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McKennie scores stunning goal in Juventus romp over Barcelona

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Just three days after opening his Juventus scoring account with a derby equalizer, Weston McKennie topped that with a stunning finish at the Camp Nou.

After scoring his first goal for the club in Saturday’s Turin Derby win over Torino, Mckennie topped that with a jaw-dropping finish in Juventus’ 3-0 win against Barcelona.

The U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder struck a beautiful volley finish off a Juan Cuadrado pass to give Juventus a 2-0 lead and stun Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

Aaron Ramsey’s run drew four Barcelona defenders, leaving the 22-year-old with space just outside the box. McKennie finished off his one-two with Juan Cuadrado with a flying volley past Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.

Juventus lead Barcelona at half-time and have already clinched their spot in the Round of 16 of the European competition.

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  1. Awesome! Loved it. McKennie has to be the most improved player in the USMNT. I never doubted that Pulisic and Adams could be world class players but I was never sure what to think about McKennie, he was so talented but so inconsistent. But now, his ceiling looks as high as anyone, and he already seems to relish being a leader. Sky is the limit!

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    • When has McKennie been inconsistent. You do realize Schalke had him playing all types of position From Striker, to Midfield, to Defense. They even played him as a CB. He never been inconsistent. When he suits up for nats he never disappoints, he has some nice goals and assist for the nats. Dude is not a striker his true calling is a CM like Andrea Pirlo

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  2. Started solid and steadily growing in confidence. The past 3 or 4 games you could see him being more assertive, making runs, looking to score. So awesome to see it rewarded..

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  3. McKennie looked great. Dest had a tough time. Honestly looked out matched out there. And the worst part was is it looked like he knew it and made it worse (at least in the first half…didn’t watch as closely in the 2nd)

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    • Agreed. Dest did not look as calm on the ball as he usually does. The dude is 20 years old, and this was a learning curve for the young American.

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    • It seemed to me Dest was at least trying to get forward in the first half. The entire Barcelona team was steam rolled. Barely heard the announcers mention Messi’s name during the first half.

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    • Barca’s 2 current central defenders, Ronald Araújo & Clément Lenglet were out-classed in the match and gave up two penalties in the process. On the first penalty Araújo mistakenly used his arms to try to impede Ronaldo’s forward progress. It would not have been a penalty iAraújo used his shoulder instead of the arm. The Carles Puyol and Pique central pairing back in the Barca’s heydays would never have given up soft goals like those we saw today.

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