Goals from Pavel Nedved and David Trezeguet saw Juventus on their way to victory in their first Champions League group game of their 2005-06 campaign, which would see the Old Lady ultimately reach the quarter-final stages.
In the first half, the Bianconeri found opposing keeper Stijn Stijnen in fine form, as he thwarted a lively Trezeguet on three occasions before tipping Manuele Blasi’s close-range header over the crossbar, as, miraculously, the first half ended goalless.
However, there was little that the Bruges stopper could do about Nedved’s 66th minute free-kick, which he placed with precision around the wall into the bottom corner.
Just eight minutes later Trezeguet made it 2-0. After receiving a delightful dink over the defence from Mauro Camoranesi, the Frenchman timed his first-time lob over Stijnen to perfection.
The keeper would make another brilliant save from Zlatan Ibrahimovic before his side scored a late consolation goal courtesy of Jeanvion Yulu-Matondo’s header.
The win would precede another four in a group from which Fabio Capello’s men would qualify for the knockout stages as leaders.