Beat Shakhtar, Juventus Winners Group E Champions League
Juventus finally managed to grab a ticket and made the round of 16 group winners Juventus
Been to Donbass Arena, Wednesday (05/11/2012), Juventus have a chance in the tenth minute after gastric feedback Mirko Vucinic Sebastian Giovinco greeted with a volley from inside the penalty box. But, the ball soared.
Juventus claim a penalty in the 21st minute because he thinks one of the players Shakhtar to handball. However, the referee did not grant it. Juventus could be ahead in the 29th minute when Giovinco did not waste a good chance he gets. When receiving feedback from the mature Vucinic, Giovinco has actually shot open space in front of the penalty box. However, the solution off. Andrea Pirlo effort in the 37th minute has not changed position. No distance kick towards goal.
Last chance in the first half Juventus. However, Giovinco shot from outside the box can be anticipated goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov, while Paul Pogba flick melee soar. At the beginning of the second half, Shakhtar threatened by long-range shot Yaroslav Rakitskiy. But kick the ball can be caught easily by Gianluigi Buffon. Entering the 49th minute, Juventus goalkeeper again threatened. Free kick Rakitskiy be countered by Buffon, while Alex Teixeira are trying to capitalize on his shot rebound off the ball thin.
Pirlo chance to bring Juventus lead moments later. However, his shot from the front of the box is still leading to the side of the net. Behind the home team’s attack almost led to a goal in the 54th minute. Unlucky for them, the completion Henrikh Mkhitaryan was wide. Two minutes later, the club was finally able to open the scoring. Starting from Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross from the right side, Giovinco and Kucher quickly collided chasing the ball. In these struggles, Kucher encourages the ball into his own net. Shakhtar 0, Juventus 1.
Vucinic was able to maximize the opportunity he gets. In a counterattack, he was faced with Pyatov, but the space pass closed and she finally lost momentum. The visitors had a chance to double the lead in the 70th minute. However, Vucinic’s header forward Lichtsteiner’s cross floated over the crossbar. In the remaining time, no additional goals are created. Juventus won 1-0.
With this result, Juventus end the group stage as winners of Group Ewith a collection of 12 points from six games. Shakhtar who had 10 points with a runners-up. Although the number of points equal to Chelsea Shakhtar, those who qualify because of superior head-to-head.
Shakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov; Srna, Kucher, Rakitskiy, Rat; Fernandinho, Stepanenko; Alex Teixeira (Ilsinho 65 ‘), Mkhitaryan, Willian; Eduardo (Devic 46′)
Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah; Vucinic (Matri 88 ‘), Giovinco (Giaccherini 90 +2′)