Morata double hands Juve perfect start in Champions League



Juventus' Spanish forward Alvaro Morata celebrates with a teammate after the UEFA Champions League group G football match between FC Dynamo Kiev and Juventus at the Olympiyskiy stadium in Kiev on October 20, 2020.

Two second-half goals from Alvaro Morata saw Juventus comfortably beat Dynamo Kiev 2-0 at their Champions League Group G opener at Olympskiy Stadium.

Juventus had the bulk of the best chances in a relatively drab first half. Federico Chiesa forced Dynamo goalkeeper Georgi Bushchan into a smart low save in the 12th minute. Moments later Leonardo Bonucci headed just wide after Bushchan flapped at a corner.

Arguably the best first-half opportunity fell to Dejan Kulusevki. Aaron Ramsey engineered a ball into the box from the byline which the 20-year-old flicked on goal, only to be denied by busy Buschan.

Juventus took the lead 50 seconds into the second half. Kulusevki's low placed shot on the edge of the box was parried out by Buschan straight to Morata who fired into the net from point-blank range.

The rest of the half was a drab affair with neither side even registering a shot on target until the 84th minute when Morata met Juan Cuadrado's fine cross with a firm header into the bottom corner.

Juve's recently-appointed boss Andrea Pirlo will undoubtedly be pleased to get his Champions League Group G campaign underway with all three points.

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