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Mario Mandzukic Buries Cristiano Ronaldo Pass to Give Juventus
Juventus players celebrated Mario Mandzukic's goal in the 59th minute when they beat Valencia 1-0 at the Allianz Stadium. image source Not Cristiano Ronaldo but Mario Mandzukic who managed to deliver Juventus to the last 16 of the 2018/2019 Champions League. Yes, thanks to the only goal of his puppet to carry Valencia at the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday (11/28/2018), the Old Lady qualified for the knockout stage as Group H. The struggle of Juventus to escape the group phase is not easy. Because, Valencia was able to play a solid defense throughout the first 45 minutes. As a result, the host who was able to dominate the course of the match in the first round failed to score. In the second half, tens of thousands of supporters of the Old Lady finally rumbled after Mandzukic listed his name on the scoreboard. Ronaldo had a big contribution to the creation of goals scored by Mandzukic on 59 minutes. Starting from the deception that was done by CR7 against defender Valencia, the former Real Madrid star then sent a flat bait which was immediately converted by a Croatian striker with just one stroke. The game tension turns hot. five yellow cards successfully issued by Scottish referee William Collum. Although the emotion on the pitch felt boiling, Massimiliano Allegri's men were able to maintain a 1-0 lead. Ronaldo did most of the heavy lifting. He dribbled past Valencia defender Gabriel Paulista firing a low pass in the net which only needed a knock from Mandzukic. Indeed, Croatia deserves a lot of credit for staying onside and escaping unmarked. With Tuesday's 1-0 win, Juventus are guaranteed a place in the last 16 of the Champions League. They still need results in the last game to guarantee their first place. Elsewhere in the group, Manchester United beat the Young Boys after Marouane Fellani scored in the first minute of injury time. Unite the Juve trail with two points leading to the final round of group stage equipment. Thanks to this victory Juventus have the right to advance to the last 16 of the Champions League representing Group H with 12 points with four wins and one defeat. While Valencia is ranked third with five points.