Serie A

  • P. Dybala 28’
  • M. Mandžukić 49’
0 Extra Time 0
2 Full Time 0
1 Half Time 0
Serie A
Juventus Stadium


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      Dybala goes close again! Pogba holds up the ball on the edge of the penalty area before teeing up Evra, who flies towards the byline and then cuts a pass back to the Argentine. He immediately unleashes a great low strike but Sportiello does well to stick a foot out that stops it from finding the bac
    • 45'
      Excellent chance for Dybala! Pogba flies down the left wing to get onto the end of an Asamoah clearance before swinging a wonderful cross towards the back post. It finds the aforementioned Argentine but, despite his best efforts, he's unable to make decent contact with the ball and ends up poking hi
    • 90'
      Late chance for Dybala! Morata flies into the penalty area after being set up by the Argentine, and he spins quickly before firing a shot off the outstretched hand of Sportiello. The ball drops to the aforementioned goalscorer once again, but he's unable to control it properly and, as a result, Atal
    • 45'
      And now Bonucci is down on the ground holding his face after receiving a high boot to the face from Pinilla. The contact was purely accidental, however, and the two players quickly hug and make up.
    • 90'
      After patiently working the ball around, Dybala decides to unleash a thumping low strike from long-range, but his rocket of a shot takes a deflection off Masiello before flying out of play for a throw-in on the left wing.
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      My name is Ben Cullimore and it's been an absolute pleasure describing all of the action to you today. Until next time, goodbye!
    • 0'
      The referee blows his whistle for the final time and puts Atalanta out of their misery. The visitors really struggled at both ends of the pitch, and after Mandzukic scored Juventus' second goal it didn't look as if they were going to be able to find any way back into the game. As a result, the hosts
    • 0'
    • 0'
      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half.
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      It's been a positive performance from Juventus, who have looked far better this afternoon than they have in recent weeks. Once again, Dybala has been the hosts' best player, constantly putting the Atalanta defence under pressure with his pace and trickery. One goal easily could have been two if his
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    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
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      Meanwhile, Atalanta boss Edoardo Reja has also made four alterations to the side that featured in the win against Carpi in their last outing, with Masiello, Standardo, Cigarini and Gomez making way for Bellini, Paletta, Kurtic and D’Alessandro.
    • 0'
      Massimiliano Allegri has decided to make four changes to the Juventus side that started the goalless draw against Borussia Monchengladbach during the week, with Padoin, Evra, Pereyra and Dybala coming into the squad to replace Barzagli, Sandro, Cuadrado and Morata, respectively.
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      Atalanta substitutes: Stendardo, Masiello, Migliaccio, Gomez, Carmona, Denis, Cigarini, Brivio, Bassi, Cherubin, Monachello, Raimondi.
    • 0'
      Atalanta XI (4-3-3): Sportiello; Bellini, Toloi, Paletta, Drame; Grassi, De Roon, Kurtic; D’Alessandro, Pinilla, Moralez.
    • 0'
      Juventus substitutes: Neto, Zaza, Morata, Hernanes, Sandro, Barzagli, Cuadrado, Lemina, Asamoah, Rugani, Sturaro, Audero.
    • 0'
      Juventus XI (4-3-3): Buffon; Padoin, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra; Khedira, Marchisio, Pogba; Pereyra, Mandzukic, Dybala.
    • 0'
      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
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      Juventus haven’t lost to their opponents today since 2001 and have won the last 10 meetings in a row, but, despite that impressive statistic, this afternoon’s clash is likely to be a tricky one. Edoardo Reja’s men have enjoyed a good start to the season and currently sit in eighth place, five points
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      With just nine points from their opening eight games, reigning Serie A champions Juventus sit in a disappointing and worrying 15th place after suffering their worst start to the season since 1980. The Old Lady have managed to win just twice so far, with both of those victories coming against sides w
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      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Serie A clash between Juventus and Atalanta. My name is Ben Cullimore and I will be keeping you up to date with all of the action from Juventus Stadium.
    • 1'
      And we're off!
    • 3'
      Juventus work the ball around patiently inside the Atalanta half of the pitch as they look to find a way through the sea of blue and black shirts in front of them. Dybala is eventually fouled by De Roon 30 yards away from goal, resulting in a free kick for the hosts in a dangerous position.
    • 4'
      Great save by Sportiello! Dybala steps up and curls a great cross right onto the head of Bonucci, but the big centre-back's deft headed effort is stopped well by a strong diving save from the Atalanta goalkeeper.
    • 5'
      Juventus immediately come back and earn themselves a corner after Marchisio's long-range is deflected out of play. The set-piece is flung towards the back post, where it finds Mandzukic, but the striker's scuffed half-volley is easily stopped by Sportiello.
    • 7'
      Mandzukic goes close again! This time the striker is set up by a wonderful, curling through-ball from Pogba that flies throught the Atalanta defence and into the path of the Croatian, but he's unable to get his feet sorted and, as a result, is dispossessed before he can unleash a shot.
    • 9'
      It's all Juventus as they swarm inside the Atalanta half of the pitch, but this time a dangerous attacking move is brought to a disappointing end by Khedira, who fires his attempted through-ball towards Dybala past the youngster and out of play for a goal kick.
    • 11'
      Atalanta patiently work their way down the left wing before Drame sends a cross off Khedira and out for a throw-in near the corner flag. It's taken short and sent to Moralez, who then flings a cross-cum-shot towards the near post, but it ends up looping onto the roof of the net.
    • 12'
      Great play by Juventus! Once again, Pogba splits the Atalanta defence in two with a lovely lofted pass that flies straight into the feet of Evra. The left-back then heads towards the byline before fizzing a pass across the face of goal, but it ends up missing Mandzukic by the narrowest of margins.
    • 13'
      And now Dybala gets a shot away after peeling away from his marker on the edge of the penalty area, but his first-time strike is comfortably saved by Sportiello.
    • 15'
      Atalanta are currently enjoying a good spell of possession inside the Juventus half of the pitch. D'Alessandro eventually ups the tempo by breaking down the right flank but his run is brought to a painful end by Chiellini, who flies into the winger and brings him crashing to the ground with a strong
    • 17'
      Juventus work the ball out wide, where Evra attempts to swing a cross into the box. It fails to beat the first man before falling to Pogba, who then curls a 30-yard strike a yard or two wide of the near post.
    • 19'
      The Atalanta defence are holding firm, which is forcing Juventus into unleashing speculative efforts from long range. Again, Pogba tries to test Sportiello from 30 yards out, but again the goalkeeper comes out on top.
    • 21'
      After defending well, Atalanta break forward quickly down the left flank. A deep cross is flung towards D'Alessandro at the far post, but, off balance, the winger can only send his first-time volley sailing well wide of the goal.
    • 23'
      A Juventus attack breaks down, allowing Atalanta to push forward quickly. Kurtic attempts to launch a lofted pass over the top of the hosts' defence and into the path of D'Alessandro, but it fails to find the winger and instead ends up bouncing into the hands of Buffon.
    • 24'
      Juventus push forward down the left wing before teeing up Marchisio, who is left in acres of space just outside of the Atalanta penalty area. The midfielder then tries to find Dybala at the far post, but his attempted lofted pass is completely overhit and flies out for a goal kick.
    • 25'
      De Roon commits a poor foul and is shown the first yellow card of the game as a result.
    • 26'
      Great defending by Chiellini! The Juventus defence completely fall asleep, allowing Drame to fly down the left flank completely untroubled. He cuts inside before sending a dangerous low cross towards the near post, but the aforementioned centre-back is there to throw his body in the way of the pass
    • 28'
      G P. Dybala Assist P. Pogba
    • 28'
      P. Pogba provided the assist.
    • 28'
      GOAL! What a strike by Dybala! Pogba cuts inside from the left wing before teeing up the Argentine, who takes a touch before unleashing a wonderful 25-yard strike that curls past Sportiello before finding the top of the net.
    • 30'
      Atalanta try to push forward on an attack from the restart but are unable to do so due to good defending, once again, from the Juventus back four. They have been a bit tentative so far, but being a goal down might help to bring them out of their shell.
    • 32'
      Atalanta earn themselves a corner on the left wing after good play by Moralez. The set-piece is poorly hit but bounces out to Drame, who then brings Dybala crashing to the ground after climbing all over the Argentine.
    • 34'
      Juventus break away on a great counter attack down the right wing through Dybala. The Argentine cuts inside before finding Pogba, but the Frenchman spends far too long on the ball and is eventually dispossessed before he can get a cross away.
    • 36'
      Pereyra immediately goes down off the ball once the attacking move comes to an end. After receiving medical treatment on the ground, he eventually hobbles off the pitch. It doesn't look good for the Argentine.
    • 37'
      SI K. Asamoah SO P. Pogba
    • 37'
      Pereyra's game is over, and he's replaced by Asamoah.
    • 38'
      Play resums once again and Juventus immediately fly forward on a blisteringly quick attack. Pogba charges towards the edge of the penalty area before teeing up Evra, but the left-back's run is slghtly mistimed and the linesman's flag is immediately raised as a result.
    • 40'
      Juventus slow down the pace of the game as they patiently work the ball around inside the Atalanta penalty area. Marchisio then tries to find Padoin with a cross-field pass but the midfielder's lofted ball is hit too hard and, as a result, the right-back can't control it.
    • 42'
      Bellini flies into Asamoah and dispossesses the Ghanaian with a strong but fair sliding tackle, but he ends up receiving a nasty hit to the head from the Juventus man's knee as a result, leaving him dazed and confused and in serious discomfort.
    • 44'
      After a lengthy break, play gets underway once again. Juventus move the ball around slowly before Bonucci launches a lofted pass towards Asamoah, but it's completely mishit and sails out of play for a goal kick.
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of added time.
    • 46'
      SI A. Masiello SO P. Pogba
    • 46'
      Atalanta have made one substitution during the half-time break, with Bellini, who picked up an injury at the end of the first period, making way for Masiello.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 47'
      Drame immediately embarks on a storming run down the left wing before being dispossessed by a wonderful tackle by Bonucci, which, thanks to good play by the Juventus defender, also results in a goal kick for the hosts.
    • 48'
      Dybala flies down the right flank before firing a cross off Paletta and out for a corner. The set-piece is poorly hit by the youngster, however, and ends up missing Mandzukic before sailing harmlessly out of play for a goal kick.
    • 49'
      G M. Mandžukić Assist P. Pogba
    • 49'
      Assist by P. Dybala.
    • 49'
      GOAL! It's 2-0! Pogba sets up Dybala with a lovely flick on the edge of the penalty area, and the youngster then sends a wonderful low cross towards the six-yard box, where it meets Mandzukic. The striker slides in and meets the ball before poking it past Sportiello to double his side's lead with hi
    • 51'
      Marchisio flies in and commits a poorly-timed challenge, resulting in a yellow card for the midfielder.
    • 52'
      SI A. Gómez SO P. Pogba
    • 52'
      Atalanta have made their second substitution of the game, with Gomez coming on to take the place of Moralez.
    • 54'
      Grassi becomes the latest player to enter the referee's book after bringing down Asamoah with a poor sliding challenge.
    • 55'
      Dybala embarks on a lovely run down the right wing before cutting inside and teeing up Khedira, but the latter is dispossessed well by De Roon on the edge of the penalty area before he can do so.
    • 56'
      Big call by the referee! Pogba flies through the middle of the pitch and heads towards the edge of the Atalanta penalty area before being clattered into by Toloi, who was the last man. However, with Masiello coming back to help out, the referee only shows the defender a yellow card.
    • 57'
      Excellent chance for Khedira! The resulting set-piece is whipped by Dybala into the heart of the penalty area, where it's half dealt with by the Atalanta defence. The ball is only cleared as far as the aforementioned German, however, and he ends up scuffing his long-range, first-time strike several
    • 59'
      Lovely play by Atalanta! The visitors, who have barely troubled the Juventus back line, push forward on a great attacking move down the left flank. Gomez the swings a low cross into the box, where it finds D'Alessandro, but the Italian is unable to flick his shot-cum-pass towards goal.
    • 61'
      Dybala receives a yellow card for a mistimed challenge.
    • 61'
      Atalanta are looking far better going forward than they did in the opening hour of the game. Gomez has made a big difference after coming on and is using his pace to good effect down the left wing.
    • 62'
      Gomez finds joy down the left flank once again before earning his side a corner. It's curled towards the near post, where it meets the boot of Pinilla, but the striker's deft flick ends up looping over the top of the crossbar.
    • 64'
      Mandzukic goes down inside the penalty area, but nothing is given! Dybala swings in a lovely cross from the left wing that looks set to meet the Croatian, who falls to the ground under a challenge from Paletta. There was barely any contact between the two, however, and, as a result, the referee shak
    • 65'
      Another chance for Pinilla! This time the Atalanta striker tries his luck from 30 yards out, and his rocket of a shot ends up beating Buffon before flying just wide of the far post.
    • 66'
      And now Dybala goes close! Evra does incredibly well to muscle his way past two Atalanta players before cutting the ball back to the aforementioned Argentine, who immediately unleashes a thumping shot from the edge of the penalty area that flies into the side-netting.
    • 67'
      D'Alessandro twists and turns on the right-hand side of the Juventus penalty area before chipping a deep cross towards the back post, but it fails to find Pinilla before sailing out for a goal kick.
    • 68'
      Pogba embarks on a great run along the edge of the penalty area before being scythed down by Paletta, resulting in a free kick for Juventus in an incredibly dangerous position.
    • 69'
      So close from Dybala! The Argentine steps up and unleashes a wonderful curling strike that leaves Sportiello rooted to the spot before flying just inches wide of the near post.
    • 70'
      Excellent save by Sportiello! The Atalanta goalkeeper saves his side once again, and this time it's a close-range volley from Dybala that he's somehow able to push wide of the goal with a great stop.
    • 72'
      Dybala spins and tees up Padoin, who then charges down the right flank before cutting a pass back to Pogba. The Frenchman does well to meet it on the edge of the penalty area but his first touch is poor and sends it rolling away from home, allowing Atalanta to just about deal with the danger.
    • 73'
      SI G. Migliaccio SO P. Pogba
    • 73'
      RED CARD! A clumsy challenge from Toloi results in a second yellow card for the Brazilian, who trudges off the pitch with a glum look on his face. Atalanta's day just went from bad to worse...
    • 73'
      Migliacco comes on to replace De Roon in what will be Atalanta's final substitution of the afternoon.
    • 75'
      That is surely that for Juventus, who are now content with patiently working the ball around inside their own half of the pitch as they look to toy with an Atalanta side that look absolutely dejected.
    • 76'
      Once again, Dybala is on the end of a good attacking move from Juventus, but this time the Argentine sends his 20-yard strike well wide of its intended target.
    • 77'
      SI Álvaro Morata SO P. Pogba
    • 77'
      Mandzukic receives a loud round of applause from the Juventus fans as he makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Morata for the final 13 minutes of the game.
    • 78'
      PENALTY! As if things couldn't get any worse for Atalanta, Juventus are awarded a penalty after Paletta clumsily brings down Dybala, who easily beat the defender with his wonderful pace and trickery.
    • 79'
      SAVE! Pogba's penalty strike is poor and is easily saved by Sportiello, who dives the right way before punching the ball down into the ground.
    • 79'
    • 81'
      Evra does well to get down the left wing before spinning past two players and trying to tee up Morata, but the Frenchman's pass is poor and can only find Paletta on the edge of the penalty area.
    • 83'
      It's all Juventus at the moment as they patiently pass the ball around in the middle of the pitch. They don't look in any rush to push forward, and, with the game as good as over, you can't blame them.
    • 85'
      Atalanta are finally able to get on the ball once again and Gomez immediately pushes forward down the left flank. He cuts inside before teeing up Kurtic, but the Slovenian is quickly dispossessed on the edge of the penalty area.
    • 87'
      Chance for Morata! Dybala shows great skill on the edge of the penalty area before poking a pass into the path of the aforementioned Spaniard, but he's unable to get the ball out of his feet before being dispossessed by Paletta at the vital moment.
    • 89'
      SI S. Sturaro SO P. Pogba
    • 89'
      Khedira receives a standing ovation from the Juventus fans as he makes his way off to be replaced by Sturaro.
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be two minutes of added time.

    Line Up

    Álvaro Morata
    Rafael Tolói


    Alex Sandro


    Andrea Pirlo
    Gian Piero Gasperini



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


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


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


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


    Fouls Conceded 9 15
    Yellow Cards 2 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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