Written by Brandon Penny
Champions League matchday one, saw the Italian champions take on the Ukranian league runners up. Juventus went into it without Cristiano Ronaldo but still asserted some early pressure and went close early on through a Chiellini header which went wide of the post. The vastly experienced centre-back then had to withdraw shortly after through injury.
Juventus came close in the 34th minute after a wonderful piece of play from Aaron Ramsey into Swedish international Kulusevski came close, with a wonderful save being needed from the Kiev keeper Buschan. This came after a bit of sustained pressure from the serial Italian champions.
After a first half of few chances, Juventus had more clear-cut chances and they looked to be the team that if anyone, would be first on the scoresheet. At half time the game could have still gone either way as Juventus could easily be penetrated if Kiev could break through the weakened Juventus team.
Within a minute of the second half starting the game had its first goal through Spaniard Alvaro Morata, who scored from close range following a shot that was parried by the keeper.
Other than a few yellow cards and a couple of substitutions, this remained a game of very few chances and no one really came close until the 84th minute, when Morata bagged another goal to ruin any chance of a Kiev revival.
Kiev had a few late chances within the final few minutes but these chances were seen off by the Juventus defence, who all in all were solid, which will set Juventus up in this group and they will look to carry on this form on matchday 2 against Barcelona, in Turin.