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Juventus come from behind to beat Manchester City

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Last year's Champions League finalists got their campaign up and running last night thanks to a 2-1 win against Premier League giants Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Juventus, who were beaten in last year's final by FC Barcelona, were tipped to lose the game last night following their shocking start to the league campaign, but two second half goals turned the game on its head and gave them all three points.

So far this season, The Old Lady have only picked up one point from three games in Serie A, including a loss to title rivals AS Roma, and when you compare that to City's form, it is clear to see why the Premier League side were tipped to win.

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City have won all five of their opening domestic matches, including a 3-0 win over champions Chelsea.

However, once again on the European stage, they fell short and lost.

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Match Summary

After a fairly quiet first-half, which saw Raheem Sterling miss a guilt-edge chance for the hosts and Paul Pogba have a goal disallowed for offside, the game came alive in the second period.

Manuel Pellegrini's men took the lead just before the hour mark when Giorgio Chiellini turned the ball into his own net.

The Italian was livid with the referee as he felt Vincent Kompany was fouling him in the process, and replays showed the Belgium towering over Chiellini and keeping him routed to the ground.

However, it didn't matter in the end of Juve as they were back all squad with 20-minutes remaining thanks to Mario Mandzukic turning home a wonderful cross by Paul Pogba.

The Croatian was left unmarked in the box and he steered the ball off the post and past Joe Hart to make it 1-1.

The turnaround was complete with just nine minutes remaining when Alvaro Morata, the star of Juve's European adventure last season, picked the ball up outside the box, turned and curled it home past a helpless Hart.

It was a superb finish from the Spaniard and a goal worthy of winning any game.

Up next for Juve is a home tie against Europa League winners Sevilla, while City travel to Germany to face Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach.

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