Saturday February 9, 2013 Day 24 Finished Juventus Stadium

Juventus 2 - 0 Fiorentina

  • Vucinic 20’
  • Matri 41’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Juventus
    • Fiorentina
    • FT The referee blows up for full-time and Juventus have cruised to a 2-0 victory over Fiorentina.
    • 90+2' Victory this evening puts Juventus six points clear at the top of Serie A, or at least until Napoli take on Lazio in an enticing clash later.
    • 90+1' There will be four minutes of added time.
    • 90' Juventus subsitute Giovinco breaks with pace but is soon dispossesed after finishing himself with two Fiorentina defenders for company.
    • 89' Fiorentina make a rare foray forward but the move comes to nothing after Cuadrado's shot is blocked.
    • 87' Pizarro picks up a late yellow card.
    • 86' Marchisio knocks Pogba's deep cross back across goal and Vidal attempts an ambitious overhead kick but can't make clean contact with the ball.
    • 85' Marchisio gets to by-line and pulls back a cross but he can't pick out a Juventus team-mate.
    • 83' Roncaglia stops Giovinco in his tracks to bring a promising Juventus move to a halt.
    • 80' Second place Napoli take on third place Lazio later this evening, while there are eight Serie A fixtures set to take place tomorrow. Serie A fixtures
    • 79' This has been a very disappointing second half performance from Fiorentina but, having gone two behind shortly before the break, they always had a mountain to climb.
    • 78' That was a lovely curling effort by Juventus sub Giovinco, but the Fiorentina keeper was equal to it.
    • 77' Viviano has to be on his toes to deny Giovinco with a smart stop.
    • 76' JUVENTUS SUB: Matri, scorer of Juventus' second goal, makes way for Pogba.
    • 74' Viviano needlessly goes into the referee's notebook for petulantly pushing Lichtsteiner.
    • 73' FIORENTINA SUB: The visitors make their final change, with Jovetic replaced by Ljajic.
    • 72' Vidal makes a superb challenge to steal the ball from Jovetic just as he is about to shoot.
    • 70' Matri nearly bursts through the Fiorentina defence but, having already shrugged off one challenge, the Juve goalscorer is stopped b Roncaglia.
    • 69' Caceres makes a well-timed interception to stop Jovetic connecting with Pasqual's through-ball.
    • 68' Vincenzo Montella really needs to fire some life into his side if there is to be any chance of Fiorentina leaving Turin with anything.
    • 66' So close! Lichtsteiner slips in Matri with a lovely diagonal pass but the Juventus striker's shot from a tight angle goes just wide of the upright!
    • 64' Matri slips away from his man to try and meet Lichtsteiner's cross but it's a touch too high.
    • 63' Four substitutions in quick succession has taken the sting out of this second half.
    • 62' JUVENTUS SUB: The hosts finally make that second sub, with Giovinco coming on for the injued Vucinic.
    • 60' JUVENTUS SUB: The home side make their first change of the evening, with De Ceglie replaced by Caceres. The injured Vucinic is also about to come off.
    • 59' It looks like Vucinic has picked up a knock and is going to have to come off.
    • 58' The yellow cards are coming thick and fast, this time it's Peluso who's cautioned.
    • 57' Vucinic thinks he's got behind the Fiorentina defence but the linesman's flag goes up for offside.
    • 56' FIORENTINA SUB: Toni makes way for El Hamdaoui.
    • 55' Marchisio goes into the referee's notebook for a late challenge on Pizarro.
    • 53' Pirlo tees up a so from distance but the Italy international see his effort fly high over the crossbar.
    • 54' It's backs to the wall as far as Fiorentina are concerned. The away side really haven't got going in this second half.
    • 52' Vidal tees up the subsequent free-kick but can't get his cross past the first line of defence.
    • 51' Cuadrado goes into the referee's notebook after blocking De Ceglie.
    • 49' Toni has the chance to take on Barzagli but instead fouls the Juventus defends to hand the home side a free-kick.
    • 48' Vidal fires just over from the edge of the box after running on to De Ceglie's low cut-back!
    • 47' FIORENTINA SUB: The visitors made one change at the break, with Tomovic coming on for Savic.
    • 46' Fiorentina get the second 45 off and running...
    • HT The referee blows up and Serie A pace setters Juventus lead 2-0 at the break.
    • 45' There will be just one minute of added time.
    • 44' Pizzarro gets past Lichtsteiner and finds Romulo on the edge of the box but his mis-timed shot goes behind for a Juventus goalkick.
    • 42' That's one goal apiece for the Juventus front pairing!
    • 41' GOAL! Juventus double their advantage! Vidal shrugs off one challenge and skips past another Fiorentina defender before slipping in Matri, who makes no mistake in beating Viviano!
    • 40' Cuadrado goes to ground following a challenge from Marchisio but the referee gives the free-kick to Juventus.
    • 37' Pirlo is pulling the strings for Juventus and nearly plays in Vidal with a lovely chipped pass but the midfielder is flagged for offside.
    • 36' Juventus have had our shots on target so far, while Fiorentina have had two.
    • 34' Fiorentina are chasing shadows with Juve playing some very neat stuff around the back.
    • 32' Juventus should be two ahead! Vucinic steals the ball from Gonzalo and gets behind the Fiorentina defence but shoots straight at Viviano!
    • 31' Roncaglia sticks out a toe to deflect Prilo's long-range shot behind for a corner.
    • 29' Pirlo plays in Lichtsteiner, who gets to the by-line and stands up a cross but it's too long and Fiorentina clear. The Swiss should have done better there.
    • 28' Romulo sees his deflected volley comfortably saved by Buffon as Fiorentina look to respond.
    • 26' Fiorentina win a free-kick in the right-hand channel but Jovetic's subsequent shot is straight at the wall. Poor.
    • 25' There's a real purpose about Juve's play, with the hosts chasing down every loose ball and tracking every Fiorentina move - but the visitors sill look dangerous and this is far from over.
    • 24' Pirlo swings in the corner but it's headed clear at the near post.
    • 23' Juventus smell blood and push forward for a second, winning a corner in the process.
    • 22' How will Fiorentina respond to going behind?
    • 21' That's Vucinic's sixth league goal of the season.
    • 20' That really was a stunning effort from Vucinic, who let the ball bounce before letting fly with a dipping effort which left the Fiorentina keeper with no chance!
    • 19' GOAL! A loose ball falls to Vucinic 25 yards from goal and the Juventus hit-man unleashes an unstoppable shot past Viviano. What a goal!
    • 17' Pirlo finds Vucinic with a quick free-kick but Viviano saves the subsequent shot with his legs.
    • 15' It's been a frantic opening 15 minutes in Turin!
    • 14' Panic in the Juve box after they fail to clear a high ball but, fortunately for the hosts, it goes behind for a corner which they then clear.
    • 13' Fiorentina's corner is only half cleared to the on-rushing Cuadrado but he doesn't connect cleanly with his shot and Buffon saves.
    • 12' Fiorentina earn a corner after Buffon saves Jovetic's shot with his legs.
    • 11' Juve have sprung into life and its the hosts dominating possession.
    • 9' Marchisio unleashes a fierce left-footed shot from just outside the box which whistles inches wide of Viviano's upright! That's the closest either side have come.
    • 8' Marchisio drifts behind the Fiorentina defence to latch onto a delightful lofted through-ball but, with no team mates for company, his first-time cross cum shot flashes across the face of goal.
    • 7' Vucinic picks up the ball 30 yards from goal, just left of centre, and unleashes a wild attempt which is never going to trouble Viviano in the Fiorentina goal.
    • 6' The corner comes to nothing and Fiorentina clear their lines.
    • 5' Rodriguez rises well to head behind after De Ceglie fired a probing cross into the Fiorentina box. Juve corner.
    • 4' The visitors have started well here, while the hosts are yet to get going.
    • 3' Cuadrado whips in a dangerous cross from the right flank but there's no Fiorentina player to meet it.
    • 2' Jovetic goes for goal with a speculative attempt from 25 yards but his effort drifts harmlessly over.
    • 1' And we're off! Juventus get the game underway...
    • 16:55 Juventus have the best defensive record in Serie A this season but have let their guard slip in recent weeks having kept just one clean sheet in their last nine fixtures, while Fiorentina have scored in every away game so far in the 2012/13 campaign.
    • 16:50 The reverse fixture between these two sides finished in a goalless draw back in September.
    • 16:45 Juventus are unbeaten in their last nine matches against Fiorentina in all competitions.
    • 16:40 Juventus are three points clear at the top of the Serie A table going into today's fixure, while Fiorentina lie sixth. Serie A table
    • 16:35 JUVENTUS: Buffon; Barzagli, Marrone, Peluso; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, De Ceglie; Vucinic, Matri... Subs: Storari, Rubinho, Caceres, Pogba, Giovinco, Anelka, Padoin, Giaccherini, Quagliarella /// FIORENTINA: Viviano; Roncaglia, Rodriguez, Savic; Cuadrado, Romulo, Pizarro, Borja Valero, Pasqual; Jovetic, Toni... Subs: Neto, Lupatelli, Tomovic, Compper, Bernardeschi, Wolski, Capezzi, Llama, Ljajic, Larrondo, El Hamdaoui
    • 16:30 Welcome to LIVE text commentary of the Serie A clash between Juventus and Fiorentina.
  • Summary

    • 77' Viviano has to be on his toes to deny Giovinco with a smart stop.
    • 66' So close! Lichtsteiner slips in Matri with a lovely diagonal pass but the Juventus striker's shot from a tight angle goes just wide of the upright!
    • 48' Vidal fires just over from the edge of the box after running on to De Ceglie's low cut-back!
    • 41' GOAL! Juventus double their advantage! Vidal shrugs off one challenge and skips past another Fiorentina defender before slipping in Matri, who makes no mistake in beating Viviano!
    • 32' Juventus should be two ahead! Vucinic steals the ball from Gonzalo and gets behind the Fiorentina defence but shoots straight at Viviano!
    • 19' GOAL! A loose ball falls to Vucinic 25 yards from goal and the Juventus hit-man unleashes an unstoppable shot past Viviano. What a goal!
    • 17' Pirlo finds Vucinic with a quick free-kick but Viviano saves the subsequent shot with his legs.
    • 13' Fiorentina's corner is only half cleared to the on-rushing Cuadrado but he doesn't connect cleanly with his shot and Buffon saves.
    • 9' Marchisio unleashes a fierce left-footed shot from just outside the box which whistles inches wide of Viviano's upright! That's the closest either side have come.
    • 8' Marchisio drifts behind the Fiorentina defence to latch onto a delightful lofted through-ball but, with no team mates for company, his first-time cross cum shot flashes across the face of goal.
    • 16:35 JUVENTUS: Buffon; Barzagli, Marrone, Peluso; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, De Ceglie; Vucinic, Matri... Subs: Storari, Rubinho, Caceres, Pogba, Giovinco, Anelka, Padoin, Giaccherini, Quagliarella /// FIORENTINA: Viviano; Roncaglia, Rodriguez, Savic; Cuadrado, Romulo, Pizarro, Borja Valero, Pasqual; Jovetic, Toni... Subs: Neto, Lupatelli, Tomovic, Compper, Bernardeschi, Wolski, Capezzi, Llama, Ljajic, Larrondo, El Hamdaoui
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