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

The false entry of the purple crew in Turin. A number of nervousness, lots of errors, a number of pictures, a crew that did not do very effectively due to the talent and the stress from the Italian crew within the first minutes of the sport. Benfica was shaken and … fell. In the 4th minute, following a bit, a free kick taken by Paredes on the correct aspect of the Italian assault, the ball finally ends up on the top of Milik, who wins the competitors within the air with Gonçalo Ramos and passes to the primary. submit for function.

A painful begin for the reds who, only a few minutes later, didn’t undergo a second time as Kostic, who’s within the purple zone, fired a shot that went near the left of Vlachodimos’ objective. The Reds had been in dire straits within the first 20 minutes and that is once they began to search out their wings. Almost all the time with the identical protagonists. Two headers by Gonçalo Ramos (21′ and 27′), passing by Neres, took the chance of Perin’s objective.

It was necessary, nonetheless, to interrupt by the Italian protection, beneath the management of Bonucci, a daily apply within the 3x5x2 system, through which nearly all of the soiled cash was going to Vlahovic and Milik. Benfica responded and completed the primary half very effectively. The first is the ball within the metal of Perin’s objective, a strong shot by Rafa. After Mireti tripped Gonçalo Ramos within the space, the transfer was reviewed by VAR and the reds had been rewarded with a penalty which was transformed by João Mário. Equality on the high of the time allowed an awesome comfort to fulfill the second 45 minutes. A good end result, even so, because of the progress of the born within the final minutes of the primary half.

In the final half, totally different occasions. Benfica has already entered this sport with lots of confidence. Bah gave the primary sign with a protracted 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 objective with the stamp wanted by Enzo Fernández who wins the duel with Milik, he offers 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 aspect 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 had been higher in nearly every little thing. Rafa was near the third (63′) however Perín prevented the worst of the Italians who launched 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 objective was late and Juventus had been threatening. Kean nonetheless hit the iron (71′), in what was Italy’s greatest second of the season, and compelled Roger Schmidt to alter groups. The sport broke down within the ultimate minutes, the ball right here, the ball there, however the Eagles had been pressuring Italy.

In the ultimate moments, they nonetheless complained after Vlahovic put the ball within the objective, however on the aspect, and he breathed a sigh of aid after the ultimate whistle. They took three invaluable factors in Turin in a troublesome sport however it’s a effectively-deserved victory for the Reds.


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