Manchester City’s Champions League implosion continued with a 2-1 defeat at home to Juventus.
Despite putting on a bright performance, the home side struggled to capitalise on their chances and were pegged back by the Italian champions.
City took the lead in the second half, thanks to an own goal from Giorgio Chiellini.
The likes of Sterling and Bony had bug chances to double the lead, but the Citizens failed to kill the game.
After a fantastic double save from Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus equalised through Mario Mandzukic. The Croatian scored from close range after a magnificient cross from Paul Pogba.
Juventus scored the winning goal 10 minutes from time when their big game player, Alvaro Morata curled one in with his weak foot, from outside of the box.
Morata’s outrageous strike stunned the Premier League leaders and once again underlined the lack of European pedigree in the current set of English teams.
Without further delay, here are the goals from the Manchester City vs Juventus game.
Chiellini Own goal
— Futbolheadz (@TheFutbolheadz) September 15, 2015
Mario Mandzukic makes it 1-1
Alvaro Morata’s stunning winner
Morata’s game winning goal pic.twitter.com/7LFWFFpTjg
— Serie A News (@TransfersCalcio) September 15, 2015
Here is what Twitter had to say about City’s defeat today.
“A glorious night for the Old Lady”. No, not Wayne Rooney’s fantasy, but the headline for Juventus beating Man City.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 15, 2015
What a win for Juventus, congrats to @OfficialAllegri and Marotta- so many of the new additions contributing
— David Amoyal (@DavidAmoyal) September 15, 2015
Tremendous response from #Juventus. They started the game well,went down to a goal that was a clear foul & then rallied like thoroughbreds!
— Ray Hudson (@RayHudson) September 15, 2015
City’s average wage is almost double that of Juventus’. 2015 figures: 97k a week v 55k.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) September 15, 2015
Juventus yet to win a game in Serie A, while Man City have won all their 5 PL games but lose against Juventus. Says a lot about the PL.
— Arsenal News (@__arsenalnews_) September 15, 2015