Saturday September 22, 2012 Day 4 Juventus Stadium

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  1. Quagliarella brace sees Juventus overcome Chievo

    Quagliarella brace sees Juventus overcome Chievo

    Days after netting an equaliser against Chelsea in the Champions League, Fabio Quagliarella's brace gave Juventus a 2-0 home win over Chievo More

  • Live Commentary

    • 90+4' Full-time! Quagliarella's brace gives Juve a 2-0 win and makes it four wins from four in their Serie A title defence. Thanks for joining me today, a full report will be up on the website shortly and be sure to follow me on Twitter @liamhappe
    • 90+3' Vucinic turns and shoots low but it goes wide of the far post. Another chance missed.
    • 90+2' Moscardelli gets the game's first yellow card, right at the end, for a silly lunge on Lucio. So close to a clean game...
    • 90+1' Vucinic fires wide from 20 yards. Just not his night, but Juve are on course for four out of four.
    • 90' Three more minutes to be played on top of the 90.
    • 88' Vidal's ball down the middle has too much on it for Vucinic to add a finish before Sorrentino claims.
    • 87' Rigoni wastes another set piece for Chievo, overhitting a right wing free-kick and missing everyone in the Juve area.
    • 86' Vucinic with a rocket shot, and again Sorrentino is right behind it!
    • 85' Asamoah does well to rescue a lost ball and keep the hosts in possession.
    • 84' Short, crisp passes in the middle of the park now as Juve see this one out.
    • 82' Bendtner on the rebound, but that too meets a sea of yellow and green.
    • 81' Vidal takes down Vucinic's lofted through ball superbly but his shot is well closed down.
    • 80' His first act is to sky a speculative shot from 20 yards into Row Z.
    • 79' And here comes Bendtner for Quagliarella, who won't be taking home the match ball tonight.
    • 78' Looks like a Bendtner debut is imminent.
    • 77' Juve in full control now after weathering a couple of Chievo attacks in search of a lifeline.
    • 75' Dainelli took a heavy knock in the first half so that's no surprise.
    • 74' And Sardo is on in place of Dainelli for Chievo.
    • 73' Stephan Lichtsteiner comes on for Marchisio for the hosts.
    • 72' Rigoni overcooks the free-kick delivery into the box.
    • 71' Moscardelli is brought down on the right flank by Bonucci.
    • 70' Mis-communication between Buffon and Chiellini almost lets Pellissier in but Juve eventually get numbers back to snuff out the attack.
    • 69' Vacek is replaced by Davide Moscardelli.
    • 68' GOAL! Quagliarella doubles up after an excellent first touch to Asamoah's cut inside from the left takes him past his man. Sorrentino gets a hand to the finish but it's in vain. 2-0!
    • 67' Faked a long ball in but instead goes short to the wing only for the cross to come to nothing.
    • 66' Vidal with a rough challenge on Pellissier. 35-yards out this free-kick.
    • 65' Fantastic swivelling volley to meet the set piece but he was completely unmarked. Inexplicable from the away side who have defended well otherwise.
    • 64' Another corner coming up for Juve and this one is put in by Quagliarella! 1-0 Juve!
    • 63' Chiellini meets a Juve corner with a 4-yard header! Superb point blank save from Sorrentino!
    • 62' Cruzado comes on for Hetemaj in Chievo's first change.
    • 61' Marco Rigoni wakes Buffon up with a low drive which the keeper has to drop low to hold.
    • 60' Poor loft pass by Vidal goes straight back to Sorrentino.
    • 58' Pogba brought down by Rigoni as Juve keep coming.
    • 57' Another Juve corner but after being initially cleared, the second ball in is safely caught by Sorrentino.
    • 56' Chievo get it clear but the pressure mounts.
    • 55' Now Asamoah with a low cross which Dainelli puts behind for a corner.
    • 54' Nice flick over the back line by Vucinic to Giaccherini who squares towards Quagliarella but the striker is kept at bay well by Cesar! He was inches away from a tap-in but for the defender's marshalling!
    • 53' Quagliarella well off target from outside the box.
    • 52' That was Isla's last act: He's replaced by fellow Chilean Vidal.
    • 50' Isla in agter a Hetemaj error! Side netting.
    • 49' Heavy Juve possesion at the moment.
    • 48' Quagliarella can only half-connect with a low cross but a wild deflection forces a save from Sorrentino.
    • 47' Frei wins an early corner for the visitors but Rigoni cannot get past Pogba at the near post.
    • 46' Juve get us back underway for the second half.
    • 45+5' Half-time and it's goalless. Again Juve are slow out of the blocks but will they find the victory in the second 45?
    • 45+4' Liquid counter from Juve but Vucinic's touch lets him down when a first-time square to Quagliarella may have created something.
    • 45+3' Lucio clears the free-kick into the crowded box and Heremaj skies the shot from the rebound.
    • 45+2' Marco Rigoni's cross is headed away but Giaccherini shoves Vacek after losing the ball to him whilst trying to counter.
    • 45+1' Chievo burst forward and win another corner.
    • 45' Four minutes of stoppage time.
    • 44' Marchisio lets rip from the 'D' with the outside of his boot but there's no curve and it's well wide.
    • 42' Now Vucinic is down and gets treatment.
    • 41' Now Giaccherini has a distance drive closed down.
    • 40' Quagliarella with an awesome diagonal pass to meet the run of Giaccherini! The midfielder opts against trying a diving header and tries to control it, but makes a hash. If only the roles were reversed, the end result may have been different.
    • 39' Chievo happy to ride out to half-time at 0-0, at which point one can imagine their confidence will rise as frustrations grow.
    • 37' To make matters worse, the referee is not impressed and has awarded the decision the other way for Quag's contact on the defender...
    • 36' Quagliarella wins possession ahead of a hesitant Frey but decides to fall down immediately after the two made light contact during the exchange. The home fans are frustrated because he was in a good position had he kept going.
    • 35' Chievo get their first attacking moment since the early stages, hounding Juve at the back and almost snatching possession in a dangerous position.
    • 34' The striker has already had a moan at two team-mates for not playing perfect balls to his feet and expecting him to - gasp - run after them. But then, perhaps getting used to Pirlo on a weekly basis does that...
    • 33' Vucinic gets a telling-off for obstructing Sorrentino's kick-out from two-handed possession. Vucinic feels he has done no wrong, but then, when does he ever feel guilty?
    • 32' Asamoah! Wonderful long-range drive is pushed out by Sorrintino! Wicked dip just at the right time on that strike.
    • 31' Pogba tries to pick out Isla at the far post but the ball flashes past the midfielder and out for a goal kick.
    • 30' Now some tretament for Dainelli, who caused a bit of a scare out on the pitch but it's not as bad as it first appeared. Bit of blood but that's it.
    • 29' Asamoah has acres of space on the left to pump in a low cross to the feet of Giaccherini! Low strike across goal excellently saved by Sorrentino!
    • 28' Pogba is tripped in the centre circle and Juve play the free-kick short.
    • 27' Replays show it was the right decision.
    • 26' Isla puts a delivery back across goal and Vucinic converts! But the striker was offside. No goal.
    • 25' Hetemaj is clattered by Giaccherini in the middle of the park.
    • 24' Bonucci comes forth and tries his luck from 30, but the strike is miles wide.
    • 22' Asamoah goes for a long run forward down the middle but is forced to check his advance and pass backwards.
    • 21' Some treatment for Bonucci delays play for a few moments.
    • 20' The third successive corner is half-cleared into the path of Quagliarella, who fires a low shot straight at Sorrentino.
    • 19' And THAT near-post delivery is also put behind for a third corner.
    • 18' That is put behind for another one.
    • 17' Some careless Chievo play in their own half allows Juve to keep the pressure on and they win a corner of their own.
    • 16' Bonucci sets up Vucinic to fire wide on the break.
    • 15' Juve clear the flag kick and counter...
    • 14' Almost finds Pellissier who is kept from danger by the defenders at the expense of a corner.
    • 13' Jokic wins his side a free-kick on the halfway line and everyone heads to the box for a long delivery.
    • 12' Offside against Vucinic as Marchisio looks to thread the through pass.
    • 11' Marchisio fakes the shot and squares the set piece to Pogba, who drags his effort wide.
    • 10' Vunicic is tripped by Vacek and Juve have a useful 30-yard free-kick.
    • 9' Vucinic and Asamoah try a similar quick passing move but it's easily snuffed out this time.
    • 8' QUAGLIARELLA! Out of nowhere a one-touch move forward by Juve sets the striker up to lash a wicked strike at Sorrentino which he parries.
    • 7' Thereau is caught offside.
    • 6' Jokic has a speculative shot from outside the box safely saved by Buffon.
    • 5' Quagliarella heads a Marchisio cross straight at Sorrentino, but a decent chance that.
    • 4' Be interesting to see how Juve play with Pogba starting over the rested Pirlo.
    • 3' Buffon catches a Thereau cross from the right.
    • 2' Looks like 4-4-2 for both sides, and Chievo are enjoying some early possession here.
    • 1' Chievo kick off the first half in their Newton Heath-esque half-yellow half-green kit.
    • 19:45 The teams are on the pitch and kick-off is imminent. Any last minute predictions or thoughts you want to get included in the coverage? Tweet me @liamhappe and they will be published.
    • 19:40 In the earlier Serie A game today, Parma snatched a draw against Fiorentina despite being down to 10 men - Report
    • 19:35 TEAMS - Juventus: Buffon; Lucio, Bonucci, Chiellini; Isla, Giaccherini, Pogba, Marchisio, Asamoah; Vucinic, Quagliarella. /// Chievo: Sorrentino; Dainelli, Cesar, Jokic, Frey; M.Rigoni, L.Rigoni, Vacek, Hetemaj; Pellissier, Thereau.
    • 19:30 Good evening and welcome to our LIVE text coverage of Juventus v Chievo in Serie A.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Juventus

    Manager: Massimo Carrera

  • Chievo

    Manager: Domenico Di Carlo

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  1. Match commentator, watch the game, wasn't Bendtner­ who blasted that shot wide.

    From Kasper, on Sat 22 Sep 21:28
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