Serie A

  • Alex Sandro 15’
  • D. Rugani 19’
  • M. Mandžukić 64’
  • 82’ R. Freuler
04/12/2016
Serie A
Allianz Stadium, Turin

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      Atalanta come back once again before Grassi tries to test Buffon from 25 yards out, but the midfielder's audacious effort is poorly hit and sails comfortable wide of the Juventus goal.
    • 45'
      Juventus get themselves into a good position deep down the right wing as they attempt to carve out a late chance on goal, but Higuain ends up giving away a free-kick after clashing with Caldara.
    • 90'
      Spinazzola does well to beat Cuadrado deep down the left flank before swinging a dangerous cross into the heart of the Juventus penalty area, but it's overhit and fails to find an Atalanta player before being dealt with by Evra.
    • 0'
      The referee blows his whistle for the final time and Juventus leave with three well-earned and much-needed points. They looked far better than they did last weekend against Genoa, and they showed why they remain the favourites to win the title by making an in-form Atalanta side look extremely averag
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME: JUVENTUS 3-1 ATALANTA
    • 0'
      The two teams are making their way back out on to the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
    • 0'
      After losing against Genoa last weekend, Juventus really needed to enjoy a good first half to banish those painful memories, and that's exactly what they did. The home side deservedly lead at half-time thanks to a strong and determined performance that has resulted in them causing Atalanta plenty of
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: ATALANTA 0-2 JUVENTUS
    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out on to the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
    • 0'
      Meanwhile, Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini has made just two alterations to the team that featured in their last league outing, with Ervin Zukanovic and Roberto Gagliardini making way for Rafael Toloi and Remo Freuler.
    • 0'
      Massimiliano Allegri has decided to make five changes to the Juventus side that started the defeat against Genoa last weekend, with Daniele Rugani, Giorgio Chiellini, Claudio Marchisio, Stefano Sturaro and Gonzalo Higuain coming into the starting line-up to replace Dani Alves, Leonardo Bonucci, Mehd
    • 0'
      Atalanta substitutes: Zukanovic, D’Alessandro, Migliaccio, Pesic, Bassi, Mazzini, Raimondi, Grassi, Drame, Bastoni, Latte Lath.
    • 0'
      Atalanta XI (3-4-1-2): Sportiello; Toloi, Caldara, Masiello; Conti, Kessie, Freuler, Spinazzola; Kurtic; Petagna, Gomez.
    • 0'
      Juventus substitutes: Benatia, Cuadrado, Hernanes, Lemina, Asamoah, Neto, Audero, Evra, Kean.
    • 0'
      Juventus XI (4-1-2-1-2): Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Rugani, Chiellini, Sandro; Marchisio; Khedira, Sturaro; Pjanic; Mandzukic, Higuain.
    • 0'
      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this evening…
    • 0'
      It’s almost 16 years since Atalanta last beat Juventus in a league game, with the Old Lady winning all of the previous 12 meetings between the two sides. That run could come to an end today, however, as both teams arguably start the day on near-equal footing. Juventus will be hoping that their impre
    • 0'
      In stark contrast to their opponents, things couldn’t be going any better for Atalanta, who have arguably been the most impressive team so far this season and head to Turin unbeaten in their last 10 games. Nine of those have ended in victories, with their last failure to win coming against Fiorentin
    • 0'
      Juventus haven’t been helped by a swathe of injuries, leaving Massimiliano Allegri with several big choices to make at the back. The Bianconeri didn’t look at all comfortably defensively in the defeat against Genoa, with Mehdi Benatia, Leonardo Bonucci and Dani Alves all struggling before the latter
    • 0'
      Whilst they aren’t quite embroiled in a crisis just yet, it certainly hasn’t been an ideal first third of the season for Juventus. The reigning Serie A champions lead the way at the top of the table but now sit just four points clear of both Roma and Milan after last weekend’s shocking 3-1 loss away
    • 0'
      Good evening and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Serie A game between Juventus and Atalanta at the Juventus Stadium.
    • 1'
      And we're off! Juventus get us underway, attacking from left to right.
    • 2'
      Juventus move the ball around quickly deep inside the Atalanta half of the pitch before Pjanic is set up on the edge of the penalty area, but he's quickly dispossessed before Freuler thumps the ball away from danger.
    • 4'
      Conti breaks down the right wing on Atalanta's first attack of the game before being fouled by Sandro, resulting in a free-kick for the visitors. It's taken quickly and sent short before Gomez charges towards the penalty area, but his attempted through-ball is poor and easily cut out.
    • 6'
      Higuain picks up the ball on the edge of the Atalanta penalty area before unleashing a thumping strike, but it ends up deflecting out of play for the first corner of the game. The set-piece is swung in by Pjanic and towards Higuain, but it's easily collected by Sportiello.
    • 8'
      A half-hearted Juventus attacking move comes to an end and Atalanta try to counter quickly down the right flank, but Kessie is quickly closed down and fouled by Pjanic, who concedes a free-kick near to the halfway line.
    • 10'
      Atalanta move the ball around nicely just inside the Juventus half of the pitch as they try to carve out a chance on goal, but Spinazzola's final touch over on the left flank is poor and sends the ball rolling out of play instead of towards Gomez.
    • 11'
      Sandro twists and turns over on the left-hand side of the penalty area as he tries to find a way past Conti, but Kessie darts back to help out the wing-back with a well-timed tackle that ends up dispossessing the Brazilian.
    • 13'
      Great chance for Juventus! A lovely pass from Pjanic rolls into the Atalanta penalty area and finds Higuain, who then quickly tries to tee up Mandzukic with a first-time pass across the face of goal, but it's sent slightly too near to Sportiello and the goalkeeper is able to cut out the danger.
    • 15'
      G Alex Sandro Assist C. Marchisio
    • 15'
      GOAL! What a strike by Sandro! The Brazilian cuts inside from the left wing and embarks on a great run as he charges towards the Atalanta penalty area. He does well to reach the edge of the box and then unleashes a low strike that flies past the outstretched limbs of Sportiello and into the bottom r
    • 15'
      Assist Claudio Marchisio
    • 17'
      Mandzukic charges down the left wing on a great run before taking on Conti, but his hauled to the ground by the wing-back and wins Juventus a free-kick. It's whipped into a dangerous position inside the penalty area and looks set to find a black and white shirt, but Sportiello is there to punch the
    • 18'
      Vital block by Caldara! Juventus hit Atalanta once again on another fast counter-attack. Higuain muscles his way towards the edge of the penalty area before unleashing a low shot, but Caldara dives in the way to deflect the effort out for a corner.
    • 19'
      G D. Rugani Assist C. Marchisio
    • 19'
      GOAL! It's 2-0! Pjanic whips a lovely cross in from the corner that flies straight on to he head of Rugani, who comfortably beats Sportiello with a wonderful downward header to double Juventus' lead.
    • 19'
      Assist Miralem Pjanić
    • 21'
      Sturaro almost makes it 3-0! The midfielder flies into the Atalanta penalty area as he desperately tries to get on to the end of another dangerous cross from Pjanic, but he ends up pushing Conti to the ground as they battle for the ball and gives away a free-kick.
    • 23'
      Atalanta enjoyed a few good moments early in the game but have struggled since going 2-0 down. Juventus are playing with great confidence and are doing well to make life tough for their opponents, particularly when hitting them on quick counter-attacks.
    • 25'
      Pjanic skips down the left wing before being clumsily tripped over by Freuler, who gives away a free-kick in an advantageous position. Juventus decide to send it short before a lofted pass is sent up to Mandzukic, but the Croatian is unable to pick out Higuain with his downward header on the edge of
    • 26'
      Juventus come back once again before Khedira is caught by another clumsy challenge from Freuler, and this time the Swiss midfielder is shown the first yellow card of the game.
    • 27'
      Good save by Sportiello! Pjanic steps up and unleashes a curling shot from the resulting free-kick, but Sportiello gets across the Atalanta goal well to push the strike away with a strong, two-handed save.
    • 29'
      Sandro battles his way down the left wing and plays a quick one-two with Pjanic before bombing forward, but Toloi darts across the pitch and does well to dispossesses the Juventus full-back with a well-timed sliding tackle.
    • 31'
      And Lichtsteiner is also booked for his part in the fracas.
    • 31'
      Kessie and Lichtsteiner battle for the ball deep down the left wing, but the Atalanta midfielder isn't happy with the attention being shown to him by the Swiss defender and pushes him to the ground in frustration, resulting in him receiving a yellow card.
    • 32'
      Pjanic, who has been left in so much space by the Atalanta midfielders, gets himself into a good position over on the right wing before swinging a cross into the box, but it's slightly overhit and fails to find Mandzukic before sailing into the hands of Sportiello.
    • 33'
      Lichtsteiner slips at an awkward moment on the right-hand side of the Juventus penalty area and allows Spinazzola to skip past him easily, but the wing-back fails to take advantage of the mistake and instead fires his attempted cross out of play for a goal-kick.
    • 35'
      Rugani becomes the latest player to receive a yellow card for a poor challenge inside the Atalanta half of the pitch.
    • 37'
      Gomez puts pressure on Buffon and forces the goalkeeper into sending the ball straight to an Atalanta player. The visitors break forward quickly and work the ball over to Kurtic, but as soon as he penetrates the Juventus penalty area, he's muscled off the ball by Mandzukic.
    • 39'
      Atalanta move the ball around quickly just outside of the Juventus penalty area before Freuler links up well with Kurtic. The Slovenian is in a good position on the edge of the box and tries to poke a pass over to Gomez, but the ball is cut out by Marchisio at the vital moment.
    • 41'
      Sturaro bursts towards the Atalanta box on a marauding run, but Toloi is there to foul him and give away a free-kick in a dangerous position 30 yards away from goal. Pjanic steps up and chips a lovely cross into the heart of the penalty area, but Sportiello is just about able to collect the ball bef
    • 42'
      Gomez twists and turns as he breaks towards the edge of the Juventus penalty area, and upon reaching the box he unleashes a low shot. It's well hit but can't beat Chiellini, who sticks out a foot to stop the effort from troubling Buffon.
    • 43'
      Atalanta come back once again and win themselves a corner over on the left wing, but a dangerous bouncing cross is just about dealt with by the home side before it can find Kurtic in a great position in front of goal.
    • 44'
      Fantasic defending by Mandzukic! Two long-range shots are fired towards goal from the edge of the penalty area as Atalanta desperately try to find a way back into the game, but Mandzukic throws his body in the way of both to save his side with some excellent defensive skills.
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be just one minute of added time.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 47'
      Mandzukic immediately charges down the left wing on an early run before sending a deep cross towards the far post, but it's slightly overhit and there are no Juventus players there to meet the ball in front of goal.
    • 48'
      Vital block by Caldara! Khedira and Higuain link up brilliantly on the edge of the Atalanta penalty area before the latter tees up Mandzukic to his right. The Croatian is in a pocket of space and immediately tries to send the ball back to Higuain, but Caldara is there to cut out the danger.
    • 49'
      And now Petagna goes close! Atalanta hit Juventus on a determined counter-attack and finally get behind the hosts' back line, but Petagna is put off by Chiellini and is unable to test Buffon with his attempted close-range strike.
    • 51'
      Higuain muscles his way into the Atalanta half of the pitch before being brought down by Kurtic, resulting in a free-kick for Juventus in a dangerous position 30 yards away from goal. Pjanic steps up and shoots from the set-piece, but there's far too much power behind his shot and it fails to troubl
    • 53'
      Marchisio twists and turns on the edge of the Atalanta penalty area before spinning and trying to pick out Mandzukic with a looping cross into the middle of the box, but Masiello rises high to clear the danger with a header at the vital moment.
    • 55'
      SI A. Grassi SO C. Marchisio
    • 55'
      Atalanta have decided to make a double substitution. The first player to come on is Grassi, who replaces Conti.
    • 56'
      SI A. Pešić SO C. Marchisio
    • 56'
      And the second is Pesic, who takes the place of Petagna. It hasn't been the best of nights for the young striker.
    • 57'
      Mandzukic skips past Kessie and breaks down the left wing on a great run before firing a low cross towards Higuain, but Masiello is there to cut out the danger after throwing his body in the way of the ball.
    • 59'
      Toloi tries to break into the Juventus penalty area but loses out to a sliding tackle from Mandzukic. However, the referee awards Atalanta a free-kick for handball, despite the replay showing that the ball hit the Croatian in the neck and not the arm. The striker isn't at all happy with the decision
    • 60'
      The resulting free-kick is swung into the middle of the box and finds Pesic, but the flight of the ball takes the Serbian by surprise and his attempted header flies well wide of the goal before the linesman's flag is eventually raised for offside.
    • 61'
      SI M. Lemina SO C. Marchisio
    • 61'
      Khedira makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Lemina in Juventus' first alteration of the evening.
    • 63'
      Great strike by Marchisio! A dangerous cross from Lichtsteiner fails to find a Juventus player but bounces out to Marchisio. The midfielder is in a good position just outside of the penalty area and quickly unleashes a rocket of a shot, but Sportiello is just about able to tip it round the near post
    • 64'
      G M. Mandžukić Assist C. Marchisio
    • 64'
      That was a lovely cross from Pjanic, but, once again, questions have to be asked of the Atalanta defence. They haven't done well enough when defending set-pieces and made life far too easily for Mandzukic this time.
    • 64'
      GOAL! It's 3-0 to Juventus! Once again, Atalanta fail to deal with a set-piece, and this time it's Mandzukic who rises high above Toloi before sending a great header past Sportiello and into the back of the net.
    • 66'
      Juventus quickly break down the left wing through Sandro, who then sends a dangerous cross into the heart of the Atalanta penalty area, but the ball misses Higuain by the narrowest of margins before being dealt with by Masiello at the far post.
    • 68'
      Higuain does wonderfully well to skip past Toloi before teeing up Mandzukic on the edge of the Atalanta penalty area. The Croatian breaks towards the byline and spins before working the ball back to Sandro, who then tries to take on Spinazzola but comes off second best.
    • 70'
      Gomez, who has seen little of the ball during the second half, breaks forward on a rare run into the Juventus half of the pitch before being dragged back by Sturaro, who earns himself a yellow card as a result.
    • 72'
      Lichtsteiner gets forward well over on the right wing and spots a good run into box from Pjanic. The Swiss full-back quickly tries to pick out the Bosnian but is unable to do so as his cross is overhit and sails harmlessly out for a goal-kick.
    • 74'
      Juventus have taken their foot off the pedal ever so slightly as they attempt to hold on to their comfortable three-goal lead, and, despite now being able to see more of the ball, Atalanta is still struggling to cause too many problems for the home side whenever they push forward.
    • 75'
      SI M. D'Alessandro SO C. Marchisio
    • 75'
      Atalanta have made their third and final change, with Kurtic making way for D'Alessandro.
    • 76'
      SI J. Cuadrado SO C. Marchisio
    • 76'
      Mandzukic receives a rousing round of applause from the home fans as he's replaced by Cuadrado for the final quarter of an hour.
    • 77'
      Atalanta try to break forward and carve out a rare chance on goal, but Rugani and Chiellini defend well against the visitors and deny them an opportunity to pull a goal back.
    • 78'
      SI P. Evra SO C. Marchisio
    • 78'
      With little over 10 minutes left to go, Allegri has decided to bring on Evra to replace Pjanic in a defensive alteration by the Juventus boss.
    • 80'
      Chance for Cuadrado! The Colombian breaks into the right-hand side of the Atalanta penalty area after comfortably skipping past his marker on the edge of the box, but his low shot is sent too near to Sportiello and is well stopped by the goalkeeper.
    • 82'
      G R. Freuler Assist C. Marchisio
    • 82'
      D'Alessandro has looked bright since coming on to the pitch, but Juventus will feel frustrated that they left the midfielder in far too much space deep down the right flank.
    • 82'
      GOAL! Atalanta have pulled one back! Juventus fall asleep slightly and allow D'Alessandro to break down the right wing. He receives the ball in a pocket of space and quickly whips it into the box, where Freuler beats Cuadrado before slotting home a lovely volleyed strike.
    • 84'
      Atalanta are enjoying the vast majority of possession at the moment as they try to make it a nervy final few minutes for Juventus with another goal, but the home side are now sitting deep inside their own half of the pitch as they attempt to keep the visitors at bay.
    • 86'
      Sandro cuts inside from the left flank and darts forward, but D'Alessandro is there to cynically bring him down from behind and give away a free-kick. Despite it being in a shooting position, Juventus unsurprisingly take their time with the set-piece before sending it short.
    • 88'
      Lemina hits the post! Cuadrado latches on to a lovely cross from Sandro before unleashing a thumping shot that is deflected towards goal. Sportiello is unable to deal with the bouncing effort and pushes it towards Lemina, but, under pressure from three Atalanta defenders, the midfielder is unable to
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be four minutes of added time.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Defender
    brazil
    Alex Sandro
    12
    Defender
    italy
    Rafael Tolói
    2
    Captain

    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 25 18
    Yellow Cards 3 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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