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88'
Cristiano Ronaldo
P. Dybala
3 - 0
61'
F. Bernardeschi
Goal
2 - 0
55'
J. Cuadrado
Yellow Card
19'
C. Aránguiz
Yellow Card
17'
G. Higuaín
Goal
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
45% 54%
2
8
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 0
Total Passes 528 625
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Juventus JUV Juventus 6 5 1 0 12 4 +8 16 W W W W W
2 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10 W L L W W
3 Bayer Leverkusen LEV Bayer Leverkusen 6 2 0 4 5 9 -4 6 L W W L L
4 Lokomotiv Moskva LOK Lokomotiv Moskva 6 1 0 5 4 11 -7 3 L L L L L

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8th Finals
UEFA Europa League

Commentary

That's all from us today folks, we hope you enjoyed the game!
Juventus are now level on points with Atletico Madrid at the top of Group D, who also won tonight. They face Lokomotiv Moscow in three weeks' time. However, before that they face Inter on Sunday, a battle between the top two in Serie A. Meanwhile. Leverkusen are bottom of the group, with two defeats from two games. They face Leipzig on Saturday in the Bundesliga.
Juventus get their first victory in Group D, a 3-0 success over Bayer Leverkusen, courtesy of goals from Higuain, Bernardeschi and Ronaldo. They led 1-0 at the break, after Higuain put them ahead after 17 minutes. Juve then dominated the second half, Bernardeschi doubling their lead early on, before Ronaldo had a couple of chances to extend their lead, but was denied by Hradecky. However, he finally got his goal late on to make it 3-0 and wrap up the victory.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: JUVENTUS 3-0 LEVERKUSEN
90' + 2' Juventus are just running down the clock now, keeping the ball well and Leverkusen are just chasing the ball around the pitch.
90' There will be a minimum of three minutes added time played.
P. Dybala
Assist
88' Dybala with a terrific ball through in-behind for Ronaldo, who made no mistakes with the finish.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Goal
88' GOOOAAALLL! Ronaldo makes it three, Juventus lead 3-0! Lovely pass in-behind by Dybala, through the legs of the defender and straight into the path of Ronaldo, who races through on goal and fires the ball through the legs of Hradecky and into the back of the net. That's the game wrapped up now.
87' Good strike! Dybala cuts inside from the right wing, but he fires the ball too close to Hradecky, who makes a comfortable save.
85' Juventus are winless in their last four matches versus German teams in the Champions League (D3 L1), their joint-longest such run in the competition alongside October 2000 and April 2013. They look set to change that tonight.
P. Dybala
G. Higuaín
83' Final Juve substitution, with Higuain coming off the pitch and he has been replaced by Dybala.
82' Decent effort! Good leap in the box by Tah as a corner is lofted into the penalty area, but he heads the ball high over the crossbar.
D. Sinkgraven
C. Aránguiz
80' Third and final Leverkusen substitution, with Aranguiz coming off and he has been replaced by Daley.
79' Mistake by Szczesny! The keeper races off his line to try and meet a long ball over the top of the Juventus defence, but he mistimes it and Paulinho gets to it first and tries to lob the ball into the back of the net. However, there is just too much pace on the ball and it flies over the crossbar.
A. Ramsey
F. Bernardeschi
78' Juventus make their second substitution of the game, with Bernardeschi coming off and he has been replaced by Ramsey.
77' It doesn't look like Leverkusen are going to score here, they are struggling to create anything and Szczesny is still yet to make a save in the Juve goal.
75' CHANCE! Another opportunity for Ronaldo to score, but once again Hradecky makes a good save. Higuain races down the left and drills the ball across goal to Ronaldo, who was sprinting into the penalty area and he only had the keeper to beat, but he fires the ball straight at him.
R. Bentancur
S. Khedira
74' Juventus make their first change of the game, with Khedira coming off the pitch and he has been replaced by Bentancur.
72' 12 of the last 14 Champions League goals conceded by Juventus have been in the second half of matches, with eight of those coming in the final 20 minutes of matches.
70' ALMOST! A shocker from Hradecky and he almost hands Juventus a third goal! The Leverkusen keeper is played a straight-forward backpass, but he tries to do a quick turn and fool Khedira, but gets it all wrong and it almost dribbles over the line! He just manages to poke the ball clear in time.
Paulinho
L. Alario
68' Leverkusen have made their second substitution of the game, with Paulinho replacing Alario.
66' Good defending by Volland! The Leverkusen skipper has to get back and help out his defence, heading the ball over the crossbar to prevent Ronaldo from getting on the end of a good cross.
64' Juventus look much better now since doubling their lead, they are passing the ball around much quicker and Leverkusen are penned back inside their own half at the moment.
62' We had a slight delay to the restart of the game, with VAR just checking for offside, but the goal is fine and we're back under way.
F. Bernardeschi
Goal
61' GOOOAAALLL! Juventus double their lead, it's 2-0! Bernardeschi with a good finish to complete a good passage of play between Ronaldo and Higuain. They play a quick one-two down the right wing, with Higuain trying to find Ronaldo again in the box, but he misses it and the ball flies straight to Bernardeschi, who drills it past Hradecky and into the back of the net.
59' Ramsey and Dybala are both warming up on the sidelines for Juventus, who are playing much better now, but they will want to double their lead sooner rather than later.
57' SAVE! Ronaldo finally comes to life and has a chance to put Juventus 2-0 ahead! Cuadrado does brilliantly down the right wing, cutting inside onto his left and passing to Ronaldo, who had so much time and space to fire a shot at goal. However, Hradecky read exactly where he was going to put it and made an excellent save. He should've been doing better there.
J. Cuadrado
Yellow Card
55' Cuadrado is the first Juve player to be booked, after he dives into a challenge with Amiri and gets nowhere near the ball.
54' It's still Juventus who are dominating the game, the visitors still haven't seen much of the ball and Szczesny is yet to make a save.
52' Juventus have lost only one of their last 21 Champions League group stage matches at home (W12 D8 L1), losing 1-2 versus Manchester United last season. During this run, they have kept 13 clean sheets, while conceding more than once on just four occasions.
50' Over! Bernardeschi receives the ball off Ronaldo on the edge of the penalty area, after he was unable to work space for the shot himself. Bernardeschi then lashes the ball towards goal, but it flies high over the crossbar.
48' Decent effort! Leverkusen win an early corner, which is whipped deep into the box and Aranguiz volleys the ball into the ground towards goal, which appears to flick off Alex Sandro and fly just wide of the post. The visitors appeal for a penalty, but it came off the head of the Juventus defender.
46' The second half is under way!
N. Amiri
K. Demirbay
46' Leverkusen have made a substitution ahead of the second half, with Demirbay replaced by Amiri, after appearing to pick up a knock at the end of the first half.
The visitors are playing a very high defensive line and Juventus are trying to exploit that, with quick balls over the top. However, Ronaldo is yet to really be involved tonight, with Higuain being the biggest goal threat. Leverkusen need to improve after the break and push more players forward if they are to get back into the game.
Juventus lead 1-0 at the break, thanks to a fine finish from Higuain after 17 minutes. The hosts haven't really had to get out of third gear so far, they look comfortable without threatening too much themselves. The goal came after Higuain controlled the ball well on the edge of the box and fired it into the bottom left-hand corner, past the diving Hradecky. The striker went close later on, but this time the Leverkusen keeper was able to make a good save. The visitors are yet to test Szczesny in the Juve goal.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: JUVENTUS 1-0 LEVERKUSEN
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added time played.
43' Pjanic has been running the midfield for Juve so far tonight, he's the main creative threat for the hosts, feeding Higuain up top.
41' Ronaldo has scored 26 goals in 24 appearances against teams from Germany in the Champions League – no player has more against teams from a specific nation (Lionel Messi v English teams, also 26); this is his first appearance against Leverkusen in the competition.
39' CHANCE! Good opportunity for Juventus to double their lead, but Hradecky makes a good save. The ball falls perfectly to Higuain just inside the penalty area and he tries to curl the ball into the top corner, but he doesn't get enough on it and the Leverkusen keeper gets across well and pushes it away to safety.
38' There's just a few minutes to go on the clock now, will we see another goal before the break? Ronaldo hasn't had much of a look in for Juve so far tonight.
36' The crowd are trying to get the game going, but it's just not flowing at the moment. Despite being ahead, Juventus haven't really had to step up their game and Leverkusen don't look like scoring right now.
34' The pace of the game has dropped slightly in the last few minutes, with both teams struggling to keep the ball and test their opponents.
32' Stoppage in play here as Bernardeschi is down receiving some medical treatment, but he looks fine to continue.
30' Leverkusen look very vulnerable at the back with their high line, especially with the pace of the Juve attack. Higuain almost just broke through on goal, but he made his run too early and was caught offside.
28' Poor challenge by Alex Sandro, he gets a talking-to by the referee after a strong sliding tackle on Weiser. The left-back catches his opponent on the follow-through, but no yellow card is given.
26' Good block! Volland gets in-behind Cuadrado, who races out to block the ball and it allows Volland space to run into it. The Leverkusen skipper then drills a low cross into the six-yard box, but Bonucci gets across and makes the block to put it out for a corner, which comes to nothing.
25' Leverkusen have only won twice in 10 Champions League encounters with Italian opposition (W2 D4 L4), while they are winless on the road in their last five such matches (D2 L3).
23' It's very comfortable for Juventus at the moment, they are dominating possession, despite not playing particularly well so far. Leverkusen are playing a high defensive line so far and it's inviting a long ball over the top for Ronaldo or Bernardeschi to run on to.
21' Juventus look keen to go on and score another goal here as the visitors are sitting deep and inviting the pressure on them. This could be a vital few minutes for them.
C. Aránguiz
Yellow Card
19' The first yellow card of the game is shown to Aranguiz, after his late challenge on Khedira. No complaints by the Leverkusen man.
G. Higuaín
Goal
17' GOOOAAALLL! Juventus lead 1-0! Higuain with a lovely finish from the edge of the penalty area, straight into the bottom left corner of the net. It was a poor defensive header by Tah and it flies straight up into the air for Higuain, who takes a touch and then passes the ball into the goal, perfectly in the corner.
16' The visitors are making a few sloppy mistakes, poor passes and heavy touches which Juve are capitalising on as they are closing them down quickly.
14' Good move! Lovely ball over the top of the visitors defence by Pjanic for Cuadrado to chase onto down the right wing. However, his cross into the penalty area is too heavy and both Ronaldo and Higuain are unable to reach it.
13' No real chances for either team yet, with both teams struggling to get going at the moment. All the possession is in the middle of the pitch, with neither keeper tested in goal as both defences do a good job of keeping their opponents out of their final thirds.
11' This will be the third contest between Juventus and Bayer Leverkusen, with the home side winning each time (Juventus 4-0 in November 2001 & Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 in March 2002).
9' The travelling Leverkusen supporters are certainly making their voices heard tonight, with a few empty seats within the home section of the Allianz Stadium.
7' The visitors have started the game well, just keeping the ball nicely in midfield and Juve are having to sit back and they are allowing their opponents to play the ball in front of them.
5' Ronaldo forces the first corner of the game, dribbling down the left wing and Weiser has to get across to stop him from sprinting into the penalty area. However, Leverkusen defend the set-piece comfortably.
3' Leverkusen with the first attempt at goal, it falls to Alario just inside the penalty area, but he fires the ball high over the crossbar.
2' There has been a late change to the Leverkusen starting line-up, with Bender appearing to pick up an injury in the warm-up and he isn't involved tonight. Weiser is his replacement at right-back.
1' We're under way!
The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all of the match action!
Meanwhile Leverkusen have made four changes to their starting XI from the side that beat Augsburg 3-0, with Weiser, Dragovic, Tah and Amiri dropping out of the side, with Tah, Bender, Wendell and Demirbay replacing them.
Szczesny returns in goal for Juve, replacing Buffon who drops to the bench. The hosts have made three other changes to the side that beat SPAL on Saturday, with Rabiot, Ramsey and Dybala all dropping out of the team, they've been replaced by Alex Sandro, Bernardeschi and Higuain.
LEVERKUSEN SUBS: Ramazan Ozcan, Aleksandar Dragovic, Paulinho, Mitchell Weiser, Moussa Diaby, Nadiem Amiri, Daley Sinkgraven.
LEVERKUSEN (4-4-2): Lukas Hradecky; Lars Bender, Sven Bender, Jonathan Tah, Wendell; Kai Havertz, Charles Aranguiz, Julian Baumgartlinger, Kerem Demirbay; Kevin Volland, Lucas Alario.
JUVENTUS SUBS: Gianluigi Buffon, Daniele Rugani, Merih Demiral, Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Rodrigo Bentancur, Paulo Dybala.
JUVENTUS (4-3-3): Wojciech Szczesny; Juan Cuadrado, Leonardo Bonucci, Matthijs De Ligt, Alex Sandro; Sami Khedira, Miralem Pjanic, Blaise Matuidi; Federico Bernardeschi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain.
Leverkusen are currently bottom of the group after a 2-1 home defeat against Lokomotiv Moscow. However, they are also enjoying a good run of form in their domestic league, having won their last two games, against Union Berlin and Augsburg.
Juventus sit second in Group D after a 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid in their opening game, despite going 2-0 up and conceding a late equaliser to share the points. The Italian champions come into the game on the back of a 2-0 victory over SPAL and they've now won three on the bounce in Serie A.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Group D Champions League clash between Juventus and Bayer Leverkusen at the Allianz Stadium.