Coppa Italia

  • P. Dybala 22’
  • M. Mandžukić 34’
  • 72’ A. Konko
  • 81’ E. Latte Lath
0 Extra Time 0
3 Full Time 2
2 Half Time 0
12/01/2017
Coppa Italia
Allianz Stadium, Turin

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      FULL-TIME: JUVENTUS 3-2 ATALANTA.
    • 90'
      Freuler is booked for a foul deep in his own end, and that should do it.
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      HALF-TIME: JUVENTUS 2-0 ATALANTA.
    • 90'
      This is much more like it from Juventus, who run close to two minutes off the clock with some good passing near the corner flag. Atalanta eventually win it back and get forward in a hurry. Gomez whips in a pair of crosses, the second of which appeared to strike the arm of Lichtsteiner, but the refer
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    • 0'
      A Miralem Pjanic penalty sees Juventus edge a five-goal thriller in Turin. They appeared to be comfortably in front at the interval through goals from Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic, but a late surge from Atalanta, with goals from a pair of substitutes, made for a tense finish at the Juventus Stad
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      Through 45 minutes in Turin and Juventus have a foot into the quarter-finals, with strikers Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic setting each other up for goals. The 2-0 lead will seem nearly insurmountable for Atalanta who, despite playing well for stretches, have yet to make Neto work.
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      Gian Piero Gasperini makes two changes from their 4-1 victory at Chievo on the weekend. Marco D'Alessandro comes in to form a partnership with Andrea Petagna in attack, while Mattia Caldara comes into defence, at the expense of Ervin Zukanovic and Alejandro Gomez.
    • 0'
      Massimiliano Allegri makes four changes from the weekend. Tomas Rincon is handed a full-debut in midfield, where Hernanes also comes into the side. Daniele Rugani is brought into defence to partner Andrea Barzagli, with Mario Mandzukic in alongside Paulo Dybala to lead the line. Giorgio Chiellini, S
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      SUBS: Capone, Migliaccio, Sportiello, Latte Lath, Raimondi, Bassi, Melegoni, Gatti, Pesic, Konko, Gomez.
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      ATALANTA (3-5-2): Berisha; Toloi, Caldara, Masiello; Conti, Grassi, Kurtic, Freuler, Spinazzola; Petagna, D'Alessandro.
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      SUBS: Audero, Del Favero, Semperini, Bonucci, Khedira, Sturaro, Cuadrado, Higuain, Pjaca.
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      JUVENTUS (4-3-1-2): Neto; Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Rugani, Asamoah; Rincon, Hernanes, Marchisio; Pjanic; Dybala, Mandzukic.
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      Atalanta, on the other hand, have just once tasted success in the Coppa Italia, winning it back in 1963. A pair of 3-0 victories in the previous rounds got them here, and will be hoping to translate that form into an upset tonight.
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      Juventus returned to their winning ways on the weekend, opening up 2017 with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Bologna, gathering momentum as they begin their quest tonight for a third successive trophy in the competition.
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      Just 16 teams remain in the 2016/17 edition of the Coppa Italia, with tonight’s winner set to book their place in the quarter-final, where they will face the winner of Thursday night’s clash between Milan and Torino.
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to the Juventus Stadium in Turin for live coverage of this delectable Coppa Italia tie between Juventus and Atalanta.
    • 1'
      AND THEY'RE OFF! Atalanta get us underway, attacking right to left.
    • 3'
      Atalanta, largely considered the surprise darlings of Serie A's first half of the season, are out for revenge tonight after their defeat to Juventus earlier this season - and they have started brightly here, dominating possession as they push the tempo rather admirably.
    • 5'
      It's been a lively start to proceedings here in Turin. The intensity can often be lacking in a cup match, but that doesn't appear to be the case today - nor should it. Juventus are on a quest for more silverware, while Atalanta want to prove their first half of the season was no fluke, by competing
    • 7'
      CLOSE! The best attack of the match thus far from Juventus is orchestrated down the right flank. Lichtsteiner gets on the end of a one-two and floats in an inviting cross, but it drifts just over the head of Rincon at the far post! What a start that would have been for the Venezuela international in
    • 9'
      STAT: Juventus and Atalanta last met in the 2004/05 Coppa Italia, also in the last-16. Atalanta won at home and earned a 3-3 draw in Turin to advance to the quarter-final.
    • 11'
      A sequence of stoppages sees the sting taken out of the match a bit, including one to Lichtsteiner, who requires attention from the training staff. He pops back up to his feet after 30 seconds, however, and appears fine to continue.
    • 13'
      Atalanta continue to play on level footing. The match has not been at all tilted in Juventus' favour. Possession is fairly even, and Neto is the only keeper who's had to use his hands through close to 15 minutes.
    • 15'
      OFF THE POST! That's more like it from the leaders! Both Lichtsteiner and Asamoah get forward on this latest attack, and the width sees Atalanta stretched. The latter whips in a delightful cross to the far post where Mandzukic meets it, but he sends his redirection off the woodwork!
    • 17'
      HIGH AND WIDE! That's simply not good enough from Marchisio. The midfielder made a late run into the area following a corner and was presented with a shooting chance on the volley, but winds up hammering his effort well off target.
    • 19'
      PENALTY APPEALS DENIED! Dybala puts his excellent close control on full display as he weaves his way into the area. He starts to run out of room as he approaches the byline and gets tripped up by Toloi as he tries to cut inside, but it was a good, clean tackle from the centre-half and a good non-cal
    • 22'
      G P. Dybala Assist M. Mandžukić
    • 22'
      Lovely spot by Mandzukic to provide the assist there.
    • 22'
      SPECTACULAR HIT AND JUVENTUS LEAD! You really can't strike a ball much better than Dybala did right there, smashing a first-time volley into the bottom corner from 22 yards following a wonderfully cushioned header from Mandzukic to tee him up!
    • 23'
      STAT: Juventus have won each of the last two editions of the Coppa Italia. No club has ever won the competition three years in a row.
    • 25'
      Juventus have their confidence going now as they snatch the first lead of the match. Atalanta have played very well, but that had been building for close to 10 minutes. Juventus were coming on more and more and they were rewarded.
    • 27'
      Possession is being controlled now by Juventus, as they try to suck the life out of Atalanta. This is such an important spell for the visitors to stick to their gameplan and not get discouraged, or it could wind up proving a long night for them.
    • 29'
      Grassi mistimes a challenge, hacking down Rincon who looked to break for Juventus, and the Atalanta midfielder receives the first yellow of the match.
    • 31'
      Atalanta have done well here to regain their shape. They're looking much more organised once again in defence and midfield, more reminiscent of the first 15 minutes. They're doing a good job here of keeping Juventus contained in the midfield third, but have to make more of their chances on the break
    • 34'
      G M. Mandžukić Assist M. Mandžukić
    • 34'
      TWO TO THE GOOD! Outstanding build-up and combination play there between the two strikers! Mandzukic makes a good run off the back shoulder of Toloi and he's picked out by Dybala's inch-perfect throughball, before confidently finishing at the far post!
    • 34'
      Assist Paulo Bruno Dybala
    • 36'
      That has to be discouraging for Atalanta, who really haven't been bad by any means in this first half. They've looked the better side at times, and more than up for the occasion, but two clinical finishes on the end of picturesque attacks from Juventus has the leaders comfortably ahead as we approac
    • 38'
      Possession remains firmly with Juventus here, with Atalanta looking rather drained of their energy. It's going to take one heck of a team talk at the interval for Atalanta to find it in them to mount a comeback, but first, they have to make sure they don't fall further behind before the half-time wh
    • 40'
      STAT: Atalanta have lost just one of their last eight matches away from home (W5, D2), 3-1 against Juventus at the start of December.
    • 42'
      WHAT A MISS! Mandzukic gets behind the rather dreadful marking of Caldara at the far post and is picked out in space. He has all the time he wants to finish, but winds up scuffing his first time effort wide! That really should have been three.
    • 44'
      Juventus have not taken their foot off the gas by any means as we enter the last minute of the first 45. They're looking increasingly dangerous every time they get forward, and fatigue appears to be creeping into the Atalanta side, who are looking a bit sloppy at the back.
    • 45'
      There will be two minutes added on at the end of this first half - certainly not a welcome sight for the visitors.
    • 46'
      SI S. Sturaro SO M. Mandžukić
    • 46'
      SI A. Konko SO M. Mandžukić
    • 46'
      Back underway in Turin.
    • 46'
      Atalanta also make a change at the break, with Abdoulay Konko replacing the ineffective Kurtic.
    • 46'
      Claudio Marchisio is withdrawn at the break, with Stefano Sturaro taking his place.
    • 48'
      Comfortable start to this second half for Juventus, dominating possession as they play keep-away from Atalanta near the halfway line. This has been a truly professional performance from the league leaders in their first domestic cup match of the campaign.
    • 50'
      Could have been three! Konko gives the ball away carelessly in defence, straight to Sturaro, who picks out a cross for Mandzukic at the far post. Again the striker eluded the marking of Caldara, but his decision making lets him down as he tries to head back across goal, where Masiello is waiting to
    • 52'
      STAT: Juventus have won 13 successive matches against Atalanta, dating back to a 2-2 draw in May 2009, outscoring them 33-7.
    • 54'
      Atalanta are enjoying their first prominent spell of the second half, but their presence in the final third is rather ponderous at best. They're lacking support, and with them being two goals down, they have to be more willing to commit bodies forward.
    • 56'
      A foul sees Juventus regain possession, but they give it back a bit cheaply as Atalanta break again. They win a corner, which amounts to nothing, but the pressure stays on and they have themselves another.
    • 58'
      Neto collects the subsequent delivery and tries to start Pjanic forward on a quick break, but Atalanta have bodies back to snuff it out. Meanwhile, there's some movement on the Atalanta touchline as they ponder a second change.
    • 60'
      SI E. Latte Lath SO M. Mandžukić
    • 60'
      Grassi is the second man to five way for the visitors, replaced here by Emmanuel Latte Lath.
    • 62'
      SI M. Pjaca SO M. Mandžukić
    • 62'
      With the match confidently in the balance for Juventus, Dybala comes off to get some rest ahead of the weekend, to be replaced by young Croatian forward Marko Pjaca.
    • 64'
      Toloi becomes the second player booked on the night.
    • 64'
      TERRIFIC SAVE! Lovely from Berisha who gets up in a hurry to get the slightest of touches, but a necessary one, to tip Rincon's strike over the bar and deny him a goal on his full Juventus debut! The referee and his assistant both missed the save, however, and award a goal-kick to Atalanta.
    • 66'
      STAT: Atalanta have lost each of their last four Coppa Italia matches away from home, conceding three goals in each of them.
    • 68'
      You really have to feel for Atalanta. They desperately want to find a way back into this game, but they're being made to work so hard just to keep possession, that they've been unable to create much of anything when they do find a way to get forward.
    • 70'
      The bookings are starting to pile up here as Latte Lath becomes the latest to pick up a yellow.
    • 72'
      G A. Konko Assist M. Mandžukić
    • 72'
      Clever touch there from Petagna to tee up Konko for the shot.
    • 72'
      STUNNER! ABSOLUTE STUNNER! And just like that, Atalanta are back in this game! It's the substitute Konko who takes a pass and punishes a strike with the outside of his foot, which bends off the far post and into the top corner! No chance for Neto!
    • 73'
      Juventus' focus has waned a bit and they've been punished accordingly. From nothing, really, a worldie from Konko has Atalanta right back in this game. We may be in for a grandstand finish after all!
    • 74'
      PENALTY TO JUVENTUS! That's so clumsy from D'Alessandro who goes needlessly into the back of Lichtsteiner just inside the box, and the referee has no choice but to point to the spot.
    • 75'
      TWO-GOAL LEAD RESTORED! Like he did against Bologna on the weekend, Pjanic converts from the spot and once again Juventus appear to have done enough. Berisha came close to getting a hand to that, but there was just too much power behind the penalty from Pjanic.
    • 77'
      STAT: Juventus have found the net in each of their last 28 Serie A encounters versus Atalanta, 64 goals in total.
    • 79'
      HE'S MISSED A SITTER! This chance was significantly easier than the one he scored moments ago! Neto's giveaway sees Petagna tee up Konko inside the area, but with a clear sight of goal the substitute misses the target!
    • 81'
      G E. Latte Lath Assist M. Mandžukić
    • 81'
      Terrific delivery there from Conti to provide the assist.
    • 81'
      IT'S NOT OVER YET! What a second half this is turning into in Turin! Latte Lath gets inside of Lichtsteiner, who was late reacting, to get on the end of a low cross from Conti and force a finish in at the near post!
    • 82'
      SI L. Bonucci SO M. Mandžukić
    • 82'
      SI A. Gómez SO M. Mandžukić
    • 82'
      D'Alessandro gives way to Alejandro Gomez for the final 10 minutes.
    • 82'
      A case of nerves here, maybe, from Allegri, as he brings on Leonardo Bonucci for the last 10 minutes, with Pjanic giving way.
    • 84'
      IMPORTANT SAVE! Petagna shrugs off Bonucci with ease, cutting onto his left and attempting to bend one in at the far post. Neto is quick to react, however, and gets down to make the save.
    • 86'
      Just think how costly that foul from D'Alessandro is now. There was absolutely no need for him to go into the back of Lichtsteiner, and had he held off, this game would be level. But Atalanta can't live in the past, and they certainly aren't. They have a real spring in their step now.
    • 88'
      It's one-way traffic at the moment, and has been for the past 10 minutes. Atalanta remain in the ascendency, with Juventus looking surprisingly vulnerable in their attempts to see this one out. Toloi gets on the end of a smart one-two, but he can't find the target with his strike from 25 yards.
    • 90'
      There will be three minutes added on here. Still hope for Atalanta to keep their cup journey alive...
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    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 10 16
    Yellow Cards 0 4
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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