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Main Man: Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic scores the Italian team's equaliser on their way to a 2-1 win over Manchester City

Main Man: Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic scores the Italian team's equaliser on their way to a 2-1 win over Manchester City

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Main Man: Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic scores the Italian team's equaliser on their way to a 2-1 win over Manchester City

Yaya Toure believes Juventus were "lucky" to clinch a comeback victory over Manchester City and hopes his side can bounce back quickly from the home loss.

City failed once again to win their opening home game in the Champions League, despite going 1-0 up just before the hour mark.

Captain Vincent Kompany leapt into the air in celebration, but replays showed that Juve's Giorgio Chiellini had actually headed the ball into the net which the City skipper appeared to impede him.

The Italians fought back and won the game with two goals in the space of just 11 minutes.

Mario Mandzukic equalised on 70 minutes before Alvaro Morata hit the 81st-minute winner.

"Definitely not (the start we wanted). We are disappointed today," said Toure.

"I think the Italian team played very well and they defended very well. I think they've been lucky today - I don't think we played so bad.

"We just have to be strong and try to bounce back in the next game.

"We had a couple of chances. We've been brave and I think what we have to do is learn from this opener and try to do better in the next game."

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Manchester City's Yaya Toure (left) and Juventus' Patrice Evra battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Manchester City's Yaya Toure (left) and Juventus' Patrice Evra battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

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Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during the UEFA Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 15, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during the UEFA Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 15, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

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Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (left) and Juventus' Paul Pogba battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 15, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (left) and Juventus' Paul Pogba battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 15, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

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Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (left) and Bacary Sagna (right) battle for the ball with Juventus' Alvaro Morata during the UEFA Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 15, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (left) and Bacary Sagna (right) battle for the ball with Juventus' Alvaro Morata during the UEFA Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 15, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

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Manchester City's Yaya Toure and Juventus' Paul Pogba (left) battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 15, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Manchester City's Yaya Toure and Juventus' Paul Pogba (left) battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 15, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

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Juventus' defender from Italy Giorgio Chiellini (3R) heads the ball by Manchester City's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany (R) to score an own goal during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Juventus' defender from Italy Giorgio Chiellini (3R) heads the ball by Manchester City's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany (R) to score an own goal during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho (R) tackles Juventus' midfielder from Brazil Anderson Hernanes during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho (R) tackles Juventus' midfielder from Brazil Anderson Hernanes during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling runs for the ball during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling runs for the ball during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester City's Spanish midfielder David Silva (R) fouls Juventus' defender from Switzerland Stephan Lichtsteiner (down) during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City's Spanish midfielder David Silva (R) fouls Juventus' defender from Switzerland Stephan Lichtsteiner (down) during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

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Juventus' defender from Italy Giorgio Chiellini (L) blocks a shot by Manchester City's Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

Juventus' defender from Italy Giorgio Chiellini (L) blocks a shot by Manchester City's Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester City's Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony (R) reacts after missing a shot on goal during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015.       AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City's Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony (R) reacts after missing a shot on goal during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester City's Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony (R) has a shot on goal during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015.       AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City's Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony (R) has a shot on goal during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester City's Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony (R) has a shot on goal past Juventus' goalkeeper from Italy Gianluigi Buffon (2R) during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015.      AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City's Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony (R) has a shot on goal past Juventus' goalkeeper from Italy Gianluigi Buffon (2R) during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure (L) is tackled by Juventus' midfielder from France Paul Pogba during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015.       AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure (L) is tackled by Juventus' midfielder from France Paul Pogba during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester City's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany (L) jumps for a header with Juventus' forward from Spain Alvaro Morata during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015.       AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany (L) jumps for a header with Juventus' forward from Spain Alvaro Morata during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester City's French midfielder Samir Nasri (L) controls the ball by Juventus' forward from Coombia Juan Cuadrado during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015.      AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City's French midfielder Samir Nasri (L) controls the ball by Juventus' forward from Coombia Juan Cuadrado during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling (R) has a shot on goal during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015.     AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling (R) has a shot on goal during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

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Juventus' midfielder from France Paul Pogba (C) holds off Manchester City's French midfielder Samir Nasri during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015.    AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Juventus' midfielder from France Paul Pogba (C) holds off Manchester City's French midfielder Samir Nasri during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Juventus' midfielder from France Paul Pogba is tackled by Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015.    AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Juventus' midfielder from France Paul Pogba is tackled by Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Juventus' midfielder from France Paul Pogba (L) is tackled by Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015.    AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Juventus' midfielder from France Paul Pogba (L) is tackled by Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15:  Vincent Kompany of Manchester City pressures Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus into scoring an own goal for their first during the  UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City FC and Juventus at the Etihad Stadium on September 15, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Vincent Kompany of Manchester City pressures Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus into scoring an own goal for their first during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City FC and Juventus at the Etihad Stadium on September 15, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15:  David Silva of Manchester City is chased by Alvaro Morata of Juventus during the  UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City FC and Juventus at the Etihad Stadium on September 15, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: David Silva of Manchester City is chased by Alvaro Morata of Juventus during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City FC and Juventus at the Etihad Stadium on September 15, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15:  Patrice Evra of Juventus holds off Raheem Sterling of Manchester City during the  UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City FC and Juventus at the Etihad Stadium on September 15, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Patrice Evra of Juventus holds off Raheem Sterling of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City FC and Juventus at the Etihad Stadium on September 15, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15:  David Silva of Manchester City is watched by Giorgio Chiellini (3) and Leonardo Bonucci of Juventus (19) during the  UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City FC and Juventus at the Etihad Stadium on September 15, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: David Silva of Manchester City is watched by Giorgio Chiellini (3) and Leonardo Bonucci of Juventus (19) during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City FC and Juventus at the Etihad Stadium on September 15, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15:  Patrice Evra of Juventus holds off Raheem Sterling of Manchester City during the  UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City FC and Juventus at the Etihad Stadium on September 15, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Patrice Evra of Juventus holds off Raheem Sterling of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City FC and Juventus at the Etihad Stadium on September 15, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15:  Patrice Evra of Juventus holds off Raheem Sterling of Manchester City during the  UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City FC and Juventus at the Etihad Stadium on September 15, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Patrice Evra of Juventus holds off Raheem Sterling of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City FC and Juventus at the Etihad Stadium on September 15, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15:  Manchester City fans show their support during the  UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City FC and Juventus at the Etihad Stadium on September 15, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Manchester City fans show their support during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City FC and Juventus at the Etihad Stadium on September 15, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15:  Wilfred Bony of Manchester City is tackled by Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus during the  UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City FC and Juventus at the Etihad Stadium on September 15, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Wilfred Bony of Manchester City is tackled by Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City FC and Juventus at the Etihad Stadium on September 15, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Manchester City's Yaya Toure (left) and Juventus' Patrice Evra battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

 

Meanwhile, City boss Manuel Pellegrini was confident his side had the better exchanges during the match despite their defeat.

He said: "It was a disappointing result. I don't think that we deserved to lose this game. I think that we played better than Juventus.

"They didn't have a clear option to score before they scored their first goal, I think that they shot just twice, then they scored two goals.

"I think that was a typical game for the Champions League. Both teams were guilty that they didn't create many chances, but I think that we had the best possession and we tried to score.

"We played well and we played better that Juventus but they scored two beautiful goals."

The breakthrough for City came on 57 minutes when at last a bit of pressure told - although if the Slovenian referee had kept his concentration then the goal would never have stood.

As David Silva's corner sailed over, Kompany's intention was to win the ball but by the time it reached him he had pinned Chiellini to the spot and used the Juve defender's face as means of stearing the ball past Gianluigi Buffon.

Unsurprisingly this did not pass without protest from the Italian and a number of his team-mates and it seemed to dawn on the referee that this was more than just the standard griping.

There were chances for City to kill the game and Silva found himself on the ball more than ever. Raheem Sterling was put in a position where he should have scored and once again he seemed mesmerised by Buffon, who saved from him and then stopped the rebound from Silva.

The equaliser from Juventus was a bad moment for Eliaquim Mangala who allowed Mandzukic to run on his blind side to meet a Paul Pogba cross from the left and guide it just inside Joe Hart's far post.

That was 520 minutes of competitive football this season for City to concede.

The winner arrived from an innocuous sequence of events: a hard run from Cuadrado chasing a long ball and a collision with Aleksandar Kolarov that caused the ball to cannon off the full-back and into the path of Morata.

He allowed it to pass him, turned, and hit a left foot shot first time that curled beyond the reach of Hart and into the net.

MAN CITY: Hart, Sagna, Kompany (Otamendi 75), Mangala, Kolarov, Y Touré, Fernandinho, Nasri (Aguero 83), Silva, Sterling (De Bruyne 71), Bony.

Goal: Chiellini 57 (og)

Subs not used: Caballero, Fernando, Navas, Demichelis.

JUVENTUS: Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra, Cuadrado, Sturaro, Hernanes, Pogba, Morata (Barzagli 85), Mandzukic (Dybala 78).

Goals: Mandzukic 70, Morata 81

Subs not used: Zaza, Alex Sandro, Lemina, Murara Neto, Pereyra

Man of the match: Mario Mandzukic

Rating: 7/10

Referee: Damir Skomina

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