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Lightning strike Chiesa leads Juventus to victory




Juventus have won their second match in the Champions League groupstages against Chelsea. A quick goal at the start of the second half by Federico Chiesa was enough to keep the three points in Turin. Max Statman gives you a quick breakdown and player ratings.

Juventus’s gameplan became clear very quickly. They let Chelsea have possesion and were waiting for counter opportunities. Those opportunities came. The biggest one was when Chiesa intercepted a sloppy pass and came face to face with Mendy, but his shot just went wide. Chiesa created another chance when he dribbled past a couple Chelsea players and gave the ball to Cuadrado. The Colombian was fouled before he could fire a shot on target. Bernardeschi’s free kick that followed hit the wall. During the first half, Chelsea had the ball, but the Bianconeri had the biggest chances.


10 seconds

The second half couldn’t have started better for Juventus. After 10 seconds, Bernardeschi put Chiesa in front of goal. Chiesa left Chelsea goalkeeper Mendy chanceless with a lightning strike. Chelsea’s pressure grew after Juve took the lead, but they were unable to break down the Italian defence. Bernardeschi even got the chance to double Juve’s lead, but his shot from very close to goal went over the bar. In the last part of the match Juventus tried to defend their lead. Lukaku got his first big chance of the match, but he headed the ball wide. Chelsea’s biggest chance of the evening also was for Lukaku. He faced Szczęsny after undoing himself from Bonucci for the first time during the match, but missed.

Player ratings

Szczęsny 6;

Danilo 6.5, Bonucci 7.5, De Ligt 7, Alex Sandro 6;

Rabiot 6, Bentancur 6, Locatelli 7, Cuadrado 7;

Bernardeschi 7, Chiesa 8.5;

Substitutes: Chiellini -, Kean 6, Kulusevski 6, McKennie 6


Jurre van Wanrooij is a writer and lead match analyst for Max Statman. He was born and raised in The Netherlands, where he still lives. He is studying journalism and that’s why he joined Max Statman, so that he could develop his writing. Apart from Juventus, he also support PSV Eindhoven, the club closest to his home. The goal is to give you guys the best information about Juventus in English and be as reliable as possible.