Ronaldo’s late goal heroics were on display in Juventus’ first game against Udinese, but VAR played spoilsport. Juve took a 2-0 lead into the break thanks to Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado, only for Udinese to hit back with Roberto Pereyra and Gerard Deulofeu’s 83rd minute equalizer. Ronaldo’s headed ‘goal’ in injury time sparked scenes of wild celebration, only for VAR to rule it out for offside.
Juventus welcome Empoli to the Allianz Stadium in Turin on Saturday as they face each other in matchday two of the 2021-22 Serie A season. The Bianconeri must move on and focus on a future without Cristiano Ronald while trying to climb from 10th in the league table. Meanwhile, newly-promoted Empoli are in 17th place. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed Ronaldo’s intention to leave the Italian giants this summer, with a move to Manchester City looking increasingly likely.
Juventus could only draw their first game of the new Serie A season away at Udinese but will be confident about their chances of securing all 3pts at home to newly-promoted Empoli this weekend. Empoli tough start to the season saw them lose 3-1 at home to Lazio and now they face an even trickier test away at Italian giants, Juventus.
Juventus have won each of their last eight encounters with Empoli in Serie A spanning all the way back to 2014. Of their last four wins against Saturday’s guests, Juventus have kept four clean sheets and we expect the home side to shut out Empoli once again on Saturday.