"Juventus” suffer biggest defeat in 17 years against “Chelsea”
OREANDA-NEWS. “Chelsea” FC from London beat “Juventus” from Turin 4-0 at home in the fifth leg of the Champions League group stage.
Trevo Chaloba, Rhys James, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner scored the goals.
Old Lady defender Leonardo Bonucci commented after the game. "It's a tough defeat. We have to learn a lesson and understand that you have to play at 1,000km/h against teams like that. Such teams punish you as soon as you slow down. In games against them, you cannot let up even for a moment in terms of intensity and concentration,"- Bonucci told Sky Sport Italia and Sport Mediaset.
"Juventus” suffered their biggest defeat since February 2004, when they lost to “Roma” with a similar scoreline in the Italian championship.
The London club reached the Champions League last eight with this win. "Juventus” secured their place in the play-offs with a 4-2 win against “Zenit” FC from Russia last time round.
It was “Chelsea's” 50th game under Thomas Tuchel, who took charge in winter 2021. During this period, the club have won 32 victories, more than any club from the top five European championships. The Londoners have also suffered seven defeats in the same period, conceding 24 goals.
“Chelsea” are top of Group H with 12 points. “Juventus” are second, with 12 points. “Zenit” have 4 points, “Malmo” have 1. The Russian club guaranteed third place and a place in the Europa League 1/16 finals in March with a 1-1 draw with “Malmo”.
“Chelsea's” next away game is against Russian side “Zenit” on 8 December. "Juventus” also played Sweden's “Malmo”.