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17.02.2021 » FC Porto 2-1 Juventus. A late Chiesa goal keeps the tie open

Cristiano Ronaldo frustrated after losing against Porto

Juventus have lost their first leg of the Champions League round-of-16 tie, in a 2-1 loss against Porto this Wednesday night. Taremi and Marega scored for the hosts, while Chiesa kept the hopes alive for the Bianconeri with a late goal in the second half.

It was a bad night for Juventus in Portugal, as the Italian champions couldn't avoid a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Sérgio Conceição's men, giving the Portuguese side a crucial advantage for the second leg. Cristiano Ronaldo didn't score tonight, but he did see his his teammate Federico Chiesa rescuing the Bianconeri's hopes for the return leg, with a goal scored in the 82nd minute. If the Italians giants are unable to secure their presence in the quarter-finals, they'll certainly be tempted to try their luck at one of the best paying online casino and simply gamble to make up for the losses. The hosts were able to build their lead thanks to great starts both in the first and second half. The opener was scored by Taremi in the 2nd minute of the game, while the 2-goal lead was obtained in the 46th minute, when Marega scored his second goal in the competition.

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Porto 2-1 Juventus
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Still hope for the second leg...

In European ties the away goal is usually vital for a team to progress, but even though Juventus managed to score it, the Bianconeri can't be happy with their performance this Wednesday night in Porto. Not ony they lost 2-1 against the Portuguese champions, but they've also left a very poor image of their football and earned their second loss in a row, completing their 3rd straight game without winning...

It only took one minute for FC Porto to make Juventus pay for their lack of focus in tonight's game. Pirlo's men made a huge mistake when passing the ball around at the back, allowing the hosts to steal possession and immediately score an easy goal. These are the type of goals that no one likes to offer, much less in a competition like the UEFA Champions League. The suicidial pass was made by Bentancur, allowing Taremi to slide in and reach to it first than Szczesny, giving his side the early lead in the game. The Iran international was in right spot at the right time and given his luck, he might even consider playing machines at https://www.getslots.com/ after the game...

With such an early lead, Porto's strategy for the remaining of the game was naturally more conservative than what had been planned by Conceição. The hosts were comfortable seeing Juventus with the ball and didn't give the Italian champions any spaces in their half of the pitch. The Bianconeri couldn't find a solution to break the Portuguese defence and even Ronaldo, who is usually highly motivated in Champions League nights, seemed to a bit off his game tonight.

Cristiano Ronaldo dribbling Corona



Chiesa's goal can be they key...

The second half started in the very same way as the first one, with Porto surprising Juventus with an early goal, just seconds after the referee had blown his whistle for resuming the game. This time, however, it wasn't an individual mistake allowing the opponents to score, but rather a collective apathy that made things easier for the hosts to score their second goal of the night and put even more pressure on Juventus for the rest of the game.

The Vechia Signora was clearly struggling and we only saw improvements when Pirlo decided to sub off McKennie and bring in Álvaro Morata. With more presence in the attack, the Italian champions were finally creating chances to beat Marchesin, as Porto also started to retreat to their own half.

The Bianconeri's goal would be scored in the 82nd minute, when a low cross from Adrien Rabiot found Federico Chiesa completely unmarked inside the box. The Italian forward hit the back of the net with a great strike and set the final score in 2-1 for the Portuguese side. This goal can be extremely valuable for the second leg, as a 1-0 win in Turin will now allow Juventus to go through to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

Cristiano Ronaldo holding possession for Juventus in Champions League game



Juventus line-up vs FC Porto:

Goalkeeper: Szczesny
Defenders: Alex Sandro, Chiellini, De Ligt, Danilo
Midfielders: Rabiot, Bentancur, McKennie, Chiesa,
Attackers: Cristiano Ronaldo, Kulusevski.




Match stats provided by www.ronaldo7.net
FC Porto
vs
Juventus
2
Goals
1
8
Shots
12
5
Shots on goal
5
6
Corner kicks
6
14
Fouls commited
14
0
Yellow cards
4
0
Red cards
0
34%
Ball possession
66%



Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Juventus in the Serie A is on February 22, against Crotone. You can watch Juventus vs Crotone, Red Star vs AC Milan, Lille vs Ajax, Real Sociedad vs Manchester United, Benfica vs Arsenal, and Wolfsberger vs Tottenham, all matches provided from our football live game pages.

Juventus next game:
Juventus vs Crotone
kick-off time (22-02-2021):

Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+7: 02:45
Jakarta
(Indonesia)
| UTC/GMT+6: 01:45
India (New Delhi) |
UTC/GMT+4.30: 00:15
Italy (Turin) |
UTC/GMT+1: 20:45
Spain
(Madrid) | UTC/GMT+1: 20:45
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+0: 19:45
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-4: 15:45
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-5: 14:45
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-8: 11:45

Sources: ronaldo7.net / juventus.com / uefa.com / fcporto.pt

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