Serie A

  • Llorente 39’
  • A. Pirlo 45’
  • 25’ G. Migliaccio
0 Extra Time 0
2 Full Time 1
2 Half Time 1
21/02/2015
Serie A
Juventus Stadium

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 0'
      Next up for Juve in Serie A: Roma! That's all we've got time for tonight, though. Thanks a lot for joining me, Tom Webber, and have a great evening.
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      FULL TIME - Juventus 2-1 Atalanta: The Bianconeri temporarily go 10 points clear at the top of the Serie A table, though they had to come from behind after Migliaccio gave the visitors a shock lead. A scrappy finish from Llorente tied the game before a majestic strike from Pirlo gave the hosts the l
    • 0'
      Just a few minutes to wait until kick off in Turin! Let's hope the weekend's Serie A action starts with a bang!
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      In fact, Atalanta have not beaten Juve in any of their last 20 meetings in Serie A. You have to go back to February 2001 for their last win, home or away, over the Bianconeri, when they were 2-1 winners against a side including the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Edgar Davids, Filippo Inzaghi and Alessand
    • 0'
      The Nerazzurri may take some hope from the fact that Cesena took a point off Allegri's men last weekend, but they could be forgiven for not being full of confidence as, historically, they struggle against the Bianconeri in Turin. It has been over 25 years since Atalanta last won away at Juve in Seri
    • 0'
      Atalanta substitutes: Avramov, Del Grosso, Grassi, Frezzolini, Kresic, D’Alessandro, Boakye, Gomez, Bianchi.
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      Atalanta (4-5-1): Sportiello; Scaloni, Masiello, Bellini, Migliaccio; Zappacosta, Cigarini, Baselli, Drame, Emanuelson; Denis.
    • 0'
      Juve substitutes: Storari, Rubinho, Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Ogbonna, De Ceglie, Evra, Sturaro, Pepe, Morata, Coman, Matri.
    • 0'
      Juve (4-3-1-2): Buffon; Caceres, Bonucci, Chiellini, Padoin; Marchisio, Pirlo, Pogba; Pereyra; Tevez, Llorente.
    • 0'
      ATALANTA TEAM NEWS: Yohan Benalouane, Mauricio Pinilla and Carlos Carmona are all unavailable due to suspension. Maximiliano Moralez is also absent, due to injury, as Stefano Colantuono makes six changes for their visit to Turin.
    • 0'
      JUVE TEAM NEWS: Arturo Vidal has joined the injury list of Massimiliano Allegri, but the coach has Carlos Tevez available after he missed the meeting with Cesena due to suspension. The Argentine’s return is one of five changes with Allegri ahead of a trio of big fixtures in the coming weeks.
    • 0'
      Juve have dropped four points in the last three rounds of fixtures, but fortunately for them Roma did the same so their advantage at the top of the table remains at seven points. They’ll want to recover their best form with a Champions League tie with Borussia Dortmund approaching. Atalanta, meanwhi
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to this evening's LIVE commentary as Juventus kick off the weekend's Serie A action by welcoming Atalanta to the Juventus Stadium. The Bianconeri could temporarily open up a 10-point lead over Roma at the top of the table with victory tonight, and they'll be eager to do just that.
    • 1'
      We are underway!
    • 2'
      It's been a very positive start from the Bianconeri, knocking the ball about well inside Atalanta's half and attempting to penetrate. Pereyra's pass to Tevez is a little behind him, though, and the Nerazzurri manage to clear.
    • 4'
      Marchisio angles a cross in from the right which Llorente flicks on for Pereyra. Space opens up for the Argentine to have a shot from inside the area, but play is pulled back for an offside decision against the Spanish striker.
    • 6'
      Tevez picks up the ball in space in front of the defence, 20 yards from goal, and he tries to knock it beyond Masiello and run into the box. The Atalanta man shows good strength to get between him and the ball before clearing to safety.
    • 8'
      Juve are being afforded far too much space inside the Atalanta final third. Marchisio attempts to tee up Pogba for a shot from the top of the box with a pass that is overhit and subsequently booted away by Scaloni.
    • 9'
      Pirlo sends a low corner to the near post and Llorente gets away from Masiello to attack it. He centre-back was nowhere near getting to the ball but did enough to put the Spaniard off, as he fires wide from the edge of the six-yard box.
    • 10'
      Pogba clips a pass across to the right side of the box for Caceres, who controls with his chest and picks out a team-mate at the top of the box. It is Padoin who connects and he makes a real hash of the chance, contriving to loop the ball over his own head!
    • 12'
      It is all Juve! Tevez picks up the ball 25 yards from goal and stabs a pass to Llorente, who somehow managed to drag his marker to an area between the six-yard box and penalty spot. His touch isn't quite good enough, though, and the opportunity evaporates.
    • 14'
      The Nerazzurri finally get the ball out of their own half, but it doesn't last for long as Denis is adjudged offside as he chases down a long pass. Juve quickly move back up the other end, with Pereyra finding Caceres inside the box with a lovely through-ball. The Uruguayan fails to pick out a team-
    • 16'
      Atalanta are edging their way back into the game, but the movement off the ball is almost non-existent when they have possession. It's making it difficult for them to penetrate the Bianconeri defence and leading to numerous horizontal passes.
    • 18'
      Pirlo moves the ball onto Pogba in a central position, 25 yards from goal, and the crowd roar in expectation of a shot from the talented young Frenchman. His touch is loose, though, and Atalanta shirts swarm to the ball in order to douse the flames.
    • 19'
      LLORENTE! A lovely pass down the channel from Pirlo is raced onto by the Spaniard, who drags his shot wide of the far corner under pressure from Masiello.
    • 21'
      Zappacosta breaks away down the left after Migliaccio dispossesses Pogba with a well-timed, but crunching, challenge. He gets the ball onto his right foot and lifts a pass into the box for Baselli, but he's unable to bring it down and Buffon collects.
    • 23'
      Things are too congested down the centre as Juve continue to try and force a way through the heart of the Atalanta defence. Tevez and Pereyra's latest attempt to link-up is thwarted by the opposition.
    • 24'
      WHAT A SAVE! Atalanta catch Juve on the break, with Denis and Emanuelson exchanging a few passes. Pirlo slides in to intercept inside the box but instead sends the ball to the feet of Baselli, who forces a tremendous stop from Buffon with a powerful strike.
    • 25'
      G G. Migliaccio Assist U. Emanuelson
    • 25'
      Assist by U. Emanuelson.
    • 25'
      GOOOOOAAAAL!! ATALANTA LEAD IN TURIN! The resultant corner is whipped in by Emanuelson, and Migliaccio darts to the near post, getting ahead of his marker and nodding the ball into the net with a little help from the far upright!
    • 27'
      SUPERB FROM SPORTIELLO! Pogba passes out to Tevez on the left side of the box and the Argentine then sends the ball inside for Pereyra with a cutback. The former Udinese man takes a touch and tries to stab a shot beyond the keeper and into the back of the net, but Sportiello blocks it and the reboun
    • 29'
      Juve have responded well to going behind, but the home fans are notably quieter than they were in the opening 20 minutes or so. Their team find themselves behind for the second consecutive game!
    • 31'
      STAT: Juventus have won 28 of their last 30 home matches in Serie A.
    • 32'
      Caceres attempts to find Llorente at the back post with a high, curling cross from the right, but he puts too much power behind it and the ball bounces out of play.
    • 33'
      Masiello has tried to stick very tight to Llorente tonight, and he just about does enough to slow the Spaniard down inside the box before Bellini comes across to smash the ball into touch.
    • 35'
      Some hesitancy in the Juve defence enables Atalanta to gain possession on the edge of the Bianconeri box, with Cigarini spreading the play to Emanuelson on the right. The central midfielder receives it back and lifts a pass into Denis, but the striker is offside.
    • 37'
      Pirlo lifts a free kick into the box towards Caceres, but the Uruguayan is swarmed upon as he tries to bring it down. There are so many Nerazzurri shirts around him that he is beaten to the second ball. Atalanta are hanging on.
    • 39'
      G Llorente Assist U. Emanuelson
    • 39'
      GOOOOOOAAAL!! JUVE ARE LEVEL! Pirlo's corner is headed on target by Bonucci, drawing a superb save from Sportiello. The keeper is unable to do anything more than push the ball back into the danger area, and, from the swarm of Bianconeri shirts that close in, Llorente is the one to stab it home!
    • 39'
      SPORTIELLO SAVES AGAIN! Pogba finds Caceres in space on the right side of the box, and his strike towards the bottom corner at the near post is parried behind by the keeper.
    • 41'
      Allegri will be delighted that his side have managed to draw level ahead of the interval. Will Atalanta crumble now, or can they maintain their gameplan and find the net again?
    • 43'
      D. Baselli is cautioned by the referee.
    • 43'
      Baselli is the first man into the book for a late challenge. He's struggled to really get involved in the action playing in behind Denis.
    • 45'
      G A. Pirlo Assist U. Emanuelson
    • 45'
      Assist by C. Marchisio.
    • 45'
      GOOOOOAAAL! A PEARLER FROM PIRLO! The midfielder is allowed time and space in possession 30 yards from goal, and he gets the ball out from under his feet and lashes a beautiful, swerving shot into the back of the net! Stunning!
    • 46'
      We are back underway!
    • 47'
      HALF TIME - Juventus 2-1 Atalanta: The Nerazzurri took the lead through a Migliaccio header, but, after a string of saves from Sportiello to keep them at bay, the Bianconeri equalised through Llorente's close-range finish. Moments before the interval a moment of magic from Pirlo completed the turnar
    • 48'
      Scaloni uses his experience to get between Pogba and the ball, just in front of the dugout, and draw a foul from the Frenchman. The Argentine right-back would have had no chance of catching the Bianconeri man had he got past him!
    • 50'
      Tevez kicks the ball out of play as Zappacosta appears to be struggling with an injury. The wide man is still on his feet, but the medical staff signal that he is going to need to be replaced.
    • 51'
      SI M. D'Alessandro SO U. Emanuelson
    • 51'
      M. D'Alessandro comes on for D. Zappacosta.
    • 51'
      D'Alessandro is the man who comes on to replace him, and Zappacosta heads straight down the tunnel for treatment.
    • 53'
      Pereyra avoids a collision with D'Alessandro, but the substitute flies in front of him and drops to ground near the byline. He appears to touch the ball before it crosses the line so the Argentine prepares for a corner, but only a goal kick is given.
    • 54'
      SPORTIELLO IS AT IT AGAIN! The keeper makes a brilliant reaction save, denying Pogba from close range as the Frenchman headed Pereyra's cross on target at the back post!
    • 55'
      C. Marchisio is yellow-carded.
    • 55'
      Marchisio is shown a yellow card following a confrontation with Scaloni. The Argentine seemed to accuse him of going down too easy inside the box, and he reacted by butting foreheads with him.
    • 57'
      Once more Marchisio is down on the deck inside the box following a high boot from Cigarini. The Atalanta man only seemed to hook the ball into the Juve man's head, and that was never going to earn the hosts a penalty.
    • 59'
      Emanuelson really hasn't looked up to scratch tonight. His latest attempt to get forward sees him simply dribble the ball down a dead end before getting dispossessed far too easily.
    • 60'
      S. Padoin goes into the referee's book.
    • 60'
      That's better from Emanuelson! The Dutchman manages to beat Padoin down the outside this time, and the former Atalanta man brings him to ground with a late challenge that earns him a yellow card.
    • 62'
      STAT: Juve have won their last nine meetings with Atalanta in all competitions.
    • 63'
      Atalanta manage to retain possession after Emanuelson's corner is half-cleared by the Juve defence, and D'Alessandro flights a cross in from the left. His delivery is met by the head of Denis, who leaps over Padoin and directs a header straight at Buffon.
    • 64'
      Marchisio tries to replicate Pirlo's goal in the first half with a powerful right-footed effort from distance of his own. It is always rising, though, and flies high over the top.
    • 65'
      SI S. Lichtsteiner SO U. Emanuelson
    • 65'
      S. Lichtsteiner enters the game and replaces P. Pogba.
    • 65'
      Allegri withdraws Pogba for the remainder, replacing him with Lichtsteiner. It appears as though Juve will switch to a back three, now.
    • 67'
      Tevez clips a fantastic cross towards the back post after cutting in from the left, and Lichtsteiner heads it into the centre towards Llorente. The striker is beaten to it by Masiello, though, who manages to get it to safety.
    • 69'
      Juve are continuing to press forward and look for a third. They won't want to risk conceding another, like they did last time out at Cesena, and dropping points.
    • 71'
      SI R. Boakye SO U. Emanuelson
    • 71'
      R. Boakye enters play, replacing G. Denis.
    • 71'
      Atalanta's second change sees Denis make way for Boakye, who is on loan to the Nerazzurri from Juve.
    • 73'
      Lichtsteiner wins a corner for the hosts as he drives forward on the right and sees his cross go behind off Drame. The Swiss has been very lively since coming on for Pogba.
    • 74'
      SI Álvaro Morata SO U. Emanuelson
    • 74'
      Álvaro Morata enters play, replacing Llorente.
    • 74'
      The resultant corner is sent into the middle, but Sportiello comes from his line to claim it. Drame has his foot trodden on by Scaloni in the preceeding melee and has to get some treatment. The hosts use the break to replace Llorente with Morata.
    • 76'
      Scaloni pushes forward and receives the ball in space 30 yards from goal. He opts to pull the trigger and produces a swerving effort which sails narrowly over the top of the crossbar.
    • 78'
      Juve have stepped off the gas in the last few minutes, and that could prove dangerous. If Atalanta decide to go for this then the Bianconeri faithful could be set for a nervewracking final 10 minutes.
    • 80'
      STAT: Atalanta have managed just two wins from their 12 away matches in Serie A this season.
    • 81'
      G. Bellini receives a yellow card.
    • 81'
      Bellini is shown a yellow card for wrestling Tevez away from the ball on the far side. He's defended well tonight, and clearly didn't want to get caught out of position by the Argentine there.
    • 82'
      Pirlo clips a delicate pass across the top of the box for Tevez, who controls with his first touch and then releases a shot with his second. Masiello is on hand to block it, though, leaving Sportiello untested.
    • 83'
      SI A. Gómez SO U. Emanuelson
    • 83'
      D. Baselli is done for the day. A. Gómez is his replacement.
    • 83'
      Baselli comes off for Gomez in Atalanta's final remaining change. Can the Argentine salvage anything from this game for his team.
    • 84'
      SUPER CHALLENGE! Morata races away from Masiello on the break, surging down the left before closing in on goal. He takes a little too long to make his mind up with a final product, though, and the centre-back gets back to make an important recovering challenge.
    • 85'
      R. Pereyra receives a yellow card.
    • 85'
      Pereyra is the latest man to be shown a yellow card for hauling Emanuelson down after the Dutchman turned him. That couldve started a break for the visitors, so he took that one for the team.
    • 86'
      Atalanta have a corner as Bonucci deflects Cigarini's wayward shot behind, but a foul by Migliaccio as he challenges for the ensuing delivery results in a free kick to the hosts.
    • 87'
      S. Lichtsteiner goes into the referee's book.
    • 87'
      Gomez streams forward through the middle, stepping across Lichtsteiner and drawing a foul from the Swiss. That will rule the right-back out of the match against Roma, which is a big loss for Allegri, but the could have even bigger problems from the ensuing free kick.
    • 88'
      The set-piece is fired into the wall but Atalanta retain possession and manage to move it out to Scaloni in space on the right. He picks out Migliaccio inside the area, but the midfielder is unable to get his second of the night as his header goes wide.
    • 89'
      SI K. Coman SO U. Emanuelson
    • 89'
      K. Coman comes on for C. Tévez.
    • 89'
      G. Migliaccio gets yellow.
    • 89'
      Yet another yellow card is shown by the referee, and this one is in the direction of Migliaccio, ruling him out of their next fixture against Sampdoria. Allegri uses the stoppage to replace Tevez with Coman.
    • 90'
      There is the final whistle! Juve hold on for all three points!
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      Álvaro Morata gets yellow.
    • HALF TIME
    • 90'
      Coman dribbles down the left before turning back and then heading into the box. He dances his way inside, getting to the byline and thumping the ball straight at Sportiello. There was very little active support for him there.
    • 45'
      There is the half-time whistle!
    • 90'
      We are into the first of four additional minutes. Will Atalanta find an equaliser or can Juve finally put the game to bed?
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Attacker
    spain
    Álvaro Morata
    9
    74'Substituted

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    italy
    Andrea Pirlo
    italy
    Gian Piero Gasperini

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 14 15
    Yellow Cards 5 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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