Before Paulo Dybala made two surprising defensive flaws in Ferencvaros, Alvaro Morata took a brace as Juventus won 4-1 in Budapest.
It took Juve only seven minutes to crack the deadlock in the rainy Budapest, when Juan Cuadrado broke down to the right of the Leonardo Bonucci Pass and rolled it into a six-yard box, beyond Ronaldo, but was ready to tap into Alvaro Morata.
For the second half, reportedly due to stomach problems, Rodrigo Bentancur replaced Arthur, and Aaron Ramsey followed shortly after with another muscular injury.
In the final third, Ronaldo was unable to make the most of the Ferencvaros who gave the ball away, dragging the angled drive out of the goal with Morata waiting. He learned from it when Weston McKennie let it through with a dummy when CR7 came down to the right and rolled around the edge of the area a few moments later, and Morata swung the right boot to the top corner.
Paulo Dybala came out of the bench and went straight out of the target with a lob, but he was gifted with his first goal of the season a few moments later. It was a list of Ferencvaros’ mistakes that only Dybala had to dump into an empty net, from the over-hit Blazic back-pass to the sloppy Denes Dibusz, trying to keep it under control.
Incredibly, with another terrible back-pass, the hosts did the same thing again, Dibusz was even worse off with his power, but this time Dybala’s finish got the final touch from the acrobatic and failed attempt by Lasha Dvali to clear the line.
Barcelona beat Dynamo Kyiv 2: 1 at home. Messi and Pique scored for the Catalans, while Tsygankov scored the honorary goal for the Ukrainians.