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Alvaro Morata grabs hat-trick towards former membership

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Atletico Madrid thrashed Juventus 4-0 in each side’ ultimate pleasant earlier than the beginning of the brand new season.

Alvaro Morata, who spent the final two seasons on mortgage at Juve and has been linked with rejoining them this window, scored a hat-trick towards his former facet as Atleti’s advantageous pre-season kind continued.

The match was initially scheduled to happen in Israel on Saturday however was postponed and as a substitute performed behind closed doorways 24 hours later.

Atletico almost took the lead when Alex Sandro deflected a nook again towards his personal put up and Axel Witsel could not maintain the rebound down, however did not have to attend for much longer as Morata broke the impasse after simply 10 minutes. The Spaniard latched onto a crafty by ball from Joao Felix and located the very inside Wojciech Szczesny’s web from 18 yards.

The Poland stopper was known as into motion once more when Koke rifled a volley in direction of the highest nook, however the former Arsenal man scampered throughout his line to supply a surprising save.

Szczesny then tipped away a Felix penalty however was unable to maintain out Morata when his shot on the break took a depraved deflection off of the retreating Danilo.

Morata had his hat-trick when he obtained a fragile headed contact on a teasing Thomas Lemar free-kick, although Juve have been incensed that he was not dominated offside.

Mattia De Sciglio had the ball within the Atletico web however he was truly judged to have been offside, and Juventus‘ distress was compounded in stoppage time when Geoffrey Kondogbia’s low cross was tapped in by Matheus Cunha to spherical off the scoring.

Each side kick off their seasons on Monday 15 August – Juventus host Sassuolo whereas Atletico journey to close by Getafe.

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