Juventus Turin has finally chained two successive successes in the league by crushing Empoli (4-0), thanks in particular to a double from Adrien Rabiot, his second of the season, Friday at the opening of the 11th day of Serie A.
After the success in the derby against Torino (1-0), this second consecutive victory will bring back some confidence to the Turinese still far in the standings (7th, seven points behind leader Naples) after their start to the season on alternating current .
If she is still deprived of many injuries (Pogba, Chiesa, Di Maria, Bremer), the “Old lady” shows a new desire since the slap suffered in the Champions League in Haifa (0-2), described as “shame” by President Andrea Agnelli.
A desire embodied in particular by Adrien Rabiot, author at the end of the meeting of a double (82, 90 + 4th) which rewarded his full match. He signed the 3-0 with a header from a corner – the goalkeeper stopped the ball but a few centimeters behind the line – then 4-0 like a center forward at the conclusion of a final counter.
The former Paris-SG midfielder, who had already scored a double in the Champions League in the first leg against Maccabi (3-1) in C1, confirms his great form a few weeks before the World Cup-2022 (November 20- December 18), while the Blues are worried about the package of N’Golo Kanté and the possible absence of Paul Pogba, the middle managers.
Moise Kean at the start of the match (8th) and Weston McKennie at the start of the second period (56th) had put the “Old Lady” on the path to success against the Tuscans (11th) who deceived during the first 45 minutes before collapsing.
Kean also showed great hunger at the forefront of the attack. If he sent his first shot over (6th), the Italian was rewarded by signing his first goal of the season, cutting off a center line from Filip Kostic, already after a sharp acceleration from Adrien Rabiot on the side left (8th).
“The start of the season was not easy for me. But I always put in the work, no matter what we said,” Kean pointed out on DAZN.
Despite their quick goal, Juve struggled to maintain the high pace at the start of the game, as too often this season, even attracting a few whistles from their tifosi. Empoli, master of the ball in the first act, however, was hardly dangerous except on a strike from Mattia Destro, well repelled by Wojciech Szczesny (32nd).
After the second goal, on a McKennie header, everything became easier for the Bianconeri.
“We look a little more like a team. We had to confirm the victory against Torino”, welcomed Allegri.