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Juventus v PSG Live Commentary, 3/11/22

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1 - 2
JUV
PSG
L. Bonucci (39)
K. Mbappé (13)
Nuno Mendes (69)
Allianz Stadium

Commentary

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Juventus face a crucial Serie A showdown against Inter on Sunday at home. PSG are next in action against Lorient on the road on the same day.
Paris Saint-Germain end their Champions League Group H campaign with a 2-1 win over Juventus at Allianz Stadium. Kylian Mbappe put the visitors ahead, but Leonardo Bonucci equalised for the Bianconeri before the break. However, Nuno Mendes came off the bench in the second half to secure the three points for the French outfit. Although PSG claimed the victory tonight, they do finish second in Group H as a result of Benfica's 6-1 triumph over Maccabi Haifa, allowing the Portuguese outfit to leapfrog them on away goals scored. It could be very interesting when the ties are produced for the round of 16. Juve now transfer to the Europa League after placing third despite their defeat.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: JUVENTUS 1-2 PSG
90' + 4' PSG are looking to see out this win in the closing stages, but Benfica have toppled them at the summit of Group H as it stands by taking a 6-1 lead at Maccabi Haifa.
90' + 1' Bonucci floats a ball over the top looking for Chiesa, but the forward is caught offside.
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
89' Chiesa continues to ask questions of the PSG defence. He works an offload inside for Rabiot, who sees his low cross smothered by Donnarumma.
E. Barrenechea
J. Cuadrado
Juventus
88' Barrenechea is on for the closing minutes in place of Cuadrado.
Danilo Pereira
M. Verratti
PSG
88' Verratti is withdrawn for PSG after his booking and is replaced by Danilo.
T. Barbieri
N. Fagioli
Juventus
88' Barbieri replaces Fagioli in the Juventus midfield.
87' Chiesa displays energy in the inside-left channel to burst past two challenges before firing at goal, but his effort is charged down by Ramos.
M. Verratti
Yellow Card
PSG
85' Verratti goes into the book for pulling back Kostic in the middle of the park.
M. Soulé
M. Locatelli
Juventus
85' Soule enters the action for the home side to replace Locatelli for the closing stages.
84' PENALTY SHOUT! Chiesa runs into the box and looks for the one-two with Milik, but is blocked off by Ramos. He hits the deck and looks for a penalty, but the referee waves away his appeal.
83' Mbappe raids at the Juve backline and looks for Ekitike in the penalty area, but Bonucci steps in to intercept his cutback before the forward can connect.
81' Mendes brings down Cuadrado down the right flank, but the resulting free-kick from the Colombia international fails to beat the first PSG defender.
78' DISALLOWED GOAL! Locatelli turns the ball home from close range, but the flag goes up immediately for offside. Donnarumma was on the spot to deny Kostic with a left-footed drive from the edge of the box, but Locatelli was on hand to turn home the rebound. He celebrated for a second before seeing the flag.
N. Fagioli
Yellow Card
Juventus
76' Fagioli brings down Mbappe on a charge and goes into the book.
F. Chiesa
F. Miretti
Juventus
74' Chiesa receives a huge ovation from the Juve fans as he returns to action for the first time since January. The forward replaces Miretti in the final third.
73' OVER! Kostic attempts an ambitious strike on the volley after connecting with Fagioli's cross from the right flank, but he sends his attempt just over the bar.
71' CHANCE! Messi probes in the final third and is allowed to cut on to his left foot on the edge of the box. But, uncharacteristically from the Argentine, he bends his left-footed strike wide of the target.
K. Mbappé
Assist
PSG
69' Mbappe lays a perfectly-weighted pass to Mendes to collect and score with a cool finish.
Nuno Mendes
Goal
PSG
69' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! WHAT AN IMPACT FROM MENDES!!!!! 2-1 PSG!!! Mendes comes off the bench and a minute later puts PSG ahead with a brilliant run and finish. Mbappe releases him behind the Juve defence and he displays a turn of space to surge into the box. He holds his composure to fire low and hard into the bottom-right corner. Mendes scores with almost his first touch.
Nuno Mendes
Juan Bernat
PSG
68' Mendes is on at left-back to replace Bernat.
H. Ekitike
Carlos Soler
PSG
68' Ekitike enters the action to replace Soler in the final third for the visitors.
66' SAVE! Ramos is invited to shoot from distance by the home side and his effort deflects of Fagioli. It forces Szczesny into a stop, but he cannot hold the ball. Fortunately, there's no PSG player around to capitalise.
65' Rabiot makes another run into the inside-left channel, but he gets crowded out before he can turn a cross into the box.
62' UPDATE! Benfica have taken the lead against Maccabi Haifa and will top Group H if the results stand.
60' CHANCE! Messi releases Mbappe with an incisive throughball and the forward surges into the Juve box. He cannot quite generate the power necessary on his effort and Szczesny makes a comfortable stop.
58' Juve keep the pressure on and Bonucci lines up a blast from distance. However, there is no second goal for the defender as he blazes his attempt over the top.
58' Cuadrado hammers a ball across the face of goal that Donnarumma opts to parry away. Ramos has to act to head clear the rebound before Milik can react.
57' Mbappe tries to release Messi in the inside-left channel, but for once the two players are not on the same page as the ball travels out for a goal-kick.
55' Mbappe twists and turns down the right flank on this occasion and wins a corner for the visitors. He has been an outlet in the early stages of the second half.
54' Rabiot latches on to a ball over the top from Sandro and tries to hook it back across the face of goal, but there's no Juve player there to attack the cutback.
51' Mbappe charges into the Juve box and goes through the gears before winning a corner off the legs of Gatti.
49' Verratti brings down Miretti on the charge, but avoids a booking as he insists that he made some contact with the ball.
48' Mbappe finds space down the left flank and looks for Soler in the middle, but Bonucci is alert and makes a vital interception.
46' We're back under way at Allianz Stadium.
PSG will not want to finish second in Group H and will have one eye on Benfica, who are currently drawing 1-1 with Maccabi Haifa. If the Portuguese win that contest and the result remains level here, PSG could face a tougher draw in the knockout phase.
It's all square at the break in the Champions League clash between Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain at Allianz Stadium. Kylian Mbappe put the visitors ahead with a fine run and finish, but Juve responded as Leonardo Bonucci converted from close range before the interval. The home side have looked dangerous in the final third and appear to be determined to leave the competition on a high note.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: JUVENTUS 1-1 PSG
A. Milik
Yellow Card
Juventus
45' + 2' Milik slides in hard on Sanches on a PSG break and goes into the book.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
45' Sanches brings down Fagioli after losing possession, handing Juve a chance to threaten from a free-kick before the interval.
44' Mbappe tries to play in Hakimi down the right flank, but he sends his pass behind the full-back and the attack peters out.
41' Miretti continues to threaten for the home side, but he angles his right-footed strike wide of the target from 20 yards.
J. Cuadrado
Assist
Juventus
39' Cuadrado connects with Kostic's cross from the left flank and nods the ball across the face of goal for Bonucci to score on the slide.
L. Bonucci
Goal
Juventus
39' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! BONUCCI EQUALISES FOR JUVE!!!!! 1-1!!! The home side are back in the game as Bonucci converts on the slide. Kostic floats a cross to the back post from the left flank that Cuadrado meets with a diving header. He nods the ball back across the face of goal where Bonucci pounces with a good finish from close range.
38' Cuadrado has a run down the right flank and he gets a yard on Bernat, but Marquinhos reacts to clear his cross behind.
35' Sandro pounces on a loose ball in the final third and goes for goal from distance, only to hammer his left-footed strike into the stand.
34' MARQUINHOS TO THE RESCUE! Verratti loses possession in his own half to Locatelli and Milik seizes possession before feeding Miretti in the box. He takes a touch to get the ball out of his feet, but Marquinhos races across and puts in a brilliant block to charge down the strike.
33' SAVE! Messi charges through challenges on the edge of the box and offloads to Mbappe in space. The Frenchman works a pass back to his team-mate in the Juve box, and he fires first-time at goal. Szczesny makes a block with his feet and the ball is scrambled away by Sandro.
32' CHANCE! Miretti has to hit the target! Kostic slides a perfect offload to the midfielder in the final third. He has space and time to fire at goal, but he slips as he shoots and places his effort wide of the right post.
30' OVER! Mbappe launches a blast at goal from 25 yards that sails just over the bar that had Szczesny worried for a second.
28' Cuadrado lines up a run at Bernat down the right flank, but he loses out the PSG defender who puts in a strong challenge.
25' Miretti makes a break into the inside-right channel and looks for space to cross the ball. He gets closes down by Bernat and Marquinhos as the ball travels out. Miretti is convinced that Juve should have a corner, but the referee points for a goal-kick.
22' WIDE! Cuadrado probes down the right and he opens up space to fire at goal on his left foot. It soars towards the target, but curls wide of the right post skimming the side-netting in the process.
Renato Sanches
Fabián Ruiz
PSG
21' Sanches replaces Ruiz for the visitors in the PSG midfield.
20' Ruiz appears to pick up an injury in a challenge with Rabiot and may have to make way here. A blow for the French outfit.
19' Mbappe has contributed to goals in his last three games in the Champions League (four goals, two assists).
17' CHANCE! Fagioli works the ball to Locatelli on the edge of the box and the midfielder goes for a curling strike that drifts just wide of the right post with Donnarumma scrambling.
F. Gatti
Yellow Card
Juventus
14' To add insult to injury for Gatti he is booked anyway for pulling back Mbappe.
L. Messi
Assist
PSG
13' Messi releases Mbappe down the left flank and the forward does the rest with a superb run and finish.
K. Mbappé
Goal
PSG
13' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! MBAPPE PRODUCES A CLINICAL STRIKE!!!! 1-0!!!!!! Mbappe scores a sensational goal, drilling his right-footed strike in off the post. The Frenchman collects an offload from Messi on the left flank and bursts past Gatti, who cannot bring down the forward despite pulling his shirt. Mbappe lines up a drive from the edge of the box that he rifles past Szczesny with the aid of the right post. A super effort.
12' Sandro sends a long ball forward to attempt to release Milik behind the PSG defence, but the forward is caught offside.
12' Messi tries to arc a ball over the top for the run of Mbappe, but Cuadrado makes an important clearance at the back for the home side.
10' The home side are pressing the ball well to keep the French outfit away from the final third. Mbappe and Messi have had a quiet 10 minutes.
8' WIDE! Locatelli latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the PSG box and meets it on the half-volley. He sends a powerful strike towards the net that whistles just wide of the right post.
6' PSG are trying to take the pace out of the game to counter Juve's bright start to the contest. It has been an energetic start to match the atmosphere in Turin.
4' BLOCK! Kostic does thread a pass through to Milik in the box on this occasion, but his left-footed strike is well blocked by Marquinhos.
3' Kostic surges down the left flank and looks for the run of Milik in the box with his cutback, but Marquinhos makes the interception.
2' Rabiot makes a break forward into the final third and looks for an offload to Miretti in the box, but he sends the ball out for a goal-kick.
1' We're under way at Allianz Stadium.
PSG are winless in all four away matches in European competition against Juventus, with this their first visit since the second leg of the 1996 European Supercup in February 1997, losing 3-1 under Ricardo Gomes.
PSG have also made three changes to their side from their win oer Troyes. Neymar misses out through suspension, while Presnel Kimpembe is out due to injury. Mukiele also makes way as he drops to the bench. Hakimi and Marquinhos return to the backline, while Ruiz slots into the midfield as Soler supports Messi and Mbappe in the final third.
Juve have made three changes to their side from their win over Lecce last time out. Locatelli, Bonucci and Fagioli come into the side as Soule drops to the bench, while Weston McKennie and Danilo miss out.
PSG SUBS: Danilo Pereira, Sergio Rico, Renato Sanches, Pablo Sarabia, Nuno Mendes, Nordi Mukiele, El Chadaille Bitshiabu, Warren Zaire Emery, Hugo Ekitike, Alexandre Letellier.
PSG (4-3-3): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, Juan Bernat; Marco Verratti, Fabian Ruiz, Vitinha; Lionel Messi, Carlos Soler, Kylian Mbappe.
JUVENTUS SUBS: Federico Chiesa, Carlo Pinsoglio, Daniele Rugani, Matias Soule Malvano, Mattia Perin, Tommaso Barbieri, Enzo Barrenechea.
JUVENTUS (3-5-1-1): Wojciech Szczesny; Frederico Gatti, Leonardo Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Juan Cuadrado, Nicolo Fagioli, Manuel Locatelli, Adrien Rabiot, Filip Kostic; Fabio Miretti; Arkadiusz Milik.
PSG also need to win tonight in their bid to finish top of Group H and secure a favourable draw for the next stage of the competition. The French outfit have the advantage on goal difference ahead of Benfica entering the final round of games tonight, but need to beat Juve to remain ahead of their rivals. Christophe Galtier's men have been in impressive form in Europe, having beaten Juve 2-1 in the first meeting this term. PSG have won their last four matches on the bounce, including their 4-3 win over Troyes in Ligue 1 last time out.
Juventus' hopes of reaching the knockout stage of the Champions League were ended last time out by Benfica in a 4-3 defeat on the road. The Italian club are now in a desperate battle to remain in Europe this season, knowing that a defeat could place their future in jeopardy as Maccabi Haifa could steal third spot in Group H and the fina Europa League place. Juve have at least been in decent form in Serie A, winning their third game in a row by overcoming Lecce last time out. Massimiliano Allegri needs a strong effort from his side tonight.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Champions League clash between Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain at Allianz Stadium.