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UEFA Champions League

  • 8 November 2012
  • • 01:15
  • • Juventus Stadium, Torino
  • Referee: A. Stavrev
  • • Attendance: 31366

Live Commentary

  • And that's full-time an emphatic win for Juventus superb performance from the Bianconeri, Marchisio, Vidal, Giovinco with a wondergoal and Quagliarella finished off the fourth. A rout in the end and Juve put real pressure on Chelsea to get to the next stage. Thanks for joining us tonight folks!
  • 90'
    Into the final minutes here and Nordsjaelland desperate to go home with at least a consolation, Lorentzen feeds in Nordstrand but the striker can't get on the end of the pass, which maybe is a touch on the heavy side.
  • 88'
    Pirlo, who always seems to have bags of time to pick-out a pass, floats a lovely ball into Quagliarella the Italian looks to take on his man but Okpore gets there to knock it out for a corner.
  • 86'
    Juventus thought they were through again great defence-splitting pass down the right hand side from Isla, Quagliarella thought he had beat the offside trap but the linesman has his flag up - he missed anyway!
  • 84'
    Shock of the night at Celtic they're now 2-0 up on Barcelona!
  • 83'
    Pogba has space to run through, a powerful runner looks to thread in Matri before Nordsjaelland defence squeeze out the danger.
  • 81'
    The visitors force the corner and it's a wicked delivery it looks to get the touch of a Juventus player before heading out of play with Okpore close to getting the thinnest of touches on the ball to guide it on target.
  • 79'
    Nordjaelland finally get the opportunity to attack and the hosts are having to absorb some pressure here late on.
  • 77'
    Wasteful ball in by Isla ensure Juventus don't heap more misery on FCN the winger had time to put in a much better cross, but it's almost half-hearted and it sails harmlessly wide.
  • 75'
    Assist Alessandro Matri
  • 75'
    Goal Fabio Quagliarella
  • 75'
    GOOOOAAAALLL! Well from the resulting corner taken by Pirlo, it's fizzed in around head height Matri gets the flick on at the near post, and there's Quagliarella to bullet a header past the despairing goalkeeper.
  • 73'
    Jveuntus have a corner great pressure again from the Bianconeri
  • 72'
    SubstitutionMikkel Beckmann Morten Nordstrand
  • 71'
    Into the final 20 minutes and Juventus are cruising here
  • 69'
    SubstitutionGiorgio Chiellini Lúcio
  • 69'
    It's just not Matri's night is it? Another opportunity falls to him but he can't connect properly and thirty seconds later he is adjudged to be offside.
  • 67'
    Yellow Card Paul Pogba
  • 67'
    The corner eventually comes to nothing while the Danes counter and Pogba brings down Christiansen, from about 30 yards out. A short free-kick is taken and Beckmann tries to emulate what he did two weeks ago but the ball harmlessly goes over.
  • 65'
    Juve force another corner great work by Marchisio down the left-hand side, they have all the big men up.
  • 63'
    Wow what a great opportunity for Matri to score ghosted behind the Nordsjaelland defence and tries to round the keeper but gets it all wrong, he will not get a better opportunity to score!
  • 62'
    Buffon finally forced into some action of note as he has the palms stung by a shot from distance
  • 60'
    SubstitutionSebastian Giovinco Fabio Quagliarella
  • 59'
    Juve looking to make another substitution Quagliarella is warming up and is likely to replace the Atomic Ant who has had an exceptional performance.
  • 57'
    The game is really yet to get going in this second half, with the Danes perhaps looking to limit more damage happening. Juve looking comfortable on the ball without really penetrating the visitors back-line.
  • 55'
    Yellow Card Claudio Marchisio
  • 55'
    Nordsjaelland defence are tested once more, Giovinco and Isla link up down the right hand side, the latter pings the ball across looking for someone to get on the end it, it's a decent ball but no one is there to take advantage.
  • 53'
    SubstitutionArturo Vidal Paul Pogba
  • 53'
    Vidal makes way for Pogba the Frenchman will be determined to stake his claim here has already shown what he is capable of in recent weeks and a great opportunity for him tonight.
  • 51'
    No shocks here at Juventus Stadium but the Scottish Champions Celtic are still leading Barcelona by a goal to nil in Group G.
  • 49'
    Great link-up play nearly finds Juventus their fourth of the night the ball is hung up for Matri at the edge of the box who chests it down to Vidal, the Chilean instinctively hits the ball on the half-volley but it's straight at the keeper from around 20 yards out.
  • 48'
    Christiansen lets Pirlo know he's in a game, the ball is there to be won but the Dane doesn't see much of it, instead catching the Italian down the back of the leg.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionEnock Kofi Adu S. Christensen
  • 46'
    SubstitutionAndreas Laudrup Anders Christiansen
  • 46'
    We're underway here for the second half. Marchisio, Vidal and Giovinco have the Bianconeri in a commanding lead.
  • 45'
    Well that's half-time and what a response from this Juve side who capitulated to one of their closest rivals on Saturday. They came flying out the blocks tonight and barring a miracle, will have their first win of this season Champions League campaign.
  • 44'
    Well it was nearly 4-0 for the hosts great by Marchisio to send the ball out wide to Asamaoh he an speculative volley which nearly falls to Matri, he can't get the all important touch.
  • 41'
    Andreas Laudrup draws the foul from Bonucci and there's a bit more pressure on the ball from the visitors can they nick something before half-time?
  • 39'
    Nordsjaelland just trying to regain their composure knocking the ball about but really the minnows from Farum are struggling to cope with their illustrious opponents
  • 37'
    Assist Andrea Pirlo
  • 37'
    Goal Sebastian Giovinco
  • 37'
    GOOOOOAAALLL! And it's Giovinco with an absolutely stunning strike away from the keeper, Pirlo the orchestrator and the striker bent the ball away from shot-stopper - he had no chance! Superb goal!
  • 34'
    The Bianconeri come forward again a great through ball to Giovinco but the "Atomic Ant" is judged to be offside
  • 33'
    Hansen once more comes up big, saving a bombastic effort from Marchisio.
  • 31'
    Giovinco's getting into some excellent positions, shame that mostly they've been offside ones. The kid whistled up there for the third time as he latched onto Pirlo's ball.
  • 30'
    Around Europe there's been a spate of goals in the first 30 minutes, 12 by my count already.
  • 28'
    A first bit of pressure for Nordsjaelland, a throw in Juventus territory. Parkhurst takes but there's no way through to Buffon, Juve back with the ball.
  • 26'
    Pirlo's pinpoint corner finds Matri, who heads well and........ hits the bar!!! Truly dominant stuff from Juve here.
  • 25'
    Almost 3-0!! This could get embarrassing, Matri strides forward and powers towards goal. This time Hansen is ready for it and parries away.
  • 23'
    Goal Arturo Vidal
    GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLL!!!! Vidal makes up for his miss with a real gift, it was little more than a tackle but somehow it eluded the off-guard Hansen and went in for 2-0.
  • 21'
    The Bianconeri are camped in the Danish half, constantly looking for the second which is yet to arrive. Surely just a matter of time though.
  • 19'
    And now Vidal!! Unbelievable. The corner goes short and is worked into the box, the Chilean is unmarked but smashes his shot over.
  • 18'
    Matri again, he had the chance to shoot but hesitated and was crowded out by Okore. Corner though.
  • 17'
    It's Matri this time looking to get on Pirlo's free kick, but he heads safely wide.
  • 16'
    GIOVINCO..... NO!!!! Sebastian is played through with a sumptuous pass, but one-on-one the forward cannot get past the keeper. Should have been 2-0.
  • 15'
    The Danes have actually been pretty solid at the back, with Juve's one chance ending in the opener. The home team try to get going again through Pirlo and Asamoah but there's no way through.
  • 13'
    Nordsjaelland try and keep the ball in the middle, but they are squeezed out by some tenacious home pressing and surrender possession.
  • 12'
    Chelsea and Shakhtar haven't wasted any time either. 1-1 already in Group E's other clash.
  • 11'
    The hosts probe again with Pirlo's long pass, but Matri fails to secure possession in the air.
  • 10'
    The visitors, meanwhile, have barely been given a touch so far and could be in for a very uncomfortable evening if Juve keep up this tempo.
  • 8'
    Well, the Italians could not have asked for a better start to this match. Lovely patient play, and Claudio was in just the right place to open the scoring.
  • 6'
    Assist M. Isla
  • 6'
    Goal Claudio Marchisio
    GOOOOOOOOAAAALLL!!! Marchisio finishes with ease after Juventus piled on the pressure, Isla's low cross providing the ammo.
  • 6'
    Giovinco is convinced he was pulled down for a penalty by Okore there after a good ball from Asamoah, but play was already pulled back for an offside when Matri flicked the ball on to his partner.
  • 4'
    A low key start here from the home team, who currently trail Chelsea and surprise leaders Shakhtar Donetsk in Group E. We'll try and keep you up to date on that one too.
  • 2'
    Giovinco is clean through on goal, but the striker was slightly offside when Vidal lobbed his pass through. Not much in that one.
  • 1'
    Off we go. The Danes get us started in Turin.
  • Hello ladies and gents and welcome to Juventus Stadium for tonight's Uefa Champions League action. Logically enough, Turin's finest will take on FC Nordsjaelland of Denmark in a match key for the Old Lady's pretensions of making the knockouts.