Juventus striker Alvaro Morata (28) was briefly passed out on Wednesday evening after the Old Lady’s 2-1 defeat at FC Porto in the Champions League first leg. This was confirmed by Juve coach Andrea Pirlo after the game.
When the score was 0: 2, Pirlo came on for Weston McKennie in the 63rd minute – a move out of necessity, as Pirlo admitted after the game. Because: Morata had only recently returned to the squad after a cold, but was clearly not yet fit.
He paid the price for it after the game: “Morata wasn’t doing well before the game. He only played because we really needed him,” said Pirlo: “After the game he had to lie down in the locker room, it was short passed out. Let’s say he was at the limit. “
For the second leg on March 9th in Turin, Morata should be fully operational again, then Juve will be 1-0 to reach the quarter-finals. In the upcoming league home game against Crotone (8.45 p.m.), Pirlo could probably give his attacker a break after this experience.