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 crew gamers, the Gunners arrange in a new-look 4-2-3-1 formation, with two sitting midfielders and Jordan Nobbs deployed on the suitable wing.
Regardless of the brand new system, Arsenal dominated for giant intervals 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 purpose halfway by means of the primary interval, however clipped the bar after being fantastically picked out by Frida Maanum.
Blackstenius was once more despatched scurrying by means of on purpose by a superb Maanum cross, however this time the Arsenal ahead was denied by Pauline Peyraud Magnin, who was off her purpose 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 purpose.
Juventus had proven flashes of high quality on the counter assault, and had their clearest sighting of purpose on the stroke of half time, as Barbara Bonansea crossed for Arianna Caruso, who headed simply huge.
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 cross 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 and not using a purpose 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 some extent.
GK: Pauline Peyraud Magnin – 7/10 – Actually busy and spectacular within the first half; raced from her purpose 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 very good battle with the Arsenal winger.
CB: Martina Rosucci – 8/10 – Made an essential, 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 – Fantastically cleared a Wubben-Moy header off the road simply moments earlier than her facet took the lead. Put in an enormous defensive shift.
CM: Sofie Junge Pedersen – 7/10 – Put in an enormous shift in midfield, bursting with vitality till minute 90 and masking each blade of grass.
CM: Arianna Caruso (82′ for Bonfantini) – 5/10 – Headed Juventus’ greatest sighting of purpose within the first half narrowly huge, and in any other case did not have a big impact on proceedings.
CM: Julia Grosso – 7/10 – Not shut sufficient to Miedema for the Arsenal equaliser, dropping out within the air to the Arsenal ahead. In any other case broke up play properly and knocked the ball round properly.
RW: Barbara Bonansea (82′ Cantore) – 5/10 – Supplied a pinpoint cross onto the top of Caruso for Juventus’ greatest alternative of the primary half. In any other case stored fairly quiet by McCabe.
ST: Cristiana Girelli – 7/10 – Noticed two goal-bound efforts blocked in fast succession by Wubben-Moy and Catley within the first half. Received again possession and performed a superb by means of ball for Juventus’ opener.
LW: Lineth Beerensteyn (90′ for Duljan) – 8/10 – Had considered one of Juventus’ brightest second of the primary half, using 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 known as into motion notably ceaselessly and could not do a terrific deal concerning the Juventus opener.
RB: Laura Wienroither (79′ for Maritz) – 5/10 – Overwhelmed for tempo by Beerensteyn as she burst previous the Gunners backline for Juventus’ opener. Had a little bit of a troublesome time of it in opposition to the energetic Juventus winger. Compelled off with harm 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. Reduce open by Girelli’s cross for the Juventus opener.
CB: Steph Catley – 6/10 – In the best way 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 – Overwhelmed as soon as within the first half however in any other case largely strong. Moved to the suitable wing following Beattie’s introduction.
CM: Lia Walti – 7/10 – Misplaced out to Girelli in the midst 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 – Despatched Blackstenius by means of on purpose with a pair of beautiful passes within the first half. Supplied the nook supply from which Arsenal levelled.
RM: Jordan Nobbs (64′ for Beattie) – 5/10 – Performed an excellent cross for Foord early within the second half and stuffed with vitality, 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 – Supplied a teasing supply throughout the face of purpose 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 – Might have had a primary half hat-trick however was denied by the bar and a Peyraud Magnin cease, earlier than not with 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