It’s been clear from the outset that Manchester United were holding out for a draw in Turin.
The Red Devils were a point behind Valencia in Group H after the latter’s win over Young Boys in the early evening kick-off.
By virtue of their three wins so far, Juventus were all but assured of progress to the last 16 stage of the Champions League. But after tonight, the Italian side are definitely safe.
United played deep at the Allianz Stadium, with Alexis Sanchez leading the line following an injury to the out-of-form Romelu Lukaku. The likes of Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial have been repeatedly forced to cover defensive shifts amid the pressure of Juventus’ attacks.
Sami Khedira and Paulo Dybala both hit the post for the home favourites, as the game somehow meandered its way towards the hour mark at nil-all.
He had a quiet game up to that point, but Cristiano Ronaldo finally came to life in the 65th minute.
Leonardo Bonucci spotted the run of the Portuguese legend, and both Victor Lindelof next to him and David De Gea in-goal were powerless to stop what happened next.
Assuming a Juventus win as it stands, United should catch up to Valencia when they host Young Boys at Old Trafford, before a titanic showdown on December 12 to determine who will join Juve in the knockout stages.