Champions League: Benfica recovers a 0-1 deficit to overcome Juventus 2-1

TORINO. Benfica was capable to turn the table against Juventus to win 2-1.

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TORINO. Benfica was able to turn the table against Juventus to win 2-1. It was Juventus to strike first with an early goal of A. Milik at the 5′. Then it was a penalty in the 44′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, D. Neres gave the win to Benfica in the 55′ minute with a goal. Benfica took advantage of its superior ball possession (56%).

The match was played at the Allianz Stadium stadium in Torino on Wednesday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Felix Zwayer with the help of Stefan Lupp and Marco Achmüller. The 4th official was Sven Jablonski. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 16.9 degrees Celsius or 62.49 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 84%.​

Match Statistics

Benfica was in firm control of the ball 56% while Juventus was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Benfica was more aggressive with 67 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Benfica won the encounter.​

Juventus shot 13 times, 5 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, Benfica shot 19 times, 6 on target, 13 off target.

Cards

Juventus received 4 yellow cards (F. Miretti, M. Perin, Danilo and L. Paredes). On the opposite side, Benfica received 3 yellow cards (A. Bah, Joao Mario and Florentino).

After this match, Juventus stays with 0 points to occupy the 3rd place in the standings. while Benfica has 3 points (1st).

Match Events

  • 5'
    5'

    A. Milik

  • 26'
    26'

    A. Bah

  • 43'
    43'

    F. Miretti

  • 44'
    44'

    Joao Mario (Penalty)

  • 45'
    45'

    M. Perin

  • 45'
    45'

    Joao Mario

  • 55'
    55'

    D. Neres

  • 58'
    58'

    A. Di Maria

    F. Miretti

  • 58'
    58'

    M. De Sciglio

    J. Cuadrado

  • 59'
    59'

    Danilo

  • 70'
    70'

    N. Fagioli

    A. Milik

  • 70'
    70'

    M. Kean

    F. Kostic

  • 73'
    73'

    L. Paredes

  • 81'
    81'

    F. Aursnes

    E. Fernandez

  • 82'
    82'

    Chiquinho

    D. Neres

  • 82'
    82'

    P. Musa

    G. Ramos

  • 86'
    86'

    Florentino

  • 86'
    86'

    D. Goncalves

    Rafa Silva

  • 86'
    86'

    J. Draxler

    Joao Mario

Next match

In the upcoming Champions League match, Juventus will host Maccabi Haifa on the 5th of October with a 2-0 head to head record in favor of Juventus (0 draws).

Benfica will host Paris Saint Germain on the 5th of October with a 3-2 head to head in favor of Benfica (1 draw).

Juventus: Formation and Lineups

Juventus started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

The manager Massimiliano Allegri chose to play with the following team: Mattia Perin (7.2), Bremer (6.5), Leonardo Bonucci (7.2), Danilo (7.1), Juan Cuadrado (6.4), Weston McKennie (6.3), Leandro Paredes (7.3), Fabio Miretti (6.1), Filip Kostić (6.1), Arkadiusz Milik (7.3) and Dušan Vlahović (6.7).

Substitutes

Juventus made 4 changes: F. Miretti for A. Di Maria (58′), J. Cuadrado for M. De Sciglio (58′), A. Milik for N. Fagioli (70′) and F. Kostic for M. Kean (70′).

Top player: Leandro Paredes

Probably the most impressive player in Juventus was Leandro Paredes.

His rating is (7.3) with 55 passes (85% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 14. He performed 6 crosses.

Benfica: Formation and Lineups

Benfica started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Roger Schmidt played with: Odysseas Vlachodimos (6.9), Alexander Bah (7.4), António Silva (6.8), Nicolás Otamendi (7.4), Alejandro Grimaldo (6.4), Florentino Luís (6.8), Enzo Fernández (7.7), David Neres (7.8), Rafa Silva (7.5), João Mário (7.3) and Gonçalo Ramos (7.1).

Substitutes

Benfica made 5 changes: E. Fernandez for F. Aursnes (81′), D. Neres for Chiquinho (82′), G. Ramos for P. Musa (82′), Rafa Silva for D. Goncalves (86′) and Joao Mario for J. Draxler (86′).

Top player: David Neres

The player who no doubt impressed Benfica the most was David Neres.

His rating is (7.8) with 1 goal, 42 passes (83% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 13. He performed 8 crosses.

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