Andrea Pirlo asserted his first Champions League win as Juventus trainer as Alvaro Morata’s second-half double safeguarded a 2-0 victory at Dynamo Kiev.
Juve have actually made an implausible beginning to life under the epic former midfielder as well as are four points behind Serie A leaders Milan after 4 games.
They were held to a 1-1 draw Crotone last time out yet there was seldom any type of sign of a slip-up in their Group G opener, in which the Bianconeri, still without Cristiano Ronaldo, found little resistance from their hosts.
Morata, on target at the weekend, gained the three points with a straightforward finish in the initial min of the 2nd half and a header six minutes from time, with the only blot on Juve’s efficiency an injury to captain Giorgio Chiellini.
Federico Chiesa was Juve’s most dangerous player throughout the first half and his arrowing strike drew Georgi Bushchan right into an impressive diving conserve in the 12th min.
Bushchan misjudged an edge not long after but Chiellini was incapable to capitalize, drifting his header wide of the unthinking web.
Chiellini’s evening was brought to an early end when he limped off to be changed by Merih Demiral, though Juve’s rhythm was untouched by that problem.
Certainly, Dynamo were grateful to Bushchan for keeping parity 11 minutes before the period as he kept out Dejan Kulusevski’s flipped close-range surface after good work from Aaron Ramsey.
Ramsey and also Kulusevski integrated as Morata provided Juve the lead they was entitled to 49 seconds into the 2nd half.
The former Real Madrid forward tapped in from point-blank variety after Bushchan stopped working to take care of Kulusevski’s effort adhering to neat build-up play from Ramsey.
Dynamo did assault with more energy in the closing phases but a hardly deserved equaliser was not forthcoming and also Morata made the match safe with a fine header from Juan Cuadrado’s conservative cross.