SOCCER – Benfica beat Juventus for 12th straight win (Champions League)

The false entry of the crimson group in Turin. A whole lot of anxiousness, a whole lot of errors, a couple of pictures, a group that did not do very properly due to the ability and the strain from the Italian group within the first minutes of the sport. Benfica was shaken and … fell. In the 4th minute, following a bit, a free kick that Paredes shot on the fitting facet of the Italian assault, the ball finally ends up on the pinnacle of Milik, who wins the competitors within the air with Gonçalo Ramos and throws it to the primary place. for the aim.

A painful begin for the reds who, just some minutes later, didn’t undergo once more as a result of Kostic, within the crimson zone, shot the cross because the ball went very near the left submit of Vlachodimos’ purpose. The Reds have been in dire straits within the first 20 minutes and that is after they began to seek out their wings. Almost at all times with the identical protagonists. Two headers by Gonçalo Ramos (21′ and 27′), passing by Neres, took the danger of Perin’s purpose.

It was vital, nonetheless, to interrupt by means of the Italian protection, below the management of Bonucci, a daily apply within the 3x5x2 system, by which virtually all of the soiled cash was going to Vlahovic and Milik. Benfica responded and completed the primary half very properly. The first is the ball within the metal of Perin’s purpose, a strong shot by Rafa. After Mireti tripped Gonçalo Ramos within the space, the transfer was reviewed by VAR and the reds have been rewarded with a penalty which was transformed by João Mário. Equality on the high of the time allowed an amazing comfort to satisfy the second 45 minutes. Good outcomes, even so, as a result of development of births within the final interval of the primary half.

In the final half, completely different occasions. Benfica has already entered this sport with a whole lot of confidence. Bah gave the primary sign with an extended shot and Milik (once more…) saved Vlachodimos from a strong shot that João Mário continues to be pushing.

But it was Benfica who responded decisively. Wisely and purposefully. From David Neres, in a purpose with the stamp wanted by Enzo Fernández who wins the duel with Milik, he provides Gonçalo Ramos who’s stopped within the space by Bremen, however the ball goes to Rafa who shoots laborious. Perin manages to deflect the ball to the facet and Neres, with a strong shot, beats the Italian keeper. It was lengthy and within the sport and Benfica modified for the second half the place they have been higher in virtually every part. Rafa was near the third (63′) however Perín averted the worst of the Italians who began Di Maria to create extra issues for the Reds. The desperation of Italy, which comes from the stands, helped the reds who at the moment gained the sport with nice pleasure.

But the third purpose was late and Juventus have been threatening. Kean nonetheless hit the iron (71′), in what was Italy’s finest second of the season, and compelled Roger Schmidt to alter groups. The sport broke down within the last minutes, the ball right here, the ball there, however the Eagles have been pressuring Italy.

In the ultimate moments, they nonetheless complained after Vlahovic put the ball within the purpose, however on the facet, and he breathed a sigh of reduction after the ultimate whistle. They took three invaluable factors in Turin in a tough sport however it’s a properly-deserved victory for the Reds.


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