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Substitute Asamoah unable to help Juventus in Champions League defeat to Real Madrid

Published on: 23 October 2013
Kwadwo Asamoah started from the bench for Juventus

Kwadwo Asamoah came on as a second half substitute for a 10-man Juventus team that were beaten 2-1 by Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League.

The Ghana international dropped to the bench as manager Antonio Conte looked to frustrate his hosts by changing his formation from a 3-5-2 to a 4-3-3 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Juventus however were the first to threaten early with goalkeeper Iker Casillas palming away a Claudio Marchisio screamer after just 90 seconds.

Real took the initiative afterwards and deservedly went one up after Cristiano Ronaldo sprung the offside trap after being played in by Angel Di Mario in the 4th minute.

Fernando Llorente however cancelled the lead in the 22nd minute by pouncing onto a loose ball after half attempt by Casillas to palm away a Caceres cross.

Ronaldo was however back to score more and got his win by smashing in a penalty kick after Chiellini was adjudged to have tugged the shirt of Sergio Ramos in a free kick melee.

Conte tried to salvage something for the game by bringing on his trusted Ghanaian for veteran Andrea Pirlo.

It however proved too little too late and even worse – Juventus had Chiellini sent off and therefore finished the match with a 2-1 defeat.

The result sees the Bianconeri drop to third in their group with Galatasary also winning against Copenhagen.