The Juventus by Andrea Pirlo wins 3-2 against Sergio Conceincao’s Porto but this result is not enough and given the 2-1 of the first leg he comes out badly from the Champions League. The match at the Stadium was hard, intense, full of emotions and scoring chances but in the end, after almost 140 minutes of play, the Portuguese are celebrating. Yet after going under in the score Juventus had recovered thanks to a great Federico Chiesa who with a sumptuous brace had effectively “canceled” the goal of the advantage signed on a penalty by Sergio Oliveira.
The Porto he also played for 75 ‘in ten men for the expulsion of Taremi but despite this Juventus did not manage to take advantage of it with Sergio Oliveira who actually scored the qualifying goal, from a free kick, in the 115th minute. Rabiot then made the game sparkling up to the 124th minute thanks to the 3-2 header goal in the 117th minute but the bianconeri lost the qualification in the first leg and with a first half given to Conceincao’s team that so deserved the qualification considering the more than 230 minutes played between the round trip.
Once again in the shade CR7 who never managed to create the right opportunity to strike and even once failed a great chance to head from a few steps, at minute 78 ‘on 2-1 for the bianconeri. The Portuguese, moreover, is also “guilty” on the free kick that gave the 2-2 to Porto as he jumped and turned guilty from side to side, deceiving Szczesny. Bad elimination for Juventus who now have only the championship they have to win in order not to close a season that started with very different expectations in an almost bankruptcy way.
The match report
Juventus starts strong and after only 3 minutes they already have the first chance to take the lead. Cuadrado crosses for Morata that crushes her head: Marchesin’s miracle. Porto, however, immediately responds to the bianconeri with Marega launched in depth on Bonucci’s error: Szczesny good at closing him on the bottom. After a minute, however, in the 7th minute, Zaidu serves Uribe who kicks in the goal, saves Szczesny and on the rejected again Uribe jumps with his head and hits the crossbar.
At 17 ‘here is the episode that changes the game: Marega puts her in the middle for Taremi who takes a position in the penalty area on Demiral who intervenes in an imprudent way and for Kuipers it is rigor. From the spot Sergio Oliveira makes Szczesny dry. Porto dominate with Otavio and Corona committing the Juventus goalkeeper to two saves between 24 ‘and 25’. Morata devours the draw in the 30th minute with Marchesin closing him in a corner. In the final, Oliveira still commits Szczesny to the parade on the ground with a nice powerful right-footed shot.
In the second half, Juventus immediately reopened it with a beautiful goal by Church who at 49 ‘kicks her around at the crossroads after a good connection by CR7 in the penalty area. Ramsey hits her with his head in the 52nd minute but the Welshman’s conclusion is too central. At 54 ‘Taremi is naive and at a standstill he pushes the ball away: the Iranian who has already been booked goes prematurely in the shower expelled by Kuipers. At 57 ‘Chiesa escapes to Corona, Marchesin jumps but then fails to score from less than a meter due to a great intervention by Pepe who forces him to kick unbalanced with the former viola hitting the post.
CR7 iFor the first time, Marchesin with a head on the development of a corner kick in the 62nd minute and a few seconds later Chiesa equalized it with a nice header from a cross with a kiss from Cuadrado. Rabiot in the 69th minute warms his hands to Marchesin who relaxes and responds present. CR7, not at all in the evening, trashes an excellent opportunity in the 78th minute, putting a ball out of his head that is not from him.
Chiesa is unstoppable in the 82nd minute, goes fast in depth, jumps Corona but on his way finds an excellent Marchesin who rejects with Morata who then tries a volley but does not find the ball. Sarr engages from a distance Szczesny at 82 ‘and 85’ Marega scares Szczesny with a great play in the strait but with the conclusion that hisses from the right of the Polish Juventus goalkeeper. Morata scored in the 91st minute but the goal was canceled for offside and in the 93rd minute Cuadrado left with a nice shot hit the intersection of the poles and therefore we went to extra time.
In the first extra time Juventus tries but is always blocked by the Porto defense and in the 99th minute the great opportunity falls on Marega’s head who does not give power and devours the 2-2. In the second half Juventus still pushes on the accelerator but in the 110th minute it is Porto that frightens the bianconeri with a dangerous foray into the Diaz area with Cuadrado risking a penalty but for Kuipers everything is regular. In the 115th minute, however, Porto plays the joke on Juventus with Sergio Oliveira that from over 25 meters Szczesny hole on a free kick thus decreeing the 2-2. In the 117th minute, however, Rabiot reopens it with a sumptuous header on an assist from Bernardeschi. In the 120th minute Juventus claims a penalty for a foul on de Ligt but in reality there is no foul.
The match report
Juventus: Szczesny, Cuadrado, Bonucci (75 ‘De Ligt), Demiral, Alex Sandro, Ramsey (75’ McKennie), Rabiot, Arthur (102 ‘Kulusevski), Chiesa (102’ Bernardeschi), Cristiano Ronaldo, Morata
Porto: Marchesin; Manafá, Mbemba, Pepe, Zaidu (71 ‘Diaz); Corona (118 ‘Diogo Leite), Sergio Oliveira, Uribe (90’ Grujic), Otavio (62 ‘Sarr); Marega (106 ‘Toni Martinez), Taremi.
Networks: 19 ‘and 115’ Sergio Oliveira (P), 49 ‘and 63 Chiesa (J), 117’ Rabiot (J)
Taremi sent off in the 54th minute for a double yellow card
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