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Juve deny Chelsea and Oscar winning start

Published: Wednesday 19 September 2012, 23.05CET
Chelsea FC 2-2 Juventus
Juve substitute Fabio Quagliarella capped a two-goal comeback, striking ten minutes from time to snatch victory away from their Oscar-inspired hosts.
by Trevor Haylett
from Stamford Bridge

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ChelseaJuventus

Goals scored2
 
2
on target5
 
2
off target5
 
10
Corners5
 
5
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed12
 
13
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)50
 
50

Standings

Last updated: 21/10/2012 22:49 CET

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Published: Wednesday 19 September 2012, 23.05CET

Juve deny Chelsea and Oscar winning start

Chelsea FC 2-2 Juventus
Juve substitute Fabio Quagliarella capped a two-goal comeback, striking ten minutes from time to snatch victory away from their Oscar-inspired hosts.

Fabio Quagliarella struck a late equaliser to share equal billing with Chelsea FC's Oscar, who had scored twice on his first Blues start to put the 2012 UEFA Champions League winners in sight of another opening-day victory.

Quagliarella, a Juventus substitute, took advantage of some uncertain defending to earn his team a point after Arturo Vidal had reduced the arrears near the end of an exhilarating first half. It marks the first time since 2007 that the London side have not begun their group stage campaign with three points.

With Fernando Torres operating as a lone striker, Chelsea did not give Gianluigi Buffon too much cause for concern in the opening half-hour. They produced some nice approach play, but generally Juventus's three central pillars looked solid.

At the other end the visitors, back among Europe's elite for the first time since the 2009/10 season, took heart from the movement of Mirko Vučinić. It was Claudio Marchisio, however, who came closest when Leonardo Bonucci's long pass sent him clear, Petr Čech dashing off his line to smother the shot. A loose ball from Branislav Ivanović then almost presented a goal to Juventus. Vidal found Vučinić yet he sliced his attempt into the side netting.

The Italian champions should have been one ahead; instead, within four minutes, they found themselves 2-0 down as Oscar, starting in a blue shirt for the first time after five games on the bench, took centre stage. His first, following Eden Hazard's incursion from the left, owed a great deal to the diversion it took off Bonucci's boot.

His second was pure class, however, skilfully taking the ball away from two defenders before bending a powerful drive high beyond Buffon's left hand.
It was a sensational couple of minutes for the Brazilian and his team. The Stamford Bridge crowd rose to salute him but were then silenced as Juventus hit back. Marchisio brought Vidal into contention and with Oscar-like skill he made room before burying a low left-footed strike.

The tempo barely relented in the second half, David Luiz moving in quickly to dispossess Marchisio when danger loomed. Before that Ivanović and Frank Lampard both prompted saves from Buffon. Chelsea appeared to be holding on yet then failed to clear their lines, allowing Marchisio time to feed Quagliarella who shot beneath Čech. The substitute then almost won it for the Turin side as he turned to graze the bar with a curling left-foot effort.

Last updated: 09/05/13 9.16CET

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Lineups

chelsea

Chelsea

juventus

Juventus

1
ČechPetr Čech (GK)
1
BuffonGianluigi Buffon (GK) (C)
2
IvanovićBranislav Ivanović
3
ChielliniGiorgio Chiellini
3
A. ColeAshley Cole
8
MarchisioClaudio Marchisio
4
David LuizDavid Luiz
9
VučinićMirko Vučinić
Substitution88
7
RamiresRamires
Yellow Card60
Substitution69
12
GiovincoSebastian Giovinco
Substitution75
8
LampardFrank Lampard
15
BarzagliAndrea Barzagli
9
TorresFernando Torres
19
BonucciLeonardo Bonucci
11
OscarOscar
Goal31
Goal33
Substitution75
21
PirloAndrea Pirlo
12
MikelJohn Obi Mikel
22
AsamoahKwadwo Asamoah
17
E. HazardEden Hazard
23
VidalArturo Vidal
Goal38
Yellow Card66
26
TerryJohn Terry (C)
26
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
Substitution77

Substitutes

22
TurnbullRoss Turnbull (GK)
30
StorariMarco Storari (GK)
6
Oriol RomeuOriol Romeu
2
LúcioLúcio
10
Juan MataJuan Mata
Substitution75
24
GiaccheriniEmanuele Giaccherini
13
MosesVictor Moses
27
QuagliarellaFabio Quagliarella
Substitution75
Goal80
24
CahillGary Cahill
32
MatriAlessandro Matri
Substitution88
28
AzpilicuetaCésar Azpilicueta
33
IslaMauricio Isla
Substitution77
34
BertrandRyan Bertrand
Substitution69
39
MarroneLuca Marrone

Coach

Roberto Di Matteo (ITA) Massimo Carrera (ITA)

Referee

Pedro Proença (POR)

Assistant referees

Bertino Miranda (POR), Tiago Trigo (POR)

Fourth official

Rui Tavares (POR)

Additional assistant referees

João Capela (POR), João Ferreira (POR)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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