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Key Events

90' + 4'
C. Marchisio
Assist
90' + 4'
M. Mandžukić
Goal
90' + 4'
Iborra
Yellow Card
87'
G. Chiellini
Juan Cuadrado
85'
L. Bonucci
Goal
83'
M. Kean
M. Pjanić
77'
M. Kranevitter
Mariano
73'
S. Sturaro
P. Evra
72'
Juan Cuadrado
Yellow Card
65'
P. Evra
Yellow Card
46'
Pablo Sarabia
L. Vietto
45' + 2'
C. Marchisio
Penalty Goal
42'
S. Khedira
Yellow Card
37'
G. Mercado
Yellow Card
36'
F. Vázquez
Yellow 2nd/RC
30'
F. Vázquez
Yellow Card
25'
M. Mandžukić
Yellow Card
9'
N. Pareja
Goal
2
1
3
4

Stats

Possession
% %
4
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 4
Total Passes 377 530

Commentary

Full-time at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Juventus come back from a goal down win 3-1 against 10-man Sevilla and secure qualification to the last-16 of the Champions League in the process. Pareja gave the hosts the lead in the first half but the game turned when Vazquez was sent off, and the Old Lady eventually took advantage to score three through a Marchisio penalty, a cracker from Bonucci, and a late goal from Mandzukic. Thanks for joining us, see you soon!
C. Marchisio
Assist
Juventus
90' + 4' A neat assist for Marchisio.
M. Mandžukić
Goal
Juventus
90' + 4' GOOOOAAAAAAALLLL FOR JUVENTUS! With Sevilla striving to get forward for the equaliser, Mandzukic easily breaks the offside trap to run in behind the defence before curling a lovely, low finish into the bottom right corner! Three-one! GAME OVER.
Iborra
Yellow Card
Sevilla
90' + 4' Iborra is booked.
90' + 1' FOUR minutes of added time have been allocated by the referee so that will give Sevilla one last ray of hope to try and grab the equaliser and subsequent qualification to the knockout stage. They are of course down to 10 men so they must be absolutely knackered!
89' The dymanic of the game has completely flipped around now as it is now Sevilla who are in desperate need for the goal as Juventus retreat back into deep defensive positions. Not exactly the easiest defence to try and breach in a couple of minutes, but the Rojiblancos will give it their all!
G. Chiellini
Juan Cuadrado
Juventus
87' Last substitution from the Italian champions and this one is certainly designed to see out this narrow lead before full-time. Veteran defender, Giorgio Chiellini is the man coming on and he will replace attacking player, Cuadrado.
L. Bonucci
Goal
Juventus
85' GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLL! GOOOAAAALLLL FOR JUVENTUS! A late potential winner for the Old Lady! A speculative cross is sent into the Sevilla box and Pareja manages to clear, but only as far as Bonucci who drills a perfectly-timed half-volley hurtling into the bottom right corner! A goal worth to win any match! Two-one!
M. Kean
M. Pjanić
Juventus
83' Another change from Allegri here and it is a great moment for 16-year-old Moise Kean, who enters the action to make his Champions League debute in favour of Pjanic.
81' With the Sevilla defence camped into defensive areas, Bonucci is awarded the freedom of the pitch to move into the final third. However, he lets the hosts off the hook by sending a desperately wayward and tired-looking pass to Cuadrado which is easily intercepted by Escudero, who expertly plays into space for N'Zonzi to run into.
79' There are definite signs of fatigue creeping into the ranks of Sevilla now and no wonder, they have been down to 10 men for quite a while now with Juve enjoying the majority of possession. The Rojiblancos have just over 10 minutes left to hold on and secore their place in the last-16.
M. Kranevitter
Mariano
Sevilla
77' Unfortunately for Sevilla it looks like Mariano has picked up a hamstring injury and will be unable to continue. Unclear at this time whether it is cramp or something more sinister, but either way he makes his way to the bench to be replaced by midfielder, Matias Kranevitter.
75' In the other match in Group H, Lyon have took the lead away to minnows, Dinamo Zagreb, which is the news which neither Sevilla or Juventus wanted to here. The Ligue 1 outfit are certainly not holding back in their pursuit of a knockout place, which means this may go down to Matchday Six!
S. Sturaro
P. Evra
Juventus
73' First change of the match from Max Allegri and it is a positive one which sees left-back, Evra, make way for central midfielder Stefano Sturaro. It will be interesting to see if Juve change their formation in any way, but at the moment it looks like Alex Sandro has moved to defence.
Juan Cuadrado
Yellow Card
Juventus
72' It is raining yellow cards in the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan tonight and this one had been coming for a while as Cuadrado is penalised. Again, the Colombian is guilty of leaving his arm in the face of an opponent, and although Escudero makes the most of it theatrically, he receives a booking.
69' A decent period of sustained possession for Juventus at the moment with Marchisio pulling the strings in the middle of midfield. However, there is very little penetration or guile to their control of the ball and it is making it rather easy for Sevilla to get men behind the ball to defend with stability.
67' Just about a third of the match remaining now and as time goes on we may begin to see a more pragmatic side to Sevilla. After all, the Rojiblancos can ensure progression to the knockout stage tonight with the draw, with the win giving them a guaranteed first position, so with a man disadvantage there is no need to take too much chances.
P. Evra
Yellow Card
Juventus
65' Another Juventus booking now and this ones comes to Evra. The former Manchester United man is actually unfortunate as there is no contact between himself and Mariano, with the Sevilla wing-back more riding the challenge than actually being struck by it.
64' Juventus have been really poor since the break which is very surprising considering they should have came flying out of the blocks due to their late first-half equaliser. They have actually acted rather passively which is playing straight into the hands of Sevilla, who are able to conserve their energy with just 10 men.
62' Pjanic collects the ball in the middle of the park and bursts in behind the opposition midfield to make his way into the final third. The Bosnian is awarded too much space and subsequently strikes on goal from around 25 yards out towards the bottom corner, but Sergio Rico manages to get to it at the second attempt to deny the rebound for Alex Sandro.
60' One minor positive which has came from Sampaoli's dismissal is that the Sevilla fans are all joining together for what would be well, the eleventh man on this occasion. They are making this a very, VERY intimidating atmosphere for the Juventus players and the referee, which is what they are there for after all!
58' Well, this isn't exactly a surprise as Sevilla see another person sent off, but it is not a player on this occasion, it is Sampaoli! The Chilean boss has been a ticking time bomb of rage since that awarded penalty before the break, and he has given the referee and the officials no choice but to send him to the stands after his dugout antics. There's passion and then there is setting a good example for the players.
56' You have to feel for the referee at the moment as due to the red card for Vazquez, the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan faithful, and Sampaoli too, are protesting absolutely every potential free-kick or foul opportunity for Sevilla. It can't be easy to officiate the game under these circumstances, but Mark Clattenberg is keeping the head for now.
54' The recently introduced Sarabia is tasked with a corner-kick down the right wing. He steps up to whip a teasing cross to the front post and Rami, who had previously shook off the attentions of Marchisio, bullets a header at goal, but unfortunately for the home side it is always going wide and Juve get the goal-kick.
52' We can probably expect the majority of the second period to be attack versus defence in favour of Juve due to their man advantage. However, with the way Sampaoli likes his sides to play it can sometimes feel like they have an extra player out there! How long can they keep up such a high tempo, though?
50' The players are the walking wounded out there at the moment as another player is down on the floor. The man is question on this occasion is Vitolo, but there was no real reason to stop the play as the Spain international received what could only be described as a brush to the back from Bonucci.
48' A small break in play at the moment as Alex Sandro is currently down injured after taking a sore one to the ankle off Mariano. There was nothing sinister in the altercation, though, and the Juventus man will be okay to continue.
Pablo Sarabia
L. Vietto
Sevilla
46' A change to report at the break and perhaps a surprising one from Sampaoli. Leaving the pitch is central striker, Vietto, and he will be replaced by Pablo Sarabia.
46' We are back under way in this Champions League Group H battle!
Half-time at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. It has been a superb game so far, full of incident, and we head into the break at 1-1 between Sevilla and Juventus. Nicolas Pareja gave the home side the lead with a lovely volley but the game took a turn as Franco Vazquez was sent off, giving Juve the ascendancy. Towards the end of the half, Gabriel Mercado gave away a penalty and it would be Claudio Marchisio to convert, just. An unmissable second half coming up!
C. Marchisio
Penalty Goal
Juventus
45' + 2' GOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLL TO JUVENTUS! Marchisio slightly fortuitously converts the penalty to the right-hand side as Sergio Rico gets a good hand to the attempt only to be unable to keep it out! One-one! GAME ON.
45' + 1' PENALTY TO JUVENTUS! Right on the stroke of half-time! Mercado is the man penalised as he pulls and shoves Bonucci to the floor inside the box during a Juventus corner-kick!
44' One person who has certainly not been at the races so far tonight is Pjanic. The former Roma attacking midfielder has been desperately quite, and his performance so far is summed up as he breaks down a promising looking attack for the visitors by sending an attempted pass to Cuadrado straight out of play.
S. Khedira
Yellow Card
Juventus
42' The yellow cards are coming thick and fast now and the latest guilty party is Khedira, who loses his discipline a bit as he hacks down a Sevilla defender on the edge of the home side's box. Not only is he now in the book, but the free-kick given takes the pressure completely off Sampaoli's side.
40' Before the red card, Vazquez was operating just slightly deeper than Vietto up top, so it will be interesting to see which of the Sevilla midfielders takes it upon themselves to go forward and support the Argentine. Vitolo is perhaps the best candidate, but the on-loan Atletico Madrid striker up top is at risk of becoming a bit isolated.
38' Juventus certainly have their tails up now and are hungry to gain that equaliser before the break so they can come flying out of the blocks after half-time. Sevilla, despite playing some excellent stuff in the first period, now find themselves holding on to a 1-0 lead with just under an hour left to play!
G. Mercado
Yellow Card
Sevilla
37' Yellow card Gabriel Iván Mercado
F. Vázquez
Yellow 2nd/RC
Sevilla
36' A potentially game changing moment now as Vazquez is shown is second yellow card within 10 minutes by the referee, and deservedly so. This time, despite only seeing yellow moments ago, he needlessly leaves a boot on the heel of Khedira even with the ball being away from the Juve midfielder. Very soft, but also very silly - Sampaoli will be furious!
34' SO UNLUCKY KHEDIRA! Cuadrado is involved in the action again, only this time in a much more positive manner. This time, the former Chelsea and Fiorentina man cleverly picks out a reverse cross to the edge of the box for his team-mate, but the resulting whipped strike on goal from the German goes JUST the wrong side of the post!
32' Escudero picks up possession to feet and flashes the ball to Vietto before looking for the return pass. However, it is intercepted and the Sevilla wing-back is caught out of position which allows Juventus to quickly break forward through Cuadrado, but the subsequent cross into the box is blocked behind for a corner.
F. Vázquez
Yellow Card
Sevilla
30' Another booking now as this begins to become very fiery out there on the pitch. Initially, Escudero claims he is elbowed in the face by Cuadrado which catalyses Vazquez losing the head to go over and take revenge on the Colombian with a very late tackle from behind. A melee ensues, but the referee handles it well.
28' A cracking encounter between Sevilla and Juventus so far as the Rojiblancos continue to prove themselves a European force, only this time in the Champions League rather than the Europa League. They will take some beating at home under Jorge Sampaoli this campaign.
26' The Juve defence again are caught all over the place at the back as Vazquez and Vietto attempt to link up near the byline. The latter very nearly gets on the end of a low ball towards the front post whilst lying on the deck, but a combination of Dani Alves and Rugani see Juventus clear.
M. Mandžukić
Yellow Card
Juventus
25' The first player to go into the book is Mandzukic for an all too common wayward arm in the face of an opponent.
23' Sevilla, this time, are caught on the ball in a dangerous are at the back which allows Mandzukic to intercept with plenty of team-mates committed forward. Marchisio eventually collects before bombing forward, but all the tempo is taken out of the attack as his pass to Cuadrado is blocked by Rami.
21' There is only one word to describe Sevilla's pressing at the moment, and that word is suffocating. Juventus are just being pounced upon so quickly whenever they receive the ball to feet that it is making it almost impossible to play out from the back with patient possession. A change of tactic required maybe?
19' Cuadrado has seen plenty of possession so far down the right flank but has been unable to deliver any kind of decent service into the box as of yet. The crosses are either flat or far too deep, and Mandzukic is beginning to display signs of frustration at the lack of quality for him to take advantage of.
17' INCHES OVER FROM ESCUDERO! Dani Alves is caught high up the pitch which allows the Sevilla man space to run in behind to latch on to a pass from Vietto. He eats up the grass before him and then lashes a left-footed strike towards the top corner, but it just doesn't quite dip in time to hit the target, much to Buffon's relief.
15' Juve are trying to play it out from the back but this is proving to be fairly dangerous against the Rojiblancos who are looking to sniff out any potential mistakes along the backline. Dani Alves and Rugani in particular have been targeted for high pressing from Vietto, Vazquez. and even N'Zonzi on occasion.
13' Sampaoli's charges are oozing confidence after that opening goal and seem content to frustrate Juve with some sustained possession of their own. Indeed, hand-in-hand with this comes the Italian side looking very uncharacteristically dodgy at the back, which can be attributed to the fact that Chiellini and Barzagli are missing.
11' Well, that was a bit of a sucker punch for Juve who would have actually been relatively happy with their performance up until the goal. As ever, though, Sevilla prove themselves to be extremely difficult to play against at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
N. Pareja
Goal
Sevilla
9' GOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLL! GOOOAAAALLLLL FOR SEVILLA! The hosts take the lead and in dramatic fashion! After a failed corner, another cross is whipped dangerously into the penalty area which Rugani manages to clear, but only as far as the edge of the box. Pareja latches on to the loose ball to fire a cracking volley low into the bottom corner past Buffon! A cracker! One-nil.
7' Juventus do have a number of key players missing this evening so a makeshift front three of Mandzukic, Alex Sandro, and Cuadrado has been deployed. The absences of Paolo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain are sure to be felt, but they do have Giorgio Chiellini back on the bench after recovering from injury.
5' Despite that venture forward from Vazquez, Juventus have started the match fairly positively here and it has been Sevilla who have been camped inside their own half in the opening minutes. All the build-up play from the visitors has been neat and tidy, but not a lot of penetration as of yet.
3' Vazquez collects the ball in his favourite position between the opposition defence and midfield and turns sharply before driving towards goal. He finds the feet of Vietto who attermpts the return pass to his team-mate, but some typically solid defensive work from Bonucci sees Juve scramble the danger away.
1' We are under way at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan!
The players are making their way to the pitch and we are almost ready for the Champions League theme!
Juve subs: Neto, Chiellini, Hernanes, Lemina, Asamoah, Sturaro, Moise Kean.
Juventus (4-3-3): Buffon; Dani Alves, Bonucci, Rugani, Evra; Khedira, Marchisio, Pjanic; Cuadrado, Mandzukic, Alex Sandro.
Sevilla subs: Sirigu, Kranevitter, Carrico, Ben Yedder, Kiyotake, Sarabia, Ganso.
Sevilla (3-5-2): Sergio Rico; Pareja, Rami, Mercado; Mariano, Iborra, N'Zonzi, Vitolo, Escudero; Vietto, Vazquez.
TEAM NEWS...
The fixture tonight presents Juve with the opportunity to gain some revenge on the Liga outfit, as around this time last year again the two sides faced each other in the Group Stage. Sevilla won that clash 1-0 at home with Fernando Llorente grabbing the only goal of the game, and the result meant Allegri's men had to settle for second in the group behind Manchester City. The Italian side would go on to be knocked out by Bayern Munich in the last-16.
The last time Sevilla faced Juventus was in the opening match of the group back in September. On that occasion at the Juventus Stadium, despite the home side's best efforts, Sampaoli's charges left for Spain with a very commendable 0-0 draw and point away from home. A similar result tonight and they are through, while Massimiliano Allegri and his side need the win to progress.
The Old Lady, meanwhile, are predictably situated top of the Serie A in domestic action, but have stuttered in the Champions League so far and although unbeaten, have won just two games, resulting in a two-point deficit to the leaders – their opponents tonight.
Under the tutelage of recently-appointed head coach, Jorge Sampaoli, the Rojiblancos have made a flying opening to the campaign and are currently situated third in La Liga with only Barcelona and Real Madrid higher up. However, even more impressive is the fact that after four fixtures they are top of Group H in Europe's premier club competition, ahead of Juve no less, and only require a point tonight in order to qualify for the knockout stage.
Good evening football fans! Welcome to LIVE coverage of the UEFA Champions League Group H encounter between Sevilla and Juventus from the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
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