Source: Cadena Ser
The team of Marcelino could not with Juventus and the goal of Mandzukic leaves them out
United’s victory in the discount leaves out Marcelino’s.
A genius of Cristiano Ronaldo, who invented the play of Mandzukic’s goal, gave the victory to Juventus (1-0) against a very serious and rubbery Valencia that stood up at all times to the Italian champion.
Valencia remain out of the Champions League after Manchester United beat the Young Boys at Old Trafford, which leaves the Spanish team without mathematical options on the final day.
Juve tried to intimidate at the beginning with two distant shots from Cristiano Ronaldo, but Valencia did not get discouraged. With very good coverage and a lot of concentration, he hardly left gaps to the offensive men of the local team.
Valencia, more focused on defense than on attack, tried to surprise the counterattack, but could not exploit the speed of Guedes and Rodrigo, given the good withdrawal of the Italians. Only a cross shot by Wass unsettled the home defense.
In the equator of the first act Dyabala sowed some anxiety in the Valencian order breaking lines from the half point, but the concentration of the rearguard of Marcellin prevented the goal Neto spent excessive hardship.
The best chance of goal was the Valencia on the last play of the first half, after a corner kick that headed in the first suit the central Diakhaby and that brought with a miraculous hand the Polish goalkeeper Szczesny when the Spanish team sang the goal.
Both technicians moved the chip after the break. Marcelino changed to Rodrigo for Gameiro, while Allegri gave entry to Cuadrado for Alex Sandro.
Juventus intensified its dominance, but still found no gaps until Cristiano created one from nothing, in a great action on the left side of the area with which he got rid of the mark of Gabriel Paulista and put a center at the far post he finished to pleasure Mandzukic to score the 1-0.
Valencia scored a minute later with a shot by Diakhaby after a corner kick, but the referee saw that the French central was shot with one hand and canceled the goal.
Valencia was revolutionized and left more space for Juventus, who through Mandzukic, Dybala and Cristiano put Neto to the test, who was very confident throughout the game.
In the final minutes, the Spanish team came with more clarity thanks to Guedes, but was not accurate in the decisive meters.
– Data sheet:
1. Juventus: Szczesny; Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Álex Sandro (Cuadrado, m.46); Pjanic, Bentancur, Matuidi; Dybala (Douglas Costa, m.79), Ronaldo and Mandzukic.
0. Valencia: Neto, Wass, Diakhaby, Gabriel Paulista, Gayà; Parejo, Kondogbia (Carlos Soler, m.72), Coquelin, Guedes; Rodrigo (Gameiro, m.46) and Santi Mina (Batshuayi, m.67).
Goal: 1-0, m.59: Mandzukic.
Referee: William Collum (SCO). He posted for Valencia to Gayà, Diakhaby, Guedes, Batshuayi and Kondogbia, and for Juventus to Bentancur, Matuidi and Cuadrado.
Incidents: Match corresponding to the fifth day of Group H of the Champions League played at Juventus Stadium. EFE