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Fiorentina

  • Marchionni 32’

Juventus

  • Diego 2’
  • Grosso 68’

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  1. Fiorentina v Juventus: LIVE

    Fiorentina v Juventus: LIVE

    Juventus can sneak back into the top four of Serie A if they pick up maximum points away to Champions League contenders Fiorentina. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Fiorentina
    • Juventus
    • 90+2' The final whistle goes at the Artemio Franchi, and Juventus have edged out Fiorentina 2-1 to climb into the top four above Palermo courtesy of goals from Diego and Grosso! Thanks for joining us.
    • 90' Two minutes will be added at the end of this second half, as Fiorentina press hard for a late equaliser.
    • 89' Frey hammers a long ball to halfway, but Jovetic is crowded out by Chiellini and Melo superbly and possession is squandered.
    • 87' Juventus continue to defend stoutly as Fiorentina fail to create any clear-cut chances in the final few minutes.
    • 86' Gilardino battles with Zebina and Melo as he looks to create space in the Juventus half, but to no avail. Marchisio is booked for a cynical infringement as Juventus defend obdurately.
    • 85' Grosso bombs on down the left for Juventus once more, and the substitute has been superb since coming on.
    • 84' Jovetic clashes with Poulsen as the midfielder tracks back to deny the forward and enable his side to break on the counter-attack.
    • 83' Poulsen is putting himself about doggedly as he looks to seal the win for Juventus by dominating midfield.
    • 81' Manninger lumps the ball upfield to Diego, and the Brazilian takes it down superbly to launch another attack.
    • 79' Keirrison, the super-sub for Fiorentina, beats Chiellini to the ball initially, but the defender recovers superbly.
    • 77' De Silvestri is introduced in place of Comotto, and Fiorentina are desperate to hit back.
    • 75' Juventus make another change as Poulsen comes on to replace Sissoko, who was precariously on a booking.
    • 73' Jovetic fires a long-range shot which never looks like testing the goalkeeper, and that was a pretty speculative effort.
    • 71' Juventus also make a change as Iaquinta comes on to replace Trezeguet.
    • 70' Keirrison comes on for Fiorentina as the hosts react to the goal by replacing Zanetti.
    • 68' GOAL!!!! GROSSO RESTORES JUVENTUS' LEAD! Grosso pounces to convert a cross from out on the left, and the defender gives Juventus a 2-1 lead to restore their advantage!
    • 67' Zanetti holds the ball well for Fiorentina as the hosts look to build patiently in their half.
    • 65' Bolatti gets his first meaningful touches as he runs at Zebina, who has to be careful following his booking.
    • 63' Juventus look to control possession through Candreva and Melo in midfield as Fiorentina press high up the field.
    • 61' Trezeguet drills a low shot towards goal as Frey makes a fine stop to parry the ball wide after Candreva floats over a testing delivery.
    • 59' Fiorentina have a good spell of possession as Montolivo and Zanetti combine in midfield to good effect.
    • 57' Mario Bolatti replaces Vargas as Fiorentina make their first change.
    • 56' Zebina is shown a yellow card after a crunching tackle on Zanetti, and that was about right.
    • 55' Felipe fouls Sissoko on halfway, and both sides are desperate to establish themselves in this second half.
    • 53' Zanetti wins a free kick in the Juventus half, and Fiorentina can through bodies into the box now.
    • 51' Juventus are piling forward as the hosts defend in numbers to hold their shape and keep their opponents at bay.
    • 49' Sissoko slips through a neat pass to Trezeguet, but the striker strays offside as he mistimes his run slightly.
    • 47' Candreva goes down clutching his thigh after a foul from Montolivo, and we have a slight delay in play.
    • 46' The second half is underway at the Artemio Franchi, and Juventus kick us off looking to restore their advantage. Grosso replaces De Ceglie for Juventus.
    • 45+1' The half-time whistle goes at the Artemio Franchi, and Diego's second minute strike was cancelled out by Marchionni's header just after the half-hour. The match is finely poised for the second half!
    • 45' Just one minute will be added at the end of this first half with the scores level and both sides seeking a second.
    • 43' Marchionni, buoyed by his goal, lashes a right-footed shot wide of goal from Montolivo's cross - good effort.
    • 41' Sissoko is booked for a reckless lunge on Montolivo, and that was pretty poor, but Juventus are fighting hard.
    • 39' Gilardino heads wide under pressure as the corner comes in, and Fiorentina are battling hard to gain control.
    • 37' Chiellini concedes a corner for Juventus, and Fiorentina have a chance to pile the pressure on now.
    • 35' Candreva fouls Natali, and this is getting increasingly scrappy with both sides looking to seize the initiative.
    • 33' Legrottaglie wins a free kick for Juventus, and the visitors will now have to regain the initiative.
    • 31' GOAL!!!! MARCHIONNI LEVELS THE SCORES FOR FIORENTINA! Massimo Gobbi whips the ball over into the box and Marchionni heads past Manninger to equalise!
    • 31' De Ceglie and Comotto battle for the ball fiercely on halfway as both sides look to make their mark.
    • 29' Felipe and Natali combine to clear as Juventus pile forward from deep, and the pair do so effectively.
    • 27' Vargas makes a poor foul on Sissoko, and the Fiorentina defender mistimed that horribly.
    • 25' Gilardino wins a free-kick at the expense of Chiellini, and the forward will look to drive this on target.
    • 23' Mohamed Sissoko makes a hash of an opening in the Fiorentina half, and that was poor from the midfielder.
    • 21' Trezeguet receives a long ball from Marchisio, turns and has a speculative shot which Frey watches sail over.
    • 19' Diego and Trezeguet combine in midfield as Juventus look to re-exert their authority in the first half.
    • 17' Manninger lumps the ball upfield to Candreva, who takes the ball down and finds Trezeguet down the left flank.
    • 15' Chiellini challenges with Montolivo for a high ball which neither really wins as the play becomes rather scrappy.
    • 13' De Ceglie and Marchisio exchange passes in the Juventus half, before Diego takes the ball forward.
    • 11' Candreva and Sissoko combine in midfield as the visitors press forward at pace, and Fiorentina are pushed on to the back foot once more.
    • 9' Jovetic fires a speculative shot over the bar, and Fiorentina are slowly beginning to get a foothold in this match.
    • 7' Trezeguet is looking sharp for the visitors as he beats Natali to a loose ball in the Fiorentina half.
    • 5' Sissoko and Zanetti battle for the ball in midfield as the pair look to estbalish their dominance.
    • 3' Juventus continue to press forward as the hosts struggle to establish themselves in the first half.
    • 2' GOAL!!!! What a start for the visitors, who take the lead courtesy of Diego, who takes the ball into the penalty area with a slick dribble and beats Frey with a clinical finish!
    • 1' The first half is underway at the Artemio Franchi, and Fiorentina kick us off.
    • - Juventus can sneak back into the top four of Serie A if they pick up maximum points away to Champions League contenders Fiorentina.
  • Summary

    • 68' GOAL!!!! GROSSO RESTORES JUVENTUS' LEAD! Grosso pounces to convert a cross from out on the left, and the defender gives Juventus a 2-1 lead to restore their advantage!
    • 31' GOAL!!!! MARCHIONNI LEVELS THE SCORES FOR FIORENTINA! Massimo Gobbi whips the ball over into the box and Marchionni heads past Manninger to equalise!
    • 2' GOAL!!!! What a start for the visitors, who take the lead courtesy of Diego, who takes the ball into the penalty area with a slick dribble and beats Frey with a clinical finish!

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • S. Frey
      • G. Comotto Substitution Out (79′)
      • C. Natali
      • Felipe
      • M. Gobbi
      • R. Montolivo
      • C. Zanetti Substitution Out (72′)
      • M. Marchionni Goal
      • S. Jovetic
      • J. Vargas Substitution Out (56′)
      • A. Gilardino

      Subs

      • M. Donadel
      • P. Krøldrup
      • V. Avramov
      • L. De Silvestri Substitution In79′
      • M. Pasqual
      • M. Bolatti Substitution In56′
      • Keirrison Substitution In72′
    • Starting line-up

      • A. Manninger
      • J. Zebina Yellow Card
      • N. Legrottaglie
      • G. Chiellini
      • P. De Ceglie Substitution Out (45′)
      • F. Melo
      • M. Sissoko Yellow Card Substitution Out (75′)
      • C. Marchisio Yellow Card
      • A. Candreva
      • Diego Goal
      • D. Trézéguet Substitution Out (72′)

      Subs

      • F. Cannavaro
      • A. Del Piero
      • H. Salihamidzic
      • V. Iaquinta Substitution In72′
      • C. Poulsen Substitution In75′
      • F. Grosso Substitution In45′ Goal
      • C. Pinsoglio
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