Benfica secure comeback win in Turin

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S.L. Benfica

Mueez Ajao

– Juventus were beaten at home by Benfica in the Champions League to heap more pressure on boss Massimiliano Allegri.

– Juve have now suffered back-to-back Group H defeats and face an uphill task to reach the knockout stage.

– The hosts led through Arkadiusz Milik’s header but were pegged back by Joao Mario’s penalty.

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– David Neres scored the winner at Allianz Stadium as Juve slipped to defeat in their opening two Champions League group games for the first time.

– Having been beaten by Paris St-Germain in their group opener last week and denied a winner against Salernitana amid a chaotic finale at the weekend, this defeat will only increase the dissatisfaction among some fans in Turin.

– Juventus have won two of their opening six Serie A games this season and sit in eighth place, four points behind leaders Napoli.

– Benfica, meanwhile, have won all 12 of their games this season, with a first victory in Italy since 1997 the latest.

– They found the winner in the second half when Neres slotted home on the rebound after Mattia Perin parried an initial shot.

– Juventus had earlier gone in front when Milik flicked in a free-kick, but were pegged back when Fabio Miretti was adjudged to have conceded a penalty following a VAR review.

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