Watch Empoli – Juventus – Played on 09/03/2023
Juventus marked a triumphant return to form with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Empoli in a match held today, concluding the third week of the Italian League.
Danilo and Chiesa Seal the Win
Captain Danilo opened the scoring for Juventus in the 24th minute, followed by Federico Chiesa’s second goal in the 82nd minute.
Juventus Climbs the Table
With this victory, Juventus climbed to third place in the league standings with 7 points, just two points behind leaders Inter and Milan, who both have 9 points. Empoli, on the other hand, remains at the bottom of the table without any points.
Early Moments and Disallowed Goal
The initial minutes of the match passed without any significant threats to either team’s goal. Juventus appeared to score in the 11th minute from a corner kick, but the referee ruled it out due to a foul against a Juventus defender.
Vlahovic’s Penalty Miss
Juventus had a golden chance to extend their lead in the 37th minute when a penalty was awarded in their favor after Gatti was fouled by Youssef Maleh. Vlahovic took the spot-kick, but the goalkeeper made an exceptional double save to deny Juventus their second goal.
VAR Decision and Chiesa’s Near-Miss
In the 58th minute, the referee consulted VAR to review a possible handball by an Empoli defender but ultimately decided to continue the game without awarding a violation. Federico Chiesa had a clear opportunity in the same minute but narrowly missed the post, squandering Juventus’s most dangerous chance.
Pogba’s Goal Disallowed
Paul Pogba, who came on as a substitute in the 62nd minute, found the net three minutes later, but the goal was disallowed due to an offside call against Dusan.
Chiesa made sure of Juventus’s victory in the 82nd minute with a fantastic solo effort. He dribbled past the goalkeeper outside the penalty area and calmly slotted the ball into the empty net.
Late Drama and Missed Chances
Juventus came close to a third goal in injury time when Milik’s header struck the crossbar. Empoli’s most dangerous chance came in the 90+4th minute when Destro’s long-range shot grazed the upper net.
Kean’s Late Attempt
Moise Kean almost added another goal for Juventus seconds before the final whistle, hitting the left post with a low shot. The match concluded with Juventus securing a 2-0 victory.
Juventus showcased their strength in this match, and as they chase the top two Milan teams, the Italian League promises to be an exciting competition this season.