Date: 12th December 2018 at 11:43pm
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Young Boys inflicted a surprise 2-1 defeat on Juventus in Group H of the Champions League at the Stade de Suisse on Wednesday.

The runaway Serie A leaders saw their 100% away record in all competitions come to an end as a late Paulo Dybala strike was not enough to cancel out Guillerme Hourau’s brace, despite a disallowed goal and twice hitting the woodwork.

Swiss champions Young Boys took an early lead from the penalty spot, as substitute Alex Sandro failed to control a poor Douglas Costa pass into his own area hauled down Nicolas Moumi Ngalameu as the forward attempted to intercept.

Hourau made no mistake from 12 yards, with his accurate strike brushing past Wojciech Szczesny’s fingertips on it’s way into the back of the net.

Juventus were not without their chances to equalise, as Alex Sandro got on the end of a second half freekick but could only guide the ball against the crossbar, but Young Boys doubled their advantage with 20 minutes remaining.

Latching onto a fine through ball and taking advantage of poor positioning by Leonardo Bonucci, Hourau raced through and rifled in for his second of the night.

The dangerous Dybala threatened to snatch a late point for Juventus after stepping off the bench to meet Cristiano Ronaldo’s lay-off with a superb effort from range, before having a sensational second goal ruled out as Ronaldo was flagged offside late on. Meanwhile, the Portuguese star was denied late on as his close-range headed effort was tipped onto the post.

Despite the onslaught, Young Boys held on for their first ever Champions League victory, whilst Juventus emerged as group winners courtesy of Manchester United’s defeat to Valencia.