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Serie A

  • 2 November 2013
  • • 22:30
  • • Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma
  • Referee: D. Celi
  • • Attendance: 17740

Live Commentary

  • That's it from me, Harry Slavin. Thanks for joining me this evening and until next time, goodbye!
  • FULL-TIME. PARMA 0-1 JUVENTUS. It's a happy 100th Serie A match for Conte as he finally leads the Bianconeri to victory at the Stadio Tardini. It didn't look likely for large chunks but Quagliarella's moment of inspiration and Pogba's quick thinking ensure Juve keep up the heat on Roma.
  • 90' + 3'
    Another corner follows but Biabiany miscontrols the ball into touch and that should see Juventus home.
  • 90' + 2'
    CORNER FOR PARMA! This surely is last chance saloon for the hosts...
  • 90'
    We are into three minutes of stoppage time here. Every player bar Mirante is in the Juventus half.
  • 89'
    AMAURI!! Cassano clips the ball over the top of the Juventus back four towards Amauri, who reacts quickest. The only Bianconeri player to react is Buffon, and he just beats the Brazilian to the ball to collect it.
  • 87'
    SubstitutionMarco Marchionni J. Obi
  • 87'
    Donadoni makes his final change as Marchionni comes off and Obi comes on for the final five minutes.
  • 85'
    Parma are trying to rally themselves but it's Juventus who continue to come forward. Pogba wins a corner off of Cassani and then a throw in moments later off of the same man. This is not where Parma want the ball to be at the moment.
  • 83'
    Change for the home side as Sansone comes on for Gargano. Donadoni has one change left to swing his side's fortunes.
  • 82'
    SubstitutionW. Gargano Nicola Sansone
  • 81'
    Parma push forward and earn their fourth corner of the evening as Buffon just about fails to keep the ball in play. They've got about ten minutes to salvage a point that, arguably, they probably deserve.
  • 80'
    Yellow Card Fernando Llorente
  • 79'
    Inspired change from Conte, who's 100th Serie A game in charge of Juventus suddenly looks like being a memorable one. Can Donadoni's men respond to the late setback?
  • 77'
    Goal Paul Pogba
  • 77'
    GOOAAAALLL!!! POGBA BREAKS THE DEADLOCK!!! Instant impact from Quagliarella as he sends a looping shot towards goal that comes back of the crossbar and straight into the path of Pogba who coolly slots past Mirante to put the Bianconeri ahead.
  • 76'
    SubstitutionCarlos Tévez Fabio Quagliarella
  • 76'
    A double substitution and a straight swap for Juve up top as Quagliarella and Llorente come on for Giovinco and Tevez.
  • 75'
    SubstitutionSebastian Giovinco Fernando Llorente
  • 74'
    Chances are just beginning to creep into the game now. Parma are sitting deep and allowing Juventus to come onto them. The hosts will be hoping to catch their opponents on the break, something they're certainly capable of with the likes of Biabiany on the pitch.
  • 72'
    Amauri is looking for a free kick as he is bundled over by Ogbonna, but the referee plays an excellent advantage that allows Parolo to pick up the loose ball. He advances and cracks a shot at Buffon's goal, but it flies well wide.
  • 70'
    BEST CHANCE SO FAR AND TEVEZ MISSES! Or to be more precise, Mirante saves, and saves very well. Padoin gets down the right and rifles in a low cross which finds Tevez on the edge of the six-yard-box. The Argentine meets it well enough but Mirante is down well to beat the shot away.
  • 69'
    SubstitutionPedro Mendes Felipe
  • 68'
    The corner is swung in deep to the back post and Cassani meets it on the volley. He controls his effort admirably, but not well enough to trouble Buffon, the ball always traveling over the Juve goal.
  • 67'
    Padoin puts the ball behind for a corner as Parma push on for the opener. The game is stretching just a little bit now.
  • 65'
    Arturo Vidal gives the ball away again in midfield and it's up to the backtracking of Giovinco to prevent Marchionni from getting a decent shot at goal away.
  • 63'
    Yellow Card Massimo Gobbi
  • 63'
    Another player in the book. This time Gobbi joins the ever-growing list of miscreants after a foul on Vidal.
  • 62'
    SubstitutionClaudio Marchisio Andrea Pirlo
  • 62'
    Vidal gives the ball away in a deep position but is spared by the referee's whistle as he's awarded a free kick for a late challenge. Meanwhile Juve make their first change of the game as Pirlo comes on for Marchisio.
  • 60'
    Strong defending from Ogbonna as he shows a good turn of pace to get across to the ball and shield it out before Cassano can get on the end of Gobbi's pass.
  • 58'
    Asamoah swings in a dangerous looking cross but any pressure created by it is nullified as Giovinco is penalised for a blatant push in the area.
  • 56'
    Both sides looking a lot livelier at the beginning of the second period, we could yet have a decent spectacle on our hands. Juventus are currently sniffing around the Parma box, looking to respond to that Amauri chance by creating another of their own.
  • 54'
    Giovinco has gone into the book, for what looks like nagging the referee one too many times! A second look at that Amauri chance shows he went for the spectacular by trying to backheel it home. He doesn't need anyone to tell him, he'd have been better off sticking his foot through it.
  • 53'
    Yellow Card Sebastian Giovinco
  • 52'
    CHANCES AT EITHER END!!! Tevez cuts back for Giovinco at one end as he shoots straight at Mirante. At the other, Biabiany gets to the bye-line and finds Amauri, but the Brazilian pokes his effort wide.
  • 50'
    Yellow Card Simone Padoin
  • 50'
    Padoin is in the book now as he takes down Biabiany in full flight as the hosts threaten to break.
  • 49'
    The set piece is left to the pint-sized Italian himself. After the referee deals with an almighty stramash in the Parma wall, the striker clips the top of it with his effort and it's behind harmlessly for a corner.
  • 48'
    Padoin finds Giovinco on the edge of the box and the striker is clearly caught by Lucarelli. There's no Pirlo on the pitch so who is going to step up to the plate here for the Bianconeri?
  • 46'
    We've started the second half, and what a start from Juventus! They work the ball down the right and when it comes into the area Pogba gets in the way of Tevez as he shapes to shoot. Almost the perfect opening to the second period for the visitors.
  • The side's are back out for the second period and Juventus are ready to get us back up and running.
  • There'll be mixed feeling in the Parma dressing room at the half you'd have to feel. They've played arguably the better stuff in the opening period but they'll be disappointed not to have made more of the openings they've had.
  • FOOTBALL FACT-ORY. It's Antonio Conte's 100th Serie A game in charge of Juventus this evening but there hasn't been that much to celebrate so far this evening. His two previous games here in charge of the Bianconeri have both ended in draws. This one is heading the same way at the moment.
  • HALF-TIME: PARMA 0-0 JUVENTUS. Goalless at the break then, but it isn't for the lack of trying from either side. Gobbi and Tevez have had the best openings for their respective sides, while Vidal has gone close too. Still, the deadlock remains firmly intact and Conte looks no closer to breaking his duck at the Stadio Tardini.
  • 45'
    There is no stoppage time to be added and that is that for the opening half!
  • 44'
    Yellow Card Claudio Marchisio
  • 44'
    Marchisio steams into the back of Amauri and is booked for his challenge. Giovinco was taken out moments earlier by Lucarelli and there may have been a little bit of retaliation behind that challenge.
  • 43'
    Tevez shows some nice footwork to dazzle the home defence and he almost picks out Giovinco on the edge of the six-yard-box. Parma though, who have been largely immaculate at the back so far, clear once again.
  • 41'
    Parma try to work a short corner but it doesn't come off, Barzagli defending well by knocking the ball of Biabiany for a goal kick.
  • 40'
    We're into the final five minutes of what has been a disappointingly tame half at the Stadio Tardini. Parma have forced another corner though as they look to sustain some pressure before the break.
  • 38'
    Nothing comes of it though as the referee blows his whistle for a foul on Barzagli.
  • 37'
    First corner of the game as Asamoah and Chiellini prevent Biabiany from bringing Cassani's long ball under control.
  • 35'
    First yellow and it's for Parma's Pedro Mendes as he is deemed to block Pogba's pass with his hands. It seemed a little harsh and his protestations would suggest the player thinks likewise.
  • 35'
    First yellow and it's for Parma's Pedro Mendes as he is deemed to block Pogba's pass with his hands. It seemed a little harsh and his protestations would suggest the player thinks likewise.
  • 35'
    VIDAL!!! Better from Juve. Vidal picks up the ball just on the edge of the area and he sends a daisy-cutter inches past Mirante's upright.
  • 34'
    Yellow Card Pedro Mendes
  • 33'
    Gobbi joins in the long range shooting bonanza now as he fires over at the other end. He was definitely well placed to shoot but it isn't troubling Buffon.
  • 31'
    I think the Juventus players are having a mini-competition here to see who can hit the most outrageous effort. Pogba has just sent one flying over the crossbar. Moments earlier Chiellini found himself firing the trigger from range - needless to say, to no avail.
  • 29'
    Giovinco is set away down the left hand side. He has time to cut it back onto his right and pick out a cross to the back post, but it's just a touch to hard for Pogba to get on the end of it.
  • 27'
    Vidal tries from range but Mirante has plenty of time to watch it and get his body behind it. Never looked like it was ever going to find the net that.
  • 25'
    The challenges are beginning to fly in on the wet surface. Arturo Vidal stops a Parma counter with an important tackle on Amauri, while Giovinco is wrestled off the ball at the other end by Lucarelli.
  • 23'
    Half way through the opening period and this game has yet to be set alight. A few decent openings for Tevez and Gobbi but there's still no real temp to this one.
  • 21'
    That was a very promising position for a free kick and quite frankly a wasted opportunity in the end there for the hosts. They've still got the upper hand hear though I'd argue.
  • 20'
    The Gialloblu try something straight off of the training ground but it doesn't even get off the ground as Cassano is flagged offside before he can nod back across goal.
  • 19'
    Parma have a free kick in a central position here. They're queuing up to hit this. Can they test Buffon?
  • 17'
    Tevez hits the deck on the edge of the penalty area but referee Celi is unmoved as the Argentine tussles with Cassani.
  • 15'
    TEVEZ!!! Neat build-up down the left between Giovinco and Tevez sees the little Italian find the Argentine with a cheeky backheel. Tevez slams his volley into the turf but Mirante does well to hold the shot in the Parma goal.
  • 14'
    Parolo could have done with finding a striker there rather than his midfield partner. Gobbi was just lacking that touch of greed that would have definitely seen the likes of Cassano or Amauri take a pop a goal.
  • 12'
    GOBBI!!! Juventus carve the visitors open as Amauri lays of Parolo on the edge of the area. He feigns the shot and plays in Gobbi who is in acres of space on the left hand side. The midfielder unselfishly fires the ball across the face of goal but no one can turn it in.
  • 11'
    Lovely ball over the top from Marchisio finds Asamoah as Juventus threaten for the first time. Parma defend well though on this occasion as Cassani blocks the cross and Lucarelli completes the clearance.
  • 9'
    Biabiany is seeing a lot of the ball early on here as Parma look for a bit of width. He could have a big role to play if the home side are to produce anything special this evening.
  • 7'
    First effort of the game comes in from the Brazilian Amauri. He tries his luck from 30-yards out, but the Juve keeper gets behind the ball easily to keep it out.
  • 5'
    Parma look like a side playing with confidence and they've not been afraid to get at Conte's men early on. Biabiany tries to play in Amauri behind the Juve backline but Buffon is alert once more to smother the danger.
  • 4'
    Almost a very dodgy start for the Bianconeri! Ogbonna almost catches Buffon out with a heavy back-pass. That was on target too and Buffon had to be alert!
  • 3'
    There's a healthy chunk of Juventus fans behind one of the goals this evening. They're roaring on their side, who have turned out in their gold and blue away kits.
  • 1'
    A short blast in the whistle from referee Domenico Celi and we are underway!
  • The sides are out then and we are just about ready to go here!
  • A couple of names then in that Bianconeri starting line-up that will be instantly recongnisable for the home supporters. Gianluigi Buffon spent several seasons between the sticks at the Stadio Tardini before he became the most expensive goalkeeper in history when he moved to Turin. Meanwhile Giovinco scored 22 times in a Parma shirt between 2010 and 2012. A goal for the 'Atomic Ant' tonight won't be such a welcome sight for the home fans.
  • JUVENTUS: (4-4-2) Buffon; Barzagli, Ogbonna, Chiellini, Padoin; Vidal, Pogba, Marchisio, Asamoah; Tevez, Giovinco.
  • PARMA: (3-5-2) Mirante; Cassani, Lucarelli, Mendes; Biabiany, Gargano, Marchionni, Parolo, Gobbi; Amauri, Cassano.
  • We are about 10 minutes away from kick off in Emilia-Romagna. Let's get the starting line-ups ahead of the teams appearing.
  • As if the task of ending that hoodoo wasn't enough, the visitors are up against a side bang in form too. Roberto Donadoni's side have won every one of their last three home games, including an impressive 3-2 victory against Milan midweek. One thing is for sure, this won't be an easy fixture for Juve by any means.
  • I'm Harry Slavin and I'll be with you every kick of the way as Antonio Conte's men look to keep up their charge for yet another Serie A title. Today sees them travel to the Stadio Ennio Tardini, a venue where Conte has yet to win whilst in charge of the Bianconeri.
  • Can anyone catch Roma in Serie A at the moment? Rudi Garcia's men are tearing it up in Italy this season, having won an unprecedented 10 out 10 in their opening fixtures. Juventus are five points points behind and they'll be hoping to put the pressure back on the capital club as they take on Parma this afternoon.