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The Old Lady managed only a home draw against Shakthar

by Football Pub on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Although recorded 13 consecutive wins in this debut of the season in all competitions, Shakhtar was not considered a fearsome team at Juventus Stadium. Lucescu players were welcomed in Italy by a bleak atmosphere caused by lack of interest from Bianconeri fans, not flocked to support their team in the Champions League debut on the new stadium opened in 2011. According to Italian media, about ten thousand tickets were not sold, to the dismay of Juventus leaders.

But the Miners have shown that became a mature team from the first minutes of the game. Compared with many specialists with Barcelona, Shakhtar dominated territorially and missed two good opportunities in the first ten minutes through Mkhitarian and Fernandinho. After a penalty urged by William, fell in the box after a duel with Lichtsteiner, the Miners opened the score by Alex Teixeira at the end of a superb action constructed by the same William (23). But Juventus not charged shock of the goal and immediately restored parity by Bonucci(25).

The situation changed after the break. Juve seemed more motivated, the guests retreated and waited for a perfectly counter-attack, and the two teams have annihilated each other. A few seconds before the final, Willian had the chance to bring the 14 th consecutive victory of the Ukrainians, but the ball hit the bar.

After this match, Juventus have 8 consecutive draws in the European competitions.

9-4 was the Shots on Target report in the match.

Tags: Bianconeri, , European competitions, , Lucescu, Shakhtar, The Old Lady