The Champions League group stage ended with a great night for Juventus and full of glory for Calcio. Juventus showed off a brave match to top the table and bring down the defending Champions League – Chelsea.
In Italian, biscotto means cookie but it also means draw in a match. However, Lady Dam Gia did not want to eat that piece of cake and it showed that Headmaster Juve had controlled the match with countless opportunities to create and show the strength of the midfield.
Despite only launching seven shots in this match, Shakhtar’s players put all their efforts into it. Despite not putting pressure on Juve’s goal, Mircea Lucescu’s army was still very scary when they came on the ball. And he stimulated the impatience of the Juve defenders.
In general, both teams did not take advantage of the opportunity because of minor errors. The poor ability to control makes the ball blocked when approaching the goal. Juventus showed their concern as they faced midfielders Willian and Fernandinho and their crosss. The excellent lining makes Juve have to keep an eye on the gaps that the midfield duo creates.
Juventus continues to create pressure to find the goal. It is the rush in finishing that sometimes makes Juve lose control of the ball and reduce their morale. However, the players were somewhat calm in the remaining time.
What comes will come when Juve’s goal finally appears. But at the same time there was also much controversy. Is Stefan Lichtsteiner offside? Maybe yes but unfortunately for the home team, this goal is like a reward after the tireless efforts of Juventus.
In the second half, Shakhtar raised his squad in an effort to find the goal. But when they overflowed into Buffon’s yard, decisive passes were not created. Meanwhile, Shakhtar’s team created gaps in the back and created conditions for Juve to exploit.
The long pass and cross wing makes the home team encountered countless difficulties. In addition, the solidity of the defense with two stoppers Arturo Vidal and Giorgio Chiellini made Juve more confident about a victory for himself.