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Alvaro Morata answered the critics about his level with goals for Juventus

The Spanish forward Alvaro Morata scored twice in the 2-0 win of Juventus over Dynamo Kiev in Week 1 of the Champions League. His level was questioned when returning to Turin.

Álvaro Morata
Álvaro Morata

When Atlético Madrid signed Luis Suárez after the controverted departure of the Uruguayan striker from FC Barcelona, the question in Diego Simeone's time was what to do with Alvaro Morata. Atleti find interest in Juventus to buy back their former player after Edin Dzeko's transfer talks collapsed with Roma. Many said, back then, that Morata is no longer a top class striker and wasn't the player Juventus needed. He answered doing what he does best: scoring.

Juventus beat Dynamo Kiev 2-0 in the first game of Group G in UEFA Champions League. It wasn't the best game of the Turin's side, although it's true that they played without Cristiano Ronaldo -out for a positive COVID-19 test- and with Paulo Dybala playing his first game after three months due to an injury.

It's common knowledge that when the team hasn't played their best game they need their number 9 at their best. And that's just what Morata did. His two goals where from positions that shown that he may not be the most skillful player in the field, but he knows just the exact place where he needs to be every time. 

After a not so bad tenure of 66 games and 22 goals at Atlético de Madrid, Morata is back at Turin, where the fans loved him and he has scored 27 goals in 93 games. Now, his has played three games and scored the same amount of goals under Pirlo. Juventus lacks of another center-forward right now, unlike the first time that Morata was at the team, when he had to compete with Mario Mandzukic. Juventus shouldn't worry, thought. Goals, with Alvaro on the field, will just keep coming. 

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