Moise Kean is the youngest player to score in four consecutive Serie A games

  • Kobe Tong

Moise Kean has emerged as one of Europe's most exciting talents this season.

Despite the abundance of world-class forwards at Juventus, the Italian has been given the chance to shine in 2018-19 and has grabbed every opportunity with both hands.

There aren't many 19-year-olds who can handle the pressure of playing for a Champions League contender, but Kean has slipped into the limelight with no problems at all.

Of course, game-time isn't always forthcoming and Kean has only made 10 appearances for the Old Lady this season, yet many of them have come in recent weeks.

In fact, the forward is on something of a goal-scoring run, finding the net against Empoli, Cagliari and AC Milan over the last two weeks.

SPAL vs Juventus

Therefore, going into this weekend's game with SPAL, it wasn't overly surprising to see Kean make the starting XI and especially with Cristiano Ronaldo being given time to rest.

It didn't take long for the youngster to make his mark either, extending his purple patch with a goal during the early exchanges.

Joao Cancelo mustered a shot on target from outside of the box, only for Kean to extend his foot and divert the strike brilliantly past the reach of Emiliano Viviano.

SPAL v Juventus - Serie A

Kean makes Serie A history

By scoring once again, the 19-year-old made it six consecutive games with a goal for club and country, having also found the net twice for Italy this year.

However, his strike against SPAL also marked a moment of Serie A history, over-taking the record once held by Mario Balotelli.

Kean is now the youngest player to score in four consecutive games since three points have been awarded for a win in Italy's top division.

Balotelli previously hold that distinction after finding the net for three games on bounce for Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan in 2009.

Nevertheless, it's now Kean who takes centre stage and given his current form, it wouldn't be surprising to see Massimiliano Allegri giving him the chance to make it five in a row.

Inter Milan's forward Mario Balotelli ce

The young striker was eventually substituted during the second-half, just as the game was starting to unravel for Juventus.

Second-half goals from Kevin Bonifazi and Sergio Flocarri flipped the game on its head and threatened to put a delay on Juventus' charge for the Serie A title.

However, Juventus had plenty to celebrate in the form of Kean, regardless.

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