UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Juventus Stadium

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Juventus

  • Fabio Quagliarella 38'
  • Arturo Vidal 61'
  • Sebastian Giovinco 90' +1'

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  • 90'

    So a dramatic night of Champions League football then. Hope you enjoyed it and see you next time.

  • 90'

    With Shakhtar winning they are definitely through. Juve are now in the driving seat for the other qualification spot, with Chelsea needing them to lose to Shaktar and see off Nordsjaelland themselves.

  • 90'

    A disappointing night for Chelsea. They looked a real threat on the break in the first half but were barely able to cause Juve a problem with the second. The home side were able to sit a little deeper with a goal to their name and credit to them as they defended well. They were equally good going forward and punished Chelsea on two more occasions.

  • 90'

    And there goes the final whistle...

  • 90'

    Three minutes of injury time to play.

  • 90'

    Giovinco booked for taking his shirt off while celebrating.

  • 90'

    Giovinco is played in on goal by Vidal. Cech comes rushing out of his goal and the Juve man slots it past him cooly.

  • 90'

    GOAL FOR JUVENTUS. GIOVINCO.

  • 89'

    Pogba comes on for Quagliarella.

  • 88'

    Giovinco wins a corner off Ivanovic.

  • 88'

    Mata sends in another ball but Buffon is there to claim it this time.

  • 87'

    Asamoah scissor kicks Mata's delivery clear.

  • 87'

    Buffon punches the second corner clear.

  • 86'

    Vidal heads off for another corner.

  • 86'

    Cahill does well to win a corner after receiving a throw in from Cole.

  • 85'

    Marchisio goes into the book for a sloppy challenge.

  • 84'

    It really doesn't look like Chelsea's night.

  • 84'

    Oscar threatens on the edge of the box but he tries to turn and loses his footing.

  • 84'

    Chelsea come forward but Ramires loses control of the ball and it runs clear.

  • 83'

    Giovinco with his first touch fires in an effort at goal but it sails over.

  • 82'

    Vucinic comes off for Giovinco.

  • 82'

    Oscar sends in a ball from deep but it is poor and lands straight in Buffon's arms.

  • 81'

    Moses with some nice work down the right to beat Chiellini sends in a dangerous ball but nobody is able to meet it.

  • 80'

    Hazard sends it in but it is straight at Buffon.

  • 80'

    Cole with the run down the left. The full back is brought down for the free kick.

  • 79'

    Vidal sends a ball in from the right which Cole does well to deal with.

  • 78'

    Pirlo drives forward before shooting but it deflects off Cahill for a corner.

  • 77'

    Luiz with an effort from distance but it sails over.

  • 77'

    Ivanovic comes forward down the right and wins the free-kick.

  • 76'

    Ramires booked for a late challenge on Chiellini.

  • 76'

    Hazard picks out Moses who goes for the shot but it canons off a Juve defender.

  • 75'

    Chelsea try to break but Torres loses it.

  • 74'

    That should have been three. Caceres picks out Vucinic from the right but the striker hits it over from close range. A let-off for Chelsea.

  • 73'

    It's all Juve at the moment. Chelsea struggling to even get hold of the ball.

  • 73'

    Chelsea really need to get a hold of this game. They've been almost non-existent in this second half.

  • 72'

    Vucinic goes for a long-range shot but it sails wide.

  • 72'

    Juve are passing it around with real confidence now. Asamaoah eventually finds room for a shot but it sails wide.

  • 71'

    Whether he plays well or not Torres will give Chelsea more of a presence up front.

  • 71'

    Torres comes on for Mikel.

  • 70'

    Chelsea try to attack but they can't find a way past the Juve defence. Hazard's shot from distance is blocked.

  • 69'

    Caceres again with the ball but he just fails to pick out Vucinic.

  • 68'

    Caceres with an instant impact as he plays a ball in from the right but Chelsea get it clear.

  • 67'

    Lichtsteiner makes way for Caceres as Juve look to tighten things up at the back. The winger put in a good shift.

  • 67'

    Torres is warming up. It can't be too long until we see him come on.

  • 66'

    Chelsea have created little this half. A credit to Juve's organisation at the back.

  • 65'

    Chelsea have to really go for it now. The only thing is they will leave themselves exposed and you could see Juve getting another. They have looked that dangerous.

  • 64'

    Chelsea try to force their way through Juve's defence. Ramires with the shot but it is blocked.

  • 63'

    A real mountain to climb for Chelsea now. They have Torres on the bench remember.

  • 62'

    You have to say it looked like coming.

  • 61'

    Vucinic does well to play in Asamoah down the right who then pulls it back across to Vidal waiting on the edge of the box. The midfielder calmly slots it past Cech.

  • 61'

    GOAL FOR JUVENTUS. VIDAL.

  • 60'

    Vucinic goes for an effort from long-range but he sends it well over.

  • 59'

    Moses comes on for Azpilicueta. Like for like then but offering far more attacking options.

  • 58'

    Bonucci gets the header in from the resulting corner but he heads over.

  • 58'

    Quagliarella does well to beat the offside trap and tries to round Cech but the keeper does well to close him down and block the shot.

  • 58'

    Cech has been a very busy man tonight.

  • 58'

    Pirlo with a shot from range and he brings out a good save from Cech.

  • 58'

    Quagliarella with a chance as he turns and shoots with his back to goal but it is straight at Cech. The pass to Lichtsteiner was the best option.

  • 57'

    Pirlo goes for a shot from the edge of the box but it is blocked.

  • 57'

    Chelsea have defended far better in this half.

  • 56'

    Vidal sends in a ball but it is headed clear by Ivanovic. Vidal goes for the shot this time but Mikel gets the block in.

  • 55'

    Azpilicueta tries to send in a ball from the right but Juve get it clear.

  • 54'

    Azpilicueta wins a header at the far post for Chelsea but it goes off for a goal kick.

  • 54'

    Chelsea lucky there as a long ball over the top hits Luiz's back and bounces clear.

  • 53'

    One too many passes from Juve and eventually they lose it and Pirlo fouls Oscar.

  • 52'

    Hazard tries to play in Oscar but the Brazilian loses it. The Belgian has been such a threat tonight.

  • 52'

    This is better from Chelsea. They need to keep this momentum going.

  • 51'

    Mata hits it straight into the wall.

  • 50'

    Mata and Luiz stand over it.

  • 49'

    Chelsea break down the other end and Mata does well to win the free kick in a really dangerous position.

  • 49'

    A penalty shout turned down for Juve. It looked like Cahill pulled Vucinic back but not given.

  • 49'

    Vidal picks the ball up on the left and turns Cole before firing an effort in at goal but it is straight at Cech.

  • 48'

    Pirlo with a long ball to Lichtsteiner but Cole heads clear.

  • 47'

    Chelsea haven't got going yet.

  • 47'

    Juventus attack again as Lichtsteiner plays in Vucinic but the striker blazes it over when the pass was the best option.

  • 46'

    And straight away Asamoah beats Ivanovic and fizzes a ball across the face of the goal but nobody is there to meet it.

  • 46'

    Second half kicks off...

  • 45'

    It's 2-2 in group E's other game between Nordsjaelland and Shakhtar Donetsk.

  • 45'

    One minute of injury time to be played...

  • 45'

    What a first half then. Juventus have been impressive, causing Chelsea's defence all sorts of problems and could have scored more. Chelsea haven't been at their best but when they have managed to break they have looked a real danger. Could have scored themselves.

  • 45'

    Hazard sends in a very dangerous ball but Chiellini does well to clear. Only as far as Ramires but he pulls his shot wide.

  • 45'

    And that is half time...

  • 44'

    Lovely work from Hazard who plays in Oscar but the Brazilian blazes over.

  • 43'

    Chelsea get Pirlo's corner clear.

  • 43'

    Lichtsteiner wins the corner off Cole.

  • 42'

    End-to-end stuff.

  • 42'

    Luiz does very well to intercept the through ball aimed for Vucinic.

  • 40'

    Bonucci goes into the book

  • 40'

    Chelsea break and Bonucci brings down Hazard.

  • 40'

    So Chelsea still in it then. What an open game it's turning out to be.

  • 40'

    Juve come forward but Lichtsteiner sends his effort wide.

  • 39'

    Ashley Cole with a goal-line clearance to deny Juventus with another goal and Chelsea then break and Mata nearly scores following Hazard's cross. Unbelievable.

  • 38'

    Pirlo with a long-range effort and Quagliarella manages to get the smallest of touches on it to divert it past the helpless Cech.

  • 38'

    GOAL FOR JUVENTUS. QUAGRIELLA.

  • 37'

    Zinedine Zidane is watching in the crowd.

  • 35'

    Oscar goes close for Chelsea after Mikel plays him in but he tries to cut inside and Juve are able to recover and clear.

  • 35'

    Chelsea have looked very dangerous whenever they managed to counter tonight. Mikel and Ramires are going to be pivotal tonight in breaking down Juve's moves.

  • 35'

    Hazard breaks after Mikel's interception. The Belgian plays it out to Oscar but his touch lets him down.

  • 34'

    Oscar tries to work his magic but he eventually loses it.

  • 33'

    Juve are camped in Chelsea's half at the minute. The away side are having to really concentrate.

  • 31'

    Lovely play between Vucinic and Marchisio who eventually play in Lichtsteiner on the right but he is unable to pull the cross back.

  • 30'

    A let off for Chelsea as Ivanovic fails to cut out a ball in from the right but Asamoah is unable to control it and it runs out for a goal kick.

  • 30'

    As long as Chelsea have Mata, Hazard and Oscar they always look dangerous on the break.

  • 30'

    Chelsea break and Oscar eventually tees up Ramires for the long-range shot but it flies over.

  • 30'

    Marchisio tries to play in Lichtsteiner down the right but Cole stretches to intercept.

  • 29'

    Ivanovic does well to stop Marchisio in his tracks though.

  • 28'

    But Ramires gives it away cheaply and Juve are on the attack.

  • 28'

    Chelsea with a better spell of possession now.

  • 27'

    Mata sends in the free-kick but Buffon does well to claim it.

  • 26'

    Oscar with some quick feet to win the foul. Lovely play.

  • 25'

    Pirlo's effort is straight down the middle. Easy for Cech. Should have done better.

  • 25'

    Pirlo is standing over it...

  • 23'

    Ivanovic concedes a free-kick in a dangerous position.

  • 22'

    It's Vucinic this time who fires in an effort at goal from long range. Cech called into action again.

  • 22'

    Azpilicueta tries to pick out the run of Hazard with a long ball but it's wasteful.

  • 21'

    Chiellini tries to pick out the run of Vucinic but he overhits the pass and it runs out for a goal kick.

  • 19'

    Quagliarella fires in another effort from the edge of the box but Cech is equal to it once again.

  • 19'

    Vucinic plays in Quagliarella who fires in an effort at goal but it is comfortable for Cech.

  • 19'

    Juve are really pressing Chelsea every time they get on the ball. Very effective.

  • 18'

    Lichtsteiner is played in with a clear run on goal but luckily for Chelsea he is offside.

  • 18'

    Cole sends a hanging ball in to Hazard but he overhits it.

  • 17'

    The addition of Azipilicueta on the right hasn't really helped Chelsea defensively so far.

  • 17'

    Asamaoah sends in another ball from the right but Chelsea get it clear. Poor ball.

  • 16'

    Two great saves from Cech then already. Juve are really on top here.

  • 15'

    Cech makes a great save as the resulting corner falls to Marchisio on the edge of the box but the keeper tips it round the post.

  • 15'

    Vidal plays a ball into Quagliarella but the Chelsea defence close him down to concede the corner.

  • 14'

    Chelsea get it clear but Juve retain possession.

  • 14'

    Chelsea concede another corner, this time Ramires heads a cross out.

  • 13'

    It's been a very tense start to the game. Chelsea look a little nervous at the back.

  • 13'

    Pirlo sends it in but Chelsea get it clear and eventually win the corner.

  • 12'

    Lichtsteiner tries to beat Cole down the left but the full back concedes a corner.

  • 11'

    He seems like the outlet for Juve so far. He has caused Ivanovic a few problems.

  • 10'

    A long ball played out to Asamoah but he is offside.

  • 9'

    That is better from Chelsea.

  • 9'

    It looked in for a second there. A tremendous run from the Brazilian.

  • 9'

    Fantastic run from Oscar as he beats two men and plays in Hazard but the Belgian can only hit the side netting.

  • 8'

    Bonucci intercepts a Chelsea pass. They need to keep the ball for a little longer here the away side.

  • 8'

    Lichtsteiner goes on a run but Luiz does well to stop him.

  • 7'

    Chelsea's defence has looked all at sea with some of the crosses sailing in from Juventus' left so far.

  • 6'

    Chelsea are under pressure at the moment. They need some time to settle and get on the ball.

  • 6'

    It goes out for a goal kick...

  • 5'

    Cahill does well to concede a corner.

  • 5'

    Ivanovic goes for an effort from long distance but it sails well over.

  • 3'

    A chance for Juventus as Vucinic puts a delightful ball towards the far post. Lichtsteiner gets his head to it but Cech is just able to tip it onto the post.

  • 2'

    Asamoah puts a dangerous ball in from the left which Cole gets something on. Marchisio goes for the header but he can't get enough on it to trouble Cech.

  • 2'

    A long ball from the back tries to search out the run of Oscar but Buffon collects it.

  • 1'

    Chelsea passing it around nicely at the moment. It looks like Hazard is playing up top.

  • 1'

    And we're off...

  •  

    The players are coming out of the tunnel. We are moments away from kick-off.

  •  

    Mirko Vucinic passes a late fitness test for Juventus, while Andrea Pirlo returns from suspension.

  •  

    So Roberto Di Matteo has finally had enough of Torres. Looks like Eden Hazard will be up front, with Cesar Azpilicueta playing in midfield to help out Chelsea's defence. Ashley Cole returns from injury.

  •  

    Chelsea subs: Turnbull, Bertrand, Romeu, Marin, Torres, Piazon, Moses.

  •  

    Juventus subs: Storari, Caceres, Pogba, Pepe, Giaccherini, Giovinco, Matri.

  •  

    Chelsea XI: Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Cole; Mikel, Ramires; Azpilicueta, Oscar, Mata; Hazard.

  •  

    Juventus XI: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Quagliarella, Vucinic.

  •  

    Join me back here for full commentary at 1945GMT, while I will have the team news when it arrives.

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    Oscar with the first of his two excellent strikes.

  •  

    The last meeting between the two sides saw Juventus claw back a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2. Let's hope we are in store for something similar tonight.

  •  

    A win for Chelsea and they will be safely through to the knockout stages, while a draw will be a good result with just Nordsjaelland left to play afterwards. Juventus will be playing for the win and three points would put them well and truly in the driving seat for qualification going into their final game with Shakhtar Donetsk.

  •  

    Hello and welcome to tonight's clash between Juventus and Chelsea, which promises to be a thrilling encounter.

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Goal Shot Video
  •  
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Juventus

  • 25(13)

  • 14

  • 20

  • 48%

    52%

  • Chelsea

  • 11(2)

  • 18

  • 9

Chelsea

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Petr Cech

D

2 Branislav Ivanovic

D

3 Ashley Cole

D

4 David Luiz

D

24 Gary Cahill

M

7 Ramires

M

10 Juan Mata

M

12 John Obi Mikel
F
9 Fernando Torres

M

28 César Azpilicueta
M
13 Victor Moses

F

11 Oscar

F

17 Eden Hazard
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
G 22 Ross Turnbull
D 34 Ryan Bertrand
M 6 Oriol Romeu
M 13 Victor Moses
M 21 Marko Marin
M 35 Lucas Piazon
F 9 Fernando Torres

Match Stats

  • Juventus
  • Chelsea
25(13) Shots (on goal) 11(2)
20 Fouls 9
10 Corner kicks 5
3 Offsides 0
48% Time of Possession 52%
3 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 10
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