Juventus 1-1 Arsenal: Vivianne Miedema scores to salvage point for Gunners


Vivianne Miedema playing Juventus
Vivianne Miedema has scored three objectives in all competitions this season

Vivianne Miedema’s objective helped Arsenal to a comeback draw at Juventus of their Women’s Champions League group sport.

It was the Dutch ahead’s first objective in seven matches.

Lineth Beerensteyn had opened the scoring for Juventus with an explosive run on the counter-attack earlier than slotting previous visiting goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger.

But Miedema’s 61st-minute header from Frida Maanum’s nook salvaged a point for the injury-hit Gunners.

Arsenal now have seven factors on the high of Group C, whereas Juventus are second with 5 and Lyon, who beat Zurich 3-0 earlier on Thursday, are third with 4 factors.

Manchester United ended Arsenal’s 14-game successful run within the WSL with their dramatic injury-time victory at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, however Jonas Eidevall’s aspect didn’t appear to be missing in confidence on the Allianz Stadium.

They dominated first-half proceedings and Stina Blackstenius twice went agonisingly shut to an opener, firing over from Maanum’s slotted move earlier than latching on to one other cross from the Norway midfielder however smacking it straight at Juventus goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin.

Juventus’ solely notable probability of the opening 45 minutes got here on the stroke of half-time, however Arianna Caruso’s highly effective header from Barbara Bonansea’s cross lacked route.

For all Arsenal’s probabilities, Beerensteyn’s penetrating run within the 52nd minute was sufficient to break the impasse and, though Miedema’s leveller got here simply 9 minutes later, Arsenal failed to discover a second of magic to declare the spoils.

Caitlin Foord twice got here shut, however Peyraud-Magnin denied her former membership as she palmed away the primary try and closed down the Australian ahead to smother the second.

Gunners want Miedema to shine in Mead’s absence

Despite United placing the primary dent in Arsenal’s file this season, the Gunners will arguably have been extra dissatisfied to see their talismanic ahead Beth Mead, who has scored 5 objectives in all competitions this season, go off in tears on the finish of that match.

The disappointment could have elevated with the information Mead had suffered an ACL injury and is now set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines.

The Gunners squad was notably skinny in Turin, with Leah Williamson, Lina Hurtig, Kim Little and Rafaelle Souza all additionally absent.

Blackstenius was energetic within the first half however lacked a leading edge and Arsenal will hope Miedema can now propel herself into the shape that has seen her grow to be the membership’s all-time main goalscorer with 132 objectives.

The 26-year-old smashed two probabilities over the bar within the closing 10 minutes, having solely returned from a leave of absence in time for the sport in opposition to United.

The two sides meet once more within the reverse fixture at Emirates Stadium on 7 December.


Juventus Femminile

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 16Peyraud-Magnin
  • 71Lenzini
  • 23Salvai
  • 8Rosucci
  • 13Boattin
  • 2PedersenBooked at 48mins
  • 15Grosso
  • 11BonanseaSubstituted forCantoreat 82′minutes
  • 21CarusoSubstituted forBonfantiniat 82′minutes
  • 18BeerensteynBooked at 84minsSubstituted forDuljanat 90+5′minutes
  • 10Girelli


  • 1Aprile
  • 3Gama
  • 7Cernoia
  • 9Cantore
  • 12Lundorf
  • 19Zamanian
  • 22Bonfantini
  • 24Arcangeli
  • 27Schatzer
  • 32Sembrant
  • 33Duljan
  • 38Forcinella

Arsenal Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Zinsberger
  • 26WienroitherSubstituted forMaritzat 80′minutes
  • 3Wubben-Moy
  • 7Catley
  • 15McCabe
  • 12Maanum
  • 8NobbsSubstituted forBeattieat 65′minutes
  • 13WältiBooked at 90mins
  • 25BlacksteniusBooked at 63mins
  • 11Miedema
  • 19Foord


  • 5Beattie
  • 16Maritz
  • 18Marckese
  • 23Iwabuchi
  • 40Williams
  • 59Agyemang
  • 62Reid

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