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Serie A

  • 2 December 2012
  • • 01:15
  • • Juventus Stadium, Torino
  • Referee: G. Rocchi
  • • Attendance: 40042

Live Commentary

  • FULL-TIME: JUVENTUS 3-0 TORINO Well the red card for Glik was the turning point in this match as the Bianconeri could and should have scored more in that second half. Marchisio opened the scoring for the hosts before Giovinco netted a second. But it would be the Italy international Marchisio who would have the final say on the proceedings as he drilled a low shot past Gillet for the third. Before that Pirlo missed a pen but in the end it did not matter. Juventus still top of the league and can go into their Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk on a high. That's all folks hope you enjoyed the coverage! Have a great weekend.
  • 89'
    Juventus just happy to keep the ball they know the game is over. Fans cheering every pass.
  • 87'
    Vucinic tries a cheeky dink over the keeper that really would have been a great way to round off the result from a Juventus perspective. The striker gets the attempt all wrong however.
  • 84'
    Assist Mirko Vučinić
  • 84'
    Goal Claudio Marchisio
    GOOOAAALLL!! And that seals it for Juventus. Marchisio gets his second of the night a lovely ball from Matri, found Vucinic who chested it down to Marchisio with the Italy international firing past the helpless Gillet in goal.
  • 83'
    Torino will perhaps settle for this result, it has been all Juventus since the sending off and they look like they're going to seal their 91st victory against the Granata.
  • 80'
    Yellow Card Mirko Vučinić
  • 79'
    Well Torino appeal for handball for Bazagli as Santana played it off the defender it looked a promising move for the Granata as they should have been through on goal but they couldn't make the most of the rare second-half opportunity.
  • 78'
    SubstitutionAlessio Cerci Gianluca Sansone
  • 78'
    SubstitutionSebastian Giovinco Alessandro Matri
  • 76'
    This game has almost turned into shooting practice for the hosts as Giovinco, yet again the provider, tees-up Lichtsteiner to have a crack, his effort a lot like those defenders who have preceded him sending it high wide and not at all handsome.
  • 74'
    CHANCE! GREAT SAVE BY GILLET! Should have been three for Juventus as Bendtner thought he'd opened his account for the Bianconeri. Vucinic cheekily helped the ball onto the Dane, and with the goal gaping he could not get past the goalkeeper.
  • 72'
    Well Torino are not going to get many opportunities left in this match so when they get a corner it's important they make the most of the chance. It's fair to say that the short ball followed by lump into the box was not what they were looking for.
  • 71'
    Marchisio's trickery sets up Bonucci just outside the box and like his defensive team-mate Barzagli in the first half, it goes soaring over the bar.
  • 69'
    CHANCE! And it's Pogba again, great delivery from the left-hand side, the Frenchman leaps to meet the ball and powers a header straight at Gillet, who manages to scramble it away.
  • 67'
    Assist Mirko Vučinić
  • 67'
    Goal Sebastian Giovinco
    GOOAAAALLLL!!! And it's the Turin-born Giovinco! It's been a fantastic second-half performance from the striker he cut onto his right foot in the box. D'Ambrosio does not get close enough which allows him to fire across the keeper into the back of the net.
  • 66'
    Marchisio has a great opportunity there, Basha misses the ball as the cross comes in for Giovinco and the Italy international hesitates for a moment at the back post which ensures the chance is gone.
  • 63'
    Yellow Card Sebastian Giovinco
  • 63'
    SubstitutionRolando Bianchi Alen Stevanovic
  • 63'
    Giovinco is booked which means he will miss the match against Palermo next while Torino make a change with Bianchi coming off for the visitors.
  • 61'
    SubstitutionPaolo De Ceglie Kwadwo Asamoah
  • 61'
    Asamoah comes on for De Ceglie giving Juventus even more attacking options. They really want pile on the misery here for Torino.
  • 59'
    Yellow Card Andrea Barzagli
    Yellow card for Barzagli whose foot was high on Bianchi referee had no hesistation in showing the defender the caution.
  • 57'
    Assist Sebastian Giovinco
  • 57'
    Goal Claudio Marchisio
    GOOOAAALLL!!! JUVENTUS BREAK THE DEADLOCK. A diving header by Marchisio sends the Bianconeri in front and deservedly so. It was another delightful ball in from Giovinco, who curled it wickedly into the danger area, and Marchisio attacked it with his head.
  • 54'
    OOH SO CLOSE! Fantastic ball in by Giovinco who has come alive in this second half. Curls in a dangerous ball which misses everyone - including Vucinic. And the ball goes out for a goal kick.
  • 53'
    Juventus are piling on the pressure and they force another corner. The ball, whipped in by Giovinco, gives Bonucci the chance to attack but his header goes sailing over the bar.
  • 51'
    Pirlo, keen to make up for his penalty miss, sends in a fizzing ball which Gillet can't gather at the first attempt. He eventually gets down to smother though but the early moments in the second half suggest it could be a long night for Torino.
  • 49'
    OOOH WHAT A MISS! Paul Pogba! Vucinic puts in a brilliant ball across, Bendtner with the flick on at the near post and the Frenchman rises above the Granata defence and from six yards, he really should have done better.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionEmanuele Giaccherini Nicklas Bendtner
  • 46'
    And we're underway here in the second half. Juventus have made a substitution giving on-loan Nicklas Bendtner an opportunity to impress.
  • Well we told you it would be a rollercoaster 90 minutes and this match has not let us down. Not much in the way of goalscoring chances with Meggiorini coming the closest for the visitors and Pogba having a few attempts from outside the box. But the talking points from that first half was the red card for Glik and missed penalty from Pirlo. Feel free to get in contact with me @CTTurnbull on Twitter. And I'll tweet the best thoughts.
  • 45'
    Di Cesare, who has just come on as a substitute, has a bit of afters with Giovinco with the two resembling David and Goliath as they square up. Torino clear their lines again referee about to blow for half-time.
  • 43'
    Some respite for the visitors as Pirlo uncharacteristically fires over the bar can they get to half-time level?
  • 41'
    Penalty save Jean-François Gillet
  • 41'
    Missed Penalty Andrea Pirlo
    AND PIRLO MISSES!! Incredible! He's absolutely smashed that over the bar. No panenka quality there.
  • 41'
    PENALTY!!! Pogba goes down in the box and the hosts are awarded a penalty it just goes from bad to worst for the Granata!
  • 40'
    SubstitutionRiccardo Meggiorini Valerio Di Cesare
  • 40'
    Meggiorini, who missed that great chance for Torino earlier has been substituted as Giampero Ventura looks to reshuffle his pack.
  • 38'
    A couple of feet off the ground and the studs were up but he won the ball. Tweet me your thoughts! @CTTurnbull how will Torino cope in the rest of the match?
  • 36'
    Red Card Kamil Glik
    RED CARD!! Torino are down to 10 men! Well Glik has gone in very hard but he has won the ball. Was there malice in the challenge? Not for me, got the ball but the referee has deemed it to be a sending off offence.
  • 34'
    ANOTHER GREAT EFFORT! Well Pogba has found his shooting boots tonight that was a spectacular hit from all of 30 yards. Again, it's a difficult ball for Gillet to gather and he punches it over the top for a corner.
  • 31'
    GREAT EFFORT! Pogba smashes a half-volley in from outside the box, the ball is swerving all over the place for the keeper, but Gillet gets enough behind it to prevent it from nestling into the back of the net.
  • 29'
    Barzagli ... attempts a shot from about 30 yards. The less said about it the better to be honest. Meanwhile, the hosts are on the attack again.
  • 26'
    Juventus will feel aggrieved that the whistle has blown there. It was a lovely ball across from De Ceglie and Gillet comes out for the cross. It's a difficult bouncing ball which he fails to collect and Pogba gains possession ominously, but the referee blows his whistle.
  • 25'
    OH Torino switched off there. A cleverly worked free-kick by Pirlo finds Vucinic and his shot is deflected wide for a corner. The ball is cleared but the match slowly coming to life now.
  • 23'
    OOOH CHANCE! Well that was a massive opportunity for Torino. Meggiorini took advantage of some slack defending by Barzagli and he tries to flick it over Buffon with the outside of his foot but it narrowly misses the target.
  • 21'
    Yellow Card Migjen Basha
  • 21'
    Basha receives a booking - arguably living up to his name as he bashed into the back of Marchisio there. Referee had no hesitation and flashes out the yellow instantly.
  • 19'
    Yellow Card Paolo De Ceglie
  • 19'
    De Ceglie is shown yellow, it puts him under pressure against the lively Cerci. Left his boot in, the referee made the right decision there.
  • 18'
    A rare sight of D'Ambrosio getting forward for Torino, his overlapping run provides the visitors with an opportunity but his cross is wayward.
  • 16'
    Yet to see any real chance of note so far, it's been fairly even with both teams battling in the midfield for possession.
  • 14'
    Giovinco does well to win a free-kick in a very dangerous position for the hosts. Pirlo whips the ball in, in his usual nonchalant manner but the Granata clear their lines once more.
  • 13'
    Another corner is sent in by Pirlo after Ogbonna cleared the danger again Torino defend resolutely giving very little away at the back in the first 12 minutes or so.
  • 10'
    Straight up the park moments later, and Juventus force their first corner through Giaccherini, Pirlo's short corner is a waste.
  • 9'
    Well a super diagonal ball from Damain finds Cerci on the right wing he spreads play across to the left looking for the run of Santana. He jinks inside before firing a ball towards goal but it's comfirtbale for Buffon.
  • 8'
    The corner is too long for any Torino players and the Bianconeri get the ball clear.
  • 7'
    Cerci is giving the hosts some problems a lovely marauding run past the Juve backline and he forces a corner.
  • 5'
    What a fantastic ball in there from Santana, a wicked delivery from the left wing and Cerci rises above the Juve defence but he can't get clean contact on the ball.
  • 3'
    Well early ball in there from Giaccherini good delivery found Vucinic with the header but he can't direct his header on goal.
  • 1'
    And we are underway here in the 226th meeting between Juventus and Torino.
  • Here's Torino's news TORINO (4-2-4): Gillet; Darmian, Glik, Ogbonna, D'Ambrosio; Basha, Gazzi; Cerci, Bianchi, Meggiorini, Santana. A whole host of changes to the side that lost 2-0 to Siena in the Coppa Italia. With top scorer Bianchi returning to the starting line-up. It's the first Turin derby since 2009 so sit back and enjoy the coverage with
  • Well here is the team news first off Juventus JUVENTUS (4-3-3): Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, De Ceglie; Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio; Giaccherini, Vucinic, Giovinco. Antonio Conte has elected to alter formation for this encounter though it's no surprise really given the fact that Torino normally play with four upfront! Two big names missing for the hosts are Kwadwo Asamoah and Giorgio Chiellini. Stephan Lichtsteiner who missed the defeat to AC Milan returns at right-back. De Ceglie fills in at left-back. Pogba goes into midfield and its Mirko Vucinic,Sebastian Giovinco and Emmanuel Giaccherini in attack.
  • It's been 17 years since the Granata tasted success against the Bianconeri, but the hosts' form has been indifferent of late and there may not be a better time for Giampiero Ventura's men to play the Old Lady. Goals are often at a premium when these two sides meet and it wouldn't be beyond the realms of possibility to see another low-scoring affair here tonight.
  • Hello Folks! And welcome to's coverage of Saturday night's mouth watering encounter between Juventus and Torino. Are you sitting comfortably and prepared for a rollercoaster 90 minutes? You can of course contact me on the old Twitter @CTTurnbull if you have any questions. So relax and get ready for a fiery encounter in the Derby della Mole.