Juventus vs Dynamo Kiev : Post match report.

The Bianconeri had already qualified for the Round of 16, although first place was still potentially up for grabs from Barcelona. Giorgio Chiellini and Gigi Buffon were out injured, with Danilo, Juan Cuadrado and Paulo Dybala rested, but Leonardo Bonucci returned.

This game was historic, as it is the first in the Champions League with a female referee, French official Stephanie Frappart.

Federico Chiesa’s snapshot was deflected wide and a series of corners created dangerous situations, but the deadlock was finally broken on 21 minutes. Alvaro Morata sprung the offside trap and Alex Sandro whipped in the cross from the left for a rare Chiesa header from seven yards.


Cristiano Ronaldo was unlucky not to double Juve’s lead, as his screamer almost cracked the crossbar from 10 yards on another Alex Sandro assist.


Wojciech Szczesny had to come flying off his line, using his body as a shield on Tsygankov after a smart chested down pass.

Szczesny got down well again after the restart to palm away a Tsygankov cross-shot that went past everyone, while Ronaldo’s ferocious strike was pushed out from under the bar.

Juventus doubled their lead with an historic goal, the 750th in Cristiano Ronaldo’s career. It was certainly not one of his best, because Chiesa flew down the right, rolled across, the goalkeeper parried it on to Morata’s shin from point-blank range and Ronaldo tapped in the loose ball undisturbed.


Morata got his own goal soon after, a delicate first touch to commit the defender, leaving a gap to fire home from 12 yards. It was yet another Chiesa assist from his run down the right.


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