Champions League: Juventus 3-0 Chelsea – Old Lady Too Strong For Youthful Blues (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

20th, November 2012

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By Alan Duffy

Juventus 3-0 Chelsea – Champions League – 20th November 2012

Without wise old heads such as Frankie Lamps, John Terry and the departed Didier Drogba, Chelsea’s new generation of superstars were comprehensively beaten by a far superior Juventus side in Turin.

With Roberto Di Matteo opting to go with no traditional striker, instead having Oscar, Eden Hazard and Juan Mata rotating across the front, the Blues started well, with Hazard going close early on. However, when Fabio Quagliarella deflected Andrea Pirlo’s shot past a rather slow Petr Cech on 38 minutes, it seemed to knock the wind out of Chelsea’s sails.

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  1. sloth says:

    While Vidal’s goal was a product of a lucky deflection, it’s an absolute insult to Andrea Pirlo to call Quagliarella’s opening goal lucky. I firmly believe Pirlo took that shot with full intention that Quag was going to get a touch on it, and we can clearly see from the replays that Quag knew exactly what he was doing redirecting that shot. Wonderful goal.

    I’m an hockey fan (Canadian), and this is play is the football equivalent of one of the trademark plays of the Vancouver Canucks’ Sedin twins, the “slap pass.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLAWMUlNVH8

  2. KingB3113 says:

    @Sloth I hope you’re being sarcastic lol.

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