Champions League: Juventus Relaunch Last-16 Bid With Olympiakos Win

Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo and Roberto Gago scored a goal each as Juventus edged past Olympiakos 3-2.

Updated: November 05, 2014 11:51 IST
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Paul Pogba scored the winner for Juventus.

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Turin: Juventus relaunched their Champions League last-16 bid with a nervous 3-2 win over Olympiakos in Turin on Tuesday when visiting goalkeeper Roberto saved a last-minute penalty from Chilean Arturo Vidal.

Andrea Pirlo, on his 100th Champions League appearance, broke the deadlock with a trademark free-kick on 21 minutes but the hosts were stunned three minutes later when central defender Alberto Botia beat Gianluigi Buffon with a glancing header from a corner. (Read: Real Madrid Advance to Last 16)

Juve needed a win, preferably with a two-goal cushion, to boost their qualification chances ahead of an away trip to Swedish champions Malmo and their final fixture at home to Atletico Madrid.

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