Juve has now lost twice in Group H,
making it difficult for them to advance to the next round.
Arkadiusz Milik’s header gave the hosts the advantage,
but Joao Mario‘s penalty cut the lead short.
At the Allianz Stadium,
David Neres scored the game-winning goal to send Juventus losing for the first time in their first two Champions League group games.
Juventus – Benfica Played on 09/14/ 2022
This result will only add to the unhappiness of some Turin supporters,
who already lost to Paris St-Germain in their group opener last week and were denied a victory against Salernitana in a tumultuous final at the weekend.
Juventus is now in eighth place in the Serie A standings,
four points behind the league-leading Napoli,
having won just two of their first six games.
Benfica, on the other hand, has won all 12 of its games this season,
most recently claiming victory in Italy for the first time since 1997.
After Mattia Perin blocked an earlier shot,
Neres scored on the rebound to give them the victory in the second half.
Prior to that, Milik’s free-kick gave Juventus the lead. However,
after a VAR review, Fabio Miretti was found to have given up a penalty,
giving Juventus the lead back.
1-2 for Juventus Massimiliano Allegri’s team were defeated once more,
leaving their chances of winning the Champions League hanging in the balance. Benfica
Benfica defeated Juventus 2-1 in their Champions League match.
Arkadiusz Milik gave Juventus the advantage in the game’s fourth minute.
Before the half, Juve conceded a penalty,
allowing Benfica to get back into the game.
Prior to David Neres’ addition,
Joao Mario had already scored for Benfica. Wednesday’s Champions League
Group H match between Benfica and Juventus resulted in a 2-1 victory for the twice-champions of Europe thanks to goals from Joao Mario and David Neres.
When Arkadiusz Milik headed the ball from a Leandro Paredes corner kick into the bottom left corner in the fourth minute,
Juventus took the lead.
While halftime drew near,
Benfica started to exert greater control and possession as Juventus’ pressure subsided.
Following a VAR review,
the visitors were given a penalty in the 43rd minute when Goncalo Ramos
was tripped by Juventus midfielder Fabio Miretti inside the area. Mario then converted the penalty to tie the score.
Neres’ close-range goal in the 55th minute gave Benfica the lead to keep up their momentum in the second half.
Leonardo Bonucci, the experienced captain of Juventus,
has claimed that the team deserved to be jeered after the defeat to Benfica.
Juve has never before in the history of the Champions League lost both of its first games,
and Max Allegri has never experienced that either.
The Old Lady did take the lead thanks to a goal from Arek Milik,
but they gave up a goal early on,
and David Neres added another in the second half. Although Mattia de Sciglio was offside throughout the buildup,
Dusan Vlahovic actually had the ball in the back of the net. Juve players received jeers and whistles from spectators at the final whistle.
With their 2-1 victory over Juventus on Wednesday,
Benfica extended their unbeaten streak to 12 games and tied Paris Saint-Germain
for first place in Group H of the Champions League.
Joao Mario’s penalty and David Neres’ goal
nine minutes after halftime helped Roger Schmidt’s
team overcome Arkadiusz Milik’s early goal to earn a perfect six points from their first two games.
The league leaders in Portugal have won each of their games thus far and hold a six-point lead over Maccabi Haifa and Juventus.
Juve put on yet another terrible performance,
to the boos and whistles of the crowd at the Allianz Stadium,
placing coach Massimiliano Allegri under even greater pressure from the irate Juve fans.
As the first half went on,
Benfica took control of the situation and were unfortunate not to be level when Rafa Silva had all the time in the world to curl in a long-range shot that hit the post in the 39th minute.
However, two minutes before halftime,
Fabio Miretti was penalised for pulling down Goncalo Ramos after referee Felix Zwayer checked with VAR and conducted an on-field review.
The former Inter Milan player Joao Mario embraced the opportunity to score from the penalty spot and then provoked the home crowd,
who had even more cause to be irate after the restart.
As halftime approached,
whispers started to circulate throughout the stadium. In the 55th minute, Neres slammed in on the rebound after Rafa Silva’s attempt was expertly saved by Mattia Perin.
If not for Perin and Leonardo Bonucci,
who both had to be at their best to stop a number of attempts from Benfica’s rampaging forwards, Juve would have been even further behind.
In the dying minutes,
Juve made a comeback. Moise Kean had a deflected shot hit the post before Gleison Bremer managed to miss from close range.
This is turning into a situation with which we are all too familiar.
And undoubtedly one that we’re sick to death of telling. But given how this season is developing and how quickly events are spiralling out of control, it’s probably one that we’ll tell again.
On Wednesday night, the all-too-familiar tale of Juventus getting up early, missing out on crystal-clear opportunities to increase their lead, and then getting punished came to pass. It has occurred before in Europe, and it did so again against Benfica at the Juventus Stadium. Arek Milik’s goal came less than four minutes into the game, but by the time the first half’s halfway point arrived, the game had already lost most of its brightness.