Juventus Top Perfomers – Round 38 vs Bologna

Juventus took care of business without breaking a sweat in the Bologna game and got unexpected help from Verona, sneaking back into the Champions League zone in the final round.

Alvaro Morata (7 points): the coaching staff took the liberty of resting Cristiano Ronaldo despite what was at stake, but the front-line still thrived anyway thanks to the gaping holes in the Felsinei defense and numerous fancy interplays between the attackers. Morata capitalized on the strong offensive output with two opportunistic goals, nudging it home on a great feed by Paulo Dybala and then beating the offside trap and burning the goalie on the second one. La Joya waltzed his way through defenders and was borderline uncontainable, fueling the regrets for the injury that sidelined him for a good chunk of the campaign. 

Federico Chiesa (4 points): similarly to the attack, Dejan Kulusevski had the better game, but the Italian winger took home the most fantasy points thanks to a tap-in on a scamper after the teammate wreaked havoc in the box. The former Parma starlet was front and center in what often looked like an offensive exhibition, ripping off multiple runs through the middle and setting people up at will. Only an offside denied him on a much-deserved goal, and his end of the season could not have been more encouraging. Adrien Rabiot was the recipient of one of the quality feeds by Kulusevski and made no mistake in the one-on-one. Weston McKennie and Arthur mostly managed the result and the rhythm upon subbing in.

Wojciech Szczesny (2 points): Juventus again found a way to concede, very late in the game when the focus was more on the other pitches, but he had already subbed off to give Carlo Pinsoglio a token appearance. The Polish goalkeeper was surehanded when called upon, and Bologna was never too threatening overall in the first 75 minutes. He was also credited with an assist thanks to a pinpoint through ball that sprung Morata loose for the fourth goal for the black-and-white crew. Ordinary business for Matthijs De Ligt and Giorgio Chiellini, who did not have much trouble containing a low-wattage adversary and rarely let Rodrigo Palacio slip behind them. Danilo was used as holding midfielder and was sloppy with his passes, but he provided loads of balance in that position, as the team was often cut in half with the four forwards not tracking back all that much.

Are you a Serie A expert? Can you defeat the top Serie A Fantasy Managers? If you think so, play fantasyseriea.com!

To leave a comment, you must be logged into www.eurofantasyleague.com