Arsenal had been left pissed off by former boss Joe Montemurro’s Juventus, as they had been held to a 1-1 draw on the Allianz Stadium on Thursday night.
Vivianne Miedema’s header cancelled out Lineth Beerensteyn’s opener as a spirited Juventus maintained their unbeaten begin to the group phases. Arsenal stay within the driving seat to qualify for the Champions League quarter finals as group winners regardless of the dropped factors.
With a swathe of accidents to key first group gamers, the Gunners arrange in a new-look 4-2-3-1 formation, with two sitting midfielders and Jordan Nobbs deployed on the best wing.
Despite the brand new system, Arsenal dominated for giant durations of the primary half and had been unlucky to not be forward on the break, Stina Backstenius coming oh so near breaking the impasse on three events.
Having loved the lion’s share of possession, the Arsenal ahead noticed her facet’s first clear sighting of aim halfway by way of the primary interval, however clipped the bar after being beautifully picked out by Frida Maanum.
Blackstenius was once more despatched scurrying by way of on aim by a superb Maanum move, however this time the Arsenal ahead was denied by Pauline Peyraud Magnin, who was off her aim line rapidly to dam along with her legs.
A stretching Blackstenius was then a whisker away from giving the Gunners the lead, however could not fairly make contact as Caitlin Foord’s depraved supply flashed throughout the face of aim.
Juventus had proven flashes of high quality on the counter assault, and had their clearest sighting of aim on the stroke of half time, as Barbara Bonansea crossed for Arianna Caruso, who headed simply vast.
Peyraud Magnin was busy once more within the second half, palming away a Foord effort on the close to submit after the Arsenal winger had been picked out by Jordan Nobbs.
The Gunners continued to push for the opener, Lotte Wubben-Moy seeing a header cleared off the road by Lisa Boattin. It proved to be a vital intervention as, moments later, Juventus took the lead. Beerensteyn latched onto an excellent move from Cristiana Girelli, burst previous the Arsenal backline and completed coolly.
Arsenal levelled on the hour mark, Miedema ending her uncharacteristic run of six video games with no aim by rising highest to go residence Maanum’s nook.
The ahead nearly netted a second after creating a gap for herself with some trademark fast ft, however fired narrowly over.
Peyraud Magnin popped up with a vital cease along with her ft in stoppage time to maintain out Foord as Juventus dug in to carry on to a degree.
GK: Pauline Peyraud Magnin – 7/10 – Really busy and spectacular within the first half; raced from her aim to thwart Blackstenius, blocked a McCabe effort from a set piece and once more denied Blackstenius with a superb cease along with her legs. In motion once more within the second half to disclaim Foord.
RB: Martina Lenzini – 6/10 – Given the slip as soon as by Foord within the first half, and had a extremely good battle with the Arsenal winger.
CB: Martina Rosucci – 8/10 – Made an necessary, stretching interception to chop out a Blackstenius cross within the second half, and bravely blocked a goal-bound Foord effort along with her head. An enormous defensive show.
CB: Cecilia Salvai – 7/10 – Blocked a stinging Miedema effort within the first half and helped Juventus frustrate the Arsenal ahead line.
LB: Lisa Boattin – 7/10 – Superbly cleared a Wubben-Moy header off the road simply moments earlier than her facet took the lead. Put in a giant defensive shift.
CM: Sofie Junge Pedersen – 7/10 – Put in an enormous shift in midfield, bursting with power till minute 90 and protecting each blade of grass.
CM: Arianna Caruso (82′ for Bonfantini) – 5/10 – Headed Juventus’ greatest sighting of aim within the first half narrowly vast, and in any other case did not have a huge effect on proceedings.
CM: Julia Grosso – 7/10 – Not shut sufficient to Miedema for the Arsenal equaliser, shedding out within the air to the Arsenal ahead. Otherwise broke up play effectively and knocked the ball round properly.
RW: Barbara Bonansea (82′ Cantore) – 5/10 – Provided a pinpoint cross onto the pinnacle of Caruso for Juventus’ greatest alternative of the primary half. Otherwise stored fairly quiet by McCabe.
ST: Cristiana Girelli – 7/10 – Saw two goal-bound efforts blocked in fast succession by Wubben-Moy and Catley within the first half. Won again possession and performed a superb by way of ball for Juventus’ opener.
LW: Lineth Beerensteyn (90′ for Duljan) – 8/10 – Had considered one of Juventus’ brightest second of the primary half, driving two Arsenal challenges as she scurried into the field to win a nook. Opened the scoring with a terrific flip of tempo and funky end, and was Juventus’ most harmful attacking participant.
SUB: Sofia Cantore (82′ for Bonansea) – 6/10
SUB: Agnese Bonfantini (82′ for Caruso) – 6/10
SUB: Evelina Duljan (90′ for Beerensteyn) – N/A
GK: Manuela Zinsberger – 6/10 – Not referred to as into motion notably regularly and could not do an ideal deal in regards to the Juventus opener.
RB: Laura Wienroither (79′ for Maritz) – 5/10 – Beaten for tempo by Beerensteyn as she burst previous the Gunners backline for Juventus’ opener. Had a little bit of a tough time of it in opposition to the full of life Juventus winger. Forced off with damage within the second half.
CB: Lotte Wubben-Moy – 6/10 – Blocked a goal-bound Girelli effort within the opening 45, nearly broke the impasse from a nook however noticed a header cleared off the road. Cut open by Girelli’s move for the Juventus opener.
CB: Steph Catley – 6/10 – In the way in which of a Girelli strike within the first half, a relentless hazard along with her deliveries from corners. Moved to left again following the introduction of Beattie.
LB: Katie McCabe – 6/10 – Beaten as soon as within the first half however in any other case largely strong. Moved to the best wing following Beattie’s introduction.
CM: Lia Walti – 7/10 – Lost out to Girelli in the course of the park within the buildup to the Juventus opener – the one blot on an in any other case cool, composed efficiency.
CM: Frida Maanum – 8/10 – Sent Blackstenius by way of on aim with a pair of beautiful passes within the first half. Provided the nook supply from which Arsenal levelled.
RM: Jordan Nobbs (64′ for Beattie) – 5/10 – Played an excellent cross for Foord early within the second half and filled with power, however was the participant to undergo in Arsenal’s formation change, unable to essentially make her mark on the sport in not her most popular place.
AM: Vivianne Miedema – 7/10 – Making her first begin for a month, noticed a fizzing strike from the sting of the field blocked within the first half. Rose highest to go residence Arsenal’s equaliser, and so near including a second after producing some fabulous ft.
LM: Caitlin Foord – 6/10 – Provided a teasing supply throughout the face of aim that was so near being buried within the first half, stored out on the close to submit within the second half by Peyraud Magnin.
ST: Stina Blackstenius – 6/10 – Could have had a primary half hat-trick however was denied by the bar and a Peyraud Magnin cease, earlier than not having the ability to stretch far sufficient to poke residence a Foord cross.
SUB: Jen Beattie (64′ for Nobbs) – 6/10
SUB: Noelle Maritz (79′ for Wienroither) – 6/10