Juventus defeats Sporting Club
Juventus snatched a hard-won victory from its guest Sporting Lisbon
snatched a hard-won victory from its guestSporting Lisbon
, (1-0), at Allianz Stadium, with the first leg of the quarter-finals of theEuropean League
Juventus defenderFederico Gatti
scored the only goal of the match in the 73rd minute.
Juventus got the advantage to skip this role before the decisive return match at Jose Alvaladi Stadium in Portugal, which is scheduled for next Thursday.
saved his goal from the opportunity to advance to Sporting in the 28th minute after a short free kick from the Portuguese team, to be met by Coates with a scissor kick from 8 yards which Szczesny removed.
The flood of offensive guests continued and in the 33rd minuteNuno Santos
missed a goal after an unusual intervention by defender Bremer, who saved the ball from the goal line.
Massimiliano Allegri coach of the old lady made an emergency substitution in the 44th minute of the first half, leaving Szczesny, who suffered from breathing problems to replace Mattia Perin.
With the start of the second half Sporting continued its pressure and Pedro almost put his team in the lead after he fired a powerful shot in which the substitute goalkeeper shone and turned it into a corner.
In the 85th minute Allegri made a Juve substitution pushingPaul Pogba
, to return the Frenchman to the stadiums after an absence of several weeks due to injury.
Sporting almost adjusted the score in the last minutes of the match, after a cross met byMorita
with a dangerous header passed past the left post ofPerrin
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