Live Commentary: Manchester United 0-1 Juventus

Good evening and welcome to Google9jas's live text coverage of the Champions League Group H clash between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford.

The hosts come into this match having won just one of their last six outings across all competitions, although they are unbeaten and yet to concede in the Champions League so far this season.

Juventus top Group H courtesy of two wins from two, though, and Massimiliano Allegri's side arrive at Old Trafford having won 10 and lost none of their opening 11 games of the campaign.

Make sure you don't miss a moment of the action courtesy of our minute-by-minute updates below.


MANCHESTER UNITED: De Gea; Young, Lindelof, Smalling,Shaw; Mata, Matic, Pogba; Rashford, Lukaku, Martial

JUVENTUS: Szczesny; Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Matuidi, Bentancur, Pjanic; Dybala, Cuadrado, Ronaldo


44 min Just a minute left plus stoppage time in this first half now and Juve have shown no signs of allowing their defence to be breached just yet. The hosts need to take more risks, with Pogba's header their only effort on target so far.

42 min Dybala threatens again here as he collects the ball just outside the area, works it onto his left foot and then curls his shot a few yards wide of the target.

41 min Bentancur picks up a loose ball in midfield after Shaw could only half-clear his lines, but the United defender makes up for it by blocking the subsequent effort.

40 min Just five minutes remaining in this first half now and United will know that they need to show more going forward if they are to get themselves back into the match. Szczesny has barely broken a sweat in the Juventus goal.

38 min Ronaldo lines up a free kick from range and stings the palms of De Gea with a powerful drive. The ball bounces back out to Matuidi, who fires his rebound into the ground and forces another stop from De Gea. Even then the danger is not over, though, and a cross arrives into the box which Matuidi nods off target.

35 min UPDATE: United may be struggling here, but Man City are having no such troubles and now lead Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 in Ukraine through David Silva and Aymeric Laporte. Hoffenheim have also equalised against Lyon, while Roma lead CSKA Moscow.

33 min Juventus have the chance to break with Cuadrado leading the charge before sliding a pass through for Dybala. Lindelof defends well, though, and cuts out his pass back inside towards Ronaldo.

32 min Much better from United as they finally begin to put Juventus under some pressure. Chiellini is a tough man to beat, though, and he produces one really good tackle on Rashford before nodding a dangerous cross behind for a corner.

30 min Another big chance for Juventus as Bentancur meets a corner from the right flank, shrugging off his marker before nodding an effort over the crossbar when he probably should have done better.

29 min The frustration of the fans is growing now as Juve continue to dominate possession and control this game. United do not seem to be able to get close to their visitors at the moment.

28 min Juve again break into a dangerous position as Dybala is allowed to ghost into the area, where he is found unmarked by Pjanic. This time his subsequent low cross is cleared away, but United cannot allow them to break behind the defence so easily.

26 min UPDATE: There has been a goal elsewhere which will be of interest to Man City fans, with Lyon taking the lead against Hoffenheim in their group.

24 min Juventus are beginning to look very comfortable and dominant now. United are struggling to get into the game right now and it is the visitors who look far more likely to add to the scoring at the moment.

22 min Another opening for Juve as Cancelo plays a one-two with Ronaldo on his way into the box before drilling an effort across goal which De Gea needs to parry away.

21 min There may not be much between the sides in terms of goalmouth moments, but when it comes to possession it is all Juve at the moment. They have enjoyed 72% of the ball in this one so far.

19 min Once again United will be forced to come from behind if they are to get anything out of this game! There hasn't been much between these two sides, but the one telling moment has fallen the way of the visitors so far.

17 min Juventus break the deadlock at Old Trafford as Paulo Dybala opens the scoring!

Ronaldo is involved as he latches on to a pass down the right flank before firing a cross in towards the front post. Cuadrado makes the dart but is followed by Smalling, whose sliding interception only sees the ball pop up nicely for Dybala. The Argentine is free and unmaked, and left with a simple finish as he tucks it into the bottom corner past De Gea!


16 min The first save of the night comes from Szczesny, but it is a simple one for the Juventus keeper. A free kick arrives a little bit behind Pogba, but he is still able to steer his header on target and Szczesny collects.

15 min UPDATE: The pressure on Julen Lopetegui could be easing a little tonight, with Real Madrid having taken the lead against Viktoria Plzen through Karim Benzema.

13 min Almost a chance for United as Dybala slides the ball out wide right for Cuadrado and continues his run into the box. The delivery finds him in space too, but it is just too high for him to steer a header towards goal.

11 min Ronaldo is brought down by Smalling inside the United half, and surprisingly doesn't appear to have any desire to hit it at goal. It is a long way out, though, and instead Pjanic floats a ball straight out of play.

9 min Poor from Shaw as his pass out of the defence was easily cut out by Pjanic, who immediately slid his pass in for Dybala. The Juve tries to cut inside onto his left foot, but he is dispossessed inside the area.

7 min Not much to shout about in the opening exchanges so far as both sides look to settle themselves into this game. Both appear to have done so nice and quickly too.

5 min The hosts then win another free kick in an almost identical position on the opposite flank, but Rashford's delivery is comfortably cleared.

4 min After a brief stoppage to play as a pitch intruder is dealt with, Mata's delivery is easily claimed by Szczesny.

3 min Rashford has his first chance to attack the defence down the right flank, and he wins a free kick by skipping away from Pjanic. United have a good crossing opportunity here...

1 min Here we go, then! Manchester United get us underway at Old Trafford!

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