Andrea Pirlo received off to the proper begin as Juventus boss, main his aspect to a 3-Zero victory over a lacklustre Sampdoria aspect.
Pirlo formed Juve up in a 3-5-2 with Weston McKennie and Dejan Kulusevski each making their debuts.
Kulusevski wasted little time opening his Juventus scoring account, producing a shocking end to place the hosts 1-Zero up 13 minutes in.
Quickly after, Cristiano Ronaldo got here agonisingly near doubling their lead, firing a shot off the crossbar after a superb counter assault. Ronaldo had one other good probability simply earlier than the break, choosing the ball up in house and firing a shot simply large of the publish.
Sampdoria then had an opportunity to degree issues up on the stroke of half time however Fabio Depaoli’s shot from outdoors the field didn’t hassle Wojciech Szczęsny.
It was equally a method visitors within the second half with Juventus dominating possession and proscribing the guests to pot pictures. Ultimately, the hosts prolonged their lead by way of Leonardo Bonucci.
Bonucci then latched onto a rebound within the field to attain a uncommon objective, rifling a shot in from shut vary. Former Juventus man Fabio Quagliarella spurned an ideal probability to tug on again within the 87 minute. Seconds later, the Previous Girl put the sport to mattress with Ronaldo ending off a pleasant staff transfer to place his aspect 3-Zero up.
The victory will go a protracted approach to calm among the pre-season nerves about Pirlo’s suitability as Juve supervisor, significantly after he began with a relatively unorthodox staff.
The Bianconeri will now focus their attentions on their assembly with Roma subsequent Sunday. Paulo Fonseca’s aspect will probably be hoping to bounce again from a disappointing draw in opposition to Hellas Verona this weekend.