Boakye scores in Juventus debut, Asamoah excels
Richmond Boakye-Yiadom was on target for Juventus in a pre-season friendly
Boakye and Asamoah were playing their first game for the Italian champions since sealing lucrative deals from Genoa and Udinese over the past two weeks.
The two players did not disappoint their new employers and their 3,000 supporters who followed them to the neighbouring town were overly impressed with the excellent play of the Ghanaians.
Substitute Boakye scored the club’s fifth goal in impressive style as they sealed the comprehensive victory.
Coach Antonio Conte deployed Asamoah in the heart of the midfield in his 3-5-2 formation and it came as no surprised in the 6th minute when the Ghanaian was squared and the midfielder knocked down for Quagliarella to guide a well-struck finish into the far corner.
Juventus went in front when Quagliarella sent Asamoah through on goal.
The former Udinese midfielder was hauled down in the area, with Vucinic stepping up to send the goalkeeper the wrong way from the spot.
An intricate flowing move involving Padoin, Asamoah and Vucinic played in Quagliarella to sweep in the Bianconeri’s third on 23 minutes.
Coach Conte changed his entire first half squad which paved the way for the young Ghanaian international striker to make his mark in the game.
Boayke, who yesterday joined the club on a co-ownership deal from Genoa, had his bright display rewarded when Matri slipped him through on goal.
The Ghanaian prospect kept his composure to control the ball at the far post before sliding a neat finish under Gini’s despairing dive on 65 minutes.