Serie A

  • 24’ A. Barzagli
  • 86’ M. Lemina
0 Extra Time 0
0 Full Time 2
07/03/2016
Serie A
Atleti Azzurri d'Italia

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
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      That's all from Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia for this afternoon. Thank you for following the LIVE action from Serie A - hope you've enjoyed it. Until next time, have a very good weekend!
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      Juventus restore their three-point lead at the top of Serie A thanks to goals from Andrea Barzagli and substitute Mario Lemina. They are now unbeaten in 23 top-flight matches against Atalanta, whose winless streak this season stretches to 13 games.
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      FULL TIME: ATALANTA 0-2 JUVENTUS
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      The players are making their way back out onto the field and the second half is about get underway.
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      Andrea Barzagli's goal is the difference between the sides at half-time, but Juventus have been the much better of the two overall. Atalanta have had decent spells, but need to try and threaten their opponents a lot more.
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      HALF-TIME: ATALANTA 0-1 JUVENTUS
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      HERE THEY COME! The players are coming out onto the field and kick-off is just moments away.
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      JUVENTUS SUBS: Neto, Rubinho, Zaza, Morata, Hernanes, Alex Sandro, Cuadrado, Lemina, Padoin, Asamoah, Rugani.
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      JUVENTUS (4-4-2): Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Barzagli, Evra; Marchisio, Khedira, Pogba, Pereyra; Dybala, Mandzukic.
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      Massimiliano Allegri made seven changes for the Coppa Italia victory over Internazionale on penalties in midweek, but makes three alterations from the side that overcame the Nerazzurri in Serie A last Sunday. Patrice Evra returns at left-back ahead of Alex Sandro and Claudio Marchisio is back in the
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      ATALANTA SUBS: Bassi, Stendardo, Gagliardini, Bellini, D'Alessandro, Migliaccio, Freuler, Gakpe, Diamanti, Brivio, Cherubin, Raimondi.
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      ATALANTA (3-5-2): Sportiello; Toloi, Masiello, Paletta; Conti, Kurtic, De Roon, Cigarini, Drame; Monachello, Borriello.
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      Atalanta are without a win in 12 games - their longest winless streak in Serie A since December 2004 - and Edy Reja makes four changes to the side that were held to a 1-1 draw at Carpi last time out. Rafael Toloi comes into the three-man defence and Andrea Conti takes his place on the right wing, wh
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      Following Napoli's 3-1 victory over Chievo yesterday, a point would send Juventus back to the summit of the Serie A table. They will certainly fancy their chances against a side they have not lost to since February 2001.
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      Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE text commentary of Serie A! We're at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia today with Juventus looking to go back to the top of the table, as they travel to Atalanta.
    • 1'
      KICK-OFF! The referee blows his whistle and Juventus get the match underway.
    • 2'
      Cigarini is the first player to have his name taken by the referee and he will now walk a tightrope for the next 88 minutes.
    • 4'
      Juventus have settled into their rhythm fairly quickly inside the opening few minutes. Atalanta are looking good on the counter attack, however, and will certainly not roll over today.
    • 6'
      Juventus are awarded the first corner of the game, but Atalanta are holding firm so far and deal with it fairly easily. The hosts will be pleased with the way they have started today.
    • 9'
      Interestingly, Atalanta have lost more games (61) and conceded more goals (197) against Juventus in Serie A than against any other team. They will be keen to set the record straight today.
    • 11'
      GOOD SAVE! Some neat play from Juventus sees Khedira spring the offside trap and get in behind the defence. However, Sportiello gets down well to make a good save from a tight angle.
    • 13'
      Cigarini is fouled just inside the Juventus half and Atalanta are awarded a free-kick. This is a good opportunity for the hosts to ask questions of their opponents in defence.
    • 14'
      CHANCE! Atalanta build up a patient attack down the right flank. A deep cross reaches an unmarked Cigarini, whose volley is weak and easily gathered by Buffon.
    • 16'
      At the other end, Marchisio and Dybala stand over a free-kick for Juventus near the touchline. Both centre-halves are forward but the former's eventual delivery is poor and easily dealt with by Atalanta.
    • 18'
      Pogba gets involved in the contest for the first time. He embarks on one of his trademark surging runs towards the penalty area before laying the ball out wide for Dybala, but the striker's cross is not the best and Atalanta clear.
    • 20'
      Juventus are beginning to turn up the pressure here. Pogba works some space for himself on the edge of the area and tries his luck with a bending effort that goes just over the bar.
    • 22'
      The visitors are very much on top of things at the moment. Their possession has been first class, but they just need to get more shots on goal.
    • 24'
      G A. Barzagli Assist M. Mandžukić
    • 24'
      Mandžukić did very well to win the corner and knock the ball into the path of Barzagli.
    • 24'
      JUVENTUS TAKE THE LEAD!!! The dominance eventually tells for the visitors! Mandzukic gets up well to knock the corner down into the path of an unmarked Barzagli to finish past Sportiello.
    • 26'
      Considering he is a centre-half by trade, Barzagli took that very well. Question marks will be raised over De Roon, however, as the Atalanta midfielder was far too slow reacting and playing the goalscorer onside.
    • 28'
      The breakthrough is no more than Juventus deserve and they have certainly got their tails up now, as they go in search of more goals. That is the 27th consecutive Serie A game that they have found the net against Atalanta.
    • 30'
      As we hit the half-hour mark, Atalanta are trying to regain a foothold in this contest. Their general play has not been too bad in all fairness, but it is nowhere near the quality of their opponents.
    • 32'
      The hosts are without a win in 12 matches and it is looking increasingly likely that this will be an unlucky 13th, as Juventus appear to be growing stronger in the contest.
    • 35'
      Some good play from Atalanta forces Khedira into conceding a throw-in on the near side. Drame delivers a dangerous cross into the heart of the penalty area, but Juve are equal to it again.
    • 37'
      There are danger signs for Atalanta as Pogba receives the ball in the area. The defence quickly swarm around the Juventus midfielder, however, and snuff out the threat.
    • 40'
      CHANCE! Marchisio is intercepted in the heart of midfield by Monachello, who races away on the counter attack. He lifts the ball over the defence for Borriello to hit on the volley, but his effort is straight at Buffon.
    • 42'
      Those were very positive signs for the hosts and they should look to build on that in the closing stages of this first half. Hitting Juve on the counter attack seems like their most effective weapon at the moment.
    • 43'
      Pogba is the first Juventus man to go into the book this afternoon.
    • 44'
      From the resulting free-kick, a high bouncing ball makes things awkward for Buffon. The keeper uses his experience well, however, as he collects in the crowded area.
    • 46'
      KICK-OFF! The referee blows his whistle and Atlanta get the ball rolling once again.
    • 48'
      Atalanta launch a dangerous counter attack after being on the back foot deep inside their own half. A deep cross into the area is headed behind for a corner by Mandzukic, but the visitors deal with the subsequent delivery.
    • 50'
      At the other end, Evra shows good strength to hold off the challenge of his marker before firing the ball across the area. None of his teammates react quickly enough, though, and Atlanta clear.
    • 51'
      Paletta is shown the yellow card for a rash challenge on Dybala. The Atalanta defender must now tread carefully.
    • 53'
      OUCH! Kurtic is left winded following a heavy aerial challenge from behind by Evra. It was perfectly legitimate challenge for the ball, but the Atalanta man is certainly feeling the effects of the collision.
    • 55'
      SI M. D'Alessandro SO M. Mandžukić
    • 55'
      Reja makes the first substitution of the game, as Conti comes off to be replaced by Marco D'Alessandro.
    • 57'
      There is a slight break in play as Bonucci receives attention from the physios. He took a ball to the face from point-blank range and just needs a moment to recover.
    • 59'
      WHAT A LET-OFF! Sportiello gets the ball stuck under his feet and is dispossessed by Mandzukic just outside the penalty area. Fortunately for the keeper, a defender is covering to stop the striker from finding the net.
    • 60'
      Dybala embarks on a typically strong run into the heart of the Atalanta defence. He lays the ball off for Pogba to strike, but there is no power or direction in his effort and it drifts wide of the target.
    • 62'
      ALMOST! Dybala is pulling the strings for Juventus again, as he evades a challenge before releasing Mandzukic. He receives the ball back from his strike partner on the edge of the area, but is penalised for catching Drame late when overstretching to keep the move alive.
    • 64'
      Atalanta almost get in behind the Juventus defence following a neat move. The visitors just about deal with their opponents' threat, but the hosts will be looking to build on that.
    • 66'
      SI C. Raimondi SO M. Mandžukić
    • 66'
      Atalanta make their second change of the afternoon, as Monachello goes off to be replaced by Cristian Raimondi.
    • 68'
      SI M. Lemina SO M. Mandžukić
    • 68'
      Allegri makes his first change of the day as he introduces Mario Lemina in place of Khedira.
    • 69'
      FREE HEADER! Mandzukic peels away from his marker in the penalty area to meet Dybala's free-kick. He just cannot keep his header down, although it would not have counted because of the offside flag.
    • 71'
      With 19 minutes remaining, Juventus are still a goal to the good against Atalanta, but they will want to kill the game off as soon as possible. They will move three points closer to a fifth consecutive domestic title if they can hold on.
    • 73'
      Atalanta need a spark from somewhere if they are take anything from this match. They are still lacking creativity and need to try and gain a foothold in the contest at the very least.
    • 75'
      Juventus are awarded a free-kick 25 yards from goal which Pogba stands over. There is plenty of whip on his delivery, but it is just over the bar.
    • 76'
      SI A. Diamanti SO M. Mandžukić
    • 76'
      The final throw of the dice from Reja sees Cigarini withdrawn in favour of Alessandro Diamanti.
    • 79'
      Juventus have a free-kick 40 yards from goal as Dybala comes under a heavy challenge from Masiello. The visitors should look to try and put the game beyond their opponents here.
    • 80'
      CHANCE! Pogba finds himself unmarked in the penalty area from the resulting free-kick, but is brilliantly denied by Sportiello from point-blank range. It would not have counted, however, as the offside flag had been raised.
    • 80'
      Yellow card Claudio Marchisio
    • 81'
      SI Alex Sandro SO M. Mandžukić
    • 81'
      A tactical change from Allegri sees Pereyra sacrificed in favour of left-back Alex Sandro.
    • 83'
      Good defending from Juventus! Atalanta ask questions as Diamanti whips an inviting ball into the penalty area, but the visitors are alert and clear the danger.
    • 84'
      Seconds after almost becoming the hero, Tolói is booked by the referee.
    • 84'
      WHISKERS AWAY! Atalanta whip a corner into the area that is flicked towards the far post. Toloi throws himself at the ball, but cannot quite connect to make the vital contact.
    • 86'
      G M. Lemina Assist M. Mandžukić
    • 86'
      Mandžukić laid the ball into the path of Lemina.
    • 86'
      WHAT A GOAL!!! LEMINA PUTS THE GAME TO BED AND HOW! He receives the ball 30 yards from goal and cleverly skips away from a couple of challenges, before beautifully placing the ball beyond the reach of Sportiello with the outside of his boot.
    • 87'
      SO CLOSE! Atalanta desperately try to give themselves a late chance to salvage something from this game. The ball is drilled dangerously towards the far post, but whistles wide of the target beyond the reach of the strikers.
    • 89'
      SI Álvaro Morata SO M. Mandžukić
    • 89'
      Juventus make their third and final change. Dybala is given a well-earned rest as he goes off to be replaced by Álvaro Morata.
    • 90'
      The referee blows the final whistle and Juventus have the victory!
    • 90'
      You cannot fault the way that Atalanta have finished this game - they have certainly given it a right go. Another neat move sees the ball played out wide for Raimondi, but his cross is poor and goes out for a goal kick.
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      Atalanta continue to press and force a corner out of their opponents. It is cleared away but only as far as De Roon, who's first-time volley has plenty of venom but easy enough for Buffon to gather.
    • 45'
      The referee blows his whistle and brings the first half to an end.
    • 90'
      SIX MINUTES! The fourth official holds up his board to indicate that there will be an additional six minutes at the end of this game. Could Atalanta snatch two unlikely goals?
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Defender
    italy
    Rafael Tolói
    2
    Captain
    Defender
    brazil
    Alex Sandro
    12
    81'Substituted
    Attacker
    spain
    Álvaro Morata
    9
    89'Substituted

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    italy
    Gian Piero Gasperini
    italy
    Andrea Pirlo

    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 17 14
    Yellow Cards 3 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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