They are the two players who “entered” the Lady’s goal several times. But so far it has been Dusan who has sent his compatriot to score twice, still never the other way around: the crosses and runs of the former Eintracht are fundamental for giving offensive incisiveness. And now comes “his” Europa League
He had already been the man of the match with Lazio, when for the first time after the World Cup he was revised to the levels that in the first part of the season made him not only a staple of Juventus but also an excellent reason to support the move to that 3-5-2 that turned the Juventus season around. In Salerno Filip Kostic was in the predicament of starting from the bench and instead, albeit in an evening made up of flashes but also of voids, he confirmed his moment of form with a goal, the second of the season after the one at the beginning of October against Bologna, also a 3-0.
Best player of the last Europa League won in Frankfurt, the Serbian is now back to picking up the rounds with the approach of the European stage that has already exalted him. The openings to a change of module, which emerged at times in the game also due to a question of men available, had indirectly called into question Kostic’s certainties in his natural habitat as a full-flank left winger. Beyond individual performances, which are growing, Kostic with his assistman skills has in fact established himself as a decisive game multiplier.
THE PRIVILEGED AXIS
The two goals scored, added to the assists that had reached seven this season with Lazio, show that the former Eintracht has already played a leading role in nine goals scored by Juventus. More and better than Kostic, in this statistic, only his friend and compatriot Dusan Vlahovic did, who in 18 games “entered” twelve goals: nine goals and three assists, two of which… precisely for the two goals by Kostic . An asset evidently born with the Serbian national team, from which much was expected in a Juve key, and which up to now has entered the two goals in Salernitana and Bologna precisely … but never (never) in reverse, on the most awaited direction, the one ranging from Kostic to Vlahovic.
BALL TO DUSAN
Kostic’s crosses from the left are essential to give all of Juventus that offensive incisiveness that objectively comes and goes. With the aforementioned margin for improvement more evident: goals for Vlahovic, who appeared at all at ease on his return to the field with Lazio and then released himself in a liberating way in Salerno. No one better than Dusan, often working for the team to clean up balls in areas further away from the goal, can benefit from this shower of balls in the area, served more assiduously in areas where he knows how to be more effective and lethal.
February 9 – 09:17
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