Benfica recovers a 0-1 deficit to prevail over Juventus 2-1. HIGHLIGHTS, Interview

TORINO. Benfica succeeded in reverse the scoreline against Juventus to win 2-1.

Benfica recovers a 0-1 deficit to prevail over Juventus 2-1. HIGHLIGHTS, Interview

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%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 44 Ball Possession 56
Shots
  • 13 Total 19
  • 5 On Target 6
  • 8 Off Target 13
  • 3 Shots blocked 6
  • 123 Attack 114
  • 41 Dangerous attack 67
  • 83 Ball safe​ 61
  • 0 Penalties 1
  • 4 Corners 11
Fouls
  • 9 Total 15
  • 4 Yellow Cards 3
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 4 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

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.

Cards

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).

Match Timeline

A. Milik(goal)L. Paredes
4'
26'
A. Bah- Yellow
F. Miretti- Yellow
42'
43'
Joao Mario(penalty)
M. Perin- Yellow
45'
45'
Joao Mario- Yellow
55'
D. Neres(goal)Rafa Silva
A. Di Maria- sub ->F. Miretti
58'
M. De Sciglio- sub ->J. Cuadrado
58'
Danilo- Yellow
59'
N. Fagioli- sub ->A. Milik
70'
M. Kean- sub ->F. Kostic
70'
L. Paredes- Yellow
73'
81'
F. Aursnes- sub ->E. Fernandez
81'
Chiquinho- sub ->D. Neres
82'
P. Musa- sub ->G. Ramos
86'
Florentino- Yellow
86'
D. Goncalves- sub ->Rafa Silva
86'
J. Draxler- sub ->Joao Mario

Standings

Standings

Group A

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
6
2
3
2

Group B

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
0
2

Group C

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
3
2

Group D

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5

Group E

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
4
2
2
2
1
2

Group F

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
1
2

Group G

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
1
2

Group H

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
0
2

Next matches

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
G
M. Perin 36.Italy
7.5
45'
D
L. Bonucci 19.Italy
7.1
D
D. da Silva 6.Brazil
7.3
59'
D
G. Bremer Silva 3.Brazil
6.7
M
J. Cuadrado Bello 11.Colombia
6.3
58'
M
F. Kostić 17.Serbia
6.2
70'
M
L. Paredes 32.Argentina
7.2
73'
M
W. McKennie 8.USA
6.4
M
F. Miretti 20.Italy
5.8
58' 42'
F
A. Milik 14.Poland
7.1
70' Goals4'
F
D. Vlahović 9.Serbia
6.4
Substitutes
G
C. Pinsoglio 23.Italy
G
G. Garofani 41.Italy
D
M. De 2.Italy
6.6
58'
D
F. Gatti 15.Italy
D
D. Rugani 24.Italy
M
Á. Di 22.Argentina
7.3
58'
M
M. Malvano 30.Italy
M
N. Fagioli 44.Italy
6.6
70'
F
M. Kean 18.Italy
6.8
70'

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 (7.5), Bremer (6.7), Leonardo Bonucci (7.1), Danilo (7.3), Juan Cuadrado (6.3), Weston McKennie (6.4), Leandro Paredes (7.2), Fabio Miretti (5.8), Filip Kostić (6.2), Arkadiusz Milik (7.1) and Dušan Vlahović (6.4).

The home team had on the bench: Mattia De Sciglio (6.6), Carlo Pinsoglio, Giovanni Garofani, Federico Gatti, Moise Kean (6.8), Tommaso Barbieri, Ángel Di María (7.3), Daniele Rugani, Matías Soulé and Nicolò Fagioli (6.6).

Substitutions

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
G
O. Vlachodimos 99.Greece
6.8
D
N. Otamendi 30.Argentina
7.6
D
A. Grimaldo 3.Spain
6.5
D
A. Hartmann 6.Denmark
7.1
26'
D
António Silva 66.Portugal
7.1
M
João Mário 20.Portugal
7.3
86' 45' Goals43'
M
R. Silva 27.Portugal
7.7
86'
M
Florentino 61.Portugal
7.1
86'
M
E. Fernández 13.Argentina
7.7
81'
M
D. Neres 7.Brazil
8.0
81' Goals55'
F
G. Ramos 88.Portugal
7.1
82'
Substitutes
G
H. Leite 77.Brazil
D
J. Brooks 25.USA
D
M. Ristić 23.Serbia
D
Gilberto 2.Brazil
M
D. Gonçalves 17.Portugal
6.4
86'
M
P. Gonçalves 55.Portugal
M
F. Aursnes 8.Norway
6.8
81'
M
J. Draxler 93.Germany
6.6
86'
M
Chiquinho 22.Portugal
6.6
81'
F
P. Musa 33.Croatia
6.8
82'
F
Pereira Pinho 18.Brazil
F
H. Araújo 39.Portugal

Benfica started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Roger Schmidt played with: Odysseas Vlachodimos (6.8), Alexander Bah (7.1), António Silva (7.1), Nicolás Otamendi (7.6), Alejandro Grimaldo (6.5), Florentino Luís (7.1), Enzo Fernández (7.7), David Neres (8.0), Rafa Silva (7.7), João Mário (7.3) and Gonçalo Ramos (7.1).

These were the players on the bench: Diogo Gonçalves (6.4), Paulo Bernardo, John Brooks, Fredrik Aursnes (6.8), Mihailo Ristić, Helton Leite, Petar Musa (6.8), Julian Draxler (6.6), Gilberto, Rodrigo Pinho, Chiquinho (6.6) and Henrique Araújo.

Substitutions

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 is (8.0) with 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.​