Juventus F.C. vs FC Porto

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UEFA Champions League

Round of 16, Second-leg

March 14th

Juventus Stadium, Turin, Italy


Aggregate: (3-0)

39′ M. Pereira Sent off

41′ Dybala (P)

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FT: The result means that Juventus progressed into the Quarter-finals of the competition for the tenth time whilst Porto exited the competition.

FT: Porto created a number of good chances in the second-half and should have at least found the net once. First Soares had a great chance after dispossessing Benatia but he fired just wide before substitute Jota chipped the ball into the side-netting when played through on-goal. Then Jota surged forward before firing a deflected effort that produced a straightforward save from Buffon.

FT: The hosts had a number of opportunities to extend their lead. First Casillas was forced into a fine save from after D. Pereira miscued a headed-clearance goalwards from an Alves cross before substitute Pjaca fired an effort just wide after a nice flick-on from Mandžukić. Higuaín then fired an effort just wide after turning his man, but the damage was already inflicted in the first-leg and more importantly when M. Pereira was sent off in the first-half.

FT: So Juventus progress into the Quarter-finals.

90’+3′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the second-leg to an end.

90’+2′ André wins a freekick after a cynical foul from Rincón.

90′ Play resumes.

90′ Slight delay in the match as Marchisio and D. Pereira are both down with an injury.

90′ D. Pereira wins a freekick.

90′ There will be three additional minutes.

88′ Chance!! Jota surges forward before firing an effort from-range that deflects into the grateful arms of Buffon.

88′ Alves is penalised for a foul on Soares.

87′ Felipe tries to catch Buffon off his line with an audacious effort that goes harmlessly wide from-range.

81′ Chance!! Ótavio finds Jota, who tries to chip Buffon from a tight-angle but he miscues his effort wide into the side-netting.

79′ Higuaín is caught offside.

77′ Final Juventus change sees Dybala replaced by Tomás Rincón.

77′ Marchisio is penalised for a foul on André.

74′ The corner is cleared.

74′ Felipe concedes a corner.

70′ Mandžukić wins a freekick after a foul from Marcano.

69′ Final Porto change sees Ótavio replace Torres.

68′ Dybala meets a Sandro cross but can only volley the ball harmlessly wide.

67′ Pjaca is penalised for a foul on Jota.

66′ Second Porto change sees Diogo Jota replace Brahimi.

65′ Close!! Higuaín turn his man before firing an effort just wide of the far-post.

62′ Play resumes.

61′ Slight delay in the match as D. Pereira is down with an injury and is receiving treatment.

60′ Higuaín wins a freekick.

59′ Second Juventus change sees Benatia replaced by Andrea Barzagli.

59′ Close!! Pjaca controls a wonderful back-heeled flick by Mandžukić before firing an effort just wide.

57′ André is penalised for a foul.

51′ André fires an effort harmlessly off-target on the volley.

49′ André wins a freekick.

48′ Chance!! Soares dispossesses Benatia and has just Buffon to beat but he fires the ball inches wide of the far-post.

48′ Close!! D. Pereira miscues a headed clearance goalwards from a dangerous Alves cross and Casillas is forced into a fine save with the keeper palming the ball away.

45′ Juventus get the second-half underway.

45′ During the interval both sides make changes with Silva replaced by Willy Boly for Porto and Marko Pjaca replacing Cuadrado for Juventus.

HT: So will Juventus extend their lead or will Porto produce the impossible and score three goals to progress into the Quarter-finals? Join us again for the second-half.

HT: The visitors did well to stay in the contest up until the 39th minute. They got into some promising positions but haven’t been able to properly test Buffon, with a Soares effort from-range, which produced a comfortable save from Buffon, the closest they have come. The visitors will need to dig deep after being reduced to ten-men for the second consecutive game against Juventus. They will need to try and create as many chances as they can in the second-half albeit with ten-men. They will need to provide Soares and Silva with better service if they are to find goals but even that will be a very difficult task against a well-drilled Juventus side, who don’t look like giving them a look-in.

HT: The hosts started well and created a number of good chances. First Dybala fired an effort over the bar from a tight-angle before firing an effort just wide from-range. Mandžukić then went close with a header that Casillas saved after a teasing delivery from Cuadrado before Dybala sliced an effort wide on the stretch. Mandžukić then went close when his flicked-header from a corner drifted just wide before Cuadrado fired just over the bar after Dybala scored from the penalty-spot.

HT: So Juventus lead on the night and by three goals on aggregate.

45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.

45′ There will be one additional minute.

45′ Close!! The corner is taken short before Alves picks-out Cuadrado, who controls the ball on his chest before firing the ball just over the bar.

43′ Felipe concedes a corner.

41′ Goal!! Dybala sends Casillas the wrong way to put Juventus ahead and all but put the tie to bed.

39′ Dismissal!! Pereira is sent off for his deliberate handball that blocked a certain goal.

39′ Penalty!! The delivery is met by Sandro with a header that Casillas palms away into the path of Higuaín, whose follow-up is blocked by Maxi Pereira with the arm and the referee points to the spot.

39′ The delivery is met by Benatia, whose header is deflected behind by Marcano.

38′ Silva is penalised for a foul on Sandro.

37′ Close!! Dybala’s delivery is flicked just wide by Mandžukić with a header.

36′ Dybala wins a corner.

35′ André is booked for a foul on Higuaín.

33′ Marcano makes a vital interception by clearing a dangerous cross from Dybala towards Mandžukić.

30′ Layún is booked for a cynical foul on Cuadrado.

29′ Layún’s delivery is cleared.

28′ André fires an effort that deflects behind for a corner.

27′ Chance!! Higuaín sends in dangerous cross towards Dybala, but the winger cannot make the right contact on the ball and his effort is sliced wide.

24′ Brahimi wins a freekick.

23′ Close!! A teasing delivery from Alves almost finds Higuaín but Felipe clears the danger after Casillas was almost caught in no man’s land.

22′ Chance!! Cuadrado sends in a teasing delivery that Mandžukić meets with a header but his effort is straight at Casillas, who makes a good save.

21′ André is penalised for a foul on Dybala.

17′ Silva wins a freekick after a late challenge by Alves.

15′ Layún is penalised for a foul on Cuadrado.

12′ Brahimi’s delivery is cleared.

11′ Cuadrado is booked for a poor challenge on Layún and concedes a freekick in a dangerous position.

9′ Close!! Soares curls an effort at goal from-range that Buffon saves comfortably.

9′ A Brahimi cross just evades the outstretched foot of Soares.

7′ Mandžukić wins a freekick after a foul from Felipe.

5′ Close!! Dybala latches onto Mandžukić’s headed-pass to fire an effort just wide of the target from-range.

5′ Cuadrado wins a freekick.

5′ Play resumes.

4′ The ball is put out of play as Soares is down with an injury after a challenge from Benatia.

2′ Dybala races onto a loose ball before firing an effort harmlessly over the bar from a tight-angle although he had better options.

1′ An Alves cross is met by Higuaín but he heads the ball harmlessly wide.

0′ Porto get the game underway.

Team news:

Juventus F.C.: Gianluigi Buffon (GK), Alex Sandro, Leonardo Bonucci, Medhi Benatia, Dani Alves, Claudio Marchisio, Sami Khedira, Mario Mandžukić, Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado, Gonzalo Higuaín

FC Porto: Iker Casillas (GK), Miguel Layún, Iván Marcano, Felipe, Maxi Pereira, Yacine Brahimi, André André, Danilo Pereira, Óliver Torres, Tiquinho Soares, André Silva


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