Mirko Vucinic Scores a Screamer as Juventus Run Away from Cuneo 8-0

Adrian Agius@@agius2nvAnalyst IAugust 5, 2011

NEW YORK - JULY 26:  Ciro Immobile #38 of Juventus FC fights for the ball with Oscar Rojas #4 of Club America during an exhibition match on July 26, 2011 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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During their preseason camp in Chiusa Pesio, Juventus have played out a friendly match against second-division side Cuneo. The lineups were as follows:

 

Juventus

Starters: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, De Ceglie; Krasic, Marchisio, Pirlo, Pasquato; Del Piero, Matri

Substitutes: Manninger, Storari, Motta, Ziegler, Grygera, Barzagli, Sorensen, Marrone, Ruggiero, Vucinic, Toni

Coach: Antonio Conte 

 

Cuneo

Pascarella; Passerò, Morabito, Longhi, Ferri; Sentinelli, Garavelli, Cristini, Ingari; Lodi, Fantini

Substitutes: Negretti, Cintoi, Garcia Tena, Garrone,  Gentile, Borrettaz, Valfrè, Di Quinzio Personé, De Rosa, Bono

Coach: Ezio Rossi

 

Recap

A nearly full-strength Juventus came out to play, but the noticeable absence of Quagliarella fuels speculation about his apparent "argument" with Antonio Conte. Vidal was not present and is still acclimatising to the Italian weather.

In the end it was Juventus who ran out 8-0 winners and in turn developed some sensational passages of play, the least of which was a stunning left-foot finish by new signing Miko Vucinic.

Goal scorers included Matri, Marchisio, Vucinic, Pasquato, Luca Toni (who had a hat trick) and a Giuseppe Ruggeiro, who scored on a penalty.

With the TIM Cup fast approaching Juventus, the preseason friendly has shown that Juventus do have the presence going forward. Vucinic's debut in Juventus colours will surely be a boost as he not only grabbed a goal but secured two assists.

Juventus kick off their Serie A campaign against Udinese on the 28th of August.

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