Higuain kept quiet as Juventus held 0-0 by Sevilla

Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain was kept quiet by a defensive-minded Sevilla side, although he did go closest to breaking the deadlock shortly before the hour mark when he headed Dani Alves’ cross to the crossbar.

Higuain Juventus v Sevilla Champions League

Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain reacts after a fall during the match against Sevilla in Turin on Wednesday.   -  AP

Juventus star striker Gonzalo Higuain was largely anonymous as his new side was held to a disappointing 0-0 draw by Sevilla in their opening group match in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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The Argentina forward was kept quiet by a defensive-minded Sevilla side at the Juventus Stadium, although he did go closest to breaking the deadlock shortly before the hour mark when he headed Dani Alves’ cross to the crossbar.

Khedira had missed an earlier chance in the eighth minute when put through by Paulo Dybala, but the Germany forward’s diagonal effort flew past the left upright.

Sevilla substitute Joaquin Correa had a rare sight of goal for the Spanish side in the 66th as he cut in from the right, but his powerful shot flashed wide of Gianluigi Buffon’s goal.

Juventus had a strong penalty appeal waved away in the final minute when Sevilla forward Franco Vazquez appeared to push over Marko Pjaca, while Rico made his first real save moments later to keep out Alex Sandro’s header.

Sevilla, which managed just one shot on target all match, has now not scored at Juventus Stadium in 300 minutes. It drew 0-0 against Benfica in the 2014 Europa League final, before going on to win the first of its three successive titles on penalties, and lost 2-0 to Juventus in last year’s group stage winning 1-0 at home.



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