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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 22:10
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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 1-0 Chelsea

58 mins: Both Premier League sides are now losing this evening as Manchester United have just conceded at home to Villarreal through Paco Alcacer

In this one, Chelsea need to find something because they look very blunt as we approach the hour mark.

Dylan Terry29 September 2021 21:13
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Chiesa loved that.

Dylan Terry29 September 2021 21:12
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55 mins: Nearly a freak equaliser there! Havertz tries to play a pass into the middle and the sliding Locatelli almost diverts it into his own net from outside the box! Luckily it goes half a foot wide of the post.

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53 mins: Bonucci suddenly finds himself the furthest Juventus player forward! He goes down on the edge of the box but looked more like he ran out of steam than there being any sort of foul.

The 34-year-old then took a good 30 seconds to trot back into position.

Dylan Terry29 September 2021 21:09
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Chelsea set for a fifth successive defeat in Italy.

Dylan Terry29 September 2021 21:08
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51 mins: Chiellini has stepped out from the bench and appears to be getting the crowd going here. He loves a bit of that.

Chelsea have wrestled some possession back as Jorgino slips it into Lukaku. The Belgian turns and crosses for Chilwell but his audacious effort slides well wide.

Dylan Terry29 September 2021 21:07
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48 mins: Chelsea look rattled. Bernardeschi goes down inside the box but the referee is unmoved.

This stadium is rocking as the Italian supporters sense a big win is on the cards.

Dylan Terry29 September 2021 21:04
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GOAL! Juventus 1-0 Chelsea (Chiesa, 46)

46 mins: Oh my! After just 11 seconds of the second half!

That is simply remarkable. The half had barely got going and Juventus have caught Chelsea cold.

Chiesa is slotted in 12 yards out and he lashes a superb strike into the top corner beyond the helpless Mendy.

WOW!

Dylan Terry29 September 2021 21:02
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46 mins: It is Alonso who has made way for Chilwell.

Juventus get us back underway for the second half. Come on, let’s see a goal.

Dylan Terry29 September 2021 21:01
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HT: Juventus 0-0 Chelsea

Ben Chilwell looks set to come on, presumably because Marcos Alonso received an early booking. Cautious approach from Tuchel as Alonso was probably Chelsea’s best attacking outlet in the first half.

That said, massive opportunity for Chilwell.

Dylan Terry29 September 2021 21:01

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