Primavera League Siena 1 – 4 Juventus U19

12 Jan

Our primavera squad returned to league action yesterday, after their winter break, lining up against Siena. Zanchetta opted for a 3-5-2 formation, mimicking the senior squad in shape.

Vannucchi 
Penna Curti  Garcia (c)
Mattiello  Slivka  Sakor  Gerbaudo  Barlocco 
Donis  Bnou-Marzouuk

The first goal came in the 6th minute from the nimble feet of greek striker, Donis, who was quickest to react after battling to get on the end of a wonderful cross from the left from Barlocco who had been sent hurtling down the left flank by Marzouk. Donis did well to get the ball down to feet, with two defenders upon him, and smashed a quality strike across goal giving the keeper no chance.

Moroccan front man Marzouk was again the instigator for the second, latching onto a poor backpass into the area, delivering a clever back hell to Donis. The Greek striker attempted to open up an angle, but noticed Gerbaudo in space, laid the ball off for the Italian to smash home a powerful left foot drive from the edge of the 18 yard box. 0-2 with 25 minutes on the clock.

The third goal flew in straight after the restart with who else but Donis, collected a cross from the left wing on his chest, then despatching a volley past the stranded keeper from 6 yards out.  Siena not long after managed to pull one back before big Soumah followed up to knock in the rebound with a header after the keeper parried a powerful drive from Mattiello.

Observations…

Future Juve Fantasista, Donis

Anastasios Donis has great talent, quick feet and an eye for goal. Definitely a cut above the normal at his present level (U19), all the more special considering he is yet to turn 18. He seemed to link up will with Marzouk, who was happy to track back to help connect the midfield and attack as much as put himself about in the final third.

Sakor’s role as regista is patient, defensive yet he seemed to move the play laterally rather than forward. Perhaps due to lack of movement.

Spanish CB and team capitano Pol Garcia was a rock, as was Curti alongside him. With Barlocco offering stability and useful distribution from the LWB position.

The fine result leaves us third in the table, having played 12 matches, on 24 points. Next weekend we are on the road again, this time to face Novara (9th position).

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