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Serie A

  • 21 September 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Juventus Stadium, Torino
  • Referee: G. Gava
  • • Attendance: 25679

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 4'
    Yellow Card Leonardo Bonucci
  • 90' + 4'
    And it's all over here in Turin; 1-1! Juventus spill points for the first time this campaign, while Bologna pick up their first point.
  • 90' + 3'
    Yellow Card Daniele Portanova
  • 90' + 3'
    A bit of a brawl on the sidelines following Juve's reluctance to halt play and substitute Bonucci is one of the best players who gets booked for his involvement.
  • 90' + 2'
    Ramirez is down on the ground injured, but Juventus have no intention of putting the ball out as they search for the winner.
  • 90'
    One more chance for Juventus to pick up the full three points as they get a free kick on the right side of the pitch after a foul on Giaccherini. Nevertheless, the cross doesn't trouble Gillet as the Belgian rushes off his line to collect it.
  • 88'
    Giaccherini is looking for an opening in the Bologna defence as he dribbles inside from the left, but Mudingayi muscles him off the ball before he can create anything.
  • 87'
    OHHHH!! Best chance for Bologna since the equaliser as Marco Di Vaio beats Buffon with a low shot toward the far corner, but the ball hobbles just wide.
  • 84'
    Bologna try to hit Juve on the break after Giaccherini loses possession on the left, but the winger fights back and reclaims the ball again.
  • 81'
    Bologna finally manage to get out of their own half again as they earn a corner after Ramirez almost finds Antonsson inside the Juve area, only to see Barzagli head the ball out for a corner.
  • 78'
    Ramirez tries to get past Vidal in the corner of the pitch, but the Chilean midfielder is having none of it and bullies the Bologna starlet off the ball.
  • 77'
    OHHHH!! Not a bad attempt from Pirlo as the former AC Milan star curls the free kick over the wall, but over the Bologna goal as well.
  • 77'
    Mudingayi goes in wild on Pirlo on the edge of the area and concedes a free kick in a dangerous position.
  • 76'
    Pirlo continues to impress as he completely dominates the midfield. He sets up Lichtsteiner this time around, but the Switzerland international's shot is deflected wide for a corner.
  • 74'
    SubstitutionPaolo De Ceglie Arturo Vidal
  • 74'
    Vidal immediately makes his presence felt as he slides in on Ramirez from the back and escapes a yellow card.
  • 73'
    Attacking substitution from Conte as he withdraws left-back De Ceglie and brings on midfielder Arturo Vidal.
  • 71'
    Yellow Card Stephan Lichtsteiner
  • 71'
    Sloppy build-up play from the Bologna back-line almost gifts Matri the chance to restore his side's lead, but the former Cagliari man hesitates too long and the chance goes begging.
  • 68'
    OHHH!!! And Barzagli again comes close after a corner kick from Pirlo, but Gillet shows his class as he punches the ball wide after a good reflex.
  • 66'
    SubstitutionRobert Acquafresca Marco Di Vaio
  • 65'
    Juventus might be one man down, but the Turin side are not giving up just yet. This time it's Barzagli who almost finds the net with a volley from close range, but Gillet is saved by one of his defenders as the ball gets cleared a yard before the goalline.
  • 64'
    Yellow Card Nico Pulzetti
  • 63'
    Free kick for Juventus in a dangerous position after Pulzetti fouls Matri. Pirlo steps up to take it, but it comes to nothing.
  • 61'
    AAAHHH!!! Juve come close to grabbing the lead once again. Gillet pulls off a great save to deny Pirlo, but can't prevent a corner kick. Giaccherini then sets up Chiellini, whose header seems destined for the near corner, but it comes off Matri and goes wide.
  • 60'
    SubstitutionMilos Krasic Emanuele Giaccherini
  • 58'
    Yellow Card Federico Casarini
  • 55'
    Ramirez tries his luck with a powerful long range strike, but Buffon isn't too impressed and collects the shot with ease.
  • 54'
    Matri, who replaced Del Piero at the break, almost breaks clear as Juve attempt to hit their opponents on the counter-attack, but Perez tracks back in time and dispossesses the forward.
  • 52'
    Assist G. Ramírez
  • 52'
    Goal Daniele Portanova
  • 51'
    The defender beat Chiellini to the ball after a corner kick and left Buffon without a chance with a superb header.
  • 51'
    GOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLL!!! Bologna level the scoring and it's Portanova who adds his name to the score sheet.
  • 49'
    OOOHHHH!!! Two good chances for Juventus to double their lead. First Marchisio fires in a powerful shot that gets blocked by Antonsson before Krasic aims only inches wide from a narrow angle.
  • 47'
    SubstitutionDiego Barrios Rene Krhin
  • 47'
    Bologna have started the second half lively and Casarini almost finds Ramirez inside the Juve area after a good attack down the right.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionAlessandro Diamanti Nico Pulzetti
  • 46'
    SubstitutionAlessandro Del Piero Alessandro Matri
  • 46'
    And we're back for the second half in Turin. It will be interesting to see whether Conte's men will focus on holding on to their lead with one player less on the pitch or whether they can continue to dominate.
  • 45' + 1'
    Yellow/Red Mirko Vučinić
  • 45'
    RED CARD for Vucinic in the closing stages of the first half. The goalscorer fouls Morleo as the defender charges forward and Vucinic receives his second yellow of the game.
  • 44'
    Ramirez almost finds Acquafresca with an intelligent through pass, but Barzagli is having none of it and clears the ball for a throw in.
  • 42'
    Yellow Card Diego Barrios
  • 42'
    A deserved booking for Perez as the Uruguayan hits Lichtsteiner with a reckless tackle inside the Juve half.
  • 40'
    Easy save for Buffon there as Acquafresca tries his luck for the first time. The striker beat his marker to the ball after a cross from the left, but his header is too weak to trouble the Juventus glovesman.
  • 38'
    Vucinic picks up an ankle injury as he tries to reach a Pepe cross and briefly leaves the pitch to undergo treatment.
  • 37'
    Good chance for Krasic to make it two for Juve!! The Serbian winger picks up a loose ball on the edge of the box and tests Gillet with a left footed shot. The shot stopper is alert though and punches the shot clear.
  • 36'
    Yellow Card Panagiotis Kone
  • 35'
    Lichsteiner goes to the ground after an unfortunate collision with Kone, but the Swiss defender can continue play.
  • 33'
    OOOHHHHH!!! Del Piero almost doubles his side's lead with a placed shot after being set up by Krasic, but the forward aims inches wide.
  • 31'
    Bologna have looked dangerous on the break once or twice, but they fail to really trouble the Juve back-line with their long balls from the back as Barzagli and Chiellini do not look impressed.
  • 29'
    Assist Andrea Pirlo
  • 29'
    Goal Mirko Vučinić
  • 29'
    Pirlo finds the Montenegro international with an intelligent low pass from a free kick and Vucinic beats the goalkeeper with a shot in the far corner.
  • 28'
    GOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!! 1-0 Juventus and it's Mirko Vucinic who opens the scoring for the hosts.
  • 27'
    Mudingayi wins the ball off Pirlo inside the Juventus half and immediately unleashes a powerful strike from 25 yards out. The ball hits a defender though and goes out for a corner.
  • 25'
    Free kick for Juventus in a dangerous position as De Ceglie goes to the ground after being pushed in the back. Pirlo finds the unmarked Del Piero from the set piece, but the attacker only just finds himself in an offside position and the chance goes begging.
  • 24'
    Yellow Card Mirko Vučinić
  • 22'
    Good action from Kone again! The winger cuts inside from the left before trying his luck from 25 yards out, only to see his shot deflect wide off a defender. The following corner leads to nothing.
  • 21'
    Very sloppy play from De Ceglie. The left back first fails to control a low pass and then passes the ball straight into the feet of an opponent after recovering the ball.
  • 19'
    Good attack from the hosts. Barzagli with the low pass for Del Piero, who finds Krasic down the right. The latter goes for the one-two with Vucinic, but Morleo ends the move with a good interception.
  • 18'
    Pepe is struggling to find his feet on the left wing as the Italy international again loses possession.
  • 15'
    AHHH! Unlucky for Vucinic there. The striker appeared to be clean through on goal, but the ref blows his whistle for offside.
  • 14'
    Superb individual action from Ramirez there! The Uruguayan youngster picks up the ball in midfield before dribbling past Marchisio and Pirlo, but his shot goes high and wide.
  • 13'
    Yellow Card Simone Pepe
  • 12'
    First yellow card of the evening as Pepe goes into the referee's book after a foul on Portanova.
  • 11'
    Krasic has looked lively so far in his first start of the season, but the former Moscow star has been unlucky in his actions.
  • 9'
    OOHHHH!!! Close for Bologna as Kone almost opens the scoring for the guests. Buffon is alert though and punches the ball out for a corner.
  • 7'
    Vucinic sets up Krasic down the right and the winger tries to get past his opponent, only to dribble the ball out of play. Goal kick for Bologna.
  • 5'
    Vucinic tries his luck with a shot from the edge of the area, but Gillet isn't too impressed and easily collects the shot.
  • 3'
    Pirlo finds Krasic with a superb long pass, but the Serbian fails to control it properly and the ball goes out for a throw in.
  • 1'
    The referee has blown his whistle for the first time and we're underway in Turin.
  • And it's half-time in Turin as the referee blows his whistle. Juve 1-0 up following that Vucinic strike, but they will have to defend their lead with only 10 man following the attacker's dismissal in the 45th minute. We'll be back with you in 15 minutes.
  • Bologna line up as follows: Gillet; Casarini, Portanova, Antonsson, Morleo; Diamanti, Perez, Mudingayi, Kone, Ramirez; Acquafresca
  • Juve coach Antonio Conte has decided to field the following 11 players: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Chiellini, De Ceglie; Pirlo, Marchisio; Krasic, Del Piero, Vucinic, Pepe
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