SC FREIBURG 0-1 JUVENTUS (AGG: 0-2): Federico Chiesa strike seals Europa League win for Juventus
SC FREIBURG 0-2 JUVENTUS (AGG: 0-3): Federico Chiesa strike seals win for Juventus as Serie A side breeze past Freiburg to reach the Europa League quarter-finals… with the 10-man German outfit unable to overturn first-leg loss at home
- Dusan Vlahovic found the back of the net after Juve awarded penalty
- Manuel Gulde was sent off after committing a handball on a yellow card
- Federico Chiesa, back after prolonged injury, netted just before the whistle
Federico Chiesa sealed Juventus’s progression to the Europa League quarter-finals after the Serie A side efficiently dispatched a 10-man Freiburg at home.
The Italian forward who has spent large swathes of the season out due to injury scored Juventus’ second moments before the final whistle.
Dusan Vlahovic’s penalty initially put the visitors ahead when they were handed a chance from the spot.
Manuel Gulde’s handball in the area saw him pick up a second yellow card in the first half and send the home side down to 10 men.
Although Vlahovic’s spot kick was so-so, its power was enough to nestle the ball in the back of the net.
Federico Chiesa’s strike sealed Juventus’ progression in Europe
Manuel Gulde’s red card turned the game irrevocably for the home side in Germany
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri cut an agitated figure on the sidelines
The Serbian forward had previously had a goal disallowed just before the half-hour mark after the goalscorer strayed offside.
This felt like a subversion of Freiburg’s own goal in the first leg that was also ruled out, but this time, the scorers made good on their threat.
Serbian forward Dusan Vlahovic had previously had a goal ruled out for offside on the night
But his penalty finally saw his name on the scoresheet after bulleting the ball past the keeper
Freibury were kept out by goal-line heroics from Wojciech Szczesny on one occasion
Freiburg, who lost the first leg in Turin 1-0, were unable to dazzle in the second half despite a scrappy ending which saw all 10 players on the pitch hunting for something to keep them in the tie.
But Juventus maintained dominance before Chiesa, who replaced Vlahovic in the 70th minute, was able to finish proceedings at the last with a clean strike past goalkeeper Mark Flekken.