scoreline, and it would have done if not for Berisha. However, SPAL’s star performer did make an error when he flapped at a cross prior to Pjanic’s opener and he could also have done better with Ronaldo’s goal.27 – Starting from 2007/08, Miralem #Pjanic has scored 27 goals from outside the box, only three players netted more in the top-5 European Leagues in the period:69 Lionel Messi54 Cristiano Ronaldo35 Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Pianist. pic.twitter.com/hlKQgYCurp— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) September 28, 2019Juve’s wasteful attack a cause for concernSarri shoehorned both Dybala and Ronaldo in to his team, but while the individual quality of Juve’s star attackers is not in doubt, as a partnership they failed to click until the Argentina international teed up the former Real Madrid star for the hosts’ second.Meanwhile, the supporting cast did not offer enough and, had SPAL been able to offer more of a threat up front, Juve may well have failed to take the points from a match they dominated from the off.What’s next?Juve host Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday, while SPAL face Parma in their next Serie A outing. read morelast_img read more

2A GSHL football: Hockinson 48, Mark Morris 7

first_img2A GSHL football: Hockinson 48, Mark Morris 7 Tags “They played fantastic,” Steele said of the defense.HOCKINSON 48, MARK MORRIS 7M. Morris 0 0 0 7–7Hockinson 28 20 0 0–48First quarterH — Peyton Brammer 7 pass from Levi Crum (Nick Charles kick)H — Jon Domingos 1 run (Charles kick)H — Juice Jones 1 run (Charles kick)H — Brammer 23 pass from Crum (Charles kick)Second quarterH — Sawyer Racanelli 41 pass from Crum (kick blocked)H — Jeremiah Faulstick 10 pass from Crum (Charles kick)H — Joe Brennan 28 run (Charles kick)Fourth quarterMM – Dawson Fritz 29 yd run (West kick)Individual statisticsRUSHING — Hockinson: Jones 6-24, J Domingos 1-1, Brennan 2-33, Wyatt Jones 3-40, Cody Wheeler 4-15, Garrett Gundy 4-21, James Kruse 1-3, Jackson McNair 1-(-1). Mark Morris: Thomas Beasley 1-2, Fritz 12-61, Ethan West 5-24, Keoni Makaiwi 3-8, Cole Busch 2-(-11), Hunter Byman 3-13.PASSING — Hockinson: Crum 14-16-0-201. Mark Morris: Fritz 1-5-1-6; Busch 3-9-0-12.RECEIVING — Hockinson: Brammer 3-49, Gundy 2-19, J Domingos 1-19, Racanelli 3-74, Faulstick 2-26, W Jones 1-14. Mark Morris: Makaiwi 2-7, Fritz 1-11. Share: By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. By — Holly Robinson Share:center_img Published: October 5, 2018, 11:48pm Hockinson Hawks GO That’s now 20 wins in a row for the Hockinson Hawks.The Hawks raced out to a 48-0 halftime lead on their way to a 2A GSHL victory over Mark Morris to stretch its unbeaten streak to 20 games dating back to the final game of 2016.Levi Crum passed for 201 yards on 14 of 16 completions with touchdown passes to Peyton Brammer (7, 23), Sawyer Racanelli (41) and Jeremiah Faulstick (10).Jonathan Domingos, Juice Jones and Joe Brennan also had touchdown run for the Hawks (6-0).Hockinson coach Rick Steele was equally pleased with the defense Friday, highlighted by Domingos’ 15 first-half tackles. He also praised Garrett Gundy’s defensive efforts. Receive latest stories and local news in your email:last_img read more