Saturday May 4, 2013 Day 35 Juventus Stadium

Countdown: -347 Days

  1. Serie A - Juventus retain Scudetto with win over Palermo

    Serie A - Juventus retain Scudetto with win over Palermo

    Juventus retained the Scudetto with a 1-0 home win over Palermo in Serie A thanks to a penalty from Arturo Vidal. More

  • Live Commentary

    • - Thanks for joining me for the match. Juve win a 29th title - although they hold up a big sign on the pitch with 31 on it, refusing to acknowledge the two revoked as a result of the Calciopoli scandal - which is celebrated with a pitch invasion. Tweet/follow me @symco_eurosport
    • - The table will update here - Napoli are to face Inter tonight but cannot catch the Bianconeri now. Milan held on to win 1-0 and tighten their grip on the Champions League spot. Table
    • 90+4' ALL OVER! JUVE RETAIN THE SCUDETTO!
    • 90+3' Palermo almost score at the death! A long ball forward from Sorrentino is not dealt with and Faurlín in behind gets a volley away that Buffon saves with his legs!
    • 90' Four minutes to be added on.
    • 88' Away midfielder Donati involved in a row as Peluso manhandles him to the ground. Antonio Conte's defensive strategy at work... Celtic fans will remember that. When the set-piece comes in, Juve clear.
    • 87' Corner to Palermo. Aronica picks up a short one and wins another.
    • 86' Time counting down - Juve will win the title if they hold on to their lead or even draw. And Milan have scored at the San Siro - Mario Balotelli on target!
    • 84' He is upset and leaves to a rapturous reception.
    • 83' POGBA SENT OFF! Salvatore Aronica pushed him in the face as he ran past him. Pogba reacted with a gobful of words - and a gobful of gob as he spat at him!
    • 81' Pogba juggling the ball on the right, once, twice, three times and knocks it past a defender with the third before sprinting around him - he fires in a cross which almost leads to a goal! What a strike that would have been.
    • 80' Milan still missing a golden chance to extend their advantage in third. Follow our Italian commentary
    • 79' Palermo change: Alejandro Faurlín on for Ríos.
    • 79' Juve change: Fabio Quagliarella on for Vucinic.
    • 78' Hernández bends a strike just past the far post with Buffon scrambling! Close from Palermo.
    • 76' Can Juve win the Champions League next year? Tweet/follow me @symco_eurosport
    • 75' Marchisio centres low from the left, with Sorrentino falling on top of the ball as Peluso arrives.
    • 74' The whole ground is waving free flags, Chelsea-style, and chanting.
    • 73' A 29th Italian title is less than 20 minutes away. Perhaps.
    • 72' All Juve now. They must surely score a second. Palermo not attacking at all.
    • 70' The latest scores from Serie A, with Milan still goalless. Latest
    • 68' Vucinic has space in the box but opts not to shoot. Instead he finds Pogba, who moves the ball to his left foot stylishly but also offloads - to a Palermo man.
    • 68' The huge Juve and Italian flags waving behind Sorrentino's goal.
    • 67' Juve change: Federico Peluso on for Asamoah.
    • 66' Pogba with a clipped ball over the top for Vucinic to turn a shot towards goal, saved low down by Sorrentino at the near post.
    • 65' Palermo change: Abel Hernández on for Miccoli.
    • 62' Asamoah causing all kinds of problems from the left, with Sorrentino grateful to fall on this low cross.
    • 61' Chiellini all alone a few yards out but heads wide! Great chance for a second.
    • 61' Close again! Asamoah crosses low for Vucinic at the far side of the box and his centre is turned behind for a corner by Von Bergen.
    • 59' VIDAL SENDS SORRENTINO THE WRONG WAY! Juve 1-0 up - is the title heading to Turin tonight? Remember - they only need a draw.
    • 58' PENALTY TO JUVE! Vucinic goes down easily under a clumsy challenge from Massimo Donati - he jumped into his back as the striker brought down a Pogba chipped ball into the penalty area.
    • 56' Juve change: Simone Padoin on for Lichtsteiner.
    • 56' Still goalless in the San Siro. Follow our Italian commentary
    • 55' The game is becoming increasingly fraught.
    • 54' Scramble at the far post as Juve send in a cross.
    • 53' Santiago Garcia looking to strike for Palermo, denied by Juve.
    • 52' Miccoli is then flagged offside as he breaks through, brings the ball down and clips just wide of the mark.
    • 51' Miccoli with a low drive from the right corner of the box which comes back off the base of the post! Buffon beaten and Palermo almost ahead!
    • 50' Pressure from Juve - until Miccoli looks to latch on to a ball on the break and is stopped in his tracks by an arm. The ref does not award him a free-kick.
    • 48' Vucinic drags back a few times on the edge of the box but there are too many Palermo players around him to find a way into it.
    • 47' Stephan Lichtsteiner is almost on the end of it before Palermo head away.
    • 46' Pogba wins a free-kick near the corner of the box. Pirlo to cross from the right.
    • 46' Back underway in Turin. Palermo in pink now kicking from right to left.
    • 45' Also half-time, and also goalless, at the San Siro.
    • 45' And that is half-time. Goalless - a draw would be enough for the title on head-to-head against Napoli, who face Inter tonight. Napoli v Internazionale: LIVE
    • 45' Pogba with a flying header wide of the far post from the corner.
    • 44' Pirlo given all the time in the world on the left to pick out a brilliant cross to the back stick which Steve von Bergen puts behind for a corner - but could easily have put through his own net as the ball dipped.
    • 42' Milan still 0-0. Fiorentina lost a massive match at home to Roma in the fight for that third Champions League spot yesterday. Fiorentina 0-1 Roma
    • 41' Nélson breaks over halfway and skins Andrea Barzagli, who catches him to stop him bearing down on the last defender. Yellow card to the Juve player.
    • 40' Palermo slowly getting into this match.
    • 39' Pogba was involved in a spat as they awaited the corner and is told to calm down by the ref.
    • 38' Unconvincing punch clear from Buffon as a corner heads straight to him under no pressure whatsoever. Rubbish. Tweet/follow me @symco_eurosport
    • 37' Édgar Barreto with a cracking slide challenge on Pirlo as he brings the ball into the final third.
    • 36' Nélson brings the ball down with his chest on the edge of his own box - there are shouts for handball. His arm moved forward as he controlled - he should be more careful.
    • 35' There are a few big tackles going in. Palermo are desperate to avoid relegation. Table
    • 33' It is played out then chipped into the box. Juve keep Palermo at bay... and down goes Miccoli. He will be fine to continue - made a bit of a meal of it.
    • 33' Chiellini with a sliding challenge to concede a corner 20 yards from the byline.
    • 32' Gianluigi Buffon called into action for the first time as he collects a cross.
    • 30' Vucinic looks to have sprung the offside trap, but the flag goes up. Touch and go...
    • 30' The set-piece is headed wide of the post.
    • 29' Vucinic played in on the right and he takes the ball on before firing low for goal - blocked by Sorrentino with his legs. Corner.
    • 29' Kevin-Prince Boateng has just gone close for Milan. Follow our Italian commentary
    • 28' Sorrentino is in for a busy day. He claims a cross here.
    • 26' Pirlo tries a trademark defence-splitting pass with his instep that is cut out.
    • 25' Mirko Vucinic, quiet so far, with a break down the left side of the box and low cross for the arriving Claudio Marchisio - he cannot quite get his flick on goal.
    • 25' Chiellini intercepts as the away side threaten again, with Egidio Arévalo Ríos looking for Illicic from the right. More appreciation from the stands.
    • 24' Palermo cross from the right and Juve defend to applause from the home fans.
    • 22' Great atmosphere inside this Juventus Arena. So much better than the old Delle Alpi.
    • 21' Asamoah this time, on the left, finding a route to the byline - his low cross causes all kinds of bother until the ref blows for a foul.
    • 20' Pogba fights past two men on the right and crosses dangerously... Palermo head away as far as Asamoah, who chests to a team-mate on the edge of the box but the away side are able to hack away.
    • 18' Nélson plays a one-two with Josip Ilicic on the right for Palermo - a lovely turn and flick inside from the latter - and angles into the Juve box, only to hesitate, come on to his left foot and see his weak shot blocked.
    • 16' Vidal takes down a ball that drops to him outside the box and volleys wide of the near post.
    • 15' See the latest scores and scorers in the 2pm games (UK time). Latest
    • 14' The whistle sounds but Pirlo chips in a crowd-pleasing finish anyway. Andrea Pirlo says Playstation is the second greatest invention of all time
    • 13' Still goalless in Milan v Torino.
    • 12' Arturo Vidal bends in a cross that beats everyone at the far post.
    • 11' The home side are peppering the box with crosses and little balls through the middle. No way through as yet.
    • 9' Strike from some way out for Juve from Paul Pogba, beaten out by Sorrentino.
    • 8' Poor play from Palermo again as Nélson looks for his captain Fabrizio Miccoli down the right and Juve defender Giorgio Chiellini intercepts easily.
    • 6' Wonderful backheel from Andrea Pirlo as the hosts turn on the style. World Cup - Pirlo to end Italy career after Brazil 2014
    • 5' Milan are looking to secure a Champions League spot - still goalless in their game at home to Torino. I will bring you updates from that game too. Table
    • 4' Kwadwo Asamoah beats his man on the outside down the left and cuts into the box before firing at goal - Stefano Sorrentino gets a hand to it and Palermo scramble away.
    • 3' Juve keeping the ball in the early stages. Their fans are absolutely jumping as they contemplate this seemingly unstoppable title defence.
    • 2' Early chance for the Old Lady as a low cross is turned behind by the visitors.
    • 1' Juve will attack the goal to our left in the first half in their traditional zebra-style shirts.
    • - Juve: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah; Marchisio; Vucinic /// Palermo: Sorrentino; Von Bergen, Donati, Aronica; Nelson, Barreto, Arevalo Rios, Kurtic, Garcia; Ilicic, Miccoli
    • - Welcome to live coverage as Juventus look to secure the Scudetto at home to Palermo. A draw would be enough on head-to-head against Napoli, who face Inter later.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Juventus

    Manager: Antonio Conte

  • Palermo

    Manager: Giuseppe Sannino

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  1. My dream team Juventus gonna lift yet another Italian­ serie A cup tomorrow Forza Juve,I love you Juventus.­ With lot's of love from the Seychelles.

    From treajdingwall, on Sat 4 May 16:39
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