Juventus run riot at Ferencvaros

UEFA Champions League

Juventus bagged their second win in the UEFA Champions League this season with a thumping 4-1 victory over Ferencvaros TC on Wednesday evening.

Cristiano Ronaldo went straight back into Juve’s side after his brace from the bench against Spezia in Serie A over the weekend, while Merih Demiral missed out through suspension.

Juventus hit the front as early as the seventh minute when Alvaro Morata landed onto a near post cross from Juan Cuadrado to tap-in after Ronaldo missed the initial entry.

Oleksandr Zubkov was given loads of space near the danger area from a ball by Gergo Lovrencsics as the closing period loomed, but the former curled wide of Wojciech Szczesny’s goal.

Ronaldo looked for his third goal in two matches 12 minutes before halftime on his return from self-isolation, but smacked a wayward ball from David Siger wide from the intended target.

Juventus would double their lead three minutes later as Morata took a curling pass from Ronaldo in his grasp before sending a top curler past Ferencvaros goalkeeper Denes Dibusz.

The former Atletico Madrid and Chelsea striker was denied a chance to a hat-trick with 67 minutes played as he made way for Paulo Dybala.

Dybala justified his introduction in style five minutes from entering when he latched onto a poor back-pass from Miha Blazic to finish beyond a static Dibusz.

It became a free-fall for the Hungarian champions eight minutes to the end as Lasha Dvali helped a sliced effort from Dybala into his own net.

Ferencvaros pulled a goal back in regulation time when Franck Boli made full use of a rebounded strike to beat Szczesny, but it was too little late as Juve marched on.