Cristian Pasquato (born 20 July 1989 in Padua) is an Italian footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder/winger for Serie A club U.S. Lecce on loan from Juventus.
Born in 1989, he joined Juventus in 2003. In 2006 he reached the Primavera team after winning the Allievi title. A free kick specialist, he scored the winner against Internazionale in the Supercoppa Primavera final. After 6 years in the Juventus youth sector, Pasquato began to earn senior call-ups during the 2007-2008 Serie A season, and made his first team debut on the final matchday of the 2007–08 Serie A, as a second half substitute. Following the Primavera final, Pasquato was promoted to the first team.
He continued with the Juventus first team during the 2008–2009 pre-season, and impressed throughout the summer. He also competed with the team in the UEFA Champions League. On August 24, 2008 it was confirmed that the striker had signed for Empoli F.C. on a one-year loan. On July 1, 2009, Pasquato returned to Juventus, but his loan was extended for one more season soon after. During the first half of the 2009-10 Serie B season, Pasquato managed 12 Serie B appearances with one goal.
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