Sunday April 22, 2012 Day 34 Finished Juventus Stadium

Juventus 4 - 0 AS Roma

  • Vidal 4’, 8’
  • Pirlo 29’
  • Marchisio 52’

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  1. Vidal bags brace as Juventus outclass Roma

    Vidal bags brace as Juventus outclass Roma

    Juventus took a step closer to their first Serie A title since 2003 with an impressive 4-0 victory over 10-man Roma. More

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    Time:90'
    • Juventus
    • AS Roma
    • 90+2' All over! Juventus 4-0 Roma. The Old Lady return to the top of Serie A! A first half brace from Vidal plus one from Pirlo before the break meant a Juve win was highly likely. And with Stekelenburg seeing red, the visitors were always in for a tough evening. Perfect performance from Juventus but one Roma will surley want to forget.
    • 90+1' The camera pans to Totti on the Roma bench who sips his water and looks out onto the pitch bemused at what he's just witnessed.
    • 90'' There will be two minutes of added time.
    • 88' Again, the visitors can only pass their way from one wing to the other and Juventus look well marshalled at the back and have plenty of men in numbers all over the pitch.
    • 87' De Rossi at the back looks a forlorn fighure as he strolls the ball to his defensive partner Kjaer and then looks away.
    • 86' Bojan attempts to beat Lichtsteiner and create an openning down the right but the Juve defender reads that situtaion well and wins the ball.
    • 84' Unsurprisingly, Roma have lost against Juventus more times than against any other Italian opponent. They'll want to erase this match from their memory as soon as the whistle goes.
    • 83' Bojan, who had hardly touched the ball since coming on, finds himself in the book after a clumsily and rather frustrated challenge on the halfway line.
    • 82' Juventus are running the clock down now. For the home side, the work here has been done rather quickly. Barring any injuries this is a perfect night for the Old Lady.
    • 81' The home crowd are greeting each and every pass by Juventus with a clamour of cheers!
    • 80' So, with this result Juventus will remain unbeaten and go top of Serie A, opening up a three point advantage over second-placed AC Milan.
    • 78' Unfortunately for the visitors, Juventus have numbers everywhere whether they are defending or attacking. The Stekelenburg sending off certainly didn't help their cause.
    • 77' This is the problem for Roma. With no support in the final third, Lamela runs into a Juventus cul-de-sac and the hosts regain possession.
    • 76' Antonio Conte must be delighted with his team's performance tonight. However, you couldn't tell judging by his stoic expression on the bench.
    • 75' The home side are sitting back now, allowing Roma to stroke the ball from left to right. The worry for Roma is if they lose possession in the Juven half, a break from the hosts could well lead to another goal.
    • 74' Chiellini steels possession on the half-way line and passes to Del Piero who watches his dipping effort fly over the bar.
    • 73' Juventus pressing well, not allowing Roma any chance of advancing into anu danger zones. Buffon still largely a spectator.
    • 72' Giaccherini, with time and space, lashes a strike just wide of the post. Kjaer the guilty party there, who had little interest in closing the substitute down.
    • 70' Marchisio nearly grabs another. The midfielder picks up possession from Del Piero, skips past Kjaer but can only shoot straight at Curci from eight yards out.
    • 69' Juventus almost teasing Roma now, playing the ball from back to front and back again. Very frustrating for those Roma players still out on the pitch.
    • 67' JUVENTUS SUB: Vidal off for Emanuele Giaccherini. Vidal's performance tonight - not just his goals - has been exemplary and the home supporters duly applaud him off.
    • 66' Barzagli brings down Marquinho and that's a free-kick to Roma just inside the Juventus half.
    • 65' Despite being a man up, Juventus are still working incredibly hard making their man advantage seem more than just the one!
    • 64' Vidal loses the ball and Marquinho adavnces forward but with no support and half a dozen Juventus defenders nearby, there was little chance of an opening there.
    • 63' Gago, taking too long, loses the ball to Del Piero but Jose Angel is on hand with a perfectly timed tackle.
    • 62' Respite for Roma as they gain a bit of possession in their own half.
    • 61' A dangerous and high challenge from a frustrated De Rossi on De Ceglie. Free-kick Juventus.
    • 60' JUVENTUS SUB: Alessandro Del Piero comes on for Quagliarella.
    • 59' ROMA SUB: Pjanic off, Erik Lamela on.
    • 58' Roma on the ropes again, as a high ball is flicked on by Lichtsteiner which almost finds Borriello but for a last ditch clearance from Kjaer.
    • 57' The Juventus stadium has reaaly been a fortress for Juve. This season Siena remain the only side able to keep a clean sheet at Juve’s ground this term in the league.
    • 56' JUVENTUS SUB: Vucinic, who has certainly played his part tonight, makes way for Marco Borriello.
    • 55' ROMA SUB: Pablo Osvaldo comes off for Bojan.
    • 54' Enrique looks a worried man on the touchline. Juventus do not seem a team that are happy with just the four goals.
    • 53' The hosts are brimming with confidence and look, judging by this performance, like champions.
    • 52' What a fabulous team goal by Juventus! De Ceglie down the right, picks out Vucinic on the edge of the area who then flicks the ball to Marchisio before the Italian finds the net with a delicious strike low into the bottom left-hand corner. Game over.
    • 51' Patient build-up play from Juve which ends in a over-hit cross by De Ceglie.
    • 50' Lichtsteiner rampages down the wing but his cross easily caught by Curci at the near post.
    • 49' Neat one-two from Vucinic and Quagliarella results in the former seeing his effort drag just off target.
    • 48' Marchisio with a strong hit from distance but Curci gets down low and with his body behind it gathers well.
    • 47' No changes from either side at the start of the second half.
    • 46' Juventus get us underway!
    • 45+1' Half-time! 3-0 to Juventus and, dare I say it, this game looks all but over after Stekelenburg saw red for the second time this season. Surely Luis Enrique will mix it up at the break. Will Franceso Totti come into the fray early on, or will the Roma boss bring on Bojan for his speed on the break in a bi to get something from this game? Join me for the second half to find out.
    • 45' There will be just the one minute of added time.
    • 44' Lichtsteiner with a cheeky chip which isn't troubling Curci. Quagliarella looks a little unhappy with that effort.
    • 43' The game has slowed down now and it looks like Luis Enrique will have his work cut out during the interval.
    • 42' Lichtsteiner caught offside this time as Juventus nearly found themselves in behind Roma yet again.
    • 41' Wonderful play from De Ceglia who wins back possession before whipping in a cross which Vidal heads back to Pirlo who could only smash well wide.
    • 40' Offside Quagliarella. Free-kick Roma.
    • 39' Daniele De Rossi plays it long but to no avail as it falls kindly to Buffon.
    • 38' Quagliarella with a fierce strike but to Curci's credit, the 26-year-old gets down quickly to save strongly.
    • 37' De Ceglie with a well struck effort on the edge of the box which goes inches wide of the 'keeper's right-hand post.
    • 36' Another quick counter-attack from Juventus after a poor Roma corner. But José Angel is on hand to concede a corner for Juventus.
    • 35' Patient play from Roma and Chiellini has to knock it out for a corner to the visitors.
    • 34' 10-man Roma looking to gain some possession here. But with Juventus still hungry for more goals, what is their game plan for the rest of this opening half? Go in search of a goal or hold on and try not to concede another before the break? Tough call.
    • 33' The visitors need a goal, and fast. Can they do it from this corner? Nope. Again Pjanic hits the man on defender on the front post. While, in other news, Quagliarella receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 32' Match fact: Juventus boast the best defence of this competition (only 18 goals conceded), and have shipped just one over the last six match-days.
    • 31' The substitute goalkeeper Curci did marvellous to get down low and beat away Pirlo's penalty, unfortunately for him and his team, it was the 32-year-old who reacted quicker than anyone else. An uphill struggle for Roma now.
    • 29' Juventus 3-0 Roma! Curci does well to save Pirlo's penalty but can only push it back into danger where Pirlo was on hand to kick it into the ground and beyond the 'keeper.
    • 27' ROMA SUB: Fabio Borini is replaced by Gianluca Curci.
    • 26' Stekelenburg is off! The Dutch goalkeeper came rushing off his line after Vucinic played in Marchisio who knocked the ball past Stekelenburg and was instantly brought down inside the box. Penalty Juventus!
    • 25' Poor cross from Pjanic, failing to beat the first man. Juventus in possession once again.
    • 24' Nice move from back to front from Roma, ending in a fierce long range effort from Miralem Pjanic which deflects off Claudio Marchisio for a corner.
    • 23' Roma play it short before Gago's cross is cleared by that man Vidal.
    • 22' But Roma win a corner off Leonardo Bonucci.
    • 21' Roma are living dangerously. They're playing a high line at present which Juventus are getting in behind time and again.
    • 20' That should have been three! Pirlo's cross is met by an unmarked Chiellini who, from 7 yards out, heads wide of the mark. Let off for Roma.
    • 19' Silly free-kick given away by Paolo Osvaldo who leans into Giorgio Chiellini unfairly.
    • 18' Match fact: Juventus and Roma have met 155 times in Serie A: the Old Lady lead by 72 wins to 36, with 47 draws completing the record.
    • 17' Gago from distance....a slight bounce in front of Gianluigi Buffon but that's easy pickings for the Italian.
    • 16' Speculative effort from José Angel for Roma, which must have been all of 35 yards. Strike always sailing high and wide.
    • 15' All Juventus at the moment but there are signs Roma are slowly getting back into this.
    • 14' A bit of possession here from the away side which the home fans greet with a chorus of whistles.
    • 13' Pirlo takes it short and recceives it back, however, his eventual cross fails to find a Juve man.
    • 12' Juventus on the attack again. De Ceglie has two chances to cross but Roma defend well and it's a corner.
    • 11' Simone Perrotta gains ground down the right but his looping cross is over-hit.
    • 10' Vucinic tries his luck from 18 yards out but Stekelenburg gathers comfortably.
    • 9' Roma look shellshocked. They haven't had a moment to take a breather!
    • 8' Vidal is on fire! The Chile international doubles his and Juventus' lead over Roma. A swift break from the hosts ended with Vidal in acres of space to smash a powerful drive past Stekelenburg. Wow!
    • 6' Replays of the goal shows just how good a finisher Vidal is for a midfielder!
    • 5' Wonderful start from Antonio Conte's men, the early goal surely eases any pre-game nerves.
    • 4' 1-0 to Juventus! Great move which sees former Roma man Mirko Vucinic play in Paolo De Ceglie whose cut-back finds Arturo Vidal who passes the ball beyond Maarten Stekelenburg.
    • 4' Poor Pirlo kree-kick, straight into the Roma wall.
    • 3' Bright start from the hosts. Free-kick in a dangerous position after Marquinho bundled Quagliarella to the ground.
    • 2' So, Juventus are wearing pink shirts with black shorts and socks while Roma are all in white.
    • 1' Roma, kicking from left to right, get us off and underway!
    • 19:44 Here come the two teams out onto the pitch, both wearing their away strips.
    • 19:40 Judging by the match facts, Juventus surely start this game as the favourites. The Bianconeri remain unbeaten in Serie A so far this season and are the in-form team at the moment, winning five of their last six league encounters. Also, they face a Roma team who have picked up just the one win in their last seven matches on the road in league action.
    • 19:35 Unfortunately for the away side, Roma go into this match having won just three times in Turin over the last 30 years in Serie A - in 1995/96, 2001/02 and, most recently, 2009/10.
    • 19:30 Teams are in! JUVENTUS: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, De Ceglie, Quagliarella, Vucinic....Subs: Storari, Caceres, Pepe, Del Piero, Borriello, Matri, Giaccherini. /// ROMA: Stekelenburg, Rosi, De Rossi, Kjaer, José Angel, Perrotta, Gago, Marquinho, Pjanic, Osvaldo, Borini...Subs: Curci, Heinze, Lamela, Totti, Taddei, Bojan, Simplicio.
    • 19:25 While Luis Enrique and his Roma side seek a route back into the UEFA Champions League and a win tonight would see them replace Udinese in fourth - the final qualification place for next season's competition.
    • 19:20 Tonight's encounter here in Turin has all the ingredients for a real cracker. The game is a must win for both sides, so goals should be high on the agenda. For the hosts, a victory would see them return to the top of the league and open up a vital three-point advantage over AC Milan, who could only draw 1-1 at home to Bologna earlier today.
    • 19:15 Luis Enrique (Roma): "The difference between Roma and Juventus in the rankings is obvious, but anything could happen tomorrow. An opportunity to take on the unbeaten top team in their own stadium is a unique challenge. We might be the first to bring them down, it would be immensely satisfying to beat a team that has done nothing but win so far. And we are trying for a place in the Europa Cup."
    • 19:10 Antonio Conte (Juventus): “It’s going to be a tough and entertaining game. We know we’re facing a side that is in good shape and can hurt anyone if in the right mood. We are ready to step on to the field, aware of our potential and good form."
    • 19:05 Match odds: Juventus (1/2), Roma (13/2), Draw (7/2)
    • 19:00 Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of Juventus versus Roma at the Juventus Stadium in Serie A.
  • Summary

    • 70' Marchisio nearly grabs another. The midfielder picks up possession from Del Piero, skips past Kjaer but can only shoot straight at Curci from eight yards out.
    • 52' What a fabulous team goal by Juventus! De Ceglie down the right, picks out Vucinic on the edge of the area who then flicks the ball to Marchisio before the Italian finds the net with a delicious strike low into the bottom left-hand corner. Game over.
    • 41' Wonderful play from De Ceglia who wins back possession before whipping in a cross which Vidal heads back to Pirlo who could only smash well wide.
    • 37' De Ceglie with a well struck effort on the edge of the box which goes inches wide of the 'keeper's right-hand post.
    • 29' Juventus 3-0 Roma! Curci does well to save Pirlo's penalty but can only push it back into danger where Pirlo was on hand to kick it into the ground and beyond the 'keeper.
    • 26' Stekelenburg is off! The Dutch goalkeeper came rushing off his line after Vucinic played in Marchisio who knocked the ball past Stekelenburg and was instantly brought down inside the box. Penalty Juventus!
    • 20' That should have been three! Pirlo's cross is met by an unmarked Chiellini who, from 7 yards out, heads wide of the mark. Let off for Roma.
    • 8' Vidal is on fire! The Chile international doubles his and Juventus' lead over Roma. A swift break from the hosts ended with Vidal in acres of space to smash a powerful drive past Stekelenburg. Wow!
    • 4' 1-0 to Juventus! Great move which sees former Roma man Mirko Vucinic play in Paolo De Ceglie whose cut-back finds Arturo Vidal who passes the ball beyond Maarten Stekelenburg.
    • 19:30 Teams are in! JUVENTUS: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, De Ceglie, Quagliarella, Vucinic....Subs: Storari, Caceres, Pepe, Del Piero, Borriello, Matri, Giaccherini. /// ROMA: Stekelenburg, Rosi, De Rossi, Kjaer, José Angel, Perrotta, Gago, Marquinho, Pjanic, Osvaldo, Borini...Subs: Curci, Heinze, Lamela, Totti, Taddei, Bojan, Simplicio.

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      Midfielders
      Goals ×2 Substitution Out68′ 8.1 -
      Goal 7.5 -
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      Goal 7.5 -
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      Strikers
      Yellow Card Substitution Out62′ 6.8 -
      Substitution Out58′ 6.9 -
      Subs
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      Substitution In58′ 5.6 -
      Substitution In68′ 6.5 -
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      Substitution Out61′ 3.9 -
      Strikers
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      Substitution Out57′ 4.4 -
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      Substitution In28′ 5.3 -
      Substitution In57′ Yellow Card 4.3 -
      Substitution In61′ 3.4 -

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