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Juventus 2-0 Olympiacos: Emenike silenced by Old Lady

Champions League By: Linus Onyeze | 27/09/2017

The Old Lady began as expected, dominating play from the off, as Olympics looked contented to sit deep and contain the Italian champions. However, despite all the domination, Juventus were struggling to create any real opportunities.

The Greeks were also looking to create opportunities of their own, but nothing of it, either.

The first opportunity of the game came in the as Mario Mandzukic attempts to convert a lofted cross as he jumps high and heads the ball towards the roof of the net. Silvio Proto shows his brilliant reflexes and pulls off a glorious save to stop the ball from hitting the net. It will be a corner kick for Juventus.

Just a minute later, Stefano Sturaro rises highest from the corner to head at goal, but his effort towards the right side of the goal is brilliantly kept out by the goalkeeper.

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Shortly after, Mario Mandzukic attempts to convert a lofted cross as he jumps high and heads the ball to the right side of the goal. Silvio Proto shows his brilliant reflexes and pulls off a glorious save to stop the ball from hitting the net.

Second Half

The second period was just like the first at the start, with little chances in between. However, Juve went in front in the 69th minute, as Higuain slots the ball into an unguarded net from close range after a shot rebounds off a defender.

They then made it two, as Mandzukic was in the right place to put the ball into the back of the net with his body.

That would be it in the end, as the Italians closed shop with a win.
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