The second matchday of the 2022-2023 UEFA Champions League Group H brings together two giant clubs, namely Juventus vs Benfica. The match with Benfica at the Allianz Stadium, Juventus had to accept its consecutive defeat with a score of 2-1. This defeat was a big blow for Massimiliano Allegri and his squad.
At the beginning of the game, Allegri’s team dominated the game. It only took 4 minutes for Juventus to find the net from the opponent. The first goal from Juventus went through a free kick on the right side of the field. Paredes who provided an accurate pass for Milik who was near the post immediately gave a powerful header. Action from Juventus immediately led to 1 goal.
Benfica who conceded 1 goal, immediately set the tempo of the attack and counterattacked. In the 30th minute, Benfica managed to dominate the ball which made the match even more fierce and of course Juventus tightened the defense. However, in the 39th minute the Juventus defense was caught off guard which became a great opportunity for Benfica. In the 42nd minute, Benfica won a penalty after Miretti brought down Ramos. Mario took the penalty which became the momentum for Benfica to get a balanced result. The first half of the match ended in a draw.
In the second half Benfica appeared increasingly heated. Attacks with high tempo forced Juventus to survive. In the 55th minute, Benfica managed to get 1 goal through a quick attack from the middle of the field. Benfica’s appearance in possession of the ball overwhelmed Juventus. Juventus coach, Allegri made a number of substitutions to increase the tempo of the attack, but Juventus’ game was getting topsy-turvy. Until the match ended both clubs had no chance to score. As a result Benfica won with a score of 2-1.
Juventus’ defeat in the Champions League group was the first in their history. The reason is, Massimiliano Allegri’s troops are now on a three-game losing streak in the Champions League, if withdrawn since last season. Juventus is also the team that has received the most penalties in all competitions for Serie A clubs this season.
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