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Lech hold off Juve to gain progress

Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 23.02CET
KKS Lech Poznań 1-1 Juventus
Artjoms Rudņevs was the scourge of Juve again as his goal was enough for a draw that helped the hosts progress at the expense of their visitors.
Lech hold off Juve to gain progress
Lech did enough to hold off Juventus and clamber out of Group A ©Cyfrasport

Match statistics

LechJuventus

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
7
Attempts off target4
 
7
Corners3
 
5
Offsides4
 
2
Fouls committed20
 
17
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 23.02CET

Lech hold off Juve to gain progress

KKS Lech Poznań 1-1 Juventus
Artjoms Rudņevs was the scourge of Juve again as his goal was enough for a draw that helped the hosts progress at the expense of their visitors.

Vincenzo Iaquinta's late equaliser was not enough to prevent KKS Lech Poznań from advancing to the UEFA Europa League knockout rounds at the expense of Juventus.

Lech struck after 12 minutes when Artjoms Rudņevs followed up his Matchday 1 hat-trick in Turin with a headed opener, and were the superior team until Iaquinta levelled with six minutes to play. Juve substitute Alberto Libertazzi missed a superb opportunity in the final minute, leaving Lech to seal a top-two finish alongside Manchester City FC in Group A.

Giorgio Chiellini scored two of Juve's three goals in the 3-3 September draw between the sides, and was again upstaged by Rudņevs in tonight's return as the striker rose above the Italy centre-back to flick in Semir Štilić's inswinging corner at the near post.

Juve took time to adapt to the wintry conditions but could have equalised in the 33rd minute when Leonardo Bonucci failed to find the net from close range after Krzysztof Kotorowski could only parry Alessandro Del Piero's driven free-kick from distance.

Although Lech were playing the more enterprising football, they needed some alert keeping from Kotorowski to go into the break ahead as he denied Iaquinta when one on one. Lech substitute Marcin Kikut was even more wasteful just after the hour, shooting over having created a clear opening by nicking the ball off Chiellini just outside the area.

He was almost made to pay as Alessandro Del Piero nodded a Miloš Krasić cross just wide when well placed at the far post. The lively Serbian international did play a part in the leveller, though, threading through for Iaquinta who turned the ball into the far corner.

Cue a frantic finale in which Libertazzi, albeit falling backwards, failed to get the power behind a header when unmarked that would have won the game for Juventus. Instead, the unbeaten Italian giants are left playing for pride in a fortnight's time when Lech will be looking to secure first place.

Last updated: 03/12/10 0.05CET

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Lineups

lech

Lech

juventus

Juventus

27
KotorowskiKrzysztof Kotorowski (GK)
13
ManningerAlexander Manninger (GK)
3
DjurdjevićIvan Djurdjević
3
ChielliniGiorgio Chiellini
5
ArboledaManuel Arboleda
5
SissokoMohamed Sissoko
Substitution75
10
KrivetsSergei Krivets
Substitution54
8
MarchisioClaudio Marchisio
14
ŠtilićSemir Štilić
Substitution83
9
IaquintaVincenzo Iaquinta
Goal84
16
RudņevsArtjoms Rudņevs
Goal12
Substitution61
10
Del PieroAlessandro Del Piero (C)
17
PeszkoSławomir Peszko
17
TraoréArmand Traoré
Substitution80
19
BosackiBartosz Bosacki (C)
19
BonucciLeonardo Bonucci
21
InjacDimitrije Injac
23
PepeSimone Pepe
Substitution67
22
WojtkowiakGrzegorz Wojtkowiak
27
KrasićMiloš Krasić
25
HenriquezLuis Henriquez
39
CamilleriVincenzo Camilleri

Substitutes

30
BurićJasmin Burić (GK)
30
StorariMarco Storari (GK)
2
GancarczykSeweryn Gancarczyk
4
Felipe MeloFelipe Melo
Substitution75
7
WilkJakub Wilk
20
LanzafameDavide Lanzafame
Substitution67
8
KiełbJacek Kiełb
36
GiandonatoManuel Giandonato
23
KikutMarcin Kikut
Substitution54
38
LibertazziAlberto Libertazzi
Substitution80
32
MożdżeńMateusz Możdżeń
Substitution61
45
De PaolaAndrea De Paola
35
KamińskiMarcin Kamiński
Substitution83
46
LivieroMatteo Liviero

Coach

José Maria Bakero (ESP) Luigi Delneri (ITA)

Referee

Fernando Teixeira (ESP)

Assistant referees

Victoriano Diaz Casado (ESP), Manuel Torre (ESP)

Fourth official

José Teixeira (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

David Fernández Borbalán (ESP), Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)

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