We had some frantic action in the first half of the Borussia Monchengladbach/Juventus UEFA Champions League game that culminated in American Fabian Johnson scoring a nice goal from about 10 yards out to put the struggling German team up 1-0 against the struggling Italian team. Juventus equalized to make it 1-1 right before halftime.
Monchengladbach really should’ve had 1-0 earlier in the game. Mahmoud Dahoud volleyed a reverse curling ball that struck the crossbar. It fooled everyone and if it wasn’t for the crossbar, they would’ve had the lead in the 13th minute.
Monchengladbach did take the lead because of the American Johnson. According to ESPN’s Paul Carr, Johnson becomes the 6th American to score a Champions League goal and the first since Sacha Kljestan in December 2013.