JUVENTUS V SPEZIA RESULT - VLAHOVIC AND MILIK GOALS SEND JUVE INTO TOP FOUR IN SERIE A

Serie A / Matchday 4
Juventus Stadium / 31.08.2022
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Alasdair Mackenzie
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Alasdair Mackenzie
Updated 31/08/2022 at 21:33 GMT
22:33
MATCH REPORT
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Vlahovic scores brilliant free-kick as Juve edge Spezia
22:13
PAREDES SETTLING IN
New signing Paredes is already in the thick of it, hanging out with his Argentina team-mate Di Maria in the changing room after the game.
22:02
STAR IN THE MAKING
21:41
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FULL TIME: JUVENTUS 2-0 SPEZIA
It wasn't completely plain sailing, but Juve run out comfortable winners in the end.
Vlahovic's second sensational free-kick in two games got them up and running early on, and Milik finished the job in stoppage time with his first goal for the Old Lady.
It wasn't the perfect performance from Allegri's men, but it gets them back to winning ways after two consecutive draws, and the three points have boosted them up to fourth in the standings.

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94'
CORRECTION
As you may have already realised, Miretti is still on the pitch and wasn't subbed off after all. Sorry about that, a bit of a mix-up at our end when so many subs were going on.
Anyway, great assist for the teenager.
93'
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GOAL! MILIK MAKES IT 2-0
Game, set, match. Milik bags his first Juventus goal after gathering a low cross from Miretti on the right, turning past Hristov and firing low past Dragowski. Top finish from the Poland international.
91'
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FIVE MORE MINUTES
We're into five added minutes. Allegri has now been booked after charging onto the pitch to protest with the referee.
91'
DE SCIGLI-NO
De Sciglio fancies a shot from distance. It flies into the Turin night sky.
90'
ANOTHER BLOCK
Kostic finds Di Maria at the edge of the box, but his finish is - you guessed it - blocked by a Spezia defender.
The visitors have been very well organised this evening.
85'
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SEVERAL CHANGES
Off comes young Miretti, who has put in another solid performance tonight. McKennie on in his place. Milik and Alex Sandro are also on, for Vlahovic and Bremer.
Final changes for Spezia are Balde and Ellertsson on for Bourabia and Holm.
83'
DANILO SO CLOSE!
Juventus launch a quick counter-attack and Danilo has a clear path to goal as he's played in down the right-hand side of the box, but the defender lashes his finish over the bar. Good chance wasted.
82'
NZOLA TAKES EYE OFF THE BALL
Oh dear. Nzola gets into a promising position in the box, but as he gets his head up to look for a team-mate, he loses control of the ball and it trickles out for a goal kick.
78'
JUVE DEFENDING DEEP
Juve have all 11 players behind the ball in their own third of the pitch. They're looking to hang onto this result now.
73'
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HOLM YELLOW CARD
Holm goes in the book for a misjudged slide tackle.
72'
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ANOTHER SPEZIA CHANGE
Sala is on for Bastoni in midfield.
72'
DANILO OFF TARGET
In comes another corner from Kostic and this one finds a team-mate, but Danilo heads over.
72'
JUVE PUSHING
Juve are pushing for a second now. Miretti carries the ball into the box and shoots, but it's deflected wide. Kostic was free on his left, if only the youngster had looked up...
The corner is headed clear by Hristov and strikes the arm of his team-mate on the way out of play, but there was certainly no intention as his back was turned.
67'
NZOLA OFF TARGET
Ambitious effort from Nzola, who hits a half volley miles over the bar from outside the box.
67'
CHANCE!
The resulting corner is swung in and Vlahovic gets a head on it, but Dragowski blocks the effort with his legs.
66'
JUVE GO LONG
A long ball is fired forwad towards Vlahovic, but Hristov gets there first to hammer a clearance out for a corner.