Monday, February 27, 2017

Juventus Vs Napoli



Juventus won the semi-finals of the Italian Cup at home against Napoli. Gonzalo Higuain scored against his former team.

FIFA World Cup
Juventus-Naples: 3-1
Goals: Dybala (47th sp, 69th sp), Higuain (64th), Callejon (36th)

Juventus showed a bit of character on Tuesday night in the semi-final of the Italian Cup at home against Napoli. Led by the break, Massimiliano Allegri's men reversed the trend in the second half. Paulo Dybala scored twice in the penalty kick, while Gonzalo Higuain, who scored the second goal, allowed his team to take the lead and played a nasty trick on his former club. José Callejon's goal was not enough for Napoli but kept a slim hope ahead of the return leg.

While both teams scored slightly, Juventus secured the best chances at the beginning of the match but Reina watched over his cage. It was then around Naples that he was dangerous through Marek Hamsik twice. If the Partonopei did not really worry Neto on the first two occasions, the third will have been the right one. On a very nice collective movement, Insigne found Jose Callejon at the second post who opened the score. Juventus then returned to play and could have equalized before half-time without an incredible reflex stop Pepe Reina.

At the back of the locker room, Allegri decided to bring in Cuadrado. One minute after the break, Paulo Dybala is broke in the box. The Argentinian did not tremble and transformed the penalty. Naples no longer managed to be dangerous and was punished in the last half hour. On the center of Cuadrado, Higuain took advantage at the second post of a missed exit of Reina to give the advantage to his team. The Argentinian did not celebrate his goal out of respect for his former team. Juventus then took advantage of the spaces left by Naples to drive the nail. On a counter attack, Higuain serves as a beautiful pass Dybala that shifted Cuadrado, but the Colombian was mown by Reina. Dybala again took charge of the sentence. Juventus have taken a good option for the final of the Italian Cup but Naples can still believe in the miracle at home in San Paolo where Gonzalo Higuain risks receiving a very special welcome.