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Juventus 3 – 3 Sassuolo PRIMAVERA

2 Apr

Vykintas Slivka – The hero of last week become the villain of today. Continued his scoring run with his second in two matches, but followed it up with a headbutt and straight red. Amusing and certainly the sign of a strong will, but it didn’t help our cause.

Vanucchi

Tavanti Varga Pellizzarri Barlocco

Gerbaudo (Ceria 80′) Kabashi (Cevallos 67′) Sakor Alivka

Soumah (Roussos 57′) Donis

Scorers-

Slivka 18′ , Donis 22′, Sakor 52′

A topsy turvy game saw us fall behind as early at the 5th minute, with Slivka pulling us even in the 18th minute. Unfortunately Vanucchi soon turned the tie in our opponents favour with a haphazard own goal…

The see-saw nature of the match continued, with Donis scoring his tenth league goal of the season on 22 minutes to once again bring parity. Disaster struck early in the 2nd half with Slivka expelled for a filthy challenge on an opponent’s rib-cage. Which didn’t stop our midfield dynamo Vajebah Sakor driving forward and scoring his first of the league campaign to put us in the lead at 3-2.

Vajebah Sakor – Finally showing some solid form after been moved to his favoured regista role at the base of midfield.

Already down to ten men, Tavanti was also given his marching orders with 56 minutes on the clock, leaving us facing a testing final half hour. Bringing on three fresh strikers gave Sassuolo the impetus required and they broke our resolve on 74′. The game petered out to a draw.

Entertaining, yet the draw sees us drop down to 3rd place in the table, on equal points with second placed Sampdoria, but with a far inferior goal difference. Next up on the fixture list is a visit to bottom placed Modena, where surely we will pick up a much needed victory. With four games left to play until the finals (Modena A, Siena H, Sampdoria A, Novara H) we really need to be picking up momentum, aiming for the automatic qualification to the knockout competition and hoping to bring some success to an otherwise hugely disappointing season.

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Juventus (Slivka) 1 – 0 Bologna Primavera

24 Mar

Fabio Grosso’s second match in charge of the primavera ended with another victory…with 18 year old central midfielder Vykintas Slivka scoring the winner. The Lithuanian U19 star chose a choice time to score his first of the season and let’s hope he can earn a more regular starting role in the slowly re-shaping Primavera outfit.

18 year old Slivka grabbed the winning goal…

Having played in every one of our 6 UEFA Youth league games, Slivka has been in and out of the league squad, making only his 11th appearance over the weekend. He has represented his country at both U17 and U18 level and recently made his debut for the Lithuanian U21 side, completing the full 90 minutes in the unfortunate 5-0 defeat to Poland.

The Line-up

Vannucchi

Mattiello Penna Varga Barlocco

Roussos Sakor Slivka

Cevallos

Buenacasa Donis

(4-3-1-2)

The result moves us up to 2nd in the table on 40 points with 21 games played, 5 left to play.

Once the league stage finishes the competition morphs into a tournament. 16 teams in total qualify for the play-0ff stage, on home and away basis. The eight best teams qualify for the Final Eight on a neutral venue. The winners are eligible for the Supercoppa Primavera.

Whilst the two victories since the removal of Zanchetta have been welcome, our form remains sketchy at best. After our hardly awful but still disappointing exit from the inaugural UEFA Youth League at the group stage and subsequent failure to impress in either the coppa italia or Viareggio tournament, all that remains in terms of silverware on offer this season is the league title. It would be wonderful for Grosso and the lads to go all the way, but it would come as no surprise were they continue the trend of failure until the final whistle of the season.

Regardless of the results, its extremely unlikely that Grosso will be retained as Primavera manager for next season. He lacks the experience and is acting presently in a care-taker role.

The smart money is on Della Morte moving up the ranks, after competing a successful season with out U17 squad (Allievi) this term