Juventus win as Pogba limped off injured

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Juventus have returned to the second spot on the Serie A table after a 2-0 win over Cremonese.
Meanwhile, Juventus’ win was overshadowed by the injury sustained by Paul Pogba. They may be without him for the rest of the season after the Frenchman limped off in tears after his first Juventus start since April 2022.

Pogba only lasted 20 minutes on the pitch before limping off in tears after another muscular injury.
Before getting injured, the midfielder had a bright start in the game, having a couple of shots charged down. He sustained the injury when he whipped in an effort from a distance after a corner had been cleared. He suddenly stopped and immediately felt something go.

After receiving treatment to his left knee and thigh, visibly distraught, Pogba could walk off the field to make way for Arkadiusz Milik.

In a tight game, former Cremonese academy graduate Nicolò Fagioli scored a spectacular strike to open the scoring for the host. Out of respect for the club, the young lad refused to celebrate.

The midfielder met the Federico Chiesa lay-off on the edge of the box and smashed a right-foot rocket into the roof of the net past Marco Carnesecchi for his third goal of the season.

22-year-old Fagioli did not celebrate, having spent four years playing in the Cremonese youth academy before joining Juventus in 2015.

He also played there last season on loan and helped them earn promotion to the top flight, providing three goals and seven assists in Serie B.

Gleison Bremer added the second to take the game beyond their visitors. Bremer scored with a range header when he reacted quickly to the odd ricochet off a Cremonese player after Milik flicked on a Di Maria corner.

Juve could have made it three, but Chiriches cleared Rabiot’s angled drive off the line with Carnesecchi beaten.

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