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Juventus beat Ferencvaros 2-1 to reach Champions League knockout stage

Juventus beat Ferencvaros 2-1 to reach the Champions League knockout stage as Alvaro Morata scored a stoppage-time winner and Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 749th career goal.

Juventus beat Ferencvaros 2-1 to reach Champions League knockout stage www.theafricanstand.com
Alvaro Morata has broken the hearts of Ferencvaros after the Spaniard came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner to send Juventus into the Champions League knockout stages.

Alvaro Morata‘s late header lifted Juventus into the Champions League knockout stages as Andrea Pirlo’s side claimed a last-gasp 2-1 win over Ferencvaros.

It looked as though Juve would fall five points behind Group G leaders Barcelona as they toiled in Turin, with Ferencvaros’ goalkeeper Denes Dibusz having made a string of fine stops.

Dibusz had been beaten by Cristiano Ronaldo‘s thumping 35th-minute equaliser, which cancelled out Myrto Uzuni’s opener and moved the 35-year-old level with Lionel Messi on 70 home Champions League goals.

Yet it was an error from Dibusz – who made several mistakes in the reverse outing – which ultimately cost Ferencvaros a point, the goalkeeper only able to fumble Morata’s header over the line in the 92nd minute.

Ericson Mangoli

Written by Ericson Mangoli

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