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Juve start in familiar fashion

Published: Thursday 15 September 2005, 0.54CET
Club Brugge KV 1-2 Juventus FC The Italian champions began their Group A campaign with a win thanks to goals from Pavel Nedvěd and David Trezeguet.
by David Minton
from Jan Breydel Stadion

Match statistics

Club BruggeJuventus

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target1
 
12
Attempts off target3
 
9
Corners8
 
10
Offsides2
 
8
Fouls committed14
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
1

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 15 September 2005, 0.54CET

Juve start in familiar fashion

Club Brugge KV 1-2 Juventus FC The Italian champions began their Group A campaign with a win thanks to goals from Pavel Nedvěd and David Trezeguet.

Italian champions Juventus FC began their UEFA Champions League Group A campaign in fine fashion with a 2-1 win at Club Brugge KV.

Second-half strikes
The visitors created enough opportunities to have won more comfortably, but in the event Pavel Nedvěd's free-kick and David Trezeguet's exquisite lob - his 100th strike for the Bianconeri - proved sufficient. Fabio Capello's side were made to sweat late on though, as Jeanvion Yulu-Matondo pulled a goal back and Patrick Vieira was sent off.

Three changes
The hosts made three changes to the team that overcame K. Sint Truidense VV on Saturday. Joos Valgaeren, Yulu-Matondo and Günther Vanaudenaerde came into the side as coach Jan Ceulemans opted for a 3-4-3 system. Juventus, who brought in Manuele Blasi at full-back in place of the injured Gianluca Pessotto, were intent on getting numbers forward from the off.

Stijnen confidence
Indeed they started brightly: Nedvěd shooting centimetres over Stijn Stijnen's crossbar and the same player's volley forcing a fine save from a goalkeeper showing no sign of nerves on his Champions League debut. Stijnen barely had time to compose himself before denying Trezeguet from close range. The chances continued to come for the away team, summer signing Vieira having an effort cleared off the line in the 17th minute. Club Brugge's best hope seemed to lie in set-pieces, Olivier De Cock heading wide from a corner as the Belgian champions threatened for the first time.

Portillo opening
That opening helped Club Brugge grow in confidence and after Juventus's Christian Abbiati had failed to claim a 31st-minute corner, they would have taken the lead against the run of play had Javier Portillo been able to control the loose ball at the far post. There were now opportunities at either end, and Trezeguet went close to breaking the deadlock when, after a clever near-post run enabled him to reach Blasi's right-wing delivery, his attempt came back off the upright. Stijnen then produced two more fine stops from the Frenchman to keep the half-time score blank.

Nedvěd brilliance
As the second period began the Jan Breydel Stadion found its voice and the home side enjoyed increasing amounts of possession, Sven Vermant drilling a low shot fractionally wide. Jonathan Blondel, on for Portillo, and Yulu-Matondo assumed more defensive responsibilities as Club Brugge switched to 3-6-1, reverting to their starting template on the break. Just as they started to look more secure, however, they fell behind to a fine Nedvěd set-piece six minutes past the hour. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was fouled by Valgaeren outside the area, and the former Czech international curled a low effort round the wall and just inside Stijnen's left-hand post.

Exquisite finish
The youngster was involved again five minutes later, saving with his feet from Ibrahimovic. There was nothing Stijnen could do, though, as Trezeguet doubled Juve's lead in the 75th minute. Mauro Camoranesi was the architect, producing a perfectly-weighted chip for the striker's diagonal run, which Trezeguet matched with a superb lob. Ibrahimovic, who could have had a hat-trick, then thumped a shot that Stijnen did well to parry at the near post.

Late hope
That save looked crucial five minutes from time when Blondel's mis-kick, after Juventus had failed to deal with a corner, proved to be the perfect cross for Yulu-Matondo to mark his debut with a headed goal that renewed Club Brugge hope. That was further boosted a minute from time as Vieira was sent off for a second bookable offence, but the visitors held firm for a fine win.

Last updated: 15/09/05 9.22CET

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Lineups

club brugge

Club Brugge

juventus

Juventus

23
StijnenStijn Stijnen (GK)
32
AbbiatiChristian Abbiati (GK)
2
De CockOlivier De Cock
4
VieiraPatrick Vieira
Yellow Card41
Red Card89
3
VermantSven Vermant
Substitution84
6
R.KovačRobert Kovač
Yellow Card76
4
ValgaerenJoos Valgaeren
Substitution74
8
EmersonEmerson
8
EnglebertGaëtan Englebert (C)
9
IbrahimovićZlatan Ibrahimović
10
BalabanBoško Balaban
11
NedvědPavel Nedvěd
Goal66
Yellow Card79
15
ŠpilárMarek Špilár
Yellow Card65
16
CamoranesiMauro Camoranesi
Substitution89
22
PortilloJavier Portillo
Substitution52
17
TrezeguetDavid Trezeguet
Goal75
Substitution89
26
MaertensBirger Maertens
19
ZambrottaGianluca Zambrotta (C)
32
VanaudenaerdeGünther Vanaudenaerde
20
BlasiManuele Blasi
34
Yulu-MatondoJeanvion Yulu-Matondo
Goal85
28
CannavaroFabio Cannavaro

Substitutes

13
VerbauwhedeGlenn Verbauwhede (GK)
12
ChimentiAntonio Chimenti (GK)
11
BlondelJonathan Blondel
Substitution52
3
ChielliniGiorgio Chiellini
14
DuferGrégory Dufer
10
Del PieroAlessandro Del Piero
16
SerebrennikovSerhiy Serebrennikov
18
MutuAdrian Mutu
18
LekoIvan Leko
Substitution84
23
GiannicheddaGiuliano Giannichedda
Substitution89
30
VictorSimões Victor
Substitution74
25
ZalayetaMarcelo Danubio Zalayeta
Substitution89
31
RoelandtsKevin Roelandts
26
GladstoneGladstone

Coach

Jan Ceulemans (BEL) Fabio Capello (ITA)

Referee

Luis Medina Cantalejo (ESP)

Assistant referees

Victoriano Giraldez Carrasco (ESP), Pedro Medina Hernandez (ESP)

Fourth official

Rafael Ramirez Dominguez (ESP)

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