MATCH REPORT: PARMA 0-4 JUVENTUS.

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Juventus made short work of Parma with a 4-0 hammering at the Stadio Tardini, as Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a brace between Dejan Kulusevski and Alvaro Morata efforts.

The Bianconeri had drawn half their 12 Serie A games so far this season and visited a Parma side that had already held Inter and Milan to stalemates. Paulo Dybala, Arthur, Giorgio Chiellini and Merih Demiral were injured, so Gigi Buffon and Dejan Kulusevski started against their old club.

Aaron Ramsey failed to make the most of a splendid Weston McKennie ball chipped over the top of the defence, but Parma had a huge chance when on the counter, it was rolled across for Juraj Kucka at the back post and Buffon used his legs to block from point-blank range.

Juve broke the deadlock when Alex Sandro rolled a ball across from the left, finding a huge gap in the Parma defence, and Kulusevski was quickest to react by side-footing into the far bottom corner from 11 yards. Just three minutes later, Alvaro Morata floated a cross to the back post, where Cristiano Ronaldo nodded in with an almighty leap.

Ronaldo almost added a third moments later, his first time right-foot curler skimming the far top corner of the goal, while Buffon got his glove to Riccardo Gagliolo’s pull-back from the by-line. There was a huge chance for Leonardo Bonucci on the stroke of half-time, but he couldn’t steer on target from five yards after McKennie knocked on a corner.


Juve went 3-0 up straight after the restart, as Rodrigo Bentancur won it back, Ramsey released the ball for Ronaldo down the left and a precise left-foot angled drive to complete his brace. Parma tried to fight back with Juraj Kucka, but again Buffon was alert and made the reaction save. Matthijs de Ligt turned in from a corner after a Luigi Sepe save on McKennie, but it was all futile because the ball had already swung out of play.

Morata tried to over-complicate matters when sent clear by Ronaldo, while Buffon took the sting out of a Bruno Alves strike and Gagliolo redirected a Hernani free kick across the face of goal, grazing the far post. Even when Roberto Inglese was offside, Buffon still came flying off his line to parry, and Sepe beat away the Manolo Portanova scorcher.

Morata got in on the act late on with a splendid header, as he simply stood still to steer Federico Bernardeschi’s cross into the ground, bouncing just in front of Sepe into the far top corner.















































































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