William Troost-Ekong features as Salernitana fall to heavy home defeat vs Juventus

William Troost-Ekong features as Salernitana fall to heavy home defeat vs Juventus

Serie A powerhouse – Juventus on Tuesday night thoroughly dismantled William Troost-Ekong and his Salernitana side during their league game at the Stadio Arechi in Salemo.William Troost-Ekong features as Salernitana fall to heavy home defeat vs Juventus

The match saw Juventus star – Dusan Vlahovic grab a brace and assist to help his team secure a 3-0 victory over Salernitana.

It was also the first official game for the Nigerian international and Super Eagles vice captain William Troost Ekong, for the Davide Nicola’s side.

Troost-Ekong and his teammates came out strong in the first half, pressing the Massimiliano Allegri men all the way. Although they had good play control, they were ineffective in the final third.

The tide suddenly shifted in favour of the visitors after Vlahovic converted a penalty kick in the 26th minute.

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Vlahovic also assisted teammate Nicolo Fagioli to score the team’s second goal in 45th minutes of the first half of the clash.

Late in the half, Kostic added to Juventus’ lead by poking the ball past Ochoa after a dreadful initial shot by Vlahovic.

The Bianconeri won the match after the Serbian forward doubled his tally of the game in the 47th minute. Fagioli produced a strong interception before sending Vlahovic through to make the scoreline 3-0 and secure all three points.

Juventus moves up to 10th in the standings with the victory, while Salernitana stays in 16th Place, seven points well above relegation zone.

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While Juventus hosts Fiorentina, Salernitana will be visiting Verona for their upcoming Serie A match.

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