Guillaume Hoarau scored in either half as Young Boys inflicted a 2-1 defeat on Juventus in their Champions League group game on Wednesday in Switzerland but the Italians still took top spot in Group H after Manchester United lost by the same scoreline to Valencia.
The Swiss champions proved too hot to handle for the Cristiano Ronaldo-led Italians who suffered their first away defeat this season in freezing temperatures in Bern.
France forward Hoarau slotted in the first after half an hour from the spot at the Stade de Suisse blasting in the second after 68 minutes to lift spirits of his already eliminated side who finish bottom of the group.
Paulo Dybala – who scored a hat-trick in the 3-0 home game in Turin – came off the bench just after the second goal and pulled one back for Massimiliano Allegri’s side ten minutes from time and had a second disallowed in injury time.
Juventus finish top of Group H on 12 points with United on ten, Valencia on eight and Young Boys with four.
“We achieved our objective by winning the group, even on a night where everything seemed to go wrong, maybe we weren’t focused enough,” said Allegri.
“We missed so many opportunities and gifted a penalty, so at the end of the day it was only right that we lost.”
Ronaldo, the record scorer in the elite European competition with 120 goals, started the final group match despite Juventus already having secured a berth in the knock-out round as coach Massimiliano Allegri wanted to ensure his side avoided being drawn against Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain in the next round.
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