TORINO. Benfica managed to turn the tables against Juventus to win 2-1. It was Juventus to strike first with an early goal of A. Milik at the 4′. Then it was a penalty in the 43′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, D. Neres gave the win to Benfica in the 55′ minute. Benfica took advantage of its better ball possession (56%).
The match was played at the Allianz Stadium stadium in Torino on Wednesday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Felix Zwayer with the collaboration of Stefan Lupp and Marco Achmüller. The 4th official was Sven Jablonski. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 16.9 degrees Celsius or 62.49 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 84%.
Benfica was in firm control of the ball 56% while Juventus was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Benfica was more pushing with 67 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 6 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Benfica won the match.
Juventus shot 13 times, 5 on target, 8 off target. Talking about the opposition, Benfica shot 19 times, 6 on target, 13 off target.
Juventus received 4 yellow cards (F. Miretti, M. Perin, Danilo and L. Paredes). On the opposite side, Benfica received 3 yellow cards (A. Bah, Joao Mario and Florentino).
In the next match in the Champions League, Juventus will host Paris Saint Germain on the 2nd of November with a 1-0 head to head record in favor of Paris Saint Germain (0 draws).
Benfica will play away agasint Maccabi Haifa on the 2nd of November with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of Benfica (0 draws).
Juventus – Formation
Juventus started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager Massimiliano Allegri decided to play with the following team: Mattia Perin, Bremer , Leonardo Bonucci , Danilo , Juan Cuadrado , Weston McKennie , Leandro Paredes , Fabio Miretti , Filip Kostić , Arkadiusz Milik and Dušan Vlahović .
The home team had on the bench: Mattia De Sciglio, Carlo Pinsoglio, Giovanni Garofani, Federico Gatti, Moise Kean , Tommaso Barbieri, Ángel Di María , Daniele Rugani, Matías Soulé and Nicolò Fagioli .
Juventus made 4 changes: F. Miretti for A. Di Maria (58′), J. Cuadrado for M. De Sciglio (58′), A. Milik for N. Fagioli (70′) and F. Kostic for M. Kean (70′).
Best player: Mattia Perin
The player that probably impressed the most for Juventus was the goalkeeper: Mattia Perin. His rating is 7.45. He performed 5 saves.
Benfica – Formation
Benfica started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Roger Schmidt played with: Odysseas Vlachodimos, Alexander Bah , António Silva , Nicolás Otamendi , Alejandro Grimaldo , Florentino Luís , Enzo Fernández , David Neres , Rafa Silva , João Mário and Gonçalo Ramos .
These were the players on the bench: Diogo Gonçalves, Paulo Bernardo, John Brooks, Fredrik Aursnes , Mihailo Ristić, Helton Leite, Petar Musa , Julian Draxler , Gilberto, Rodrigo Pinho, Chiquinho and Henrique Araújo.
Benfica made 5 changes: E. Fernandez for F. Aursnes (81′), D. Neres for Chiquinho (81′), G. Ramos for P. Musa (82′), Rafa Silva for D. Goncalves (86′) and Joao Mario for J. Draxler (86′).
Best player: David Neres
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Benfica was David Neres.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 42 passes (83% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 13. He performed 8 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Champions League.