Wednesday May 8, 2013 Day 36 Finished Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia

Atalanta 0 - 1 Juventus

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  1. Serie A - Juventus win marred by fan trouble

    Serie A - Juventus win marred by fan trouble

    Alessandro Matri's well-taken goal was overshadowed by ugly scenes as Juventus beat Atalanta 1-0 in their Serie A match. More

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    Time:90'
    • Atalanta
    • Juventus
    • 90+2' The referee brings the game to an end. Juventus hold out for a 1-0 win in a game that was marred by fan trouble. Thanks for joining us tonight.
    • 90' We'll have two minutes of added time at the end of this second half.
    • 89' The hosts are trying to force it now, and who can blame them? Biondini plays a pass that’s never on and as a result Caceres clears. Vidal picks up the pieces and moves the ball forward, sending the ball out to the left into space with Giaccherini making ground. Consigli looks like he wants to come and then thinks better of it, but closes down the angle enough to force the Juve man into a snap shot that fizzes wide.
    • 88' Again, good high pressing from Atalanta, who force Juve all the way back to Storari. With no options out wide for the goalkeeper he opts to send the ball up field.
    • 87' Giaccherini covers well down the left. He stands up Cigarini, showing the midfielder out wide. The Atalanta man attempts a nutmeg but gets his feet caught up and loses possession in a promising position.
    • 86' Poor play from substitute Vidal. His side counter and have men over but the youngster ignores the options and lets fly from 25 yards, dragging his effort wide.
    • 84' Shaky moment for Marrone as Storari’s pass is hit short. Denis busts a gut to beat the defender to the ball but is inches short. The defender does well to clear.
    • 83' The Bianconeri are attempting to just keep the ball and see this game out. They’re playing the ball around their own half, shifting it from left to right and then back again.
    • 82' The Nerazzurri are really pressing deep now. They’re not giving Juve a second on the ball. They may well get an equaliser here, but with the men they are committing forward they could just as easily concede a second.
    • 81' Replays show that Marrone simply stuck out a hand and deflected the ball away to safety. That definitely should have been a penalty.
    • 80' Juve got right up the other end and nearly score. The Atalanta players are too busy chasing the referee pleading for the penalty as Vidal strikes the legs of Consigli with a shot from 10 yards.
    • 79' The hosts are screaming for a handball in the Juventus penalty area. It certainly appeared to hit the hand of Marrone but the referee instantly waves play on.
    • 78' Atalanta make their third and final change of the night as Del Grosso makes way. Parra is the man to come on.
    • 77' The visitors are awarded a free kick on the left touchline for a foul on Giaccherini but Pirlo’s set piece is a poor on and is cleared by the first defender.
    • 76' Anelka drives forward and beats two Nerazzurri shirts before playing a lazy pass out wide that is cut out. It looked to be a promising chance before that...
    • 75' Juve make another change as Peluso is brought on in place of De Ceglie.
    • 74' Cigarini commits a ‘team foul’ as his side looked to attack and then lost the ball, allowing their opposition to swarm their half. The midfielder simply tugged the shirt of Anelka and is shown a yellow card.
    • 73' Strange scenes on the touchlines as Sebastian Giovinco appeared to take off his tracksuit and ready himself for an appearance. Moments later he’s putting his training gear back on and taking a seat in the dugout.
    • 72' It is the Nerazzuri that now look the most threatening. They attack in number and are forcing the visitors to defend on the edge of their penalty area. The pressure subsides, however, as Biondini’s effort from distances spirals high and wide.
    • 71' Cigarini rises highest in the Juventus penalty area to meet Carmona’s whipped corner. The floppy-haired midfielder can’t direct his effort on goal, though, and the ball flies over the bar.
    • 70' Vidal, who has stood on the touchlilne for a few minutes, now comes on. Padoin is the player to make way.
    • 69' Juventus continue to play the ball around in the Atalanta half as Vidal waits patiently to come on. The hosts are sitting deep, inviting the Bianconeri to attack.
    • 68' Atalanta also make a change as Carmona makes way. Moralez is the man to come on with a little over 20 minutes to go.
    • 67' Nicolas Anelka is indeed introduced as Quagliarella is the man to make way.
    • 66' Atalanta’s defensive unit have kept a really disciplined line this evening. Quagliarella attempts to draw them out before playing in Matri, but the flag is raised once again.
    • 65' Conte will surely make a change as Arturo Vidal and Nicolas Anelka continue to warm up on the touchline.
    • 64' JUVE SHOULD SCORE!! Isla is fed down the right and is able to make his way into the penalty area unchallenged. The midfielder drills a teasing cross into the penalty area towards the advancing Matri who fails to make any contact with the ball. Great chance.
    • 63' Chiellini and Carmona come together in the Juventus penalty area as the pair battle it out to win the header. The defender appears to catch his man with a stray elbow but there was nothing in it.
    • 62' Storari is brought into action for one of the few times in the game. Bonaventura pulls away from Marrone and is found by Cigarini. The first-time effort is hit hard but the keeper is equal to it.
    • 60' Poor decision by the assistant referee who flags Denis offside. The striker timed his run to absolute perfection, however, and should have been allowed to play on as he made his way into the Juve penalty area.
    • 59' Former Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Bolton striker Nicolas Anelka is warming up on the touchline. We could see him introduced very soon.
    • 58' Isla’s intelligent reverse ball looks to have caught the Atalanta defence out as Matri appears to be through on goal, but the striker has strayed offside and play is brought back!
    • 57' Stendardo goes into the book. And he shouldn’t be the only one. De Ceglie hurdles three lunges before being caught by the defender.
    • 56' Giaccherini really should do better. Pirlo bursts through the middle of the park and, under pressure, releases the ball to Matri who spins before rolling in the advancing midfielder. Giaccherini should take a touch as he has time to do so, but tries a finessed shot from 18 yards and sends it over the bar.
    • 55' Bonaventura is given too much space on the edge of the Juve penalty area and the front man opts to let fly. The connection is very poor, though, and the ball rolls tamely into the grateful arms of Storari.
    • 54' Padoin looks to be brought down on the halfway line but the referee waves play on. Biondini takes advantage and advances down the left flank, looking to get a cross in. Caceres covers well to make a well-timed sliding challenge.
    • 53' CLOSE FOR ATALANTA!! Cigarini receives the ball wide on the right and, with the help of Del Grosso’s overlapping run, is able to cut inside. He swings a ball into the penalty area in search of Denis who misses it by a fraction as the ball bounces and flashes an inch or so wide of the post.
    • 52' Pirlo is the man to take the free kick but it’s a disappointing one as it is slammed into the wall and then cleared.
    • 51' Juve scream for a penalty as Quagliarella is brought to the floor on the edge of the penalty area. Giorgi is shown a yellow card and a free kick is given.
    • 50' Pirlo’s corner from the right is headed away at the near post by Stendardo. It falls to Giacherini on the edge of the area and the midfielder looks to find the top corner at the first attempt but mis-hits his effort. Over.
    • 49' Atalanta press forward again; attacking in numbers through the centre of the pitch. Bonaventura and Dennis look to play a one-two but Chiellini is on hand to clear the danger.
    • 48' Caceres puts Pirlo in danger on the halfway line with a rather sloppy pass. The midfield maestro’s touch is superb, however, and he’s able to retain possession for his team
    • 47' Fantastic play from Carmona who is released down the right. The midfielder has options infield but opts to go it alone and takes on Isla and then Caceres but is stopped as his cross is put out for a corner.
    • 46' The second half is under way. The hosts kick off.
    • 45+1' The referee brings the first half to an end. Eventuful to say the least...
    • 45' Despite the long stoppage, the referee continued the game from where he left off and we'll have just the one minute of added time.
    • 44' Atalanta are giving this a real go towards the end of the first half. Giorgi’s smart pass into Carmona should allow the midfielder time to turn on goal but his touch lets him down and the Bianconeri regain possession.
    • 43' The Italian veteran is in the thick of it again. This time he plays a searching ball towards Matri, who struggles to hold off pressure on the edge of the Nerazzuri penalty area, losing the ball.
    • 42' Following his poor play in midfield, Pirlo is caught out again and then lashes out towards Del Grosso and is the first man to go into the book.
    • 40' Pirlo takes too long on the ball and is dispossessed deep in his own half. Carmona looks to play in Bonaventura but Chiellini spots the danger and cuts the ball out.
    • 39' He really should have done better there, Dennis. There wasn’t a defender in sight and he could have even taken a touch to compose himself. His effort was decent enough and was well hit, but Atalanta should be back on level terms.
    • 38' POST!! Denis should score. Juve fail to clear their lines and leave themselves short at the back. Biondini, on the left, spots the striker unmarked in the penalty area and finds him with a pinpoint pass. Denis opts to sidefoot his effort on goal but can only find the inside of the post!
    • 37' Giorgi has acres of space down the wing but opts to cross early. Bonaventura is first to the ball and is able to flick it on towards Denis who has to turn awkwardly and send an acrobatic effort on goal. It’s not caught well, though, and Storari gathers.
    • 36' What an awful corner routine from Atalanta. Carmona plays it short to Biondini who, in turn, finds Del Grosso on the left flank. The wing-back’s cross is hit far too long and rolls out of play for a throw-in.
    • 35' What an awful corner routine from Atalanta. Carmona plays it short to Biondini who, in turn, finds Del Grosso on the left flank. The wing-back’s cross is hit far too long and rolls out of play for a throw-in.
    • 34' Pirlo looks to find Matri in what could be an carbon copy of their goal. The Juve striker is adjudged offside this time and the whistle is blown.
    • 33' We’re going to have a hefty chunk of stoppage time at the end of this first half following that long stoppage in play. The hosts, who have worked their way back into this, will look to find an equaliser before that whistle.
    • 32' Quagliarella is sent through on goal as he pulls away from his marker, controls De Ceglie’s pass and bares down on goal! Consigli is off his line in a flash to smother the ball at the striker’s feet, though.
    • 31' Very good footwork from Cigarini who cuts inside from the right, jinks past three challenges and then zips a ball into the feet of Carmona. The midfielder drops his shoulder to create some space and then lash an effort on goal. It flies narrowly wide of Storari’s goal.
    • 30' We’re back under way now that the crowd trouble has come to an end. Pirlo punts the ball up field into the hands of Consigli.
    • 29' The referee and his assistants are still discussing proceedings in the centre of the pitch. Meanwhile, managers and players alike approach the fans who are misbehaving to plead with them to stop the madness.
    • 29' Bonaventura now has a pop from distance. He wriggles his way out of a couple of challenges and then lets fly from 25 yards but it sails comfortably over the bar.
    • 28' Bonaventura now has a pop from distance. He wriggles his way out of a couple of challenges and then lets fly from 25 yards but it sails comfortably over the bar.
    • 26' CHANCE FOR ATALANTA!! Biondini finds some space down the left and cuts inside of two challenges, edging nearer to the goal with every trick. He then lashes an effort on goal but sends it high and wide.
    • 25' De Ceglie should score. Caceres sends a ball to the feet of Padoin on the right touchline. The midfielder takes on touch to get the ball out of his feet and then fizzes a wonderful ball across the face of the goal where De Ceglie is waiting. His stooping header is sent wide of the far post from six yards.
    • 24' Very poor effort. Biondini advances forward and has options to his left and right but opts to shoot from 40 yards.
    • 23' Juve look to break quickly and do so in numbers. The ball is shifted from the right to the left as Quagliarella looks to take on Scaloni. The forward is brought down but the referee deems it a fair challenge and now the hosts look to build on attack themselves.
    • 22' Caceres and Isla work very well down the right to double-team their opponents and snuff out the danger. Atalanta pushing for an equaliser here.
    • 21' Carmona ventures down the right but then finds a dead end. He attempts to take the ball past Marrone but gives up before cutting back and spraying the ball across to Cigarini. The midfielder sends a ball into the penalty area which is met by the head of Denis. Storari gives up on the effort as it fizzes narrowly wide of the left-hand post.
    • 20' How many times have we seen that ball from Andrea Pirlo. The Italian veteran oozes class and made that ball, which was not an easy one to play, look effortless. The touch and finish weren’t too bad either...
    • 18' GOAL FOR JUVENTUS!!! Matri scores for the visiting side. And what a goal it is, too. The forward times his run to perfection and is found by a typically brilliant Pirlo ball. Matri brings the ball down on the edge of the penalty area and then smashes a left-footed drive into the far corner.
    • 17' Juve have seen a lot of the ball in the opening quarter of an hour but have failed to test Consigli in the Atalanta net. It’s been a solid defensive display from the hosts so far.
    • 16' Smart play from the home side who look to be pegged deep in their own half but Canini and Stendardo do superbly well to play their way out of danger and advance up the pitch.
    • 15' Isla tracks back superbly well down the right wing and clear’s his side’s danger just as Bonaventura looked to cross for the looming Denis.
    • 14' De Ceglie shows a great set of feet on the left flank to beat his man and advance towards the penalty area. He dwells on the ball, though, and is cross is cut out.
    • 13' Pirlo’s corner is again clipped into the box and it should be cut out by Canini but the defender mis-times his jump. A whole host of bodies attack the ball as the referee blows the whistle for a push in the area.
    • 12' Padoin trades a one-two with Pirlo and is sent down the right flank with the return ball. He looks to cross but Del Grosso is on hand to send the ball out for a corner.
    • 11' The hosts have found their feet in the last few minutes and are now probing for some space amongst the Juve defenders.
    • 10' Pirlo’s corner from the left is hit deep but is met by the head of Quagliarella, who hangs in the air well but can only manage to send his header over the bar.
    • 9' Biondini and Carmona link well through the middle and the former is able to play in Denis but the forward’s backheel is cut out by Chiellini.
    • 8' That’s not something Atalanta coach Colantuono would have liked being forced into so early on in this match but his side have coped well with Juve’s attacking threat so far.
    • 7' Raimondi is off as Giorgi is introduced for the hosts who are forced into a change early on.
    • 6' De Ceglie finds some space down the left, skips past Del Grosso and looks to cross for Matri but the centre is poor and Stendardo clears the danger.
    • 5' That was a pretty decent chance, there. Quagliarella’s first touch was impeccable which took him away from the defender but his scuffed shot didn’t trouble the keeper.
    • 4' Juve have seen all of the ball in the opening exchanges. They’re pushing high up the pitch as Pirlo’s clipped ball over the top finds Quagliarella. The striker cuts inside of Canini and then fires into the arms of Consigli.
    • 3' Caceres ventures down the left and then cuts inside, fizzing the ball into the feet of Isla whose ball out wide is hit far too hard as Matri is unable to stop it from rolling out for a goal kick.
    • 2' Juventus, opting to play with three at the back, knock it around between their defenders very patiently. Will they opt this style of play throughout the entire match or are they just looking to feel their way into this?
    • 1' The game is under way. The visitors, in their famous black and white strip, kick off.
    • 19:43 Both teams are currenty making their way onto the pitch and will line up next to each other for the pre-match formalities. We're just moments away from kick off now...
    • 19:40 This match sees Serie A champions Juventus face 14th-placed Atalanta in what is all but an end-of-season dead rubber. However, both teams would like to finish the season on a good run and how the hosts would like to claim a win over the Scudetto winners.
    • 19:35 The teams are in: ATALANTA: Consigli; Raimondi, Stendardo, Canini, Del Grosso; Carmona, Cigarini, Biondini; Moralez, Bonaventura; Denis. SUBS: Parra, Frezzolini, Ferri, Scaloni, Capelli, Contini, Bellini, Brivio, Radovanovic, Giorgi, De Luca, Polito /// JUVENTUS: Storari; Caceres, Marrone, Chiellini; Isla, Padoin, Pirlo, Giaccherini, De Ceglie; Matri, Quagliarella. SUBS: Rubinho, Branescu, Bonucci, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Marchisio, Peluso, Giovinco, Vucinic, Anelka
    • 19:30 Good evening and welcome to our LIVE coverage of tonight’s Serie A league clash between Atalanta and Juventus from the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia.
  • Summary

    • 80' Juve got right up the other end and nearly score. The Atalanta players are too busy chasing the referee pleading for the penalty as Vidal strikes the legs of Consigli with a shot from 10 yards.
    • 79' The hosts are screaming for a handball in the Juventus penalty area. It certainly appeared to hit the hand of Marrone but the referee instantly waves play on.
    • 64' JUVE SHOULD SCORE!! Isla is fed down the right and is able to make his way into the penalty area unchallenged. The midfielder drills a teasing cross into the penalty area towards the advancing Matri who fails to make any contact with the ball. Great chance.
    • 53' CLOSE FOR ATALANTA!! Cigarini receives the ball wide on the right and, with the help of Del Grosso’s overlapping run, is able to cut inside. He swings a ball into the penalty area in search of Denis who misses it by a fraction as the ball bounces and flashes an inch or so wide of the post.
    • 38' POST!! Denis should score. Juve fail to clear their lines and leave themselves short at the back. Biondini, on the left, spots the striker unmarked in the penalty area and finds him with a pinpoint pass. Denis opts to sidefoot his effort on goal but can only find the inside of the post!
    • 31' Very good footwork from Cigarini who cuts inside from the right, jinks past three challenges and then zips a ball into the feet of Carmona. The midfielder drops his shoulder to create some space and then lash an effort on goal. It flies narrowly wide of Storari’s goal.
    • 26' CHANCE FOR ATALANTA!! Biondini finds some space down the left and cuts inside of two challenges, edging nearer to the goal with every trick. He then lashes an effort on goal but sends it high and wide.
    • 25' De Ceglie should score. Caceres sends a ball to the feet of Padoin on the right touchline. The midfielder takes on touch to get the ball out of his feet and then fizzes a wonderful ball across the face of the goal where De Ceglie is waiting. His stooping header is sent wide of the far post from six yards.
    • 21' Carmona ventures down the right but then finds a dead end. He attempts to take the ball past Marrone but gives up before cutting back and spraying the ball across to Cigarini. The midfielder sends a ball into the penalty area which is met by the head of Denis. Storari gives up on the effort as it fizzes narrowly wide of the left-hand post.
    • 18' GOAL FOR JUVENTUS!!! Matri scores for the visiting side. And what a goal it is, too. The forward times his run to perfection and is found by a typically brilliant Pirlo ball. Matri brings the ball down on the edge of the penalty area and then smashes a left-footed drive into the far corner.
    • 4' Juve have seen all of the ball in the opening exchanges. They’re pushing high up the pitch as Pirlo’s clipped ball over the top finds Quagliarella. The striker cuts inside of Canini and then fires into the arms of Consigli.
    • 19:35 The teams are in: ATALANTA: Consigli; Raimondi, Stendardo, Canini, Del Grosso; Carmona, Cigarini, Biondini; Moralez, Bonaventura; Denis. SUBS: Parra, Frezzolini, Ferri, Scaloni, Capelli, Contini, Bellini, Brivio, Radovanovic, Giorgi, De Luca, Polito /// JUVENTUS: Storari; Caceres, Marrone, Chiellini; Isla, Padoin, Pirlo, Giaccherini, De Ceglie; Matri, Quagliarella. SUBS: Rubinho, Branescu, Bonucci, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Marchisio, Peluso, Giovinco, Vucinic, Anelka
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Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Atalanta

    Manager: Stefano Colantuono

  • Juventus

    Manager: Antonio Conte

  • Line-up

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      Yellow Card 8.3 -
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      Substitution Out68′ 6.6 -
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