THAT’S ALL FOLKS
FULL-TIME: JUVE 1-0 CHELSEA
Max Allegri’s struggling Juventus got the better of Thomas Tuchel’s high-flying Chelsea in a tight but highly entertaining Champions League tie.
The Blues dominated possession but lacked the creativity and cutting edge to find a breakthrough, despite both Lukaku and Havertz missing good chances in the second half.
It was a solid defensive display from the Old Lady, who deserved the win in the end for their performance, though Chelsea will feel hard done by to come away with nothing.
It was a very tactical affair, with the Italian side showing a little more desire and resilience than their opponents.
Juve’s goal early in the second half gave them a lead to defend and gave Chelsea too much to do to break down their well organised opposition, who also had the crowd behind them all night.
That’s two defeats on the bounce for Chelsea for only the second time under Thomas Tuchel and it’ll be back to the drawing board for when the two sides go head-to-head again at Stamford Bridge in November.
Chelsea will have the chance to bounce back at home to Southampton on Saturday and Tuchel will expect a big reaction from his players.
Juve take on rivals Torino in a local derby on Saturday and will hope to use the momentum from today’s win to kickstart their Serie A campaign after a troubled start.
We hope you enjoyed our live coverage of this excellent Champions League clash between two European giants that ended in elation for Juventus and frustration for Chelsea. See you next time.