Chelsea and Juventus locked horns at the Allianz Stadium as both European heavyweights compete for the three points at stake.
It was a frantic atmosphere of football as the Italian side played host to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side on Wednesday.
In the end, the home side claimed the whole advantage in the match as they beat Chelsea 1-0 thanks to Federico Chiesa’s solitary goal 11seconds after the restart.
The goal secure the 1-0 narrow win Juventus attained on the difficult night of football.
Thomas Tuchel and his wards could be hard done by the final score in the game while they travel back home in the wake of their EPL match with the Saints at the Weekend.
Following Juventus’s triumph at home over the Blues,Goalballlive.com evaluates the key questions as regards the UEFA Champions League clash between them and Chelsea on Wednesday night.
ARE JUVENTUS GROUP (H) FAVOURITE?
The Blues succumbed to another defeat in the space of three days as Italian giants Juventus stormed to life with a 1-0 home win over the reigning European Champions Chelsea.
Coming into the contest, both sides had 3 points apiece but it’s Juventus that leads the group park on goal difference.
They claimed a convincing 0-3 away win against Norway European representatives Malmo FF on the road.
While Chelsea pulled through with a narrow 1-0 win against Zenit St. Petersburg courtesy of Romelu Lukaku’s headed goal.
But with the 1-0 win over the Blues for Juventus on the bag, it’s hard not to see them (Juventus) as the favourite to win Group H.
While they look to top the group with the keen quest to get a favourable draw in the knockout stages of the competition.
WHY ARE CHELSEA NOT SCORING?
The Blues were locked out by the Italians’ defensive display as they are now without a goal in their last two games at the moment.
And it’s time for Thomas Tuchel to review his teams’ strategy and game tactics ahead of the weekend fixture in the Premier League.
They host Southampton at the Bridge and the Saints could be growing in confidence ahead of the duel since Chelsea have not scored a goal in their last two games.
Playing against top sides like that of Juventus and Manchester City was not going to be easy for the Blues in the first place.
But it’s such a game that is expected to define Chelsea’s strength and aspiration down in the season as they look to defend their stakes in Europe after winning the UEFA Champions League last season.
IS JUVENTUS BACK ON TRACK THIS SEASON?
The Italian giants have struggled under the watch of Maximiliano Allegri after the former AC Milan boss replaced Italy’s Veteran midfield player Andrea Pirlo on the Juve (Coaching) hot seat.
Juventus have struggled for form in the season but with two wins in a row in Europe against Malmo FF and Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea, the good moment appears to be returning back for the Old Lady at the moment.
Having managed only a point in their first three Serie A games of the season with a draw against arch-rivals AC Milan at home.
But the wins against modest Serie A outfits like Sampdoria and the less fancied Spezia side such results could be a welcome development as we hope to see more of this performance from Serie giants Juventus ahead in the current season.
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