Date: 22nd October 2019 at 10:52pm
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Two goals in two minutes from Paulo Dybala took Juventus from the edge of defeat to a 2-1 win over Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

Aleksei Miranchuk silenced the Allianz Stadium as he opened the scoring for the visitors, who were under the cosh for almost the entire game, having just 23 percent possession, and three shots on goal.

Despite the resistance, Dybala got the Bianconeri back in the game with 13 minutes left to play and bagged his second moments later to send the Bianconeri fans wild, and grab all three points for Juventus.

As a result, Juventus are now joint top of Group D, along with Atletico Madrid, and next face the trip to Russia on November 6.

Juventus started well, pinning the Russian side into their own half, but rarely troubled Lokomotiv goalkeeper Guilherme.

Ronaldo tried his luck from distance on a couple of occasions but Guilherme had things covered, as Lokomotiv kept themselves organised at the back.

Leonardo Bonucci flashed a header wide of the Lokomotiv goal, but then at the other end his misjudgement of a long ball allowed Miranchuk to play the ball to Joao Mario, the Portuguese then forced Wojciech Szczesny into a good block but the ball fell into the No.59 who blasted home.

The ball did end up in the Lokomotiv net thanks to Dybala, but it was ruled out by referee Tasos Papadopoulos for a foul on the goalkeeper in the build up.

Lokomotiv ended the first half in the lead, but had just 21 percent possession, and completed only 67 passes.

After the break, it was more of the game from Juventus who were camped in the Lokomotive half, but were unable to fashion a way through the resolute Russian backline.

Substitute Gonzalo Higuain managed to make some space for himself on the edge of the penalty area, dinking the ball over Benedikt Howedes, but dragged his shot just wide of Guilherme’s right hand post.

A shot which then came off the Argentine’s head went just over the crossbar, but the resistance was broken soon after.

Juan Cuadrado played a ball inside from the right to Dybala and he beautifully curled one into the left corner, much to the relief of the Allianz Stadium.

Things got even better for the home side as Alex Sandro tried his luck and despite Guilherme making the save, the rebound fell into the path of Dybala who got his second two minutes later.