Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Juve's Stingy Defence Triumphed Over Monaco's Potent Attack

Juve's Stingy Defence Triumphed Over Monaco's Potent Attack

Italian side Juventus produced a tactical defensive masterclass to deny Monaco's potent attack a single goal by defeating them 2-0 at Stade Louis II.

Juventus have now conceded just twice in 11 Champions League game and still yet to concede from open play.

Higuain who is often criticized for missing in big matches silenced his critics by scoring both goals of the game ending his seven game scoring drought in the Champions League knockout phases.

Monaco had the first two clear chances to open the scoring Kylian Mbappe headed the first chance straight at Buffon from a free header before the Juve goalkeeper saved a cross range volley from Mbappe.

Juventus took the lead in the 29th minute with Higuain finishing from 15 yards from a Dani Alves backheel pass.

Juventus almost doubled their lead just before half time but Monaco goalkeeper Subasic was able to save Pablo Dybala's free-kick.

Falcao failed to equalize few minutes into the second half with a tame effort that Buffon easily gathered after he was set up by Bernardo Silva.

Juventus also failed to double their lead when Marchisio raced in on goal only to be denied by Subasic's legs.

Higuain got his brace in the 59th minute with Dani Alves once again the orchestrator sending in a cross from the right and side for the Argentine to convert from six yards out.

Buffon denied Monaco a late goal tipping Germain's header over from a Moutinho free-kick.


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