Morata lives offside

Álvaro Morata has returned to Italy very grown. His impact at Juventus has exceeded any expectation, and goes far beyond the three goals and the assist signed in five appearances. In a Vecchia Signora who, with Pirlo, is still in search of identity and tactical order, the ex-mattress has been one of the few positive news of this beginning of the year. The coach asked him to play much closer to the goal and the fruits were seen immediately: Morata constantly attacks the rival defensive line, in a way that, as read in the 'Corriere della Sera', recalls those of Inzaghi and Trezeguet.

The Spaniard has proven to be a winning bet from sports director Fabio Paratici, who has stated several times that he has always considered him his first option. “Atlético, at first, did not want him to leave on loan, and then we looked for other possibilities. When that changed, we went for him,” he said. Those who were disappointed by the operations Luis Suárez and Dzeko have already changed their minds, and that despite the extreme lack of luck with the VAR.

The three goals canceled by a matter of centimeters against Barça are added to those that the video referee took away from Crotone and Verona. Five in the last three games, 11 in total in all of 2020, also adding those that were taken off with the Atleti shirt. And the experience of the canceled hat-trick is not new in his career, since the same thing happened to him in 2017, at a Real Madrid-Las Palmas. Of course, basically, living on the edge of the offside is the destiny of the great forwards. How many goals from Pippo Inzaghi would have survived VAR?