FC Brugge lose 2-1 to Juventus

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:48 IST

Second-half goals from Pavel Nedved and David Trezeguet took Juventus to a 2-1 win at FC Brugge in a Champions League Group A match on Wednesday.

FC Brugge lose 2-1 to Juventus

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Second-half goals from Pavel Nedved and David Trezeguet took Juventus to a 2-1 win at FC Brugge in a Champions League Group A match on Wednesday.Czech midfielder Nedved scored in the 65th minute with a 21-meter free kick, that curled around the wall and past standout Brugge's substitute goalkeeper Stein Steinen.France striker Trezeguet added a second 10 minutes later, when he accepted a pass from midfielder Mauro Camoranesi in the box and lobbed it over Steinen into the net.First shotBrugge pulled a goal back in the 85th minute with its first shot on goal, when Belgian striker Jeanvion Yulu Matondo shot past goalkeeper Christian Abbiati from close range.Italian champion Juventus went down to 10 men in the 89th when Patrick Vieira was sent off for time wasting, his second bookable offense."We showed we are ready to advance, despite the red card," said Juventus coach Fabio Capello.Repeated rescueSteinen rescued Brugge numerous times during the opening hour, pulling off stunning saves on shots from Nedved, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Trezeguet.Even when Steinen was beaten, luck saved him. Trezeguet took a low cross in the 36th and rifled a side-footed shot past the 'keeper - but it hit the post."We could have used a performance like that on our side," Capello said of Steinen.Steinen was playing because Croatia international Tomislav Butina was recovering from pneumonia. (AP)



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