Juventus won the confrontation with Chelsea, the champions of the European Champions League. Romelu Lukaku and his comrades could not decipher Juventus: 1-0.
Juventus – Chelsea in a nutshell:
- key moment: The term Blitzstart was created for moments like tonight at Juventus Stadium. Barely 10 seconds into the second half, Chiesa gave Juventus the lead. Immediately the only goal and thus the winner of the game.
- man of the match: Federico Chiesa put the Chelsea defense in gear. In the middle of the first half he got close to 1-0, and in the second half he only needed a few seconds to score. Two shots, one goal. Kiza also excelled in efficiency with his passes with no less than 91 percent of the passes.
- Special: Chelsea on Italian soil in the Champions League, it’s not a success story. For the fifth time in a row, the two-time winner of CL falls into the shoe. This has also happened before against Inter (in the 2009-10 season), Napoli (2011-12), Juventus (2012-13) and Roma (2017-18).
Chelsea’s possession is the best chance for Juventus
Romelu Lukaku immediately received a hearty concert by Juventus supporters upon his return to Italy. He did not let the red devil reach his heart. Chelsea started the match well and after less than 10 minutes Lukaku was already able to score from a corner kick, Szczesny grabbed the ball twice.
The tone was set right away, because Chelsea no longer gave up the lead. For Juventus, it was sometimes running after the elusive ball. However, the visitors barely managed to create a danger on goal, and Lukaku barely got inside the piece.
Moreover, Juventus has been dangerous on the counter several times. The quick-witted Chiesa in particular hurt Chelsea. After 20 minutes, the Italian managed to break through the ball after losing the ball to Chelsea in the middle of the field. The acceleration was impressive, but the candy was missing: Kiza narrowly aimed forward from an acute angle.
It was a shock to Chelsea, who had more than 70 percent possession of the ball. However, the danger from Juventus continued, and Mendy saw a long shot from Rabiot that did not cross his line. On the other side, Chezney stood idly by.
Juventus closes everything after the start of the lightning attack
Anyone who got back to their seat too late in the second half was shocked and looked at the scoreboard. Just 10 seconds later, Juventus suddenly advanced. Immediately after kick-off, the host team searched for depth, Bernardeschi fired Chiesa and finished it excellently from an acute angle and under pressure from Rudiger.
A cold shower for Chelsea, while Juventus lost confidence. The hosts defended the lead with a knife between their teeth, and Chelsea barely came close to Chesney. Tuchel tried to turn the tide by replacing a triple clockwise, but that didn’t help either.
On the contrary, it was Juventus that came close to scoring the second goal. After a superb cross by Rabiot, Cuadrado Bernardeschi presented an excellent opportunity, but the Italy international left it.
So, in theory, it remained exciting, but in practice it was not like biting nails for Juventus fans. Fifteen minutes after the end, Lukaku was finally able to show himself, but his header was misguided. In the final stage he had a higher chance of equalizing. On a pass from Barkley he turned away from Bonucci, but this time to him Skin rash.
All in all, Juventus held out at home with ease. In extra time Chelsea were allowed to try again on the corner. It was a header chance this time for Havertz, but he followed in Lukaku’s footsteps and was unable to get the ball into the penalty area. Juventus takes 6 out of 6, and Chelsea is now also losing in the Champions League after the league defeat to Manchester City.
Chiesa: “We showed character”
Federico Chiesa was the Juventus match winner with his quick goal right after the break. “It was a tough match. Chelsea showed once again tonight that they are a great team in Europe, one of the strongest for me.”
“But we showed character and kept going. We have
He took advantage of the first opportunity right away and in the end booked a well-deserved victory.”
“We are all behind the coach and we want to bring Juventus back to where it belongs, at the top. Now we have an important derby against Torino and we want to win as well.”
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