Morata and Atletico Madrid send clear messages to Juventus
Juventus are missing Alvaro Morata more than ever after the Spaniard scored a hat-trick to give Atletico Madrid a 4-0 win in their friendly tonight, raising the alarm for Max Allegri and his side.
The match was scheduled to be played in Tel Aviv, but was moved to the Continassa training center in Turin due to the unrest in Israel.
Moise Kean was in the stands for disciplinary reasons after coming on late, with Paul Pogba, Federico Chiesa, Luca Pellegrini and Weston McKennie missing through injury.
It took 10 minutes for Morata to score against the club who are still in negotiations to return, beating Wojciech Szczesny one-on-one after Joao Felix’s assist.
Szczesny kept the score level after making a close-range save from Koke and a penalty from Joao Felix, which was awarded after Alex Sandro was handballed.
However, Morata scored a second goal of his own before the break as he slotted past Leonardo Bonucci and tricked Greison Bremer.
Lemar was initially thought to have scored the third goal after an hour of play, but Morata had touched the ball with his head to score a goal for Mattia Perini.
Adrien Rabiot did not play much, as he was sent off after a head-on collision with teammate Bremer. The second half had a little improvement, but also because of Atleti had the lead and let Juventus have sterile possession.
In fact, Matheus Cunha managed to score the fourth goal at the end of the match when Kondogbia hit hard but his shot turned into an assist for the fourth goal in this match. /Express newspaper/