Juventus struck twice late on to overcome a dogged and determined
The visitors took a shock lead half an hour into the match when Aleksei Miranchuk smashed home with aplomb after Joao Mario’s initial effort was only parried by Wojciech Szczesny. It was a goal that punished Juve after a sluggish, lacklustre effort in the opening exchanges.
Lokomotiv were relatively comfortable for a significant proportion of the action in Turin but were punished late on as tiring legs allowed Paulo Dybala two strike twice in two minutes to break the Russian’s stubborn and very bold resistance.
Key Talking Point
The main narrative going into this clash was all about whether Maurizio Sarri’s side could avoid an upset and assert their authority over proceedings in Group D.
A draw with Atletico Madrid and a convincing home win over Bayer Levekusen on match day two meant victory over the Russian side in at the
Not even falling behind to a well taken Aleksey Miranchuk effort on the half hour mark could rouse the home side, and they were jeered off at half-time by their own supporters.The second half continued in much the same vain as most of Juve’s build play lacked the required zip and penetration to break down Lokomotiv’s disciplined 5-3-2 formation.
Starting XI: Szczesny (6), Cuadrado (7), Bonucci (5), De Ligt (6),
Substitutes: Higuain (6), Rabiot (7), Bernardeschi (5)
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Substitutes: kolomeytsev (5)
Having endured a tough night at the hands of their Russian opponents, Sarri’s Juventus travel away to Lecce in Serie A as they look to extend their unbeaten domestic run to eight matches.