At the end of last season, PSG did not renew the contract with the Argentine winger Angel Di Maria. But he cares about that. Even though he is 34 years old, he is still dangerous on the wing. The proof of which was given in the debut match for the new club. One of the heroes of Argentina’s Copa America victory, scored goals and assists on his first day in the league for Juventus.
Di Maria’s brilliant performance and Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic’s brace helped Juventus to a 3-0 win over Sassuolo in the Serie A match on Monday (August 15).
The old ladies of Turin have made it a tradition to win the first match of the season. In 12 of the last 13 seasons, the Bianconeri have won the first game of the season. They only started the 2015-16 season with a loss against Udinese in the first match.
On this day, however, Sassuolo was much ahead of Juventus in terms of ball possession or attack. The visitors were in possession of the ball for 58 percent of the match. They were also ahead in terms of taking shots on goal. Sassuolo took 19 shots against Juventus’ 14 shots. Of these, they had 7 shots on target. On the other hand, Juventus have conceded four times and scored three goals. After coach Massimiliano Allegri took charge of the team for the second time,
this is the first time that the old men of Turin have won by 3 or more margins.
The Bianconeri had to wait until the 26th minute of the first half to see the first goal. Di Maria scored for the first time in Serie A. He opened the scoring for his new club with a superb volley from Alex Sandro’s cross. He became the fifth Argentine this century to score in Serie A in a Juventus jersey. Before that, Tevez, Pereira, Dybala and Higuain scored goals in the Bianconeri jersey.
However, this winger did not stop by scoring goals. In the second half, Vlahovic also scored a goal. Before this, however, the Serbian scored his first goal from the penalty.
Di Maria couldn’t finish the match despite Abhishek Rangale with a great performance. The Argentinian had to leave the field with an abductor injury in the 66th minute of the match. The severity of his injury will be known after the examination. Juventus coach Allegri said on Tuesday (August 16) after the examination, it will be known how serious the injury is or when the Argentine can return to the field. Neither the club nor the national team will want to see him off the field during the World Cup season.