Saturday February 5, 2011 Day 24 Finished Stadio Sant'Elia

Cagliari 1 - 3 Juventus

  • Acquafresca 51’
  • Matri 21’, 75’
  • Toni 84’

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  1. Matri haunts Cagliari with classy double

    Matri haunts Cagliari with classy double

    Alessandro Matri returned to haunt old club Calgliari as his double helped Juventus earn a 3-1 away win over the Sardinian side in Serie A. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Cagliari
    • Juventus
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! All over! Juventus have completed a 3-1 win. Full credit to them. They have responded well in the second period. Great victory for them.
    • 89' Three minutes to be added as Astori fouls Luca Toni.
    • 88' A header from Acquafresca loops over the Juve bar. This game has run its course.
    • 87' Nene has a go from distance, but his shot is blocked by the visiting side.
    • 86' Del Piero now with the ball. Matri still getting booed every time he touches the ball.
    • 85' Bonucci taking no chances as he clears the ball. Nice position to be in holding a 3-1 lead.
    • 84' Acquafresca is ruled offside from Pisano's pass.
    • 83' Great delivery from Del Piero for Luca Toni to score. That should end Juve's poor run of results since the New Year.
    • 82' GOAL FOR JUVENTUS! Surely all over now. A stunning header by Luca Toni from the edge of the box that flies beyond Agazzi to nestle in the corner of the net.
    • 81' Canini was penalised for holding in the area. Juventus on the break.
    • 80' Time running out for the home team in this match. Nene heads home, but the whistle had gone for a foul in the box.
    • 79' Del Piero falls to the ground. Free-kick to Juve. Del Piero takes, but off the wall before Luca Toni fells Agazzi.
    • 78' Horrible dive by Nene in the Juve box. Tried to con the referee. Should have been booked for that effort.
    • 77' Del Piero with the corner. Far too much pace on the delivery. Ball heads out on the full. Donadoni looking a bit forlorn on the sidelines.
    • 76' Matri looks like he has got all the attributes to be a Juve hero. Del Piero is going to take a corner.
    • 75' Last week, he was a Cagliari hero. This week he is Juve's saviour. Shows how fickle football is.
    • 74' GOAL FOR JUVENTUS! Chiellini chips a ball into the box and Matri arrives to rattle a volley into the net from eight yards. Sublime finish.
    • 73' Luca Toni fails to keep a header in play as Juventus press for the winner.
    • 72' Nene is brought on to replace Lazzari for the home team.
    • 71' Luca Toni is introduced to take over from Marchisio for Juve.
    • 70' More inventive play by Cossu. Chips a cross into the area only for Biondini to be caught offside.
    • 69' Aquilani throwing his weight about, but the ball breaks off him and falls kindly to Agazzi in the home goal. Agazzi has been a spectator in this second half.
    • 68' Del Piero drills in a shot from 30 yards out. Blistering shot from distance, but over the bar. That shot had some pace on it.
    • 67' About three home players caught offside in the Juventus box. No signs yet that the visitors are going to end their winless streak in Sardinia this evening.
    • 66' Barzagli comes across to tackle Acquafresca. Fine tackle by the Juventus defender before the visitors deal with Cossu's corner.
    • 65' Off goes Krasic for Juve, on comes Mohamed Sissoko.
    • 64' Cossu has come to life in this second half. Sorensen doing well to make a tackle there on the little playmaker.
    • 63' Great tackle by Melo to halt a promising move by Cossu as he tried to open up the visiting defence.
    • 62' Del Piero and Krasic try to combine, but the home side wallop the ball up the park.
    • 61' Matri did not miss by much there! Headed wide from Del Piero's cross. Almost the second goal for the visitors.
    • 60' Juve really on the ropes. They managed a 4-2 home win over Cagliari in September, but these are changed days. Juve in a real dogfight out there.
    • 59' Ariaudo is hauled down by Aquilani, who is booked for his efforts. Silly challenge really.
    • 58' Lovely little dink over the Juve defence by Cossu. Conti meets it, but can only nudge a volley wide. That was a real chance for the home team.
    • 57' Aquilani is late on Cossu. Free-kick to the home side.
    • 56' Bonucci makes a timely tackle on Acquafresca. The home player complaining that he was taken late, but no foul.
    • 55' Del Piero is going to replace Martinez. Here comes Juve's record goalscorer. Can he make the difference.
    • 54' Astori is booked for a late tackle on Krasic. Lovely play by the Juve forward.
    • 53' Astori gets a header at goal, but his attempt lacks any pace. Easy take for Buffon.
    • 52' Really sloppy play by Juve. Really sloppy. Del Piero is getting stripped for business.
    • 51' GOAL FOR CAGLIARI! Cossu crosses to the back post and Acquafresca arrives on cue to slam a volley beyond Buffon. 1-1. Game on.
    • 50' Sorensen clips Cossu and the home side have a free-kick.
    • 49' Acquafreca rises to win a header in the box, but no support and Buffon comes to collect.
    • 48' No sign of Alessandro Del Piero getting a run in this game. He is well wrapped up on that Juventus bench.
    • 47' Sorensen plays the ball back to Buffon who hammers the ball up the park.
    • 46' We are off and running in this second half.
    • 45+4' There goes the whistle! A 1-0 lead at the break for Juventus after a pretty forgettable opening period. Let us hope for better in the second half.
    • 45+2' Conti's free-kick thumps against the wall before Canini is high and handsome with a shot seconds later.
    • 44' We are in four minutes of time added on....
    • 43' Bonucci has been booked for a late one on Conti. Chance for the home side. 20 yards from goal. Free-kick between the sticks. Decent chance.
    • 42' Biondini is then chopped to the ground by Chiellini, but the referee is happy to wave play on.
    • 41' Krasic is clipped by Biondini, who is booked for his late tackle.
    • 40' Not been a classic first period, but Juventus will be happy enough with the 1-0 lead after their recent travails.
    • 39' A win here will see Juventus move up to seventh in the table. Referee speaks to Cossu for diving.
    • 38' Krasic has another pot from goal, but his shot is charged down.
    • 37' Krasis displays glimpses of his threat as he races down the Cagliari left, but his cross is poor. It flies over the bar.
    • 36' Martinez pickes up a pass from Matri, but the cross is awful. Goalkick to the home team as Donadoni continues to make himself heard.
    • 35' Pisano with the cross from a corner flag, but Buffon is alert to take that ball.
    • 34' At least Acquafresca is back on his feet and running around. He looks ok to continue.
    • 33' There is going to be a change here. Simone Missiroli is coming on to take over from Nainggolan, who suffered the earlier injury.
    • 32' Acquafresca is needing a bit of treatment after going to ground under pressure from Chiellini. He might be finished in this game.
    • 31' Chiellini opts for the long throw, but the home side clear the ball. Juventus just beginning to turn the screw here.
    • 30' The home manager Roberto Donadoni looking a bit concerned on the sidelines.
    • 29' Nainggolan is needing a bit of treatment here.
    • 28' Bonucci tries to get on the end of Aquilani's corner, but just fails to connect.
    • 27' Juve defence all over the place again as Cossu throws over a corner. Ball trickles wide of the goal from Conti's header.
    • 26' Cossu tosses a cross into the box which Bonucci heads behind his own goal.
    • 25' Cossu goes for goal from distance, but he smashes a shot wide from outside the box.
    • 24' The visitors have the ball in the net after Agazzi drops the ball, but Chiellini is called offside. The home keeper lucky there.
    • 23' Martinez tumbles under pressure from Pisano. Free-kick to Juve.
    • 22' Canini races back to deny Marchisio a shot at goal. Fine recovery tackle there.
    • 21' Cossu attempts a pass, but Biondini is deemed to be offside.
    • 20' Cossu throws over a free-kick from a flank. Causes Buffon no end of trouble as he comes for the cross and misses it, but there are no takers for the home team.
    • 19' Biondini tries an overhead kick. Well wide of goal. How not to try an overhead kick.
    • 18' Matri didn't celebrate after that goal. He continues to get booed. Think a flare was thrown in his direction.
    • 17' GOAL FOR JUVE! Superb finish for Matri! First goal for Juve against his old club. Superb finish. No chance for Agazzi in the home goal.
    • 16' Matri rises to win a header, but Agazzi is quick to reach the edge of his box to take the box.
    • 15' A booking for Conti after he wallops Aquilani late. Can have no complaints about that decision.
    • 14' Lazzaria wins a free-kick after Bonucci handles the ball. Clumsy play by the Juve player.
    • 13' Matri would dearly love a goal here against his old club having being booed since the start of the match. No love lost there. No side has assumed control so far.
    • 12' Martinez charging forward, but good tackle by Pisano to deny him the chance to throw over a cross.
    • 11' Great shot from Aquilani! Super technique from outside the box. Really got hold of the shot, but Agazzi dives to make the stop.
    • 10' Cossu throws a hopeful cross into the area. Too near Buffon who comes to collect the ball.
    • 9' Change here for the home side. Lorenzo Ariaudo replaces the injured Alessandro Agostini.
    • 8' Martinez is deemed to be offside as Cagliari try to breach the Juve defence.
    • 7' Conti unlucky to see his attempt blocked as the home side pushed for the opener. An open game so far.
    • 6' The home side on the attack. Not lacking heart here, but Agazzi makes a great stop to deny Matri at the other end.
    • 5' Krasic is booked for a late elbow on Agostini. Didn't look too much wrong with that challenge.
    • 4' Aquilani throws over a corner, but Bonucci heads wide of the goal inside the area. Was a chance for Juve.
    • 3' Early attack by the home side. Nainggolan lets fly from 25 yards out, but Buffon dives down to his left to make the save. Decent early effort.
    • 2' Four points for Juventus from six games. A horrid run by any club's standards, but especially Juve.
    • 1' Juventus get us off and running. They are desperately needing a win from this match after three straight defeats.
    • 19.40 Teams out on the pitch for this one. We are ready to go.
    • 19.35 Good evening and welcome to this evening's match from Serie A between Cagliari and Juventus.
  • Summary

    • 82' GOAL FOR JUVENTUS! Surely all over now. A stunning header by Luca Toni from the edge of the box that flies beyond Agazzi to nestle in the corner of the net.
    • 74' GOAL FOR JUVENTUS! Chiellini chips a ball into the box and Matri arrives to rattle a volley into the net from eight yards. Sublime finish.
    • 61' Matri did not miss by much there! Headed wide from Del Piero's cross. Almost the second goal for the visitors.
    • 58' Lovely little dink over the Juve defence by Cossu. Conti meets it, but can only nudge a volley wide. That was a real chance for the home team.
    • 51' GOAL FOR CAGLIARI! Cossu crosses to the back post and Acquafresca arrives on cue to slam a volley beyond Buffon. 1-1. Game on.
    • 27' Juve defence all over the place again as Cossu throws over a corner. Ball trickles wide of the goal from Conti's header.
    • 17' GOAL FOR JUVE! Superb finish for Matri! First goal for Juve against his old club. Superb finish. No chance for Agazzi in the home goal.
    • 11' Great shot from Aquilani! Super technique from outside the box. Really got hold of the shot, but Agazzi dives to make the stop.
    • 6' The home side on the attack. Not lacking heart here, but Agazzi makes a great stop to deny Matri at the other end.
    • 4' Aquilani throws over a corner, but Bonucci heads wide of the goal inside the area. Was a chance for Juve.
    • 3' Early attack by the home side. Nainggolan lets fly from 25 yards out, but Buffon dives down to his left to make the save. Decent early effort.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Cagliari

    Manager: Roberto Donadoni

  • Juventus

    Manager: Luigi Del Neri

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Agazzi
      • F. Pisano
      • M. Canini
      • D. Astori
      • A. Agostini Substitution Out (11′)
      • A. Cossu
      • A. Lazzari Substitution Out (71′)
      • D. Biondini Yellow Card
      • D. Conti Yellow Card
      • R. Nainggolan Substitution Out (40′)
      • R. Acquafresca Goal

      Subs

      • I. Pelizzoli
      • S. Missiroli Substitution In40′
      • D. Magliocchetti
      • D. Ragatzu
      • Nenê Substitution In71′
      • L. Ariaudo Substitution In11′ Yellow Card
      • G. Perico
    • Starting line-up

      • G. Buffon
      • F. Sørensen
      • L. Bonucci Yellow Card
      • A. Barzagli
      • G. Chiellini
      • F. Melo
      • A. Aquilani Yellow Card
      • M. Krasic Yellow Card Substitution Out (64′)
      • C. Marchisio Substitution Out (71′)
      • A. Matri Goals×2
      • J. Martínez Substitution Out (54′)

      Subs

      • A. Del Piero Substitution In54′
      • H. Salihamidzic
      • L. Toni Substitution In71′ Goal
      • Z. Grygera
      • M. Storari
      • F. Grosso
      • M. Sissoko Substitution In64′
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