Sunday March 11, 2012 Day 27 Finished Stadio Luigi Ferraris

Genoa 0 - 0 Juventus

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  1. Wasteful Juve lose ground on Milan

    Wasteful Juve lose ground on Milan

    Juventus squandered a number of chances as they dropped four points behind AC Milan after a 0-0 draw with Genoa in Serie A. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Genoa
    • Juventus
    • 90+4' That's it! Juve lose ground on Milan at the top as the gap is extended to four points. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+3 Constant dispossesses Elia as time ebbs away for Juve.
    • 90+2' Boriello wins a late corner as Juve continue to press. The ball is turned towards goal but Frey is in the right place to save.
    • 90+1' Genoa want a penalty fror Pirlo's challenge on Rossi but the ref points for a goal kick. It was the correct decision.
    • 90' There will be four minutes of added time.
    • 88' Pirlo's shot on the turn rolls wide of the far post.
    • 87' Giaccherini is replaced by Marco Boriello for Juve while Biondini makes way for Fernando Belluschi in Genoa's final change.
    • 86' De Ceglie's ball in goes off the head of Carvalho and out for a corner.
    • 85' Juve continue to press, with Genoa pushed further and further back.
    • 83' Excellent cover from Rossi who reads the danger and clears the ball. He has been superb today.
    • 82' Good challenge by Rossi on Giaccherini and Genoa come away with the ball.
    • 81' Pirlo blasts a shot well over the bar for Juve.
    • 80' With Milan leading Lecce 2-0 this is a big 10 minutes for Juve.
    • 78' Gilardino runs onto a through ball and rounds Buffon but the angle was far too tight and he shoots well off target.
    • 77' Vucinic gets a shot away but the ball is easily held by Frey. He should have done better.
    • 76' Palacio fires a shot well off target but claims he was fouled as he went to strike the ball.
    • 75' Another change as Alessandro Del Piero replaces Matri. Can Juve's record scorer make the difference?
    • 74' Kucka unleashes a fierce free-kick and Buffon makes a spectacular diving save to keep the ball out.
    • 73' Foul by Vidal on Gilardino and Genoa have some much needed breathing space in the form of a free-kick.
    • 72' Elia wins a corner for Juve as the pressure continues to build.
    • 71' Eljero Elia replaces Pepe as he makes a rare Juve appearance.
    • 70' Vucinic crosses to Pepe who puts the ball in the net but the offside flag goes up. He looked onside from the replay.
    • 69' Marchisio lets fly from distance and Frey tips his effort over the bar. It was a good stop from the Frenchman.
    • 68' Juve have had 12 corners today. They have dominated for long spells.
    • 67' Biondini miscues Pepe's cross but the ball eludes everyone in the area and goes out for a corner.
    • 66' Constant is booked for a poor challenge on Pepe. He has only been on the field six minutes.
    • 65' Vucinic goes down under a challenge from Biondini but is told to get up by the referee.
    • 63' Kaladze finds himself unmarked at the back post and makes good contact on his volley, with Buffon showing good reflexes to beat the ball away.
    • 62' De Ceglie brings down Gilardino on the edge of the area. It was a poor challenge and should probably have brought his second yellow card.
    • 60' Kevin Constant replaces Jankovic in Genoa's second substitution.
    • 59' Another fantastic chance goes begging as Pepe gets on the end of a Pirlo free-kick but somehow contrives to hit the post from close-range!
    • 58' Jankovic is booked for a hack at Pepe. He is the fourth player booked today.
    • 57' A glorious cross from Pepe is headed inches wide by Vucinic! Frey was well beaten. Anything on target and it was a goal.
    • 56' Juve have dominated since the break. Surely the goal must come.
    • 55' A speculative shot from Pirlo is tipped over the bar by Frey!
    • 54' Pepe's dangerous header across the area is hacked away as Juve threaten again.
    • 53' He flicked the corner on from an acute angle and held his head in his hands as the ball rebounded out.
    • 52' Vucinic heads a Pirlo corner against the bar!
    • 51' A Pirlo cross into the area comes off his old Milan team-mate Kaladze for a corner.
    • 50' Genoa break with Palacio but the attack loses its impetus and Juve have it back.
    • 49' Vucinic finds Pepe who plays a first-time ball into the area which is put behind for a corner.
    • 48' Lichtsteiner produces a poor cross which drifts behind for a goal kick.
    • 47' De Ceglie bursts forward but Rossi makes an interception.
    • 46' Sculli has been replaced by Giandomenico Mesto for Genoa at half-time.
    • 46' The second-half gets off and underway.
    • 45+1' That's the half-time whistle.
    • 45' There will be one minute of added time.
    • 44' Genoa win a free-kick in the centre of the park. Genoa look like seeing this through until half-time.
    • 42' It was actually Paolo De Ceglie who was booked for pulling earlier. Vidal was not shown the yellow card.
    • 41' Jankovic fires the ball through a crowd of players but Buffon makes a comfortable save.
    • 40' Genoa have a free-kick in a very dangerous position.
    • 39' Arturo Vidal is booked for a handball. He looks unlucky from the replay. The ball appeared to hit his head.
    • 38' Pepe and Vucinic have been very lively. Plenty of incisive balls into the area from both.
    • 37' Clever through ball from Vucinic to Matri who sees his shot superbly blocked by Rossi.
    • 36' Juve continue to exert the pressure, but Pepe is booked for dissent after a throw goes against his side. Tempers are rising.
    • 34' Pirlo aims for the near post with a free-kick but he bends the ball up and over the bar.
    • 33' Can Juve convert one of these glorious chances into a goal? That has been their problem this season.
    • 32' This is the 90th meeting between Genoa and Juventus: the Old Lady lead by 53 wins to 18.
    • 31' Pirlo attempts a shot from distance but the ball finishes up just wide.
    • 30' Pirlo loses possession in midfield but he wins a free-kick and Juve can go forward again.
    • 29' Great ball into the area from Matri but Marchisio can't quite get on the end of it.
    • 28' Gilardino shanks another effort over the bar. The striker looks a little rusty after his recent absence.
    • 27' Marchisio fires in a shot which is blocked in the area.
    • 26' Gilardino heads a great chance over the bar after making contact with a right-wing cross.
    • 25' Giaccherini is dispossessed in the area and Genoa launch a counterattack.
    • 24' Vucinic plays in Matri but Kakha Kaladze gets in an excellent sliding challenge.
    • 22' Great skill by Jankovic who gets past Giaccherini with a stepover before seeing a shot blocked and then firing just over the bar on the rebound.
    • 21' Stephan Lichtsteiner's right-wing cross is held by Frey.
    • 20' Pepe's shot is blocked in the area and Sculli clears the ball away as Juve threaten again. They are on top here.
    • 18' Juraj Kucka is booked for dissent. That's his eighth yellow of the season.
    • 17' Great diving header from Marco Rossi to clear away a Juve cross.
    • 16' Poor touch from Palacio who gives away a needless throw.
    • 15' This has been a fantastically entertaining first 15 minutes.
    • 14' Vucinic plays an excellent ball into the area for Marchisio who sees his shot blocked by Frey. So close for Juve!
    • 13' Good anticipation from Buffon who charges out of his area and clears the ball with Gilardino closing in.
    • 12' Vucinic is blocked by Sculli and wins a free-kick for Juve.
    • 11' Bosko Jankovic tries to dribble into the area and wins a corner which is cleared by Juve.
    • 9' Milan have gone ahead against Lecce at the San Siro, meaning a win for Juve here looks crucial.
    • 8' Mirko Vucinic attempts an inventive shot which ends up drifting wide of Frey's far post.
    • 7' Emanuele Giaccherini fouls Gilardino and Genoa have a free-kick in the middle of the park.
    • 6' Sebastien Frey makes a good low block to deny Pepe who struck his shot well.
    • 5' Davide Biondini defends well for Genoa as Juve again go forward.
    • 4' Genoa have beaten three of the top five here this season already.
    • 3' It could be 1-1 already. Great chances for both sides.
    • 2' Simone Pepe plays a wonderful ball across the area to Claudio Marchisio but the midfielder puts a glorious chance wide of the near post.
    • 1' Gianluigi Buffon produces a fabulous save to deny Rodrigo Palacio! Alberto Gilardino played the ball over the top to his strike partner and the Argentine's attempted lob was clawed away by the Italy stopper.
    • 1' We're off and underway at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris!
    • 13:55 Returning Genoa striker Gilardino and 14 goal top scorer Rodrigo Palacio will test an under strength Juve defence today. But Genoa have absentees at the back too, so hopefully goals are in the offing this afternoon.
    • 13:50 Juve coach Antonio Conte is in the stands for this one because of a touchline ban. The Bianconeri are still undefeated but have drawn five of their last six games.
    • 13:45 Genoa welcome striker Alberto Gilardino back from injury, but are missing Cesare Bovo, Andreas Granqvist and Luca Antonelli. Arturo Vidal plays at centre-back for Juve, with Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli injured, and Leonardo Bonucci suspended. Mirko Vicinic continues in attack and is joined by Alessandro Matri and Simone Pepe.
    • 13:40 GENOA: Frey; Rossi, Carvalho, Kaladze, Moretti; Jankovic, Kucka, Biondini, Sculli; Gilardino, Palacio. /// JUVENTUS: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Caceres, Vidal, De Ceglie; Giaccherini, Pirlo, Marchisio; Pepe, Matri, Vucinic.
    • 13:35 Juve are two points behind Milan at the top of Serie A. The Rossoneri face Lecce at the San Siro.
    • 13:30 Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Genoa's Serie A clash with Juventus.
  • Summary

    • 90+2' Boriello wins a late corner as Juve continue to press. The ball is turned towards goal but Frey is in the right place to save.
    • 78' Gilardino runs onto a through ball and rounds Buffon but the angle was far too tight and he shoots well off target.
    • 74' Kucka unleashes a fierce free-kick and Buffon makes a spectacular diving save to keep the ball out.
    • 70' Vucinic crosses to Pepe who puts the ball in the net but the offside flag goes up. He looked onside from the replay.
    • 69' Marchisio lets fly from distance and Frey tips his effort over the bar. It was a good stop from the Frenchman.
    • 63' Kaladze finds himself unmarked at the back post and makes good contact on his volley, with Buffon showing good reflexes to beat the ball away.
    • 59' Another fantastic chance goes begging as Pepe gets on the end of a Pirlo free-kick but somehow contrives to hit the post from close-range!
    • 57' A glorious cross from Pepe is headed inches wide by Vucinic! Frey was well beaten. Anything on target and it was a goal.
    • 55' A speculative shot from Pirlo is tipped over the bar by Frey!
    • 54' Pepe's dangerous header across the area is hacked away as Juve threaten again.
    • 52' Vucinic heads a Pirlo corner against the bar!
    • 41' Jankovic fires the ball through a crowd of players but Buffon makes a comfortable save.
    • 37' Clever through ball from Vucinic to Matri who sees his shot superbly blocked by Rossi.
    • 29' Great ball into the area from Matri but Marchisio can't quite get on the end of it.
    • 26' Gilardino heads a great chance over the bar after making contact with a right-wing cross.
    • 24' Vucinic plays in Matri but Kakha Kaladze gets in an excellent sliding challenge.
    • 22' Great skill by Jankovic who gets past Giaccherini with a stepover before seeing a shot blocked and then firing just over the bar on the rebound.
    • 14' Vucinic plays an excellent ball into the area for Marchisio who sees his shot blocked by Frey. So close for Juve!
    • 6' Sebastien Frey makes a good low block to deny Pepe who struck his shot well.
    • 2' Simone Pepe plays a wonderful ball across the area to Claudio Marchisio but the midfielder puts a glorious chance wide of the near post.
    • 1' Gianluigi Buffon produces a fabulous save to deny Rodrigo Palacio! Alberto Gilardino played the ball over the top to his strike partner and the Argentine's attempted lob was clawed away by the Italy stopper.
    • 13:40 GENOA: Frey; Rossi, Carvalho, Kaladze, Moretti; Jankovic, Kucka, Biondini, Sculli; Gilardino, Palacio. /// JUVENTUS: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Caceres, Vidal, De Ceglie; Giaccherini, Pirlo, Marchisio; Pepe, Matri, Vucinic.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Genoa

    Manager: Pasquale Marino

  • Juventus

    Manager: Antonio Conte

  • Line-up

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