The fourth day of the European Champions League saw the verdict between Juventus and Lokomotiv Moscow. Mauricio Sarri’s youngsters, who were travelling on Russian soil, earned all three points to qualify for the Round of 16.
The match, which was announced as very decisive for the Turinese, ended in a narrow victory for the legendary Italian club. After a very early opening in the third minute through Aaron Ramsey, Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates failed to keep the lead. On 12 minutes, the hosts restored parity after Aleksei Miranchuk’s equaliser. Match restarted, the score remains unchanged until the end of the first period.
After the interval, the “Muscovites” developed their game, forcing the Italian champions to observe. After 60 minutes of play, Cristiano Ronaldo and his team-mates pushed the opponents to take refuge in the halfway point. It took the extra time for the visitors to take the lead. Douglas Costa, who replaced the Portuguese star “CR7“, mystified the Russian defence before pushing the ball into the net at 90+3. A victory that opened the door to the Round of 16 for the Italian club.