ST. PETERSBURG. Juventus snatched a late win Zenit 1-0 after D. Kulusevski scored just 1 goal (86′). Juventus took advantage of its superior ball possession (58%).
The match was played at the Saint Petersburg Stadium stadium in St. Petersburg on Wednesday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Sandro Schärer with the help of Stéphane De Almeida and Bekim Zogaj. The 4th official was Alain Bieri. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot at 28.8 degrees Celsius or 83.8 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 51%.
Juventus had a superior ball possession 58% while Zenit was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Juventus was more aggressive with 72 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 2 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Juventus won the match.
Zenit shot 12 times, 2 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Juventus shot 11 times, 2 on target, 9 off target.
Zenit received 2 yellow cards (V. Karavaev and W. Barrios). On the other side, Juventus received 2 yellow cards (Arthur and A. Ramsey).
After this match, Zenit stays with 3 points to occupy the 3rd place in the table. On the other side, Juventus has 9 points (1st).
In the next match in the Champions League, Zenit will host Chelsea on the 8th of December with a 1-0 head to head record in favor of Chelsea (0 draws).
Juventus will host Malmö FF on the 8th of December with a 3-0 head to head stats in favor of Juventus (0 draws).
Zenit – Formation
Zenit started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
The manager Sergei Semak decided to play with the following team: Stanislav Kritsyuk, Dejan Lovren , Dmitri Chistyakov , Yaroslav Rakitskiy , Vyacheslav Karavaev , Wendel , Wílmar Barrios , Douglas Santos , Malcom , Claudinho and Artem Dzyuba .
The home team had on the bench: Mikhail Kerzhakov, Daler Kuzyaev, Aleksei Sutormin , Daniil Kuznetsov, Danila Khotulev, Andrey Mostovoy, Sardar Azmoun , David Byazrov, Danil Krugovoy , Kirill Kravtsov and Aleksandr Erokhin .
Zenit could not rely on the presence of D. Kuzyayev (injured).
Zenit made 5 changes: A. Dzyuba for S. Azmoun (61′), V. Karavaev for A. Sutormin (61′), Malcom for D. Kuzyayev (69′), D. Chistyakov for D. Krugovoy (88′) and Claudinho for A. Erokhin (88′).
Best player: Malcom
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Zenit was Malcom.
His rating iswith 19 passes (84% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 10. He performed 1 cross.
Juventus – Formation
Juventus started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the opposite side, Massimiliano Allegri played with: Wojciech Szczęsny, Mattia De Sciglio , Leonardo Bonucci , Matthijs de Ligt , Alex Sandro , Weston McKennie , Manuel Locatelli , Rodrigo Bentancur , Federico Bernardeschi , Álvaro Morata and Federico Chiesa .
They had on the bench: Giorgio Chiellini, Carlo Pinsoglio, Moise Kean, Mattia Perin, Aaron Ramsey , Daniele Rugani, Danilo, Arthur , Juan Cuadrado and Dejan Kulusevski .
Juventus made 5 changes: Alex Sandro for J. Cuadrado (58′), F. Bernardeschi for D. Kulusevski (58′), M. Locatelli for Arthur (58′), A. Morata for M. Kean (76′) and R. Bentancur for A. Ramsey (84′).
Best player: Leonardo Bonucci
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Juventus was Leonardo Bonucci even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 74 passes (86% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Champions League.
- Zenit – Juventus – 0-1
- Chelsea – Malmö FF – 4-0
- Lille – Sevilla – 0-0
- Manchester United – Atalanta – 3-2
- Young Boys – Villarreal – 1-4
- Salzburg – VfL Wolfsburg – 3-1
- Benfica – FC Bayern München – 0-4
- FC Barcelona – Dynamo Kyiv – 1-0