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Matthijs de Ligt Had A Horror Show On His Juventus Debut

Matthijs de Ligt Had A Horror Show On His Juventus Debut

Matthijs de Ligt made his Juventus debut on Saturday night but despite a win for his new team things didn't go well at all for the centre back.

De Ligt sat out Juve's opening day of the season against Parma but with Giorgio Chiellini out injured against Napoli the 20-year-old made his debut, however the £67.5 million summer signing had a bad day.

The Italian champions took a 3-0 lead against last year's runners up but the Dutchman lost the man he was marking Kostas Manolas as the Napoli defender scored for Carlo Ancelotti's side.

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Napoli pulled another back through Hirving Lozano, this time from open play, and once again it was the former Ajax defender who lost the man he was marking.

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Lozano, himself moved from the Eredivisie to Serie A in the summer, embarrassed De Ligt for a second time in the game, shimmying past the defender and leaving him on the floor before someone else had to clean up his mess by fouling the Mexican.

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And almost inevitably the Azzurri equalised from the resulting free-kick and once again it was De Ligt who was too easily beaten to the ball, this time by Giovanni Di Lorenzo.

Fortunately for the former Ajax captain his mistakes didn't cost his new team the three points as, having thrown away their three goal lead, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly scored an injury time own goal to hand Maurizio Sarri's side the three points, although Sarri himself missed the game as he recovers from pneumonia.

De Ligt was a wanted man in the summer and was high on every elite clubs list but he chose to go to Juventus, it's fair to say he'll have plenty of better days ahead of him.

Topics: Football News, Matthijs de Ligt, Serie A, Ajax, Juventus, Napoli

Ryan Sidle

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