Juventus 1-2 PSG: Visitors denied top spot despite victory in Turin

Juventus 1-2 PSG: Sub Nuno Mendes scores winner with his first touch but visitors are denied top spot by Benfica on away goals scored… while Italian giants drop into Europa League

  • Kylian Mbappe opened the scoring with a low shot into the corner in 13th minute
  • Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci levelled just before half-time from close range 
  • Sub Nuno Mendes scored the second-half winner just seconds after coming on

A second-half goal by defender Nuno Mendes earned Paris St Germain a 2-1 win at Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday but rivals Benfica topped Group H thanks to more away goals scored in all games.

Benfica thrashed Maccabi Haifa 6-1 in the other group game and the Portuguese and French teams ended level on 14 points, having drawn their two head-to-heads 1-1 and with a goal difference of nine.

Mbappe broke the deadlock in Turin in the 13th minute when he received the ball from Leo Messi and dodged through Juve’s defence to unleash a low shot inside the far post.

PSG forward Kylian Mbappe broke the deadlock in Turin in the 13th minute

Mbappe weaved through the Juve defence before unleashing a low shot inside the far post

MATCH FACTS

Juventus: Szczesny, Gatti, Bonucci, Alex Sandro, Cuadrado (Barrenechea 88),Fagioli (Barbieri 88), Locatelli (Soule 85), Rabiot, Kostic, Miretti (Chiesa 74), Milik.

Subs Not Used: Pinsoglio, Rugani, Perin.

Booked: Gatti, Milik, Fagioli.

Goals: Bonucci 39.

PSG: Donnarumma, Hakimi, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, Bernat (Nuno Mendes 68),Fabian (Sanches 21), Verratti (Danilo Pereira 88), Vitinha, Carlos Soler (Ekitike 68),

Messi,Mbappe.

Subs Not Used: Sergio Rico, Sarabia, Mukiele, Bitshiabu, Zaire Emery, Letellier.

Booked: Verratti.

Goals: Mbappe 13, Nuno Mendes 69.

Ref: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain).

Juventus levelled shortly before halftime after Juan Cuadrado sent the ball into the six-yard box with a diving header and defender Leonardo Bonucci tapped it in for an equaliser.

PSG sealed the win in the 69th minute when Mbappe found Mendes with an excellent cross between two Juve players for the substitute to score within one minute of coming on.

Juventus secured the Europa League spot, finishing third on three points. 

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci levelled just before half-time from close range

Juan Cuadrado sent the ball into the six-yard box with a diving header and Bonucci tapped it in

Substitute Nuno Mendes scored the second-half for PSG winner with his first touch




Share this article

Source: Read Full Article