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Sport Juventus 1-2 Chelsea FCW, Women’s Champions League: Post-match reaction

13:20  14 october  2021
13:20  14 october  2021 Source:   sbnation.com

Classic Allegri returns as Juventus takes down Chelsea

  Classic Allegri returns as Juventus takes down Chelsea It was the first defensive masterpiece in quite some time from the Bianconeri that helped Federico Chiesa’s strike stand as the game winner in Turin.Juventus grabbed its second consecutive clean sheet to start its Champions League campaign and needed just one moment of brilliance in the attack to come away with a 1-0 victory against Chelsea. It was the kind of victory to bring a little bit of hope for the current squad and it certainly gave a boost to fans’ confidence in the man on the touchline because it had Allegri’s fingerprints all over it, even the ones that don’t make all that much sense at first.

Share All sharing options for: Juventus 1 - 2 Chelsea FCW , Women ’ s Champions League : Post - match reaction . But there was little she could do to stop Juve’s other main avenue of attack, crosses from either side, deep toward the far post — one of which, just before half-time, saw Bonansea beat Reiten to the ball and produce a finish just inside the post. That goal brought Juve level, after Erin Cuthbert had opened the scoring with a fantastic individual effort just past the half-hour mark, cutting inside from the right and finishing with her left into the bottom corner.

Chelsea secured their first win in this season's Women ' s Champions League with an impressive display at Juventus . Erin Cuthbert's fine solo goal with just over half an hour gone had put the visitors ahead at the Allianz Stadium. Juventus responded almost immediately when Barbara Bonansea volleyed home It briefly silenced a vocal home crowd but Juventus ' response was as impressive as it was swift as Lisa Boattin played a deep ball into the far side of the box where Bonansea had got ahead of the defence to drive inside the near post . It was the second time in as many games in the competition where

Any notion that Juventus could be taken lightly were put to rest rather quickly, as former Arsenal coach Joe Montemurro’s side were organized and disciplined at the back, solid in midfield, and quick on the counter from the very first minute to the very last. Only Carter’s pace prevented the home side from scoring a couple easy goals on the counter in fact.

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But there was little she could do to stop Juve’s other main avenue of attack, crosses from either side, deep toward the far post — one of which, just before half-time, saw Bonansea beat Reiten to the ball and produce a finish just inside the post.

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Pernille Harder scored for the second successive Women ' s Champions League match as her goal helped Chelsea beat Juventus 2 - 1 in Turin. The world's most expensive female player had netted a last-gasp equaliser against Wolfsburg last week to secure a point for Chelsea , and once again popped up A blocked Sam Kerr effort deflected into her path, which Harder fired home to secure Chelsea , who were Champions League runners-up last season, their first three points in Group A. Emma Hayes' side had taken the lead in the first half after a lovely run from Erin Cuthbert saw her finish emphatically in the 31st minute.

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That goal brought Juve level, after Erin Cuthbert had opened the scoring with a fantastic individual effort just past the half-hour mark, cutting inside from the right and finishing with her left into the bottom corner.

After a slow start to the second half, the game burst into life with chances at either end before Emma Hayes changed the system and Chelsea immediately reaped the reward with a Pernille Harder goal.

But there were still 20 minutes to go at that point, which promised plenty more action and drama. Fortunately, Chelsea were able to hang on to the result and all three points, and even hit the woodwork at the other end.

Carefree!

  • Chelsea in the 3-4-3 as expected, with almost the exact same starting lineup as against Wolfsburg last week: Kirby instead of England the one change up top.
  • Switch to a 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 for the final 25 minutes with Fleming coming on. Carter at right back and Reiten (!) at left. Reiten spared further troubles with Andersson coming on (for Kirby) for the final 7+ minutes.
  • Wolfsburg easily beat Servette, 5-0, in the other game, to go top of the group.
  • Next up: Manchester City in the FA Cup in two weeks
  • KTBFFH

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