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      08.12.2015 21:32 - in: UEFA Youth League S

      Ten-man Primavera bow out of Youth League

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      Fabio Grosso’s young guns, reduced to ten men after Francesco Cassata’s 43rd minute dismissal, fall to a 1-0 reverse away to Sevilla on Tuesday and subsequently bow out of the Youth League at the group stage

      Juventus’ Primavera were unable to cap off their recent revival in the UEFA Youth League after their 1-0 reverse away to Sevilla on Tuesday afternoon saw them fall short of the tournament’s knockout stages.

      Two wins in their last three games against Borussia Monchengladbach and Manchester City had given the Bianconeri an outside chance of qualifying for the last 16, knowing that they would need to beat the Blanquirrojos in order to leapfrog the Spaniards into second place.

      Grosso’s young guns, on the back of a fine run that had seen them rise to the summit of their domestic league on Saturday, held their own in a lively and competitive first half.

      Two minutes before the break, however, the visitors faced a very different challenge when Francesco Cassata’s dismissal saw them reduced to ten men and Sevilla fully exploited their numerical advantage by scoring in the 57th minute through Francisco Sanchez.

      Fifteen-year-old forward Moise Bioty Kean, promoted to the Primavera after enjoying a bright start to the campaign with the Under 17s, came close to an equaliser, but the Bianconeri were ultimately unable to find the two goals required in order to pull off what would have been a remarkable turnaround in fortunes during this season’s Youth League.

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