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1 vs 6
Played
November 10, 2012 7:45 p.m. GMT
Stadio Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia — Pescara
Referee:‬ L. Banti‎
Attendance:‬ 22000‎
 
Top of the Match
Fabio Quagliarella
Fabio Quagliarella
Juventus
Fabio Quagliarella
Fabio Quagliarella
Juventus
Flop of the Match
Uros Cosic
Uros Cosic
Pescara
Mattia Perin
Mattia Perin
Pescara

Pescara 1-6 Juventus: Quagliarella nets treble as brilliant Bianconeri destroy Delfini

The visitors romped to the most emphatic of wins - one which propels them four points clear - in what was their first league outing since losing their unbeaten record

By Keeghann Sinanan

Fabio Quagliarella, Arturo Vidal, Mauricio Isla - Pescara-Juventus - Serie A
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Juventus got back to business in Serie A with an astounding 6-1 thrashing of Pescara at Stadio Adriatico on Saturday, with Fabio Quagliarella bagging a hat-trick.

Their unbeaten leage run may have been ended at 49 games at the hands of Inter one week ago, but the Bianconeri showed no signs of letting that affect them with a scintillating performance that featured six goals of the highest quality.

Artuo Vidal broke the deadlock after nine minutes with a well-struck finish, before Quagliarella made it 2-0 with an equally clinical strike from inside the area on 22 minutes. Pescara threatened to make a game of it when Emmanuel Cascione halved the deficit with his head three minutes later, but an acrobatic overhead kick from Kwadwo Asamoah on the half hour mark.

Giovinco volleyed home a fourth Juventus goal after combining superbly with Quaglierella, who himself struck his second deadly finish just before half-time, and added the goal of the game with a magnificent volley straight from a corner early in the second half.

The Bianconeri now move four points clear at the top of the table over nearest challengers Inter, who are in action Sunday away to Atalanta.

Quagliarella was the only change from Juve's 4-0 win over FC Nordsjaelland in the Champions League during the week, the veteran striker replacing Alessandro Matri in the starting lineup.

The visitors raced out of the blocks, and Giovinco forced the first opportunity of the game, calling Mattia Perin into action with a drive from the edge of the area after only two minutes.

The diminutive midfielder would be far more decisive in the ninth minute, however, as he threaded a fine pass through to Vidal, who slotted coolly past Perin to send the visitors into a deserved lead.

Juve continued to dominate and scored again in the 22nd minute. Mauricio Isla was the architect, sending in a fantastic ball that was met with a sublime finish from Quagliarella inside the box.

Just when it looked like the visitors were ready to run away with the match, however, Pescara pulled one back. After Juan Quintero smacked a free kick agonisingly off the woodwork, the ball was worked towards Matti Lund Nielsen, who crossed for Cascione to angle a header past Gianluigi Buffon.

Pescara were buoyed by the goal, but their enthusiasm was short-lived, as a flick from Quagliarella ricocheted into the path of Asamoah eight yards out, and the Ghanaian reacted wonderfully to send an overhead kick into the back of the net.

Quagliarella then sent two good opportunities badly off target, before Cascione nearly repeated the trick with another header towards the far post that flew just wide.

However, with seven minutes to go until half-time, Juve stormed further ahead. Giovinco linked up brilliantly with Quagliarella, playing a one-two and lashing a superb volley past the hapless Perin.

The scoring wasn’t done for the first half, and Quagliarella, who was outstanding all game, latched onto a magnificent long pass from Vidal to drive another clinical finish home on the stroke of the interval.

Quagliarella would complete his hat-trick eight minutes into the second half, meeting Pirlo’s corner with a gloriously acrobatic volley to rack up the Bianconeri’s sixth and final goal.

The tempo died down shortly after, though Giovinco went close to his second with 11 minutes remaining after a beautiful shimmy freed him for a shot at the edge of the box that was sent just off target, moments after hitting the side netting after rounding Perin following a one-two with Nicklas Bendtner.

There were no more goals to come, but the damage had been done in the first half, and Juve played out the remaining minutes in complete control to record an emphatic victory that puts events against Inter last week firmly in the rear-view mirrow.


Pescara

1
Mattia Perin
Goalkeeper
2.00
-
Damiano Zanon
Defender
3.00
5
Marco Capuano
Defender
46′
1.00
-
Francesco Modesto
Midfielder
67′
2.00
15
1.00
23
Uros Cosic
Defender
1.00
-
Emmanuel Cascione
Midfielder
25′
3.50
17
J. Quintero
Midfielder
2.50
20
M. Nielsen
Midfielder
25′
2.50
-
2.00
-
Jonathas
Striker
18′ 53′
1.50

Juventus

3.00
1
3.00
3
3.50
15
3.00
19
4.00
8
3.50
21
Andrea Pirlo
Midfielder
41′ 53′
4.50
22
Kwadwo Asamoah
Midfielder
30′
4.50
23
Arturo Vidal
Midfielder
9′ 45′
3.00
33
Mauricio Isla
Midfielder
22′ 59′
4.50
12
5.00
27

Substitutes

22
Ivan Pelizzoli
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
53
 - 
14
 - 
22
 - 
40
Vladimir Weiss
Midfielder
53′
2.00
14
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 
13
2.00
99
2.50

Substitutes

 - 
30
Marco Storari
Goalkeeper
 - 
34
Rubinho
Goalkeeper
 - 
33
Lúcio
Defender
 - 
4
 - 
26
3.00
20
Simone Padoin
Midfielder
59′
 - 
23
3.00
8
Luca Marrone
Midfielder
65′
 - 
9
3.00
23
 - 
32

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0