Juventus 2-1 Borussia Dortmund: Morata leads Juve to 1st leg advantage


Borussia Dortmund will take comfort in a road goal and a decent time in the run of play, but Juventus holds a 2-1 lead after 90 minutes of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie.

All three goals came in the first half, with Carlos Tevez and Alvaro Morata scoring for Juventus. Morata also assisted Tevez’s goal, while Paul Pogba set up the other.

Marco Reus scored Dortmund’s only goal.

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Goals were traded early at The Old Lady’s house, where Carlos Tevez’s 13th minute goal was equalized by Marco Reus five minutes later.

Alvaro Morata ripped a shot on BVB’s Roman Weidenfeller, and the keeper gave up a big rebound to Tevez. Not a good idea, and it was 1-0 on a tap-in.

Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri claimed his side would need to keep a clean sheet on Tuesday, and those dreams were dashed within 20 minutes of kickoff.

On a day where Suarez scored, the man he bit in the World Cup had a gaffe, slipping up in a bad position. Reus beat Gigi Buffon to even the score.

An injured Andrea Pirlo brought a pall to the proceedings after 36 minutes, as he subbed off for Roberto Pereyra.

But Paul Pogba’s low pass glided through the box for Morata to slap home just before halftime.

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The second half flowed fairly well, and Borussia Dortmund continued to build on their positive play from the first half. But Jurgen Klopp’s men still couldn’t find its finish.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan was a big part of Dortmund’s hopeful play all game.

Weidenfeller made up for his early error by making several big saves against the Italian side in the second half, as Juve threatened fairly often.

Pereyra found Arturo Vidal for a golden chance with five minutes to go in regulation, but the Chilean attacker’s low shot missed the far post by a foot.