ST. PETERSBURG. Juventus snatched a late win Zenit 1-0 after D. Kulusevski scored just 1 goal (86′). Juventus took advantage of its superior ball possession (58%).
The match was held at the Saint Petersburg Stadium Stadium in St. Petersburg on Wednesday and this began at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Sandro Schärer with the assistance of Stéphane De Almeida and Bekim Zogaj. The 4th official was Alain Bieri. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot around 28.8 degrees Celsius or 83.8 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 51%.
Juventus was in firm control of the ball 58% while Zenit was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
Juventus was more aggressive with 72 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 2 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Juventus won the match.
Zenit shot 12 times, 2 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Juventus shot 11 times, 2 on target, 9 off target.
Zenit received 2 yellow cards (W. Barrios and V. Karavaev). On the other side, Juventus received 2 yellow cards (Arthur and A. Ramsey).
After this match, Zenit stays with 3 points to occupy the 3rd place in the table. while Juventus has 9 points (1st).
M. De Sciglio
Juventus will host Zenit on the 2nd of November with a 2-0 head to head in favor of Juventus (1 draw).
Zenit: Formation and Lineups
Zenit started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
The manager Sergei Semak chose to play with the following team: Stanislav Kritsyuk , Dejan Lovren , Dmitri Chistyakov , Yaroslav Rakitskiy , Vyacheslav Karavaev , Wendel , Wílmar Barrios , Douglas Santos , Malcom , Claudinho and Artem Dzyuba .
Zenit made 5 changes: A. Dzyuba for S. Azmoun (61′), V. Karavaev for A. Sutormin (62′), Malcom for D. Kuzyayev (69′), D. Chistyakov for D. Krugovoy (88′) and Claudinho for A. Erokhin (88′).
Top player: Claudinho
Probably the most impressive player in Zenit was Claudinho.
His rating iswith 28 passes (92% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 13. He performed 3 crosses.
Juventus: Formation and Lineups
Juventus started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the other side, Massimiliano Allegri played with: Wojciech Szczęsny , Mattia De Sciglio , Leonardo Bonucci , Matthijs de Ligt , Alex Sandro , Weston McKennie , Manuel Locatelli , Rodrigo Bentancur , Federico Bernardeschi , Álvaro Morata and Federico Chiesa .
Juventus made 5 changes: Alex Sandro for J. Cuadrado (59′), F. Bernardeschi for D. Kulusevski (59′), M. Locatelli for Arthur (59′), A. Morata for M. Kean (76′) and R. Bentancur for A. Ramsey (84′).
Top player: Mattia De Sciglio
Probably the most impressive player in Juventus was Mattia De Sciglio even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 44 passes (95% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 11. He performed 11 crosses.
Results of the day
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