Champions League - Group H
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Juventus 1-0 Valencia: Mandzukic scores goal as Juventus progress

Juventus celebrating
Juventus are now on 12 points and have progressed into the next round of the competition

Mario Mandzukic scored his third goal in as many games for Juventus as they beat Valencia to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.

The Croatian tapped in his first Champions League goal since his brace against Real Madrid in last season's quarter-final, after Cristiano Ronaldo's low ball across the box.

The Italian champions struggled to create much in the first half with a front three of Paulo Dybala, Mandzukic and Ronaldo unable to break the Spanish side down.

However, they improved after the break and the result, coupled with Manchester United's late victory over Young Boys, means Valencia are eliminated.

The visitors had the best chance of the game just before half-time when defender Mouctar Diakhaby saw his header from a corner saved at point-blank range by former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

That miss was to prove costly when Mandzukic tapped in the winner in the 59th minute after Ronaldo had worked half a yard to put a teasing ball across the box.

Valencia thought they had equalised a minute later but Diakhaby's header was adjudged to have come off his hand.

The result means Juventus - beaten finalists in two of the last four years - have kept a clean sheet in six of their last seven Champions League group-stage games.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Szczesny
  • 20Cavaco Cancelo
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 12Lobo SilvaSubstituted forJu Cuadradoat 45'minutesBooked at 60mins
  • 30BentancurBooked at 13mins
  • 5Pjanic
  • 14MatuidiBooked at 83mins
  • 10DybalaSubstituted forDouglas Costaat 79'minutes
  • 17Mandzukic
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 4Benatia
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 15Barzagli
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 18Kean
  • 22Perin
  • 24Rugani

Valencia

  • 13Murara Neto
  • 18Wass
  • 5Gabriel
  • 12DiakhabyBooked at 61mins
  • 14GayáBooked at 31mins
  • 17Coquelin
  • 10Parejo
  • 6KondogbiaBooked at 43minsSubstituted forSolerat 72'minutes
  • 7Gonçalo GuedesBooked at 69mins
  • 19RodrigoSubstituted forGameiroat 45'minutes
  • 22Mina LorenzoSubstituted forBatshuayiat 67'minutesBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 1Doménech
  • 4Murillo
  • 8Soler
  • 9Gameiro
  • 15Latorre Grueso
  • 21Piccini
  • 23Batshuayi
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
39,070

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamValencia
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 1, Valencia 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 1, Valencia 0.

Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Juventus).

Carlos Soler (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Douglas Costa (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Juan Cuadrado.

Offside, Juventus. Mario Mandzukic tries a through ball, but Blaise Matuidi is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Gonçalo Guedes (Valencia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Juventus).

Francis Coquelin (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Blaise Matuidi (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Juventus).

Carlos Soler (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Carlos Soler (Valencia) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mouctar Diakhaby following a corner.

Corner, Valencia. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

Attempt missed. Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Douglas Costa replaces Paulo Dybala.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Michy Batshuayi (Valencia) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Gameiro.

Booking

Michy Batshuayi (Valencia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michy Batshuayi (Valencia).

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Paulo Dybala with a cross.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Daniel Wass.

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia. Carlos Soler replaces Geoffrey Kondogbia.

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Juventus).

Daniel Parejo (Valencia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Gonçalo Guedes (Valencia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

João Cancelo (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gonçalo Guedes (Valencia).

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Neto.

Attempt saved. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Rodrigo Bentancur.

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia. Michy Batshuayi replaces Santi Mina.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Juventus).

Gonçalo Guedes (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund43018269
2Atl Madrid43017619
3Club Brugge41126514
4Monaco4013210-81

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona4310113810
2Inter Milan42115507
3Tottenham411279-24
4PSV Eindhoven4013410-61

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli41304316
2Liverpool42027526
3PSG412111745
4Red Star Belgrade4112310-74

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Porto431093610
2Schalke42204138
3Galatasaray41123304
4Lokomotiv Moscow4004211-90

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich54101221013
2Ajax532082611
3Benfica5113511-64
4AEK Athens5005212-100

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City5311145910
2Lyon5140111017
3Shakhtar Donetsk5122715-85
4Hoffenheim50321012-23

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid54011221012
2Roma530210649
3Viktoria Plzen5113515-104
4CSKA Moscow511359-44

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus540182612
2Man Utd531162410
3Valencia512245-15
4Young Boys5014211-91
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