Tuesday October 25, 2011 Day 9 Finished Juventus Stadium

Juventus 2 - 1 Fiorentina

  • Bonucci 13’
  • Matri 65’
  • Jovetic 58’

  1. Juve beat Viola to go top

    Juve beat Viola to go top

    Juventus went top of Serie A after a 2-1 win over Fiorentina at Juventus Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    • Juventus
    • Fiorentina
    • 21:40 It is 2-1 at full time at the Juventus Stadium, and three points to The Old Lady. They go top of Serie A tonight.
    • 21:39 Gilardino has a half-chance, but he misses, and the referee blows for full-time.
    • 21:39 Matri offside again. Is that five times now? A close call again, he runs the last defender like Pippo Inzaghi.
    • 21:37 Natali given a yellow card for dissent after referee Orsato gives Juve a free-kick on he left touchline.
    • 21:37 De Ceglie almost passes it into the path of Munari, but the ball rolls out for what is given as a goal kick.
    • 21:36 Four minutes of stoppage time. Fiorentina on the attack.
    • 21:35 A half-volley by Matri dealt with by Boruc. Good work in the build-up by the fresh-legged Pazienza.
    • 21:33 Vidal off for Pazienza. Pazienza will shore up the midfield, with De Ceglie going into a back five.
    • 21:32 Paolo De Ceglie on for Pepe. Conte's takes pity on the winger!
    • 21:31 Marchisio shown a yellow card for challenge on Behrami.
    • 21:28 Great run from Pepe, after Vidal's counter-attack, ends in the Italy star looking to the bench in exhaustion. But the only substitution is Santiago Silva coming on for Fiorentina.
    • The Montenegrin's movement has been exemplary, but it just has not been matched by a goal threat.
    • 21:24 Juve's Vidal sets up Vucinic, but again shoots powerfully but straight at Boruc. It is his last action of the game, as he is replaced by Marcelo Estigarribia.
    • 21:21 Munari booked for a challenge on Marchisio.
    • 21:20 Matri wins a round of applause, after winning a corner down the right. Pirlo tries an outrageous flick after a short corner that goes out of play.
    • 21:16 Vargas off for Fiorentina with twenty minutes to go, replaced by Adem Ljajic.
    • 21:16 You do wonder if Fiorentina can come back again. They look shellshocked by Matri’s goal.
    • 21:15 Matri with a snapshot from the edge of the area, forced another good save from Boruc. His first save of the second half, though he has had to pick the ball out of the net.
    • 21:12 Behrami flings an elbow and a shoulder at Matri, and gets a yellow card. He will miss the weekend game against Genoa.
    • 21:10 Pepe seems to be buried by the Vila defence on the edge of the area, but manages to squeeze the ball for Matri to slam a shot home past Boruc.
    • 21:10 JUVENTUS 2-1 Fiorentina. Alessandro Matri.
    • 21:08 Boruc saves a weak shot from Chiellini, after a Pirlo corner. Pirlo is angry, kicking in the direction of the linesman as he attempted to take the corner.
    • 21:08 How has this happened? Fiorentina are absolutely dominant now. What did Fiorentina manager Mihajlovic say to them at halftime?
    • 21:05 Juve look to respond instantly, but Matri is caught offisde again, though TV replays suggest the decision was harsh.
    • What a difference the introduction of Gilardino has made!
    • Gilardino runs down the right flank and cuts the ball inside to Vargas, who cushions the ball back to Jovetic to sidefoot a sumptuous finish from outside the box.
    • 21:03 Juventus 1-1 FIORENTINA. Stevan Jovetic.
    • 21:02 Matri half a yard ahead of Gamberini, from Pirlo's cross.
    • 21:02 Good intervention from Gamberini, after Matri tries a turn on the edge of the area.
    • 21:00 Gilardino attempts with a header on the turn from the edge of the area. It goes well over, but the Italy striker seems to have invigorated Fiorentina since he came on at half-time.
    • 20:59 Chiellini bundles Behrami down on the edge of the box, but referee Orsato plays advantage. However, Lorenzo De Silvestri's cross from the right is overhit and wasteful.
    • 20:56 Munari and Jovetic causing alarm for the Juve defence in the opening stages of the second-half. There is disquiet in the stadium, as Fiorentina look far more convincing.
    • 20:52 Alberto Gilardino on for Fiorentina.
    • 20:51 We are off in the second half at the Juventus Stadium.
    • Pirlo is running the show in midfield, but the chances have been falling to Pepe and Vucinic. You get the feeling that if they start dropping to Matri, it could end three or four nil.
    • 20:37 Half-time, and Juventus are utterly dominant.
    • 20:36 Lichsteiner crosses to the far post, but Matri is unable to get a touch. Thirty seconds later, Andrea Barzagli bombs down the right, and though Matri gets on the end of the cross, Boruc is able to save.
    • 20:34 Two minutes of added time. Fiorentina hanging on, with Pirlo playing the ball around with ease.
    • 20:33 Pirlo with a quick corner, Vucinic keeps the ball in play on the touchline, plays a one-two, and then puts its wide with a toe-poke. Conte clutches his face in despair at the miss.
    • 20:30 Matri finds a yard of space on the edge of the box, turns and attempts an elaborate chip. It is over, but the striker's first instinct is always to hone in on goal. No wonder he is so highly rated by manager Conte.
    • 20:29 Referee Daniel Orsato gives the Juve player a thumbs up for not cheating. He was in charge of the last meeting between the sides, a 0-0 draw in April in Florence.
    • 20:27 Marchisio could have gone down for a penalty there after being set up by a Matri flick, with Pasqual mistiming a tackle.
    • 20:25 Matri scored two clinical goals against Genoa on Saturday, but not one of the host of chances for Juventus have fallen to him. If one does...
    • 20:24 Matri two yards offide, immediately puts up a hand to apologise to his team-mates.
    • 20:23 Boruc denies Vucinic AGAIN, this time low to his right. But how did the Montenegrin find so much space again?
    • 20:22 Alessandro Gamberini clears from Matri, getting there first to Pepe's cross from the right. Pepe is a source of constant pressure for Juve.
    • 20:20 Vucinic shoots straight at Boruc when he cuts in from the left flank. The Polish goalkeeper is keeping the away side in it here, as the ball got a slight deflection.
    • 20:18 Fiorentina's Valon Behrami with a cheeky chip from 40 yards goes wide, though the Juve fans are screaming for a foul on Pirlo. In truth, the Juve playmaker lost control of the ball.
    • 20:17 Boruc clears outside his box with a header, after an Andrea Pirlo through ball catches out the Fiorentina defence.
    • 20:14 Fiorentina's Manuel Pasqual off briefly for treatment, but looks like he will run off the injury. He may just be looking for a brief respite from the wave upon wave of Juve attacks.
    • 20:12 Boruc saves from Pepe one-one-one, as Fiorentina sliced open again.
    • 20:11 The ball sits up nicely for a first time shot from Vucinic, which is easily fielded by Boruc, as Juve attack again.
    • 20:10 Some nice one-touch play around the area from Fiorentina’s Alessio Cerci, Gianni Munari and Houssine Kharja, but soon dealt with by the Juventus defence.
    • 20:06 It was coming, Juventus dominating play, and Fiorentina completely unable to impose their will in midfield. Juventus' Marchisio is briefly off for treatment with a shoulder problem, but soon returns to the field of play.
    • 20:03 The defender taps in from close range after Boruc could only parry a shot from the edge of the area.
    • 20:01 JUVENTUS 1-0 Fiorentina . Leonardo Bonucci.
    • 20:00 Vucinic shoots well wide when the ball runs to him at the edge of the six-yard box, after a great run and cross from the right by Stephan Lichsteiner. Juventus are dominant in the first ten minutes.
    • 19:59 Matri with a lovely backheel on the edge of the Fiorentina box allows Pepe a clear shot of goal, but the Juve striker airkicks.
    • 19:56 Matri again caught offside, as Juve look to take advantage from the resultant corner.
    • 19:56 Claudio Marchisio shot from distance is tipped over by Boruc, as Juve start with intent.
    • 19:54 Great save from Fiorentina goalkeeper Artur Boruc within seconds at the other end, denying Pepe by racing off his line to smother.
    • 19:52 Vargas shoots wide from the left hand edge of the box, after a bout of pinball on the Juve box.
    • 19:49 Matri caught offside in the first minute.
    • 19:47 They are off, three minutes late. Juventus kick off.
    • 19:47 A fine chorus of the Juve song, and the teams shake hands. The home side resplendent in their away kit of pink, Fiorentina in white.
    • 19:40 Riccardo Montolivo is serving a one-match ban, whilst Mattia Cassani and Per Kroldrup are also out.
    • 19:38 Fiorentina also play with three up front, with Juan Manuel Vargas and Alessio Cerci alongside Stevan Jovetic. Alberto Gilardino is on the bench, having recovered from a sprained knee.
    • 19:34 Juventus play a 4-3-3 system, with Arturo Vidal back to play in midfield, and Mirko Vucinic and Simone Pepe alongside Alessandro Matri in attack. Gianluigi Buffon and Emanuele Giaccherini are still out injured.
    • 19:31 JUVENTUS: Storari, Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Marchisio, Pirlo, Vidal, Pepe, Matri, Vucinic...Subs: Manninger, Pazienza, Del Piero, De Ceglie, Elia, Quagliarella, Estigarribia. /// FIORENTINA: Boruc, De Silvestri, Gamberini, Natali, Pasqual, Munari, Behrami, Kharja, Cerci, Jovetic, Vargas...Subs: Neto, Silva, Gilardino, Nastasic, Lazzari, Ljajic, Romulo.
    • 19:26 Hello and welcome to commentary from the action at the Juventus Stadium, with Juve manager Antonio Conte and Viola manager Sinisa Mihajlovic both under pressure to end the run of draws, and take all three points.
    • Fiorentina were also held to a 2-2 draw at the weekend, at home to Catania. Juventus are unbeaten in their last eight games, but have drawn five of them. Fiorentina are winless in their last four, but have drawn three of them.
  • Summary

    • 21:10 JUVENTUS 2-1 Fiorentina. Alessandro Matri.
    • 21:03 Juventus 1-1 FIORENTINA. Stevan Jovetic.
    • 20:01 JUVENTUS 1-0 Fiorentina . Leonardo Bonucci.
    • 19:31 JUVENTUS: Storari, Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Marchisio, Pirlo, Vidal, Pepe, Matri, Vucinic...Subs: Manninger, Pazienza, Del Piero, De Ceglie, Elia, Quagliarella, Estigarribia. /// FIORENTINA: Boruc, De Silvestri, Gamberini, Natali, Pasqual, Munari, Behrami, Kharja, Cerci, Jovetic, Vargas...Subs: Neto, Silva, Gilardino, Nastasic, Lazzari, Ljajic, Romulo.

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