Chelsea ended their reigning champions with a 1-0 defeat by Juventus

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Chelsea ended their reigning champions with a 1-0 defeat by Juventus following Federico Chiesa’s goal in the Champions League.

Football Uefa Champions League Group H

Juventus (Italy) 1

Chelsea (England) 0

Stadium: Allianz Stadium

Juventus are without Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala injured, and the attacker opted for Juan Cuadrado, Federico Bernardeschi and Federico Chiesa alongside Chelsea. Z is missing N’Golo Kante, who has contracted coronavirus, the attack line is led by Romelu Lukaku. 

Then Chelsea had the opportunity to say hello in the third minute when Jorginho headed for Mateo Kovacic to fire from just outside the penalty area. but the ball doesn’t fit into the frame 

Chelsea had another chance five minutes later as Marcos Alonso opened the ball for Romelu Lukaku to fire from the left in the box, but Wojciech Szczesny saved the hosts. 

In the 20th minute, Juventus were almost in the lead when Mateo Kovacic lost the ball in the middle of the field, Federico Chiesa snatched it up to the right before breaking into the penalty area and firing at full length from the right. But the ball flew past the post a little farther.

Juventus found another opportunity in the 31st minute. Adrien Rabiot got the ball on the left side before cutting in and shining right from the front of the penalty area. The ball didn’t go very close to the triangle.

At the end of the first half, Zebra got a free-kick from the kill range. Bernardeschi spun at full strength, but hit the wall so hard, finishing the first 45 minutes, still unable to do anything. 

Chelsea ended their reigning champions

The second half started only 11 seconds, Zebra broke through the goal that Chelsea didn’t catch up. Bernadeschi sent the ball into the penalty area for Chiesa Speed ​​to follow with a left hand through Eduard Mendy. Absolutely, Antonio Rudiger caught up with the block in time.

Juventus should have added the most in the 63rd minute. Cuadrado bounced the ball for Bernardeschi, but the ball fell out of the box, unfortunately.

Chelsea should have equalized in the 82nd minute, Ross Barkley passed the ball to Lukaku, turning from the left in the box. But the ball over the crossbar is disappointing. 

Then Chelsea couldn’t get a goal to equalize. Ending the game as Juventus opened the nest to win 1-0.

List of players for both teams

Juventus: Wojciech Szczesny; Juan Cuadrado, Leonardo Bonucci, Matthijs de Ligt, Alex Sandro; Rodrygo Bentango. Manuel Locatelli, Adrien Rabiot – Juan Cuadrado, Federico Bernardeschi, Federico Chiesa

Chelsea: Eduard Mendy; Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger; Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho. , Mateo Kovacic, Marcos Alonso – Kai Havertz, Hakeem Ziyech – Romelu Lukaku

Referee: Jesus Kil Manzano (Spain).