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Juventus vs Chelsea LIVE: Champions League result, final score and reaction tonight

The favourites for Group H battle it out in Turin after both winning their opening games

Dylan Terry
Wednesday 29 September 2021 22:12
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Chelsea face Juventus in Champions League Group H looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the Premier League season.

Thomas Tuchel’s side were beaten by Manchester City on Saturday at Stamford Bridge as they slipped from top spot. They began their continental campaign with a hard-fought victory over Zenit St Petersburg but travel to Turin with a depleted squad. N’Golo Kante has tested positive for Covid-19 and is tabsent, while all of Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Reece James have been ruled out due to injury.

Juventus produced a fine performance in Sweden as they beat Malmo in their opening group fixture. Back under the management of Massimiliano Allegri, who guided the club to the final of this competition in 2015 and 2017, it has been a mixed start to the season for Juventus, who lost Cristiano Ronaldo this summer. Known for their defensive solidity and structure in Allegri’s previous spell, recent results suggest this iteration of the Italian giants may be less stodgy – the club has won each of their last two games 3-2.

They will be wary of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, who has begun the season in strong scoring form after returning to London, and nearly joined Juventus in 2019. Yet the Belgian possesses a curiously poor record against the club: Lukaku has scored just once in six previous appearances against Juventus.

Missing a number of key players, Tuchel will be keen for his star striker to reverse that record in a crucial away encounter. Follow live minute-by-minute action below:

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Juventus are 10th in the Serie A table. They have picked up just eight points from their first six games in the league. Tonight was a huge, huge win for them.

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Here was the goal that won it for Juventus. They make it two wins from two as Chelsea suffer their fifth successive defeat in Italy.

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Juventus just love defending. Italy just loves defending.

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A difficult night for Chelsea. They have managed just one shot on target in their last two games against Manchester City and Juventus.

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FULL-TIME: Juventus 1-0 Chelsea

There’s the final whistle. Juventus earn themselves a superb three points as they have frustrated Chelsea this evening.

Federico Chiesa produced the decisive moment just 11 seconds into the second half. Chelsea with a second defeat in just four days.

Dylan Terry29 September 2021 21:52
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90+5 mins: OH WHAT A CHANCE! Havertz heads over from a Chelsea corner and that’s that!

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90+4 mins: Cuadrado goes down despite having been the one to foul Chilwell. Rudiger is not in the mood as he drags him up off the turf.

Havertz then tries to slide Lukaku in but he can’t reach it and Szczesny gathers.

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90+2 mins: Chelsea have the ball as the whistles ring around the stadium.

It’s Barkley who swings a cross in but it’s over everybody and Szczesny backs out of a punch as he leaves it to run for a goal kick.

Time running out for the visitors.

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90 mins: A minimum of five minutes stoppage time remain.

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