Champions League: Juventus overcomes Zenit 4-2

TORINO. Juventus beats Zenit 4-2.

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TORINO. Juventus tops Zenit 4-2. Juventus took advantage of its superior ball possession (58%).

The match was held at the Allianz Stadium Stadium in Torino on Tuesday and this began at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Alejandro José Hernández Hernández who was helped by José Enrique Naranjo Pérez and Teodoro Sobrino Magán. The 4th official was José Luis Munuera Montero. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 5.2 degrees Celsius or 41.29 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 83%.​

Match Statistics

Juventus was in firm control of the ball 58% while Zenit was struggling with a 42% ball possession.

Juventus was more aggressive with 67 dangerous attacks and 26 shots of which 11 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Juventus won the encounter.

Juventus shot 26 times, 11 on target, 15 off target. On the other side, Zenit shot 12 times, 4 on target, 8 off target.

Cards

Juventus received 2 yellow cards (M. Locatelli and D. Kulusevski). On the other side, Zenit received 1 yellow card (D. Lovren).

After playing this match, Juventus will have 12 points to stay in the 1st place. On the opposite side, Zenit will stay with 3 points to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 11'
    11'

    P. Dybala

  • 26'
    26'

    L. Bonucci (OG)

  • 54'
    54'

    D. Lovren

  • 56'
    56'

    P. Dybala (Penalty)

  • 58'
    58'

    Malcom

    V. Karavaev

  • 58'
    58'

    D. Krugovoy

    A. Mostovoy

  • 68'
    68'

    M. Locatelli

  • 74'
    74'

    F. Chiesa

  • 75'
    75'

    A. Dzyuba

    Y. Rakitsky

  • 75'
    75'

    A. Erokhin

    Claudinho

  • 80'
    80'

    Arthur

    M. Locatelli

  • 80'
    80'

    A. Rabiot

    F. Bernardeschi

  • 82'
    82'

    A. Morata

    P. Dybala

  • 85'
    85'

    D. Rugani

    L. Bonucci

  • 85'
    85'

    D. Kulusevski

    P. Dybala

  • 88'
    88'

    D. Kuznetsov

    Wendel

  • 89'
    89'

    D. Kulusevski

  • 90'
    90'

    S. Azmoun

    A. Dzyuba

Next match

In the upcoming Champions League match, Juventus will play away against Chelsea on the 23rd of November with a 2-1 head to head record in favor of Juventus (2 draws).

Zenit will play away against Malmö FF on the 23rd of November with a 1-0 head to head in favor of Zenit (0 draws).

Juventus: Formation and Lineups

Juventus started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Massimiliano Allegri chose to play with the following team: Wojciech Szczęsny (6.5), Danilo (7.0), Leonardo Bonucci (6.8), Matthijs de Ligt (6.8), Alex Sandro (7.0), Federico Chiesa (8.7), Weston McKennie (8.1), Manuel Locatelli (6.8), Federico Bernardeschi (8.4), Paulo Dybala (9.9) and Álvaro Morata (7.0).

Substitutes

Juventus made 4 changes: M. Locatelli for Arthur (80′), F. Bernardeschi for A. Rabiot (80′), L. Bonucci for D. Rugani (85′) and P. Dybala for D. Kulusevski (85′).

Top player: Paulo Dybala

The player who no doubt impressed Juventus the most was Paulo Dybala.

His rating is (9.9) with 2 goals, 62 passes (93% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 8. He performed 4 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.

Zenit: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Sergei Semak played with: Stanislav Kritsyuk (6.8), Dejan Lovren (6.3), Dmitri Chistyakov (6.8), Yaroslav Rakitskiy (7.0), Aleksei Sutormin (6.1), Wílmar Barrios (6.6), Wendel (6.7), Vyacheslav Karavaev (6.6), Andrey Mostovoy (7.0), Claudinho (6.8) and Sardar Azmoun (6.7).

Substitutes

Zenit made 5 changes: A. Mostovoy for D. Krugovoy (58′), V. Karavaev for Malcom (58′), Y. Rakitsky for A. Dzyuba (75′), Claudinho for A. Erokhin (75′) and Wendel for D. Kuznetsov (88′).

Top player: Malcom

Probably the most impressive player in Zenit was Malcom.

His rating is (7.3) with 18 passes (83% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 5. He performed 2 crosses.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 58′.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Champions League

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