Thursday, September 23, 2010
Del Neri fielded the exact formation which began the match against Palermo with the attacking duo formed by Del Piero and Quagliarella.
Palermo immediately put the bianconeri under pressure and with the first incursion on the 2nd minute Panilla shoots, Storari saves but from the re-bound Pastore posts home for the opener: 0-1.
Juve seem to be shocked by the opener and on the 5th minute Storari forced to a low save on a Pastore shot. Seconds later, however, after a good run by the Serbian player a Krasic cross goes wide.
On the 7th minute, Free-kick for Palermo: ball into the area but Cassani is offside. Juve seem to get back to their senses and on the 9th minute win a corner: the cross is blocked by the defence. Three minutes later, Chiellini recovers a good ball.
A good Motta cross reaches Pepe whose first-timer goes just wide on the 15th minute and two minutes later a Del Piero shot goes wide. Seconds later, Storari saves well on a cross by Cassani.
It is the 19th minute when there is a corner for Juventus: the defence manages to clear. Five minutes later, the Juve defence anticpates Pastore in what could have been a dangerous initiative.
Seconds pass and Krasic runs for over 40 metres and then shoots with Sirigu managing to save. Juventus are piling up the pressure. Krasic is a protagonist on the field. On the 28th minute, a Pepe cross is just short after a good attack by the bianconeri.
The half hour mark sees a Quagliarella header go just wide. One minute later, a Marchisio shot is blocked by the defence.
The 33rd minute sees a free-kick for Juve from about 25 metres: Del Piero's attempt hits the wall. One minute later there is a corner for Juve: ball into the area but the defence manages to clear.
On the 35th minute a Pastore shot is deviated by Chiellini but Storari saves and two minutes later, A Pinilla shot grazes the post.
The 38th minute sees a free-kick for Juve: Del Piero's attempt is saved by a Sirigu miracle into corner. From the flag the ball is put into the area but the defence clears. Two minutes later, there is a corner for Juventus following a good cross by Pepe: the defence clears.
It is the 41st minute when Pastore enters the area, shoots and hits the post. Juve respond and 2 minutes later a Del Piero shot hits the crossbar.
On the 44th minute, Del Piero is grounded in the area but the referee signals to play on. Juve are keeping the Palermo area under siege but the first half ends with the rosanero leading by 1-0.
Just before the start of the second half Amauri and Iaquinta come on for Quagliarella and Pepe transforming the bianconeri into a 4-3-1-2 formation.
Amauri and Iaquinta come on for Quagliarella and Pepe before the start of the second half. On the second minute, a Chiellini ball towards Amauri sees the striker stopped for offside. Two minutes later, Del Piero puts a great ball towards Iaquinta who is anticpated by Cassani for a corner. From the flag, the ball is cleared by the defence.
It is the 8th minute when Krasic puts on a great run on the right. Three minutes later, A Del Piero shot from outside the area is blocked by Sirigu. Krasic crosses into the area and Sirigu waves away anticipating Amauri. From the rebound Iaquinta shoots but the keeper blocks.
On the 12th minute, there is a corner for Palermo: Storari saves for another corner. Three minutes later, there is a free-kick for Juventus: Del Piero's shot goes over the bar. Aquilani comes on for Del Piero.
Juve are unjustly punished on the 17th minute when Pastore shoots, Storari saves, but from the rebound the ball reaches Ilicic who' s shot goes off the post and into the net for the 0-2.
Three minutes later, a Motta attempt is saved by the keeper. On the 23rd minute a Motta cross is headed by Amauri but the keeper saves. A Krasic shot grazes the right post 4 minutes later.
It is the 28th minute when a Krasic cross is headed by Amauri with the ball going just wide. Bonucci saves well on Hernandez two minutes later.
On the 33rd minute there is a corner for Juventus: the ball reaches Amauri who's header is saved by Sirigu. From the rebound Melo's shot goes high over the bar.
Juve seem to have taken possession of the Palermo midfield and yet on the 40th minute, there is a free-kick for Palermo: Bovo puts the ball into the for the 0-3. When it rains it pours.
Two minutes later, however, Iaquinta heads home from a Motta cross: 1-3. It is the 45th minute when there is a corner for Juve: the defence manages to clear.
Orsato gives 4 minutes of stoppage time and Juve try their best till the very end. On the 46th minute, A Grygera cross is headed by Krasic but the ball goes just wide and two minutes later, there is a free-kick for Juve: Marchisio puts the ball into the area but Chiellini's cross goes out.
After 94 minutes, the match ends on a 1-3 score for the rosanero, a score which seems rather unjust seeing the many opportunities created by Del Neri’s team.
Serie A 2010/11 – 4th match day
Turin, Stadio Olimpico
Thursday 23rd September 2010
Goals: Pastore (2nd), Ilicic (62nd), Bovo (85th), Iaquinta (87th).
PALERMO: Sirigu, Cassani, Munoz, Bovo; Balzaretti, Migliaccio, Bacinovic (Rigoni 77th), Nocerino, Ilicic, Pastore (Darmian 92nd), Pinilla (Hernandez 67th). Reserves: Benussi, Darmian, Kasami, Liverani, Miccoli, Hernandez, Rigoni. Coach: Rossi
JUVENTUS: Storari, Motta, Bonucci, Chiellini, Grygera; Krasic, Felipe Melo, Marchisio, Pepe (Iaquinta 45th); Del Piero (Aquilani 60th), Quagliarella (Amauri 45th). Reserves: Manninger, Legrottaglie, Rinaudo, Sissoko, Aquilani, Iaquinta, Amauri. Coach: Del Neri.
Yellow Cards: Bovo (18th), Marchisio (20th), Bacinovic (52nd), Ilicic (89th)
Posted by CAPITANO at Thursday, September 23, 2010