Man Utd can’t find equalizer against Dybala, Juve (video)
- De Gea shines, as Juve dominates first half
- Pogba strikes post
- Dybala scores lone goal
Paulo Dybala’s 17th minute goal was enough to give Juventus a 1-0 win over Manchester United in UEFA Champions League play at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Valencia’s draw at Young Boys leaves United second in Group H, five points behind Juventus.
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Both sides had inviting free kicks during the first dozen minutes, neither delivering on its promise.
Paulo Dybala headed a Juan Cuadrado cross wide of the frame moments later, but made it solid foreshadowing for the 17th minute.
Losing a collecting a languid Nemanja Matic, Dybala deposited a loose ball after Cristiano Ronaldo’s cross didn’t meet its mark.
David de Gea was busy, making a fine stop on Joao Cancelo moments later. He’d make a double stop, the second shot from Blaise Matuidi especially venomous, in the 38th.
United had a better hold of the match for long periods in the second half, and De Gea was needed more to deal with Juve’s counterattacks.
Paul Pogba just missed with a sensational attempt that beat Wojciech Szczesny and hit the post before bounding off the keeper’s face but avoiding the goal.
Anthony Martial coaxed a save out of Szczesny in the 90th.
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