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Front Pages, La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport, and Tutto Sport, Friday 22 October 2021

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Good morning, my friends! Here are the front pages from the Italian newspapers La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport, and Tutto Sport, Friday 22 October 2021

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2021-22 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Fixtures for Inter, AC Milan, Atalanta, and Juventus

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Here are the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League Group Stage games for the Italian Serie A teams participating:  Inter, AC Milan, Atalanta, and Juventus.

                                        

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🏆 👉 Inter:  UEFA Champions League Group Stage Games

Matchday one (15/9):  Inter vs Real Madrid
Matchday two (28/9): Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inter
Matchday three (19/10): Inter vs FC Sheriff Tickets
Fourth day (3/11): Sheriff Tiraspol-Inter (21:00)
Matchday five (24/11): Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk Tickets (18:45)
Sixth day (7/12):  Real Madrid vs Inter Tickets (21:00)

🏆 👉 AC MILAN:  UEFA Champions League Group Stage Games

Matchday one (15/9): Liverpool vs AC Milan
Second day (28/9): AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid
Third day (19/10): FC Porto vs AC Milan Tickets
Fourth day (3/11): AC Milan vs FC Porto Tickets  (18:45)
Fifth day (24/11): Atletico Madrid vs AC Milan Tickets (21:00)
Sixth day (7/12): AC Milan vs Liverpool Tickets  (21:00)

🏆 👉 ATALANTA:  UEFA Champions League Group Stage Games

Matchday one (14/9): Villarreal FC vs Atalanta BC
Second day (29/9): Atalanta BC vs Young Boys Bern
Matchday three (20/10): Manchester United vs Atalanta BC Tickets
Matchday four (2/11): Atalanta BC vs Manchester United Tickets  (21:00)
Fifth day (11/23): Young Boys Bern vs Atalanta BC Tickets  (21:00)
Sixth day (8/12):  Atalanta BC vs Villarreal FC Tickets (21:00)

🏆 👉 Juventus:  UEFA Champions League Group Stage Games

Matchday one (14/9): Malmo FF vs Juventus FC
Matchday two (29/9): Juventus FC vs Chelsea
Third day (20/10): Zenit Saint Petersburg vs Juventus FC Tickets
Matchday four (2/11): Juventus FC vs Zenit Saint Petersburg Tickets (21:00)
Matchday five (11/23): Chelsea vs Juventus FC Tickets  (21:00)
Sixth day (8/12): Juventus FC vs Malmo FF Tickets  (18:45)

Front Pages, La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport, and Tutto Sport, Thursday 21 October 2021

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Good morning, my friends! Here are the front pages from the Italian newspapers La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport, and Tutto Sport, Thursday 21 October 2021

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La Gazzetta dello Sport, Front Page, Thursday 21 October 2021.


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UEFA Champions League Group Stage: Result MANCHESTER UNITED 3 – 2 ATALANTA, Wednesday 20 October 2021

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56% Ball Possession MANCHESTER UNITED and 44% Ball Possession ATALANTA

Manchester United 3 – 2 Atalanta

53′ Marcus Rashford                                      15′ Mario Pašalić
75′ Harry Maguire                                           29′ Merih Demiral
82′ Cristiano Ronaldo
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A sour day for Atalanta after leading 0-2 to lose with a 3-2 the UEFA Champions League Group Stage – Group F, Matchday 3 game against Manchester United on Wednesday 20 October 2021 at the Old Trafford in Manchester, England.  The hero is Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the winner goal in the 82nd minute.  This is the first time Manchester United and Atalanta are playing in any competition. Manchester United have played previously against Fiorentina, Inter, Juventus, Lazio, Milan and Roma.

uefa champions league group stage standing Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Goal difference Points
   Manchester United 3 2 0 1 6 5 1 6
   Villarreal 3 1 1 1 7 5 2 4
    Atalanta 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
   Young Boys 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3

Atalanta opening the score in the 15th minute. It is Mario Pašalić to defeat Manchester United goalkeeper De Gea from very close range with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner. The assist is by Davide Zappacosta. Manchester United failing to keep a clean sheet in 12 consecutive home games in all competitions, their longest such run since February 1964 (13).

Incredible… Atalanta rocking big time at the “Theater of Dreams”. In the 29th minute, there it is the goal by Merih Demiral from very close range with a headed shot to the center. The assist is by Teun Koopmeiners with a cross following a corner conceded by Scott McTominay. This is Demiral first goal for Atalanta!!!! Double celebration!

Manchester United shortening the distance in the 53rd minute for the 1-2. It is Marcus Rashford to defeat Atalanta goalkeeper Musso with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner. The assist is by Bruno Fernandes.

Manchester United equalizing for the 2-2 in the 75th minute. It is Harry Maguire to score with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. The headed assist is by Edinson Cavani with a following a corner conceded by Matteo Lovato.

Say what???!!!! Manchester United overturning the result in the 82nd minute. It is Portuguese forward (ex-Juventus) Cristiano Ronaldo to score a winner goal with a headed shot to the bottom left corner. The assist is by Luke Shaw with a cross following a corner conceded by José Luis Palomino.


✅    Atalanta have won three of their six European competition matches against English sides (1N, 2P), beating Everton twice in the 2017-18 Europa League and Liverpool, away in November 2020, in the Champions League.Manchester United have won six of their last seven Champions League home games against Italian sides, however losing the most recent, 0-1, to Juventus, in October 2018, under the management of José Mourinho.
Atalanta are one of two teams in the history of major UEFA European competitions to have played more than one away match against English sides and won more than half of those matches (67% – 2/3) – the other being the Berliner FC Dynamo, which also won two of the three games played (1P): against Nottingham Forest, holder of the European Cup, in 1979-80, and Aston Villa, in the Champions Cup of 1981-82, which he would then win the trophy that season.  Atalanta have lost only one of their last seven Champions League away games (1-3 against Real Madrid in March), winning five and drawing the rest.

🏆👉Lineup Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford; Cristiano Ronaldo.

🏆👉Lineup Atalanta (3-4-2-1) Musso; Demiral, De Roon, Palomoino; Zappacosta, Freuler, Koopmeiners, Maehle; Pasalic, Ilicic, Muriel.

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Polish Referee Szymon Marciniak will be assisted by Assistant Referee 1: Pawel Sokolnicki (POL) and Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL). The Fourth Official will be Tomasz Musial (POL). The VAR will be Tomasz Kwiatkowski (POL) and the AVAR will be Marco Fritz (GER). The Referee Observer will be Jorn West Larsen (DEN).

Atalanta players arriving to Old Trafford

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Group Stage – Group F, Matchday 3

Manchester United 3 – 2 Atalanta
Wednesday 20 October 2021
Old Trafford
Manchester, England

21:00

Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Pawel Sokolnicki (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Fourth Official: Tomasz Musial (POL)
VAR: Tomasz Kwiatkowski (POL)
AVAR: Marco Fritz (GER)
Referee Observer: Jorn West Larsen (DEN)

Goals: 15′ Mario Pašalić  (A), 29′ Merih Demiral (A), 53′ Marcus Rashford (M), 75′ Harry Maguire (M), 82′ Cristiano Ronaldo (M)

Official lineups – formations – tabellino:

🏆👉Lineup Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford; Cristiano Ronaldo.

Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Dalot, Telles, Pogba, Matic, Van de Beek, Mata, Lingard, Sancho, Cavani, Elanga.

Coach: Solskjaer.

🏆👉Lineup Atalanta (3-4-2-1) Musso; Demiral, De Roon, Palomoino; Zappacosta, Freuler, Koopmeiners, Maehle; Pasalic, Ilicic, Muriel.

Subs: Sportiello, Rossi, Lovato, Pezzella, Scalvini, Miranchuk, Piccoli, Zapata, Malinovskiy.

Coach: Gasperini.

UEFA Champions League Group Stage: Result ZENIT 0 – 1 JUVENTUS, Wednesday 20 October 2021

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42% Ball Possession ZENIT and 58% Ball Possession JUVENTUS
Zenit 0 – 1 Juventus
.                                             86′ Dejan Kulusevski
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Juventus  battled until the end winning the UEFA Champions League Group Stage – Group H, Matchday 3 game defeating Zenit on Wednesday 20 October 2021 at the Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg.  The goal arriving in the 86th minute and hero is Dejan Kuluseviski to claim these golden 3 points for Juve to keep the first position reaching 9 points winning all 3 games so far.

uefa champions league standing Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Goal difference Points
Juventus 3 3 0 0 5 0 5 9
  Chelsea 3 2 0 1 5 1 4 6
  Zenit 3 1 0 2 4 2 2 3
   Malmö 3 0 0 3 0 11 -11 0

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala will play his 50th Champions League match. The Argentine becomes the third youngest player (27 years, 339 days) to cross this milestone with the Juventus shirt in the competition, after Alessio Tacchinardi (27 years, 98 days) and Alessandro Del Piero (27 years, 326 days).

Just towards the end and Juventus opening the score in the 86th minute. It is Dejan Kulusevski to defeat Zenit goalkeeper Kritsyuk with a headed shot to the center. The assist is by Mattia De Sciglio.

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✅ Zenit St. Petersburg and Juventus have previously met only in the 2008-09 Champions League group stage: 1-0 win for the Bianconeri in Turin and 0-0 draw in Russia.  In all European competitions, Juventus have never lost in eight previous matches against Russian teams (7W, 1D), scoring 18 goals and conceding only three, even if the only match in which the bianconeri did not win was the one in Zenit house of November 2008.
Zenit St. Petersburg have lost only one of their last five home games against Italian opponents in European competitions (2W, 2N): their only defeat came against AC Milan in the Champions League in October 2012.  Juventus could win the first three Champions League matches of the season for the first time since 2018-19, in the previous last season of Allegri at the helm of the bianconeri.  After winning against Malmö in the previous round, Zenit could win two consecutive Champions League games for the first time since November 2015, when they put together five in a row under the management of André Villas-Boas.
Juventus have won their last four matches of the Champions League group stage without conceding, two of them away: 3-0 against Barcelona in December 2020 and 3-0 against Malmö last September.

🏆👉Lineup ZENIT (4-3-3): Kritsyuk; Karavaev, Chistiakov, Lovren, Rakitskyy; Wendel, Barrios, Douglas Santos; Malcom, Dzyuba, Claudinho.

🏆👉Lineup Juventus (4-3-3): Szczesny; De Sciglio, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Locatelli, McKennie; Chiesa, Morata, Bernardeschi.

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📺 Click the video to watch Zenit 0 – 1 Juventus highlights on Wednesday 20 October 2021

✅   Swiss Referee Sandro Schärer will be assisted by Assistant Referee 1: Stephane De Almeida (SUI) and Assistant Referee 2: Bekim Zogaj (SUI). The Fourth Official will be Alain Bieri (SUI). The VAR will be Bastian Dankert (GER) and the AVAR will be Fedayi San (SUI). The Referee Observer will be Emil Bozhinovski (MKD).

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Group Stage – Group H, Matchday 3

Zenit 0 – 1 Juventus
Wednesday 20 October 2021
Gazprom Arena
Saint Petersburg

21:00

Referee: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Stephane De Almeida (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Bekim Zogaj (SUI)
Fourth Official: Alain Bieri (SUI)
VAR: Bastian Dankert (GER)
AVAR: Fedayi San (SUI)
Referee Observer: Emil Bozhinovski (MKD)

Goals: 86′ Dejan Kulusevski (J)

Official lineups – formations – tabellino:

🏆👉Lineup ZENIT (4-3-3): Kritsyuk; Karavaev, Chistiakov, Lovren, Rakitskyy; Wendel, Barrios, Douglas Santos; Malcom, Dzyuba, Claudinho.

Coach: Semak.

🏆👉Lineup Juventus (4-3-3): Szczesny; De Sciglio, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Locatelli, McKennie; Chiesa, Morata, Bernardeschi.

𝐒ubs: Pinsoglio, Perin, Chiellini, Danilo, Cuadrado, Rugani, Arthur, Ramsey, Kulusevski, Kean

Coach: Massimiliano Allegri