Juventus FC needed a win, especially after Benfica beat Maccabi Haifa 2-0 in the first leg last week in Lisbon. Juventus needed a fresh start in the Champions League group stage after losing to Paris Saint-Germain, and Allegri could count on both strikers Arek Milik and Dusan Vlahovic. In the fourth minute, Leandro Paredes’ free kick was headed into the bottom left corner by Arkadiusz Milik, who had climbed tallest within the area.
The Italian team dominated the majority of the first half. Still, Mário equalised shortly before halftime from the penalty spot after Fabio Miretti was accused of a foul on Goncalo Ramos. After Neres gave Benfica the lead in the 55th minute, they kept up their pace in the second half. After Mattia Perin parried Rafa Silva’s shot into his path, the Brazilian winger scored on the volley. Juve could not tie the game, and Bremer lost a late chance to earn a point for his team.
Benfica and Paris Saint-Germain, who overcame a goal deficit to defeat Maccabi Haifa 3-1 in Israel, are six points ahead of Juventus. After 24 minutes, Tjarron Chery gave the home team the lead by extending to convert Dolev Haziza’s precise cross; however, PSG drew even 13 minutes later when Lionel Messi scored from close distance after Kylian Mbappé’s pass bounced into his path.
Juventes coach Massimiliano Allegri said, “I have informed the squad that these situations happen in football, [and] that we need to rise from them as a team, with a feeling of responsibility.” Although it will be challenging, there is still hope of making it to the knockout rounds.
Juventus Soccer Club has lost twice in Group H, making the next round impossible. The hosts took the lead thanks to Arkadiusz Milik’s header, but Joao Mario’s penalty cut the lead short.
David Neres scored the game-winning goal at the Allianz Stadium, sending Juventus down for the first time in their opening two Champions League group games. This loss will only add to the angst of Turin fans, who saw their team lose to Paris St-Germain in their group opener last week and were denied victory over Salernitana in a tense final at the weekend.
No matter how brilliantly Juventus started, things quickly turned terrible. First, Benfica was able to draw the game thanks to a penalty call on Fabio Miretti. The remainder of the game was then all there was. Juventus didn’t appear very threatening, other from a few close calls. In the last moments, they entered into their usual state of desperation, but even it didn’t do anything.
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