Matthijs de Ligt plays a leading role at Juventus: ‘We actually have to win all duels'

Matthijs de Ligt plays a leading role at Juventus: ‘We actually have to win all duels’

resumeMatthijs de Ligt gave Juventus a much-needed victory in the Serie A last night. The ailing top club faced a 2-1 deficit during a visit to Spezia, but thanks to match winner De Ligt eventually came out with a fright: 2-3. ,,As Juventus, we actually have to win all matches”, was the first reaction of the Dutchman.


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,,We are a bit late in that regard”, De Ligt continued. ,,So let’s pretend that the season has now started and that we will not give away any more points from now on. It was difficult again against Spezia. Fortunately, We showed character after falling behind shortly after the break, so we were able to win the game.”

Juventus, which had slipped to eighteenth place, finally booked the first win of the season after five rounds. The 36-time Italian champion only collected two points from the first four games.

De Ligt got the ball at his feet in the 72nd minute after a corner that had been deflected, did not hesitate for a moment and surprised Spezia goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet with a shot into the far corner. For the defender, who recently lost his base place with the Orange squad, it is his sixth league goal in the service of the ‘Old Lady’.

Matthijs de Ligt is the celebrated man after his goal against Spezia. © REUTERS

After just under half an hour, Juventus had taken the lead for the first time via Moise Kean. He did that at the suggestion of Adrien Rabiot. About five minutes later it was already equal, Emmanuel Gyasi scored with a nice shot from a difficult angle.

Immediately after the break, things got even worse for the dethroned champion last season, as Frenchman Janis Antiste gave the home team the lead. Federico Chiesa then equalized, after which De Ligt signed for the liberating 2-3.

Matthijs de Ligt plays a leading role at Juventus: ‘We actually have to win all duels’

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Win Milan

AC Milan is at the top of the Italian football competition again next to champion and fellow townsman Inter. Milan won the home game against Venezia on Wednesday, 2-0. It took a while for the home team to take the lead. The Spaniard Brahim Díaz only scored in the 68th minute, after preparatory work by Theo Hernandez. The 2-0 came in the name of Frenchman Hernandez.

Inter and Milan both have 13 points, Napoli follows with 1 point. The champion won against Fiorentina earlier in the week. Napoli will play against Sampdoria on Thursday and can overtake both Milanese clubs.

Earlier in the day, Juventus took their first win in the competition at Spezia, 2-3. Matthijs de Ligt scored the winning goal.

Matthijs de Ligt plays a leading role at Juventus: ‘We actually have to win all duels’

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