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Second-half goals help Juventus overcome plucky Olympiacos

Juventus have claimed a 2-0 win over Olympiacos in Wednesday night’s Champions League encounter at the Juventus Stadium.

Although Massimiliano Allegri’s charges dominated proceedings in Turin, the Greek side were dangerous on the counter-attack and had the first real chance of the game.

A poor pass from Alex Sandro was pounced upon by the visitors and eventually the ball found its way to Seba, who fired over the bar from close range.

It did not take long for Juve to regain their composure but, despite efforts from Mario Mandzukic, Stefano Sturaro and Paulo Dybala, they could not find an opener by the break.

Indeed, the deadlock was not broken until the 69th minute, when Sandro’s pinpoint cross was rifled home from close range by Gonzalo Higuain.

The result was then put beyond doubt by the Bianconeri 10 minutes from time, with an Olympiacos goalline clearance deflecting off Mandzukic and into the back of the net.

Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon means that Juve are third in Group D on goal difference.

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