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Vučinić rescues Juventus at Nordsjælland

Published: Tuesday 23 October 2012, 23.05CET
FC Nordsjælland 1-1 Juventus
The Danish champions looked on course for their first ever group stage win but were denied nine minutes from time by Mirko Vučinić's volley.
by Trevor Haylett
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Match statistics

NordsjællandJuventus

Goals scored1
 
1
on target5
 
15
off target3
 
15
Corners5
 
18
Offsides1
 
9
Fouls committed10
 
11
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)47
 
53

Standings

Last updated: 18/06/2013 11:47 CET

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Published: Tuesday 23 October 2012, 23.05CET

Vučinić rescues Juventus at Nordsjælland

FC Nordsjælland 1-1 Juventus
The Danish champions looked on course for their first ever group stage win but were denied nine minutes from time by Mirko Vučinić's volley.

FC Nordsjælland were denied a first UEFA Champions League group stage victory as Mirko Vučinić came off the bench to earn Juventus a point.

Mikkel Beckmann had put the hosts in front five minutes after half-time – their first goal in the competition – and the two-time European champions struggled thereafter to find a way past goalkeeper Jesper Hansen. Vučinić, though, ensured the Serie A leaders claimed a third successive Group E draw when he applied a sweet finish nine minutes from the end.

That late excitement was out of keeping with the start of a game that took time to get going. Both teams were tentative, mixing lax mistakes with more positive midfield work. With Vučinić beginning among the replacements after a bout of flu, the attacking partnership of Alessandro Matri and Sebastian Giovinco showed flickers of promise. Juventus set pieces proved to be another source of danger and Leonardo Bonucci was not too far wide with his headed effort.

When Nordsjælland started to make progress, Gianluigi Buffon leant heavily on his experience to keep them at bay, palming away a fizzing drive from Kasper Lorentzen. Joshua John, all alone behind the defence, had the goal at his mercy but Buffon, outside his area, showed all his qualities by blocking the attempted chip with his chest.

The match had acquired a good tempo and more goalscoring opportunities arrived as a result. The half ended with Giovinco belying his small stature to pose a big threat to the Danish champions' hopes of putting their first points on the board, finding the side netting after a typically dynamic surge.

Andreas Laudrup, son of Michael, a player of some distinction for Juve in the 1980s, acquitted himself well on his first start in the UEFA Champions League. Fittingly, it was he who won the free-kick that led to Nordsjælland's historic goal. Beckmann's execution was sublime as it curled around the wall and beyond Buffon's left hand.

Hansen saved brilliantly from a Giovinco header and then a Pirlo set piece, yet he had no answer to Vučinić's volley. A winning goal from Danish international Nicklas Bendtner would have added insult to injury but the Juve substitute was off target with a late header.

Last updated: 27/11/12 12.28CET

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Lineups

nordsjælland

Nordsjælland

juventus

Juventus

1
J. HansenJesper Hansen (GK)
1
BuffonGianluigi Buffon (GK) (C)
2
OkoreJores Okore
2
LúcioLúcio
Substitution76
6
AduEnoch Adu
3
ChielliniGiorgio Chiellini
Yellow Card49
7
StokholmNicolai Stokholm (C)
8
MarchisioClaudio Marchisio
Yellow Card37
8
MtiligaPatrick Mtiliga
Yellow Card83
11
De CegliePaolo De Ceglie
10
BeckmannMikkel Beckmann
Goal50
Substitution67
12
GiovincoSebastian Giovinco
15
JohnJoshua John
19
BonucciLeonardo Bonucci
18
ParkhurstMichael Parkhurst
21
PirloAndrea Pirlo
20
LorentzenKasper Lorentzen
Substitution88
23
VidalArturo Vidal
Substitution83
21
RunjeIvan Runje
Yellow Card68
32
MatriAlessandro Matri
Substitution67
22
LaudrupAndreas Laudrup
Substitution71
33
IslaMauricio Isla

Substitutes

16
VilladsenThomas Villadsen (GK)
30
StorariMarco Storari (GK)
5
ChristiansenAnders Christiansen
Substitution88
4
Martín CáceresMartín Cáceres
11
NordstrandMorten Nordstrand
Substitution67
6
PogbaPaul Pogba
17
ChristensenSøren Christensen
Substitution71
9
VučinićMirko Vučinić
Substitution67
Goal81
19
GundelachMark Gundelach
17
BendtnerNicklas Bendtner
Substitution76
23
TičinovićMario Tičinović
24
GiaccheriniEmanuele Giaccherini
Substitution83
30
PetryLasse Petry
39
MarroneLuca Marrone

Coach

Kasper Hjulmand (DEN) Angelo Alessio (ITA)

Referee

Deniz Aytekin (GER)

Assistant referees

Guido Kleve (GER), Stefan Lupp (GER)

Fourth official

Holger Henschel (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Marco Fritz (GER), Guido Winkmann (GER)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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