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Dybala was the key man
Dybala was the key man

Juventus vs Zenit 4-2: Juventus qualified for the Champions League last 16 with two games to spare after a 4-2 win over Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday, thanks to a double from Argentine attacker Paulo Dybala.

Juve raced into a merited early lead through Dybala, who smashed the ball into the roof of the net in the 11th minute, knowing they only needed a point against Zenit to guarantee a knockout-stage position in Group H.

The hosts had many chances to make it 2-0 when Leonardo Bonucci, an Italian defender, scored on his own goal in the 26th minute to draw Zenit level

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Dybala took advantage of a stroke of luck to put Juve back in front in the 58th minute, converting a penalty at the second try after the referee had ordered his initial attempt, which he had dragged wide, to be retaken.

Late goals from Federico Chiesa and Alvaro Morata ensured Juve’s triumph, giving them a four-game winning streak in the tournament, three points ahead of second-placed Chelsea.
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Zenit’s Sardar Azmoun scored a late consolation goal, but they must win both of their remaining group matches to advance to the knockout stages.

“The team had a good game, we were also impressive technically,” coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “Our intensity and courage were important and we did not lose our flow when we conceded the goal.

“It was almost all positive. We passed the ball around, but the last five minutes are where we need to improve. Those minutes are the emblem of who we are — we made three counter attacks and we conceded a goal.”

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Juventus has now won all four group stage games of a Champions League campaign for the third time, having done it in 1995-96, when they went on to win the championship, and 2004-05.