Sunday February 20, 2011 Day 26 Finished Stadio Via del mare

Lecce 2 - 0 Juventus

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  1. Round-up: Buffon off as Juve crash at Leece

    Round-up: Buffon off as Juve crash at Leece

    Juventus suffered a new dip in their rollercoaster season with a 2-0 defeat at lowly Lecce. More

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    Time:90'
    • Lecce
    • Juventus
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    • F-T All of which means Lecce leapfrog Parma and Catania into 15th position, five points clear of the relegation zone, while Juventus' hopes of clinching a Champions League place next year suffer a big blow.
    • F-T In truth Juve never recovered from losing their 'keeper Gianluigi Buffon early on, and though Lecce were themselves reduced to ten man after the dismissal of Vives, Juve never really tested Antonio Rosati in the Lecce goal.
    • 90+3' There's the final whistle! Lecce 2-0 Juventus!
    • 90+3' Aquilani rushes back and makes a vital challenge to deny Rispoli as he raced in on goal. Corner to Lecce.
    • 90+2' Bertolacci, who scored his first goal in Serie A today, is replaced by Coppola.
    • 90+1' There minutes' stoppage time to be added.
    • 90' Ferrario stands strong to win a free-kick off Iaquinta. The big striker has been the focal point for Juve's attacks since he came on, though he's appeared off-form today.
    • 89' Juve are straight back on the attack again though. Lecce seem content to pack their area and sit on their lead now.
    • 88' Marchisio picks out Iaquinta with a fine ball, but he doesn't connect cleanly with the shot, and Lecce clear.
    • 87' Del Piero is caught late by Munari and Juve have a free-kick on the halfway line. They knock it short before clipping it into the box for Iaquinta, though once again the flag goes up for offside against the big striker.
    • 86' Andrea Rispoli is on for the goalscorer Djamel Mesbah for Lecce.
    • 85' Chevanton does well to go past his man before rolling the ball bnack into the path of Grossmüller, who fires a tame shot straight at Storari.
    • 84' Another chance now goes begging as Del Piero's cross somehow eludes everyone on its way through, most notably Iaquinta at the far post.
    • 82' Bonucci swings a high, hanging cross deep into the Lecce area, it's cleared, but only as far as Del Piero...who curls the ball wide of the far post! Juve are running out of time here. They have just eight minutes plus stoppage time to find two goals.
    • 80' Chevanton ridiculously penalised for brishing past Bonucci. Sometimes the free-kicks that are given to defenders under pressure are absurd.
    • 78' Munari charges down a kick-out from Storari, it flies high up in the air, Chevanton is underneath it with time on his hands...and he puts a spectacular overhead kick just wide!!! He had time to bring it down!
    • 77' Lecce are stroking the ball around comfortably in the Juve half now - this is exactly what their coach Luigi De Canio will want from them.
    • 76' Munari turns Chiellini brilliantly in the corner, and Lecce have a free-kick right by the corner-flag. Brilliant skill from Munari, and Chiellini is rightly booked.
    • 75' Juve have a free-kick on the left wing with Del Piero standing over the ball. He whips it in towards Barzagli, he can't get a touch to it, and eventually Chiellini is punished somewhat unfairly for a high foot on Munari. Replays show Chiellini, so Munari's antics holding his head are plan and simple cheating.
    • 73' Great chance for Juve as Matri takes the ball into the area, but he fails to play in Del Piero who was waiting for the pass and Fabiano gets across to make the clearance!
    • 72' Chevanton has a one-on-one situation with only Bonucci to beat as Lecce break at speed, but he hesitates too long, and allows Barzagli enough time to get back and muscle him off the ball.
    • 70' So it's now ten v ten, and Juve have 20 minutes to haul themselves back into this game from two goals down.
    • 69' It was a pretty needless challenge by the touchline, to be fair. There was no reason to make it, and he can only have himself to blame.
    • 68' Vives brings down Chiellini, and receives his second yellow card!!! He's off!!!
    • 66' Chevanton runs onto Mesbah's pass down the left flank, but he can't find a yellow and red shirt with his pull-back, and Juve clear.
    • 65' Juve are at least showing a little more ambition at the moment, searching for Iaquinta with long balls, with Del Piero and Matri looking to pick up second balls.
    • 64 Matri caught offside as he runs onto a loose ball in behind the Lecce defence. He's had a big impact since his move from Cagliari, though has had precious little to feed off today.
    • 62' Marchisio turns 30 yards from goal, before blazing high over the bar with a somewhat hopeful effort.
    • 60' Iaquinta goes down right on the edge of the area, though he was coming back from an offside position when he received the ball, so Lecce have the free-kick.
    • 59' Vincenzo Iaquinta is on for Sorensen now as Gigi Del Neri goes for broke.
    • 57' Del Piero whistles a header past the post! That's as close as Juve have come to a goal so far today.
    • 54' Brivio charges forward down the left wing and puts a super ball across the face of goal for Grossmüller to run onto at the far post...but the Uruguayan can only fire the ball high into the side-netting! Another big chance!
    • 53' Di Michele is coming off. He's injured, and Chevanton is on in his place.
    • 52' The home crowd here in Southern Italy are loving this!
    • 51' Another huge chance for Lecce as Mesbah charges forward down the left flank, he draws in the only defender back in position, lays it across to Grossmüller...but Storari makes the save!!! Lecce could quite easily be four goals up here!!!
    • 50' Juve are in disarray at the back again as Di Michele races in behind the defence, he closes in on goal, comes across, and Bonucci does well to dispossess the striker!
    • 49' A lovely cross from Vives picked out Di Michele in the area, he headed the ball down perfectly into the path of Bertolacci, who tucked the ball just inside the post!!!
    • 48' GOAL!!! Lecce double their lead!!!
    • 47' Just one change at half-time, though it's a significant one. Del Piero is on for Toni for Juve.
    • 46' Lecce get the second half underway.
    • 45+3' There's the half-time whistle. Lecce 1-0 Juventus.
    • 45+2' Lecce have a free-kick in a promising position on the left wing, it's headed clear, but a heavy touch from Marchisio leads to a corner, though the decision to play it short proves a poor one as they immediately lose possession.
    • 45+1' Brivio with another high ball over the top for Di Michele - why change a winning formula? - but this time the little striker was coming back from an offside position.
    • 45' Two minutes' time to be added at the end of the first half.
    • 44' Rosati comes to claim a high ball fired into the area, and in the process cleans out Ferrario, who is just checking all his teeth are still in place. He had no idea his 'keeper was coming for that until he turned round and got a leg in the face there.
    • 43' Lecce immediately look to hit Juve on the counter - and they might do just that as Mesbah finds himself unmarked on the edge of the area...he goes for placement over power, and that allows Storari to fling himself to his right to make the save!
    • 42' A loose ball falls to Aquilani in the box, but he completely fluffs his kick!!! Perhaps Juve's best chance of the game so far!
    • 41' Munari picks it up on the right wing, but crosses straight into the arms of Strorari. There was only Di Michele in the middle for him there.
    • 40' Matri comes forward with a powerful run and then looks to dance his way in behind the Lecce defence, he's tacked and the loose ball falls to Aquilani, he looks for the run of Melo in behind the defence with a chipped pass, though Fabiano hooks it clear acrobatically.
    • 39' Juve won the first match between these two sides 4-0, though they'll have their work cut out if they're to turn this one around.
    • 38' Lecce continue to have the upper hand here. Juventus are yet to register a shot on target.
    • 37' Clever turn from Munari allows him to cross into the Juve area, it's only half-cleared and lands at the feet of Grossmüller, who skews his shot across goal and out for a goal-kick.
    • 36' Chiellini hurls in a long throw towards Toni, but Ferrario wins it in the air and Lecce clear comfortably.
    • 35' Even before the sending off Juve looked susceptible to any balls played over the top of the defence, and it's no suprise that that weakness has already cost them dear.
    • 34' Juve vould be in trouble again here as Grossmüller charges forward down the right and crosses for Di Michele, but this time Bonucci is on hand to clear for a corner, which Storari claims.
    • 33' Munari clipped a measured, angled ball in over the top of the defence for Mesbah, he was played onside by Chiellini, and brought the ball down well before firing through the legs of substitute 'keeper Storari!!!
    • 32' GOAL!!! Lecce have the lead through Mesbah!!!
    • 31' Matri wins Juive a free-kick with some amateur theatrics just inside the Lecce half. The ball is pumped into the area towards Chiellini, but immediately the flag goes up for offside.
    • 29' Juve are struggling to pass their way through their opponents right now. Perhaps going long to Luca Toni could be the solution, though they'll need to get midfielders forward to compete for the second ball if they're going to do that.
    • 28' Vives bring it forward and they have a five-on-three situation as Juve are caught short at the back, it's played on to Grossmüller, who looks for Di Michele in the middle with a first time ball, but an attempted nutmeg doesn't come off and Juve are off the hook.
    • 27' Toni now looks for the darting run of Matri in behind the Lecce defence, but the pass is a little underhit.
    • 26' Free-kick given against Bonucci for a clear foul on Munari. Quite what Bonucci is complaining against is beyond me - it was a clear foul
    • 25' Lovely touch from Marchisio in the centre of midfield to spin away from his man and give his team some time to get their foot on the ball, though Matri gives it away carelessly.
    • 24' Rives and Bertolacci combine to release Mesbah down the let, he crosses for Di Michele, who doesn't connect cleanly with a difficult acrobatic volley.
    • 23' A long ball into the corner for Chiellini just runs out before the full-back can get there. To be fair to Juve, they've been just as good after the dismissal of Buffon as before it.
    • 21' Matri does well to get away from Donati, he angles a high ball in to Luca Toni, but he has two centre-backs to contend with, and is imeediately crowded out.
    • 20' Lecce angle another long ball over the top for Mesbah to run onto, but this time the midfielder had strayed a yard offside. To be fair to him, he wanted it played a couple of seconds earlier.
    • 19' Aqualiani swings in a free-kick from the right wing, but it's a poor delivery and is cut out by the first man.
    • 16' Well, Lecce have a big chance this afternoon to lift themselves further fromt he relegation zone up against a ten-man Juventus side.
    • 15' Melo and Aquilani will have their work cut out this afternoon now with Krasic having been taken off. They'll have to cover the centre of midfield and the right wing as Juve switch to a 4-3-2 formation.
    • 14' The free-kick, in a very inviting, central position, just a yard or two outside the area, is slammed straight into the wall from Fabiano.
    • 13' Substitute 'keeper Storari is on for Juventus, with Krasic the man sacrificed.
    • 12' RED CARD!!! Buffon is off, and Juve are down to ten men!!! The referee didn't really have much of a choice there.
    • 11' HANDBALL FROM BUFFON!!! Di Michele is released in behind the Juve defence, Buffon comes flying from his goal, and stops the shot with his hands outside the area!!!
    • 10' The midfielder really should have done better with that. It was a perfect lay-back from Grossmuller.
    • 9' BIG CHANCE FOR MESBAH...BUT HE GETS RIGHT UNDER IT AND SMACKS HIS SHOT WELL OVER THE BAR!!!
    • 8' Bertolacci clips the heels of Melo and Juve hae a free-kick on the halfway line.
    • 7' Buffon once again called upon to come flying off this line to snatch the ball away from DI Michele. The Italian 'keeper is sporting a rather off hat/sweatband type affair this afternoon. Almost like a beanie with the top cut off.
    • 6' A lively start to the game here at the Via Del Mare stadium. Both sides have been sniffing around eachother's penalty areas.
    • 5' Krasic now brings it clear at pace for Juve, but runs down a cul-de-sac, and the quick counter-attack is stopped.
    • 4' Fine defending from Sorensen to stop Mesbah from getting his cross in.
    • 3' Super deep ball to the back post from Brivio, Grossmüller headed back across goal, and it required a diving header from Bonucci to keep it clear of the lurking Di Michele.
    • 2' Buffon comes charging from his goal to head clear a long ball aimed for David di Michele. Decent header, it found touch and cleared the danger.
    • 1' Juve get the first half underway, and Luca Toni fires off an ambitious early shot affter just 15 seconds that flies well wide.
    • 11:25 After a disastrous start to the calendar year, Juventus appear to have found some form, having now won their last two league matches against Cagliari and Inter. They are still four points off Lazio in fourth place, however, with Udinese, Roma and Palermo also in the hunt. Lecce are just two points clear of the relegation zone, and have won just won of their last six games.
    • 11:20 Juventus team: Buffon; Sorensen, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Krasic, Aquilani, Melo, Marchisio; Toni, Matri. Substitutes: Del Piero, Salihamidzic, Grygera, Iaquinta, Storari, Martinez, Traore.
    • 11:15 Lecce team: Rosati; Brivio, Fabiano, Ferrario, Donati; Mesbah, Bertolacci, Munari, Vives, Grossmüller; Di Michele. Substitutes: Corvia, Coppola, Piatti, Chevanton, Rispoli, Sini, Benassi.
    • 11:10 Team news: As for Juve, Luca Toni and Alessandro Matri start in attack, with Alberto Aquilani, the man whom the Bianconeri are reportedly willing to pay Liverpool no more than £5m for, in the centre of midfield alongside Felipe Melo.
    • 11:05 Team news: Lecce boss Luigi De Canio is without several key players for today's game. Nenad Tomovic, Guillermo Giacomazzi, Jeda and Gustavo Olivera are all out, so Mesbah, Bertolacci, Munari Vives and Grossmüller start in a five-man midfield, with on-loan striker David di Michele up front.
    • 11:00 Welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s live text coverage of Lecce v Juventus from the Stadio Via del Mare.
  • Summary

    • 84' Another chance now goes begging as Del Piero's cross somehow eludes everyone on its way through, most notably Iaquinta at the far post.
    • 78' Munari charges down a kick-out from Storari, it flies high up in the air, Chevanton is underneath it with time on his hands...and he puts a spectacular overhead kick just wide!!! He had time to bring it down!
    • 68' Vives brings down Chiellini, and receives his second yellow card!!! He's off!!!
    • 57' Del Piero whistles a header past the post! That's as close as Juve have come to a goal so far today.
    • 54' Brivio charges forward down the left wing and puts a super ball across the face of goal for Grossmüller to run onto at the far post...but the Uruguayan can only fire the ball high into the side-netting! Another big chance!
    • 51' Another huge chance for Lecce as Mesbah charges forward down the left flank, he draws in the only defender back in position, lays it across to Grossmüller...but Storari makes the save!!! Lecce could quite easily be four goals up here!!!
    • 50' Juve are in disarray at the back again as Di Michele races in behind the defence, he closes in on goal, comes across, and Bonucci does well to dispossess the striker!
    • 48' GOAL!!! Lecce double their lead!!!
    • 37' Clever turn from Munari allows him to cross into the Juve area, it's only half-cleared and lands at the feet of Grossmüller, who skews his shot across goal and out for a goal-kick.
    • 32' GOAL!!! Lecce have the lead through Mesbah!!!
    • 12' RED CARD!!! Buffon is off, and Juve are down to ten men!!! The referee didn't really have much of a choice there.
    • 11' HANDBALL FROM BUFFON!!! Di Michele is released in behind the Juve defence, Buffon comes flying from his goal, and stops the shot with his hands outside the area!!!
    • 11:00 Welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s live text coverage of Lecce v Juventus from the Stadio Via del Mare.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Lecce

    Manager: Luigi De Canio

  • Juventus

    Manager: Luigi Del Neri

  • Line-up

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    • Starting line-up

      • A. Rosati
      • G. Donati
      • S. Ferrario
      • Fabiano
      • D. Brivio
      • G. Munari
      • A. Bertolacci Goal Substitution Out (90′)
      • G. Vives Red Card
      • C. Grossmüller
      • D. Mesbah Goal Yellow Card Substitution Out (86′)
      • D. Di Michele Substitution Out (53′)

      Subs

      • D. Corvia
      • M. Coppola Substitution In90′
      • I. Piatti
      • J. Chevantón Substitution In53′
      • A. Rispoli Substitution In86′
      • S. Sini
      • M. Benassi
    • Starting line-up

      • G. Buffon Red Card
      • F. Sørensen Substitution Out (58′)
      • A. Barzagli
      • L. Bonucci
      • G. Chiellini
      • A. Aquilani
      • F. Melo
      • M. Krasic Substitution Out (13′)
      • C. Marchisio
      • L. Toni Substitution Out (45′)
      • A. Matri

      Subs

      • A. Del Piero Substitution In45′
      • H. Salihamidzic
      • Z. Grygera
      • V. Iaquinta Substitution In58′
      • M. Storari Substitution In13′
      • J. Martínez
      • A. Traoré
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