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Juventus fight back to hold Madrid

Published: Tuesday 5 November 2013, 22.45CET
Juventus 2-2 Real Madrid CF
Fernando Llorente earned a point after a record-equalling goal from Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale's effort overturned Arturo Vidal's penalty.
by Paolo Menicucci
from Juventus Stadium

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Match statistics

JuventusReal Madrid

Goals scored2
 
2
Possession (%)51
 
49
Total attempts20
 
16
on target13
 
7
off target7
 
9
blocked4
 
3
against woodwork0
1
Corners7
 
3
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
8
Fouls suffered8
 
10
Passes595
 
698
completed477
 
566

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2014 19:32 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 5 November 2013, 22.45CET

Juventus fight back to hold Madrid

Juventus 2-2 Real Madrid CF
Fernando Llorente earned a point after a record-equalling goal from Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale's effort overturned Arturo Vidal's penalty.

Cristiano Ronaldo equalled the record number of goals in a UEFA Champions League group stage as Real Madrid CF all but qualified for the knockout rounds with a draw at Juventus.

The home team took the lead late in the first half with an Arturo Vidal penalty only for Ronaldo, with his eighth goal in four games, and Gareth Bale to turn things around quickly after the interval. In a vibrant contest, the Bianconeri responded and claimed a point thanks to Fernando Llorente's header – but nevertheless slipped bottom of Group B with just two rounds remaining.

Ronaldo had scored in each of his first three matches and, not surprisingly, had the first chance, shooting narrowly wide from an almost impossible angle after dribbling past Kwadwo Asamoah down the right. Madrid were also dangerous on the opposite flank, Bale forcing Gianluigi Buffon to make a diving save with a low strike.

The visitors had long spells of possession while Juventus were more direct and went close to breaking the deadlock when Paul Pogba sent in a menacing low cross. Pepe deflected it towards his own goal but an alert Iker Casillas spared his team-mate's blushes with a wonderful reflex stop.

Ten minutes later the goalkeeper superbly saved Claudio Marchisio's close-range header with his right leg and next repelled a Carlos Tévez attempt. However, Casillas was helpless three minutes before half-time after Raphaël Varane fouled Pogba and Vidal found the top corner from the spot.

Madrid still could have levelled before the break but Ronaldo and Karim Benzema got in each other's way while trying to reach Marcelo's low centre. The two combined more effectively seven minutes after the restart as Martín Cáceres passed the ball straight to Benzema inside the Juve half; Benzema found Ronaldo who duly beat Buffon.

The Merengues kept coming and only the crossbar kept out Xabi Alonso's powerful shot from distance. Juventus tried to respond, Marchisio having an effort rebuffed by Casillas before his follow-up attempt was cleared off the line by Pepe. Instead it was Madrid who struck next, Ronaldo feeding Bale on the right and the Welshman beating Buffon at the near post with a low strike.

That advantage lasted just five minutes as Llorente nodded in a Cáceres cross. A decisive goal proved elusive as the two sides drew for the first time in 16 meetings. While Madrid need a point to make certain of progressing to the round of 16, Juventus are still seeking their first win – though with games against FC København and Galatasaray AŞ to come, their hopes remain alive.

Last updated: 03/12/13 19.44CET

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Lineups

juventus

Juventus

real madrid

Real Madrid

1
BuffonGianluigi Buffon (GK) (C)
1
CasillasIker Casillas (GK) (C)
4
Martín CáceresMartín Cáceres
2
VaraneRaphaël Varane
Yellow Card41
6
PogbaPaul Pogba
3
PepePepe
8
MarchisioClaudio Marchisio
4
RamosSergio Ramos
10
TévezCarlos Tévez
Substitution82
6
KhediraSami Khedira
14
LlorenteFernando Llorente
Goal65
Substitution88
7
RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
Goal52
15
BarzagliAndrea Barzagli
9
BenzemaKarim Benzema
Substitution81
19
BonucciLeonardo Bonucci
Yellow Card72
11
BaleGareth Bale
Goal60
Substitution75
21
PirloAndrea Pirlo
Yellow Card44
12
MarceloMarcelo
22
AsamoahKwadwo Asamoah
14
Xabi AlonsoXabi Alonso
Substitution71
23
VidalArturo Vidal
Goal42
19
ModrićLuka Modrić
Yellow Card35

Substitutes

30
StorariMarco Storari (GK)
25
Diego LópezDiego López (GK)
5
OgbonnaAngelo Ogbonna
15
CarvajalDaniel Carvajal
11
De CegliePaolo De Ceglie
17
ArbeloaÁlvaro Arbeloa
12
GiovincoSebastian Giovinco
Substitution88
20
JeséJesé
Substitution81
20
PadoinSimone Padoin
22
Di MaríaÁngel Di María
Substitution75
27
QuagliarellaFabio Quagliarella
Substitution82
23
IscoIsco
33
IslaMauricio Isla
24
IllarramendiAsier Illarramendi
Substitution71

Coach

Antonio Conte (ITA) Carlo Ancelotti (ITA)

Referee

Howard Webb (ENG)

Assistant referees

Michael Mullarkey (ENG), Darren Cann (ENG)

Fourth official

Jake Collin (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Anthony Taylor (ENG), Michael Jones (ENG)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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