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- 1st Half
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- GoalDejan KulusevskiJuventus
GOAL!!!! Kulusevski! Finally! Bonucci switched the ball brilliantly to de Sciglio, and the Swede glanes it back across the goalkeeper for 1-0.
- OffRodrigo BentancurJuventus
- OnAaron RamseyJuventus
Aaron Ramsey replaces Bentancur.
Weston McKennie is down after a collision with Claudinho. The Brazilian needs some treatment, too.
Kuzyaev does well to fight his way through, but he can't find Azmoun who's peeled off de Ligt into the channel.
Cuadrado's inswinging cross evades the head of Kulusevski.
Rakitskiy clears well.
Corner, Juve. Won by Chiesa.
- OffÁlvaro MorataJuventus
- OnMoise KeanJuventus
Moise Kean replaces Morata.
McKennie sneaks into the area and meets the cross with his head! Just wide.
- OffMalcomFC Zenit
- OnDaler KuzyaevFC Zenit
Zenit substitution: Malcom is replaced by Kuzyaev.
Malcom is down, awaiting treatment.
Sutomin's cross is dealt with well by Bonucci.
The set piece has come out to Claudinho! Well blocked, and here's the break... but Kulusevski commits a foul.
Malcom bursts past Arthur... Azmoun wins the corner off de Ligt.
Cuadrado sneaks in behind from the ball over the top from Arthur... but he can't stretch enough to turn it goalwards.
Rakitskiy hits the free kick into the wall.
- OffArtem DzyubaFC Zenit
- OnSardar AzmounFC Zenit
Azmoun is on as well.
- OffVyacheslav KaravaevFC Zenit
- OnAleksei SutorminFC Zenit
Sutormin replaces Karavaev.
- Yellow cardArthurJuventus
Malcom felled by Arthur on the edge, earning the sub an early yellow.
- OffManuel LocatelliJuventus
Arthur replaces Locatelli.
- OffFederico BernardeschiJuventus
- OnDejan KulusevskiJuventus
Kulusevski replaces Bernadeschi.
- OffAlex SandroJuventus
- OnJuan CuadradoJuventus
Alex Sandro is replaced by Juan Cuadrado, with de Sciglio going to left-back.
Claudinho... neat play... tries to bend one, nothing doing.
Bernadeschi twisting and turning, but his cross again is poor.
Bernadeschi's clipped ball is dealt with well by the goalkeeper.
Claudinho... Alex Sandro missed it... Malcom... looks for his compatriot again! Good covering block from de Ligt.
What a pass from Morata over the top looking for McKennie, but good keeping from Krisyuk.
Chiesa wins the throw off Karavaev deep in Zenit territory.
Bonucci sweeps a ball out to Bentancur on the left, and the Uruguayan swings in a cross that is dealt with by Lovren.
Barrios has stayed down after a rough challenge with Locatelli and receives treatement.
- Yellow cardVyacheslav KaravaevFC Zenit
An early booking for Karavaev for his sliding challenge on Chiesa.
- 2nd Half
We're back underway.
The players are back out, we're ready to go again.
- End of 1st Half
There's half time. Not much to reflect on. Back in 15.
The ball won't fall for Locatelli in the box, will it come for Chiesa... no! Won well by Christyakov.
Corner met by Christyakov! Held by Szceszny.
Corner, Zenit. Won by Karavaev after a wonderful diagonal from Rakitskiy.
Still no real urgency to create from either side. Juve are controlling the tempo, but they're not really doing anything with it. Still 0-0.
de Sciglio... deep cross to the far post,.. Chiesa kills the ball beautifully, cutting inside and curling one wide.
Chiesa... gets the one-two back from Sandro... he shapes to shoot first time, and then the second time from range! High and wide.
de Sciglio fouls Douglas Santos on the Zenit left.
Bernadeschi's ball is cleared by Dzyuba... Chiesa's second cross is swiped at by Alex Sandro, but Claudinho goes down off the ball and the momentum is stopped by a free kick.
Corner, Juventus. Won by Morata off Rakitskiy.
Still no real chances for either side here; neither goalkeeper has had to make a sufficient save yet, barring Claudinho's early effort.
Nothing comes of it, as Lovren clears. Here's a McKennie long throw... but they've been forced all the way back to Szceszny.
Chiesa's deep delivery towards de Ligt is dealt with well by Douglas Santos, corner.
- Yellow cardWílmar BarriosFC Zenit
Wilmar Barrios is late on Sandro and is inevitably booked.
Karavaev gets forward well... squeezing the cross through Sandro, but de Ligt sweeps up and sends the ball behind for the corner, which is ultimately cleared by Morata.
Cleared by Lovren... and Zenit can play out...
Chiesa... good feet.. gets the shot off... blocked by Lovren, corner.
Locatelli... an interesting idea with a floated ball into the box for McKennie who bends his run and looks to flick the ball beyond the onrushing keeper... but Krisyuk does well to punch.
Bernadeschi charges down Rakitskiy's clearance high up the pitch, but can only concede the goal kick.
Locatelli will look to scoop this in from distance... it's a poor delivery and Dzyuba clears.
de Sciglio is caught late by Santos, free kick Juve.
Locatelli's cross from deep can only sail high and wide... Bernadeschi gives chase but can't keep it in.
CLOSE! Bernadeschi slips... it comes to Malcom, who feeds Claudinho from range! Szceszny makes the save. First real sighting of goal for either side.
A lovely raking pass forward from Bonucci, seeking out de Sciglio, but he can't quite produce as he stretches to keep it in.
Fair to say this opening quarter of an hour hasn't been the most eye-catching. 0-0 still, neither side with a clear-cut chance as of yet.
Chiesa with his first chance to run at Karavaev, but he decides against it, instead wasting the opportunity with a poor early cross that's easily gathered by the goalkeeper.
Malcom again, the ball has broken kindly for him... but he can't thread the ball into the area for Dzyuba and de Ligt clears.
Malcom felled by Morata, free kick.
Malcom.. great control on the half-turn... looks to play off Dzyuba, but the Russian can't gather the ball and Juve play out.
Bernadeschi over it with the left foot, flicked behind to safety by Rakitskiy.
Good building of pressure from Juve. It results in Sandro firing the ball into Chiesa, who drifted infield, but the winger's touch let him down. Elsewhere, Morata's attempted one-two with Chiesa results in a free-kick for the visitors in a promising area.
It's Chiesa on the left and Bernadeschi off the right for the visitors, but expect them to rotate and alternate flanks throughout.
de Sciglio wins a throw deep in his own half.
More of a 3-4-3 for Zenit this evening. Rakitskiy has slotted into the defensive trio, with Douglas Santos the left wing-back. Wendel and Barrios hold the midfield as a pair.
Claudinho over it, short for Santos...but it's not worked out and Juve can play out... Morata, Bernadeschi... slowing it down, and switching it through de Ligt to Alex Sandro.
Throw, Zenit, deep in Juve half, Douglas Santos winning the corner.
Immediately we see Juve's 4-3-3 shape: Locatelli is holding the base, with McKennie and Bentancur ahead of him.
Out come the teams... here's the anthem...
10 minutes to go, can Juve keep their 100% record going at the top of Group H?
15 minutes to kick off.
Some pre-match good news for Juve fans.
Juventus: Szceszny, de Sciglio, Bonucci, de Ligt, Sandro, Mckennie, Locatelli, Bentancur, Chiesa, Morata, Bernadeschi.
Zenit: Krisyuk, Karavaev, Chistyakov, Lovren, Rakitskiy, Sanots, Barrios, Wendel, Malcom, Dzyuba, Claudinho.
For those that missed them, here are the team line-ups once more...
Alvaro Morata will be a little more complete than Dzyuba for Juve: he won't just have his back to goal, he'll look to spin in behind Chistyakov and Lovren exposing their lack of pace, and Chiesa and Bernadeschi will seek to do the same in the space behind centre-half and full-back. It's up to Karavaev and Rakitskiy to hold their positions and not allow either Italian wide man to exploit those areas and reap havoc.
Artem Dzyuba up top means that the hosts have a real powerful focal force to pin both de Ligt and Bonucci, and the Russians will seek to bounce the ball off him for the slighter Brazilian wingers Malcom and Claudinho to move inside and create on their stronger feet. Locatelli will offer the creativity from midfield for Juve, with a more workhorse-like duo of Bentancur and McKennie marshallng the South American trio for Zenit: Douglas Santos and Wendel in particular, with Barrios in the middle more a defensive destroyer.
Now's a good time to discuss tonight's key battles, don't you think?
For the Italians, it's also a 4-3-3. Wojciech Szczesny is shielded by a back four of Mattia de Sciglio on the right, Leonardo Bonucci and Matthias de Ligt in the centre, and Alex Sandro off the left. In midfield, Manuel Locatelli could well be the six, although that is likely to rotate between his two team-mates Rodrigo Bentancur and Weston McKennie, who both have experience as the single pivot. Up top, the front three picks itself: Federico Bernadeschi, Alvaro Morata and Federico Chiesa, with the Spaniard the focal spearhead in the centre.
For the home side, it's what seems to resemble a 4-3-3. Stan Kritsyuk is protected by a back four of Vyacheslav Karavaev, Dmitri Chistyakov, Dejan Lovren and Yaroslav Rakitskiy, with both full-backs instructed to hold their charge and not bomb forwards as eagerly as they would were they playing domestically. In the engine room, Wilmar Barrios is flanked by Wendel and Douglas Santos, with fellow Brazilian Malcom off the right. Artem Dzyuba will resume his target man duties as the lone nine, with Claudinho to the left of him.
Let's dissect these teams, shall we?
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