Champions League - Group D
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Juventus 1-0 Atletico Madrid: Paulo Dybala goal ensures Juve advance as Group D winners

Paulo Dybala
Paulo Dybala's goal was his seventh of the season in all competitions for Juventus

A spectacular free-kick from Paulo Dybala gave Juventus a Champions League win over Atletico Madrid and guaranteed the Italian side top spot in Group D.

Juventus, whose qualification for the last 16 had already been confirmed, went ahead when Dybala's powerfully struck free-kick from a tight angle went into the roof of the net.

Substitute Federico Bernardeschi also hit the post for the Serie A leaders.

Atletico remain second but need to beat Lokomotiv Moscow next month to qualify.

The Spanish side, Champions League runners-up in 2014 and 2016, are on seven points, one ahead of Bayer Leverkusen after the German side kept alive their hopes of qualifying with a 2-0 away win against Lokomotiv.

At the Allianz Stadium, Dybala's goal was a rare moment of quality in a tight match that only saw two shots on target apiece from both sides.

A fine last-ditch challenge from home defender Matthijs de Ligt denied Atletico substitute Angel Correa with former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata heading wide from the resulting corner.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who was rested for Juventus' 3-1 Serie A win over Atalanta on Saturday, played the full 90 minutes, while Welshman Aaron Ramsey started, but was substituted after 63 minutes and replaced by Bernardeschi.

Juventus have gone out at the Champions League quarter-final phase in both the past two seasons and are aiming to win the tournament for the first time since 1996.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo broke the corner flag in the first half when he accidently kicked it instead of the ball

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  • Juventus' victory means they will finish top of their Champions League group for the third time in the past four seasons, progressing in second place in 2017-18.
  • They have won four consecutive home group-stage games in the Champions League for the first time since October 2008 (when they had a run of 12 in a row).
  • Atletico Madrid have lost consecutive Champions League group-stage matches for the first time since October 2009.
  • Juventus' Paulo Dybala has been directly involved in four goals in his past four Champions League games, scoring his first-ever direct free-kick in the competition with the winner against Atletico.
  • Dybala has also scored eight goals in the Champions League since the start of last season, more than any other Juventus player.

Line-ups

Juventus

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Szczesny
  • 13Danilo
  • 19Bonucci
  • 4de Ligt
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 5Pjanic
  • 30BentancurBooked at 35minsSubstituted forKhediraat 86'minutes
  • 14Matuidi
  • 8RamseySubstituted forBernardeschiat 63'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 10DybalaSubstituted forHiguaínat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Khedira
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 21Higuaín
  • 24Rugani
  • 28Demiral
  • 33Bernardeschi
  • 77Buffon

Atl Madrid

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Oblak
  • 23Trippier
  • 18Felipe
  • 22HermosoBooked at 32mins
  • 12Lodi dos SantosBooked at 40minsSubstituted forLemarat 64'minutes
  • 8SaúlBooked at 52mins
  • 16HerreraBooked at 58minsSubstituted forCorreaat 60'minutes
  • 5Partey
  • 6Koke
  • 9Morata
  • 20Machín PérezSubstituted forSequeiraat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Adán
  • 4Arias
  • 7Sequeira
  • 10Correa
  • 11Lemar
  • 14Llorente
  • 17Saponjic
Referee:
Anthony Taylor
Attendance:
40,486

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 1, Atlético de Madrid 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 1, Atlético de Madrid 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Thomas Lemar (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Thomas Partey.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Gonzalo Higuaín tries a through ball, but Sami Khedira is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Matthijs de Ligt.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Sami Khedira replaces Rodrigo Bentancur.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus).

  9. Post update

    Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Lemar (Atlético de Madrid).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Álvaro Morata (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Matthijs de Ligt.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by João Félix.

  15. Post update

    Mattia De Sciglio (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus).

  18. Post update

    João Félix (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus).

  20. Post update

    Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG54101221013
2Real Madrid522111748
3Club Bruges503239-63
4Galatasaray502319-82

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich55002141715
2Tottenham53111711610
3Red Star Belgrade5104319-163
4Olympiakos5014714-71

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City5320123911
2Shakhtar Donetsk5131810-26
3Dinamo Zagreb51229905
4Atalanta5113512-74

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus5410104613
2Atl Madrid52126517
3B Leverkusen520357-26
4Lokomotiv Moscow510449-53

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Liverpool430110739
2Napoli42206338
3RB Salzburg4112121024
4KRC Genk4013412-81

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona42204228
2B Dortmund42115417
3Inter Milan41126604
4Slavia Prague402225-32

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Leipzig43016429
2Lyon42117437
3Zenit St Petersburg411256-14
4Benfica410359-43

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ajax421110557
2Chelsea42117617
3Valencia42116517
4Lille4013310-71
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