Juventus 1-0 Rosenborg: Italians set up Chelsea showdown in NextGen Series

The Bianconeri booked their place in the quarter-finals of the youth tournament with victory against the Norwegian outfit in a fiercely contested encounter on Thursday
Juventus booked their place in the quarter-finals of the NextGen series with a 1-0 win over Rosenborg on Thursday evening.

A solitary goal from Stefano Beltrame proved enough for the Bianconeri youngsters to edge past their Norwegian counterparts and set up a mouthwatering last-eight clash with Chelsea.

The visitors had most of the possession during the early exchanges in Italy, but Juve were content to let that happen in order to play on the counterattack.

And that tactic paid dividends on the half-hour mark, as Rosenborg defender Jonas Halstensen's mistake was pounced on by the clinical Beltrame who coolly rounded the goalkeeper before passing the ball into an empty net.

The visitors rallied in an attempt to draw level, with Daniel Bernsten striking the post from range before blazing over the bar soon after.

However, the Italians held on admirably in the face of an onslaught from Rosenborg to seal their passage into the next round.

Juventus will have to travel to London for their next tie.