Juventus kicked off its competitive schedule in style on Sunday by earning a shutout victory over Udinese in its Serie A opener.
Timothy Weah made his Serie A debut at wing back for Massimiliano Allegri’s squad while Weston McKennie played 45 minutes in a 3-0 win. Weah started and played 45 minutes at right wing back before being replaced by McKennie at halftime due to a slight foot injury.
Federico Chiesa opened the scoring for the Old Lady in the second minute before Dusan Vlahovic’s penalty-kick goal and Adrien Rabiot’s finish also gave Juventus a 3-0 first half lead.
Weah won two of his three duels, made two tackles, and eight passes in his 45-minute debut. His pass helped spring Rabiot for the final goal of the match before exiting as a halftime substitution.
McKennie came on for Weah and won five of his six duels, made three tackles, and one interception. The 24-year-old was linked with an exit from Juventus heading into the summer, but now looks set to remain in the squad.
Juventus will host Bologna on August 27 in its competitive home opener of the Serie A campaign.