Monday, May 29, 2023

Pogba injured in Juventus’ win over Cremonese

Juventus consolidated second place in Serie A by beating Cremonese 2-0 on Sunday, but another injury to midfielder Paul Pogba overshadowed the result.

The Turin club holds a three-point advantage over Inter Milan and is eight ahead of fifth-placed AC Milan with three dates to go in the Italian league.

Cremonese is in last place, six points from safety.

Pogba made his debut after returning to the club from Manchester United in the summer. But after 22 minutes he limped away to thunderous applause from the stadium.

The 30-year-old fell to the ground and started clutching his left leg after kicking the ball with his other foot. He was seen crying before pulling the shirt over his face.

He hasn’t started with United since April last year. Pogba came off the substitute bench in all nine of his games since his return to Juve.

It is believed he will be dropped for Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg against Sevilla. The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw.

In a game with few chances, Niccolò Fagioli opened the scoring after 55 minutes. Brazil defender Gleeson Bremner scored the second goal with a header in the 79th minute.

Romance relationship

Roma could not overcome a 0–0 draw on their trip to Bologna, a result which saw them miss out on qualifying for the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho’s side are in sixth place, six points behind fourth-placed Lazio.

Mourinho made a number of changes in a game midway through the Europa League semi-final against Bayer Leverkusen. Rome won the first leg 1–0.

Pierde naples

Napoli suffered their fourth defeat of the season, losing 2–0 to Monza.

The southern side secured their first league title in 33 years but are attempting to surpass the club record 91 points scored under Maurizio Sarri in 2017-18. Sunday’s defeat has put him ahead on 83 points and three dates.

Danny Motta and Andrea Petagna scored for Monza, who are in mid-table.

Hellas Verona fell back into the relegation zone after losing 1–0 at home to Torino.

In another result, Fiorentina beat Udinese 2–0.

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