Polish goalkeeper Szczesny disturbed coach Massimiliano Allegri’s return to Juventus, the team he had led to the title five times in a row, by gifting Udinese two goals that equalized the score 2-2 today “Sunday” at home in the first stage of the Italian League.
Juventus seemed to be on its way out with the three points, at the beginning of its journey, towards regaining the title that it ceded to Inter, after monopolizing it for nine consecutive seasons, by leading Udinese with two clean goals in the first half through Argentine Paulo Dybala “3” and Colombian Juan Cuadrado “23”. But Chesney made two fatal mistakes, allowing the hosts to equalize with a penalty kick for Argentine Roberto Pereira (51), and Spaniard Gerard Deulofeu (83), depriving Allegri of winning at the beginning of his return to succeed Andrea Pirlo.
Just as he finished last season against Bologna when he won 4-1, which gave him the last fourth place in qualifying for the Champions League, Juventus started the first meeting of the new season with Cristiano Ronaldo sitting on the bench, but this time amid talk of his desire to leave the club that arrived To him in the summer of 2018 from Real Madrid before the end of this month.
In his first official squad, after returning to supervise the “Old Lady” team, which he coached from 2014 to 2019, and led him to the league title five times in a row, and to the Champions League final twice, Allegri started the meeting with a front line made up of Spaniard Alvaro Morata and Dybala.
On the other hand, European Cup winner Federico Chiesa was on the bench, as was Sassuolo newcomer Manuel Locatelli, who completed his transfer to the Turin giant on Wednesday.
And Ronaldo, who was crowned top scorer in the league last season with 29 goals, had previously missed the last preparatory match for Juventus on Thursday against the youth team, reinforcing what is rumored about his desire to leave.
But Allegri stressed Friday that the 36-year-old remains in the team despite what is reported by the media, stressing that the five-times best player in the world is ready to play what will be his fourth and final year of the contract that links him with Juventus.
After recent reports spoke of the desire of the new-old coach of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, to return Ronaldo to the Royal Club, the two men made a statement denying the rumors, but the player did not confirm that he is staying in Juventus.
And the Italian newspaper, Corriere dello Sport, reported on Tuesday that Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, offered the Portuguese star to Manchester City, while other media reported the possibility of him joining his former rivals in Barcelona, Spain, the Brazilian stars Neymar and Argentine Lionel Messi, and joining Paris Saint-Germain. French Germain.