One Italian’s misery is another Argentinian’s treasure as Carlos Tevez ripped a pair and Juventus piled goals on poor Parma in the Torino rain.
His first featured a Messi-like dribble that saw him glide past Alessandro Lucarelli, and then a delicious touch to bamboozle Brazilian defender Felipe before slotting home with ease past Antonio Mirante.
The goal caused BeIN Sport commentator Ray Hudson to squeal like a teenage girl opening a Barbie at Christmas, before exploding into his standard gushing over the goalscorer, calling Tevez “cool as James Bond in a white tuxedo.”
Tevez’s brilliance comes on the heels of his first selection to the Argentinian national team in years, brought in by new manager Gerardo Martino for the first time since missing the game-deciding penalty against Uruguay in the 2011 Copa America. All in all, when the match was over, Tevez had a second while Fernando Llorente and Alvaro Morata both had braces, which is quite extraordinary considering Morata came on as a substitute in the 71st minute for the aforementioned Llorente.
The game could be important in the long run. At the moment the Torino club owning a six point lead atop the Serie A table, but should they slip and Roma close the gap, their goal differential could come into play. After the demolition of Parma, Juventus now has a +21 goal differential, more than double Roma’s +10.