A homecoming for a legend has always been the toughest thing given the mixed feelings of the home fans. Some believe that he should be met with animosity while others want to spread love for the memories that he has gifted them previously. Dusan Vlahovic faced it all when he returned to his earlier home, Stadio Artemio Franchi for Juventus’ cup tie against Fiorentina.
Sadly, the Violets are still to come to grips with the acrimonious departure of the Serbian star and made it a point to make his homecoming sour. He was greeted by jeers and whistles where the Fiorentina fans were loud enough to make their discontent with the marksman evident.
The bare-minimum exploits of Dusan Vlahovic
Irrespective of the hate that he received from his fans, Juventus managed to walk out with the bragging rights, thanks to an own goal deep in the second half where Lorenzo Venuti steered the ball into his own net after a fierce display of dominion throughout the contest that witnessed them unleashing 22 shots and also rattling the woodwork once.
The 22-year-old Serbian marksman has scored three netters for Juventus ever since his arrival from the Violets. He involved a massive move of 70 million euro that saw him donning the jersey of the Old Lady for the first time and given the hostile relations between the two clubs considering their enmity, it was always not going to be a cakewalk for Vlahovic.
More than 10000 whistles were handed over to the Fiorentina fans and they made the perfect use of it whenever he touched the ball. He couldn’t carve one clear chance for himself and the solitary shot that he hammered should have been passed to a teammate for a better opportunity.
Juventus had their fair shares of chances but the outcomes of the same won’t really be the iconic ones that the outfit from Turin are known for. They have always produced footballing legends of the past and will be expecting better from the Serbian before the season rolls on further.