Saturday March 9, 2013 Day 28 Juventus Stadium

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  • Live Commentary

    • 90+5 Juventus make their pressure pay in the end with a well-deserved 1-0 win as Giaccherini comes off the bench for his second goal in Serie A this season.
    • 90+3 Juve stream forward again and Quagliarella cannot believe he his shot is saved by Andujar's legs.
    • 90+1' Giaccherini may have stolen it at the death. Pogba's ball into the six yard box was parried by Andujar and Giaccherini was the first to pounce with a tidy finish into an empty net. Juventus 1-0 Catania.
    • 89' Giaccherini is given a yellow card in the box as he is deemed to have dived under the challenge of Salifu. That might be their last chance.
    • 88' Catania's keeper takes his time with a free kick as the away side eat up the minutes.
    • 86' Alexis Rolin replaces Spolli for Catania as the game nears its end.
    • 84' Juve are still camped in the Catania half but the new strike force is unable to make a break through.
    • 82' Another change for Catania as Gomez is replaced by Edgar Cani.
    • 81' Biagianti makes way for Amidu Salifa as Catania look to add some fresh impetus to their midfield.
    • 79' Pogba is causing the Catania defence all sorts of problems with his pace as he beats Pablo Alvarez but he can't keep the ball.
    • 77' Vucinic won't have the chance to win the game for Juve today as he is replced by Fabio Quagliarella.
    • 75' The noise in the Juventus Stadium is building as the home fans clamour for their team to open the scoring after so much pressure.
    • 74' Asamoah is replaced by Emanuele Giaccherini
    • 72' Free kick to Juve 20 yards out taken by Pirlo who strikes the ball along the ground under the wall. It hits a Catania defender before rebounding to Marchisio whose sliding effort goes wide. Another big chance.
    • 70' Catania have ten men behind the ball trying to stem the black and white tide.
    • 68' Kwadwo Asamoah works himself into a good position out on the left before Catania get a foot in to clear their lines.
    • 66' Just after getting up Giovinco makes way for Alessandro Matri.
    • 65' Catania get their third yellow card as Nicolas Spolli crashes into Giovinco.
    • 63' Catania have their first corner which Pogba heads clear before Marco Biagianti is given a yellow card for a foul.
    • 62' Pirlo feeds Vucinic with a chip over the Catania defence but his first touch goes out for a goal kick.
    • 60' Juve have a free kick by the right corner flag which Catania head clear.
    • 58' Pogba gets the ball from Pirlo and has a go from more than 30 yards but his swerving effort goes a few metres wide of goal.
    • 57' Catania try to break forward but they are outnumbered two to one and Juve soon clear their lines.
    • 55' Confidence is coursing through the veins of this Juve side as neat interplay on the right almost sees Pogba work a bit of space.
    • 53' Pogba stings Andujar's hands with a long-range effort as Juve continue to find space in Catania's half.
    • 51' Giovinco just fails to make contact with Pogba's dangerous ball into the six-yard box. Juve are not letting up.
    • 48' Gomez is yards offside for Catania as he latches on to a long ball which seems to be the away side's only method of attack.
    • 47' Catania's first attack of the second half is easily snuffed out by the home side's defence who continue to look untroubled.
    • 46' Juve kick off the second half.
    • 45+1' The first half ends with Juve again dominating proceedings in Catania's half. The Bianconeri will be disappointed to remain goalless while Catania will be relieved to still be in this game.
    • 43' With a two on two Gomez tries to shoot but makes a poor contact and the ball skews off across the goal. Catania need to make the most of the few chances they will get in this match.
    • 42' Gomezgiven the first card of the match after being adjudged to have dived.
    • 39' Catania just sneak into Juve's half again but lack the numbers to mount any kind of serious attack.
    • 37' Catania back into Juve's half with a free kick but it's played square before being harmlessly knocked out of play as the away side appear to lack the confidence to impose themselves on their opponents.
    • 35' A terrible mix up in the Catania box as two defenders try to clear the ball. Both miss and Vucinic's shot hits the post before rebounding to safety. Catania are hanging on here.
    • 32' Marchisio shoots just wide after working some space on the edge of the Catania box. Best chance yet.
    • 31' Catania still parked in their own half sa Juve push hard to break the deadlock.
    • 29' Juve slow things down a little playing the ball around their defence before moving forward quickly then Leonardo Bonucci tries a speculative effort from 25 yards which goes well wide.
    • 27' Catania are remaining composed but they are really under reaL pressure at the moment.
    • 25' Great piece of skill from Paul Pogba with a back heel to Stephan Lichtsteiner but the Swiss player just fails to make the most of it as he shoots narrowly wide.
    • 24' Pirlo's free kick from wide out on the left goes straight through the penalty area without being touched.
    • 22' Giovinco just fails to get on the end of a decent ball forward from Giorgio Chiellini.
    • 20' Pirlo continues to pull the strings with a succession of classy long passes looking to unlock Catania's defence.
    • 18' Catania starting to come back into this game with more possession but it is never long before the home side win it back.
    • 16' Vucinic forces a great save from Mariano Andujar as Juve look to take the lead after a very strong first quarter of an hour.
    • 14' Good pressure from Lucas Castro on Gianluigi Buffon sees Catania with a throw-in well into Juve's half after the keeper rushes his clearance.
    • 12' Sebastian Giovinco goes down under a heavy challenge just outside the Catania box and looks very aggrieved as the referee waves play on.
    • 11' Mirko Vucinic just fails to get free after a long ball forward. Catania continue to be under pressure.
    • 7' Catania make their first foray into the Juve half but the home side quickly snuff out the attack.
    • 5' Catania are struggling to touch the ball as Andrea Pirlo statrs to orchestrate some good possession for Juve.
    • 3' Claudio Marchisio gets an early sniff of goal but Catania's defence marshall the ball out for a corner.
    • 2' So far the home side are having the better of a tentative start.
    • 1' The away side kick off the first half.
    • 14:55 Both sides are adopting a 3-5-2 formation as they look to build on good recent form. For Juve, strikers Fabio Quagliarella and Alessandro Matri both drop to the bench after playing against Celtic. Meanwhile Alejandro Gomez and Lucas Castro are preferred up front having contributed 9 goals between them so far in this campaign.
    • 14:50 JUVENTUS: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Lichtsteiner, Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah, Giovinco, Vucinic...Subs: Storari, Rubinho, De Ceglie, Peluso, Marrone, Padoin, Giaccherini, Isla, Quagliarella, Matri, Anelka. /// CATANIA: Andujar, Bellusci, Spolli, Alvarez, Lodi, Biagianti, Izco, Almiron, Marchese, Gomez, Castro...Subs: Potenza, Frison, Barrientos, Augustyn, Cani, Sciacca, Keko, Ricchiuti, Salifu, Rolin, Terracciano, Doukara.
    • 14:45 Good afternoon and welcome to Eurosport’s live text commentary for the match between league leaders Juventus and 8th placed Catania from the Juventus Stadium. Juve enter the match on the back of beating Celtic to progress in the Champions League while Catania will want to make amends for last week’s 3-2 loss at home to Inter after leading 2-0. Team news to follow shortly.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Juventus

    Manager: Antonio Conte

  • Catania

    Manager: Rolando Maran

Juventus’s last 5 results

Catania’s last 5 results

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  1. Juventus are making tough work of what should be an­ easy home win.

    From Ian, on Sun 10 Mar 14:48
  2. its the 39th minute andthere is nthing in the summary­ section

    From Elite, on Sun 10 Mar 14:42
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