Wednesday July 30 2014
Juve held to draw by Cesena

Juventus were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw with Cesena this evening in Massimiliano Allegri’s second game in charge.

The new Coach named a strong XI for the match at Stadio Dino Manuzzi, with Andrea Pirlo, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini all returning after World Cup duty.

The Bianconeri were on top throughout the first half, with Pirlo going closest to opening the scoring, however, the Old Lady couldn’t take their chances and went in at the break goalless.

A host of changes were made at half time, with the likes of Kwadwo Asamoah, Martin Caceres and Claudio Marchisio all joining the action.

Despite this though, the champions couldn’t gel and were left humbled by the newly-promoted side as they came away with only a goalless draw.

Cesena: Leali,Volta, Lucchini,Capelli,Perico,De Feudis,Cascione,Ze Eduardo,Renzetti,Djuric,Defrel

Juventus: Storari, Sorensen (Buenacasa 81), Bonucci (Ogbonna 45), Chiellini (Caceres 45), Lichtsteiner (Asamoah 45), Padoin (Marchisio 45), Pirlo (Marrone 45), Pereyra (Spinazzola 65), Motta (Pepe 45), Giovinco (Coman 65), Llorente (Vitale 81)

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