Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo (centre) performs an overhead kick throughout their Italian League match towards Fiorentina in Florence on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Maurizio Sarri’s first recreation on the Juventus bench ended with a goalless draw at Fiorentina because the Italian champions held on regardless of dropping three gamers to damage.
Former Chelsea coach Sarri missed the opening two wins with pneumonia, however was again match simply days earlier than Juventus journey to Atletico Madrid within the Champions League.
However the match in Tuscany proved expensive for the reigning eight-time Serie A champions with winger Douglas Costa limping off early, adopted by midfielder Miralem Pjanic and defender Danilo.
Brazilian Costa, who turned 29 on Saturday, pulled up with a hamstring drawback minutes into the sport, as Pjanic had a muscular problem simply earlier than the break with Danilo struggling cramps within the warmth.
Sarri’s facet are already lacking injured captain Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia De Sciglio and Marko Pjaca. They nonetheless held on in Fiorentina regardless of stress from the hosts with former French worldwide Franck Ribery spectacular on his first begin.
Ex-Bayern Munich participant Ribery went off to a standing ovation from the gang on the Artemio Franchi Stadium after an hour as his group earned their first level this season.
“I hadn’t performed a recreation like this for nearly three months,” stated Ribery.
“I’m completely satisfied as a result of I performed an hour effectively. Good recreation as we speak.
“We had few probabilities however Juve are an awesome group and it was extremely popular.”
Ribery and Federico Chiesa triggered Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny issues early.
Ribery examined Szczesny after a Chiesa cross after which arrange Dalbert who missed the prospect to go in earlier than the break.
Pjanic made means for Rodrigo Bentancur earlier than the break with Ribery then doing effectively to neutralise a Cristiano Ronaldo counter-attack.
Sarri’s woes continued with Danilo going off with cramps making means for Juan Cuadrado, with a Chiesa effort flying over the bar.
Juventus had an opportunity to interrupt by means of within the 74th minute when Sami Khedira raced down the suitable to serve Ronaldo, just for German Pezzella to intercept. A Ronaldo bicycle kick within the eighty fifth minute, went excessive over the bar as Juventus settled for a degree.