Chelsea vs Juventus: UEFA Champions League live scores, blog

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    Eden Hazard giving Fernando Torres a little bit of encouragement. (R) AFP PHOTO/OLLY GREENWOOD

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    Chelsea V Juventus

    STAMFORD BRIDGE, CHELSEA, 20 SEPTEMBER 2012

     
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    European champions Chelsea begin their 2012-13 Champions League campaign with a mouth-watering home fixture against Serie A champions Juventus. Join us from 4:30am AEST for live scores and blog.

    Both teams are out to prove that they were not just lucky winners last season, and will surely be aiming to get the three points in their first first-leg European match up.

    Three points on the road will be a priceless result for the Bianconeri, while Chelsea will be expecting to take the cake at home.

    Juventus were deserving winners of Italy’s Serie A last season, going unbeaten to wrap up their first league-title since 2002-03.

    Their record of 23-15-0 will be a talking point among the Chelsea brains trust, who will need to find a way to dismantle the determined Juventus back line commanded by Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon.

    Chelsea Manager Roberto di Matteo will be depending on star playmaker Eden Hazard to continue his devastating form in the final third. The 21-year-old Belgian has been instrumental in the Chelsea attack, having a hand in seven of Chelsea’s eight goals this season.

    Chelsea are unbeaten in the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League, winning their opening three games, and drawing 0-0 with QPR at Loftus Road.

    The inability to register a name on the scoresheet will be food for thought for di Matteo, who professes faith in inconsistent front man Fernando Torres, but has the luxury of having Daniel Sturridge and new signings Victor Moses and the young Brazilian playmaker Oscar waiting in the wings.

    Juventus on the other hand have recently lost talismanic striker Alessandro Del Piero to Sydney FC. Del Piero has scored 44 goals in 92 Champions League matches for the Turin-based club, and will be sorely missed should the visitors be struggling to find the back of the net at the 70-minute mark.

    There are encouraging signs for Juve too though; the return of young attacking-midfielder Sebastian Giovinco from his loan move to Parma and the potential of his exciting link-up play with the master puppeteer Andrea Pirlo in the middle of the park is certain to set tongues wagging.

    Will Chelsea be able to hold off a determined Juve outfit desperate for an away goal or two? Or will the West Londoners prove too strong for the Italians who look in truth a very dangerous outfit even without Alessandro Del Piero?

    Join us at 430am AEST, Thursday 20th Sept 2012 for live updates and interactive commentary.

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    31' GOAL - Oscar Dos Santos Emboaba Júnior (Chelsea)

    33' GOAL - Oscar Dos Santos Emboaba Júnior (Chelsea)

    38' GOAL - Arturo Erasmo Vidal Pardo (Juventus)

    60' YELLOW CARD - Ramires Santos Do Nascimento (Chelsea)

    66' YELLOW CARD - Arturo Erasmo Vidal Pardo (Juventus)

    80' GOAL - Fabio Quagliarella (Juventus)

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    • Roar Guru

      6:46am
      HarryBalding said | 6:46am | ! Report

      A point each is probably the most accurate reflection on a game that was brilliant at times, but scrappy too. Apart from the individual brilliance of Oscar and shining moments from Hazard, Chelsea looked toothless with Fernando Torres again playing that invisible striker role that he’s come to play so well.

      Juventus deserved their goals, they played well in the middle of the park, but it was their defence that earned them the draw. You really only need 3 men at the back when Chiellini and Bonucci are going to be two of them. Chiellini for my man of the match. He was a tower of strength and showed why he’s won ‘Best Defender in Italy’ 3 times in a row.

      Chelsea fans will feel like they should have had the win with two penalty cries denied, but the referee, who I think had a very good game, had it right on both occasions.

      Juventus’ next game is against Shakhtar Donetsk in Turin, while Chelsea travel to debutants Nordsjælland. Both games fall on the 3rd of October.

      That’s all from me. A great game with a result that Juve will be very happy with. Chelsea, however, maybe should have done better.

    • Roar Guru

      6:36am
      HarryBalding said | 6:36am | ! Report

      FULL TIME

      Chelsea 2
      Juventus 2

    • Roar Guru

      6:35am
      HarryBalding said | 6:35am | ! Report

      93′ – only seconds to go, and Juve are remaining resolute at the back.
      Chelsea 2
      Juventus 2

    • Roar Guru

      6:34am
      HarryBalding said | 6:34am | ! Report

      91′ – Chelsea trying desperately to break through and get the winning goal.
      Chelsea 2
      Juventus 2

    • Roar Guru

      6:31am
      HarryBalding said | 6:31am | ! Report

      88′ – Mata’s brilliant delivery into the box strongly defended against.
      Chelsea 2
      Juventus 2

    • Roar Guru

      6:30am
      HarryBalding said | 6:30am | ! Report

      88′ – Vucinic off, Matri on.
      Chelsea 2
      Juventus 2

    • Roar Guru

      6:30am
      HarryBalding said | 6:30am | ! Report

      88′ – Free kick for Chelsea about 10 in from half way.
      Chelsea 2
      Juventus 2

    • Roar Guru

      6:29am
      HarryBalding said | 6:29am | ! Report

      87′ – Quagliarella hits the bar from a turn-and-shoot effort reminiscent of Oscar’s first-half effort.
      Chelsea 2
      Juventus 2

    • Roar Guru

      6:28am
      HarryBalding said | 6:28am | ! Report

      86′ – Juve might be tempted to just set up shop and keep Chelsea at bay here.
      Chelsea 2
      Juventus 2

    • Roar Guru

      6:26am
      HarryBalding said | 6:26am | ! Report

      83′ – bad cross from Isla is cut out by Cech.
      Chelsea 2
      Juventus 2

    • Roar Guru

      6:25am
      HarryBalding said | 6:25am | ! Report

      82′ – about ten minutes for the home side to regain the lead, or they will surely feel like they’ve missed an opportunity to win the 3 points.
      Chelsea 2
      Juventus 2

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