Champions League: Juventus put four goals past Hungarian minnows Ferencvaros

Juventus put four goals past Hungarian minnows Ferencvaros

 

Juventus put four goals past Hungarian minnows Ferencvaros.

Another double strike by Alvaro Morata propelled Juventus to a 4-1 win against Hungarian minnows Ferencvaros as Cristiano Ronaldo returned from coronavirus for his first Champions League game this season.

The Spaniard struck in each half, repeating his double haul against Dynamo Kiev in the Group G opener, with a late Paulo Dybala tap-in and an own-goal by Lasha Dvali easing Juventus past their hosts in Budapest.

In heavy rain, Juventus opened their account on seven minutes when Leonardo Bonucci split the home defence to send Juan Cuadrado dashing down the right wing.

The lively Colombian fizzed a low cross across the goalmouth for the onrushing Morata to fire home from close range.

Backed by over 20,000 home fans in the vast Puskas Arena Ferencvaros responded gamely to the opener but squandered several chances to equalise midway through the half.

On the hour Ronaldo sent a cross from the right dummied by substitute Weston McKennie to reach Morata who had space to curl a right-footer past the helpless Denes Dibusz.

The Hungarian international’s night got worse on 72 minutes when he fumbled a back-pass allowing Dybala to tap in and seal the Italian side’s win.

Ten minutes from the end the Argentinian pounced on another lapse at the back, pressuring the Georgian international Dvali to turn it into his own net.

Ivorian striker Franck Boli grabbed a consolation for the battling but inexperienced Hungarians just before the final whistle.

Juventus, who topped their Champions League section in the last two seasons, now have six points behind group leaders Barcelona on nine points after three games.