Juventus has closed the titanic duel with Chelsea winning. La Vecchia Signora won 1-0 by a goal by Federico Chiesa, taking over the leading position in group H.
Chiesa lightning hit is enoughThe two top teams in poule H met in Turin and the reigning Champions League champion had a particularly difficult time with Juventus. The Blues had the lion‘s share of possession, but didn’t know how to turn it into chances. Just after half the Italians did succeed: Federico Chiesa put the ball in the net after eleven seconds.
From kickoff 🤯 Juventus comes out of the locker room very sharply and Federico Chiesa shoots right in, 1-0 😏 Will Chelsea get over this blow? 🤔 #ZiggoSport #UCL #JUVCHE pic.twitter.com/nuMPWPsYQU
— Ziggo Sports Football (@ZS_Voetbal) September 29, 2021
That goal was decisive, also because Romelu Lukaku left a great opportunity ten minutes before time on behalf of the guests from London. Juventus is the only front runner in group H thanks to Chiesa and has three points ahead of Chelsea and Zenit, which won Malmö FF earlier Wednesday. The Swedish team is pointless at the bottom.
Drama in the final stage for Van Bommel and WolfsburgSpanish Sevilla made it a real football fight in the Volkwagen Arena, and Wolfsburg and trainer Mark van Bommel did. With Wout Weghorst as the deepest frontman, it went into battle and in the second half Renato Steffen opened the score on the Dutch striker.
The warring Germans did not hold that lead: Sevilla received a very easily given penalty in minute 87, partly by video referee Kevin Blom, which was used by Ivan Rakitic. Josuha Guilavogui even got a red card as a result. As a result, Red Bull Salzburg is now a leader in group G and Wolfsburg and Van Bommel have to do it with two points from two games and the second place shared.
Botman is the undeserved schlemielWhich team won 2-1 from Lille OSC and that was a hard hit for Sven Botman in particular. The Dutch stopper thought to avoid a countergoal with a world tackle, but the referee decided to award a penalty on his own and also ignore the VAR. Karim Adeyemi took advantage of the opportunity and was allowed to do so again after rest when Burak Yilmaz made hands. The Turkish striker did make the 2-1, but it stayed with that.