Juventus 2-1 Ferencvaros: Morata scores last-gasp winner in Turin

Juventus 2-1 Ferencvaros: Alvaro Morata scores last-gasp winner to break Hungarian minnows’ hearts and send Andrea Pirlo’s men into Champions League last-16 as Old Lady come from behind

  • Alvaro Morata scored a last-gasp winner to spare Juventus’ blushes in Turin
  • The visitors took a shock lead through Myrto Uzuni who finished smartly
  • Cristiano Ronaldo came to Juve’s rescue when he equalised 15 minutes later
  • The Italian champions had the chance to go ahead but hit the post twice
  • Juve finally got their reward when Morata headed in a winner in stoppage time

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.

The result left Juve second in Group G on nine points from four games, three behind leaders Barcelona who also booked a knockout-stage berth with a 4-0 win at Dynamo Kyiv. 

The Hungarian minnows took a shock lead through Myrto Uzuni after he finished smartly from a cross to break the deadlock inside 20 minutes.   

Alvaro Morata spared Juventus’ blushes after he scored a stoppage-time winner on Tuesday

The Spaniard’s header was scrambled over the line to give the Italians the lead late on

Morata (right) scored a stoppage-time winner to send Juve into the knockout stages

Juve had to come from behind to beat Hungarian minnows Ferencvaros on Tuesday in Turin

However, Cristiano Ronaldo made sure Juve weren’t behind for long when he equalised 15 minutes later with a superb low, long-range effort to level things back up before half-time. 

It was the Portuguese talisman’s 70th goal at home in the group stages of the Champions League – a joint-record he currently now holds with Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo had a glorious chance to put Juve in front and claim ownership of that record put fluffed his lines after rounding the keeper shortly before Alvaro Morata hit the post minutes later.

Juventus continued to push ahead for a second goal but were met by a stubborn Ferencvaros defence and goalkeeper.

However, deep into stoppage time, super-sub Morata popped up at the back post to head the ball in and win all three points at the death for the Italian Champions. 

More to follow 

Ferencvaros’ Albanian forward Myrto Uzuni (left) celebrates after breaking the deadlock

Uzuni (centre) was quickest to react to a cross and his smart finish put the visitors ahead

The Albanian forward passionately celebrates after giving his side an unlikely lead

All eyes will be on Juventus’ rookie boss after what was a shaky performance from his team

Cristiano Ronaldo equalised 15 minutes after the opener with a superb long-range shot

The Portuguese talisman is congratulated by his team-mates after scoring the equaliser

Ronaldo points to the bench as he celebrates his brilliant equaliser for Juventus

JUVENTUS: (4-4-2) Szczesny, Cuadrado, Danilo, de Ligt, Alex Sandro, McKennie (Kulusevski 62), Bentancur (Rabiot 83), Arthur (Ramsey 82), Bernardeschi (Chiesa 62), Dybala (Morata 62), Ronaldo 

SUBS NOT USED: Pinsoglio, Dragusin, Frabotta, Portanova, Israel

GOALS: Ronaldo (35), Morata (90+2)

BOOKINGS: Danilo (80), Chiesa (90+3)

COACH: Andrea Pirlo

FERENCVAROS: (5-2-3) Dibusz, Lovrencsics (Botka 75), Blazic, Frimpong, Dvali, Heister, Zubkov (Isael 70), Siger (Laidouni 75), Somalia, Nguen (Boli 70), Uzuni 

SUBS NOT USED: Kharatin, Kovacevic, Mak, Baturina, Szecsi, Csontos, Ori

GOALS: Uzuni (19)

BOOKINGS: Siger (67)

COACH: Serhiy Rebrov

REFEREE: Daniel Siebert (Berlin)

VENUE: Allianz Stadium

 

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