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Serie A

  • October 16, 2011
  • • 9:00 AM
  • • Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona
  • Referee: A. De Marco
  • • Attendance: 22000

Live Commentary

  • This is's Shane Evans (follow me on Twitter @shanevans) signing off, saying good day, Godspeed and Golden Balls!
  • Thanks for joining me today for a tough slow draw between Chievo and Juventus.
  • 90' + 6'
    There is the final whistle. 0-0 as Chievo hold on to steal a point from Juventus.
  • 90' + 5'
    Yellow Card Giorgio Chiellini
  • 90' + 5'
    Madness in the box as two yellows are awarded in a matter of seconds. Two separate incidents.
  • 90' + 5'
    Last ditch free kick for Juve on the near side. Pirlo to take...
  • 90' + 4'
    Yellow Card Stefano Sorrentino
  • 90' + 4'
    One minute remains...
  • 90' + 3'
    Nothing to note from the first two minutes of stoppage time. Teams ready for the point, me thinks.
  • 90'
    Heading into stoppage time now. We will have an additional four minutes of play...
  • 88'
    Yellow Card Simone Pepe
  • 88'
    Now Pepe goes in the book for a little kick down the line. Chievo's Mandelli booked seconds earlier.
  • 85'
    Yellow Card Davide Mandelli
  • 84'
    Wow. Closest Chievo has come. Great corner in is cleared off the line by Del Piero. Just needed a touch from the home side.
  • 83'
    Chievo wins a corner that will be taken by Bradley.
  • 82'
    This match looks like it has draw written all over it.
  • 80'
    SubstitutionEmanuele Giaccherini Marcelo Estigarribia
  • 79'
    Giaccherini, the second half sub, has to come off with what looks like a hamstring injury.
  • 75'
    Juve then pounce into Chievo's half. Pepe fires on net and Sorrentino deflects behind for a corner.
  • 74'
    At the other end, a very tense moment for Juve as Chiellini appears to take down Pellissier in the box. No penalty.
  • 73'
    Ball wriggles into the area to Del Piero, can't get a shot off and it slides out to Pepe. The winger then puts it right back into the area and Del Piero is left wide open. His header hits the bar. Closest Juve has got the whole match.
  • 71'
    Yellow Card Michael Bradley
  • 71'
    Chievo turns the ball over in the middle of the park and have to chase back. Bradley gets a yellow card for a harsh tackle.
  • 70'
    SubstitutionClaudio Marchisio Alessandro Del Piero
  • 69'
    SubstitutionSantiago Morero Davide Mandelli
  • 68'
    Also, for Juve, Alessandro Del Piero is set to come on.
  • 66'
    Pellissier goes down with an injury and needs some treatment. Not subbed out yet.
  • 61'
    Chievo spends a little time in Juve's end, but no real chances were crafted. Still waiting on a goal in this one...
  • 60'
    SubstitutionPaolo Sammarco R. Cruzado
  • 58'
    Just checking into the match for Krasic, Emanuele Giaccherini gets a shot on goal from the top of the box. Looking quite dangerous.
  • 56'
    SubstitutionMilos Krasic Emanuele Giaccherini
  • 56'
    Yellow Card Paolo Sammarco
  • 55'
    Sammarco goes in the book for a clumsy studs up challenge.
  • 54'
    Slightly more open in this second half. Lots of back and forth stuff.
  • 51'
    Best chance of the match comes off the boot of Marchisio who blasts with is left foot from the top of the box. Barely goes wide of the far post. Great effort.
  • 50'
    Krasic and Vucinic break two-on-four, but as you would expect, little came from it and the ball ends up going the other way.
  • 46'
    Straight from the tap, Pepe working hard down the wing, gets the ball into Vucinic, who pushes behind for a goal kick.
  • 46'
    Underway here in the second half.
  • Teams are walking back onto the pitch now as the second half nears.
  • 45' + 1'
    ...and there goes the first half whistle. Slow 45 to be fair.
  • 45' + 1'
    Juve wins a free kick in a good area at the corner of the box. Pirlo's ball in his headed over by Chiellini.
  • 45'
    Only one minute of stoppages here.
  • 43'
    Another nice ball into the box for Juve, though Marchisio and Lichtsteiner both go after it and cancel each other out. Goal kick.
  • 40'
    Things get a bit testy here in the 40th minute. Ball slide into the home area, players fall, though fouls and offsides were called against Juve and Chievo can move out.
  • 37'
    Pepe spends some time in the corner, but gets a pass back and ends up being offsides. Chievo can now release the pressure.
  • 34'
    The ball gets played into Bradley down the right just outside the box. The American is able to slide it into the penalty area but its cleared nicely by Juve.
  • 32'
    Arturo Vidal takes a bit of a knock on the chin and goes down in a heap. Cesar the culprit this time.
  • 29'
    Chievo enjoying its best spell of the match in Juve's end, but is having trouble creating anything substantial.
  • 27'
    Yellow Card Santiago Morero
  • 27'
    American Michael Bradley takes the corner but it misses everyone, despite bending dangerously into the box.
  • 25'
    Chievo gets in a shot but its deflected behind for a corner. On the set piece, Juve defend well but can only see it go behind for another corner.
  • 23'
    Still no real goal-scoring opportunities to speak of. Teams trying to work themselves out at the moment.
  • 21'
    SubstitutionGennaro Sardo Nicolas Sebastien Frey
  • 21'
    Yellow Card Cyril Thereau
  • 20'
    Thereau gets a yellow card for man-handling Pirlo. He then trots towards goal and puts it in the net. Second look doesn't appear too harsh.
  • 19'
    Sardo has gone down like a ton of bricks and is clutching his hamstring. Could be the end of the day for him.
  • 17'
    For Juventus, Lichtsteiner looks dangerous down the right, forcing the issue.
  • 16'
    In truth, a very slow start to proceedings here.
  • 14'
    The away side still on top as it passes around nicely. Working hard in the middle, Pepe gets on the end of a cross and puts his header just over.
  • 13'
    Chiellini fouled hard down the wing by Sardo, nothing comes of the free kick.
  • 10'
    Ball is driven in hard to Buffon's goal but the Italian parries and then collects. Right at him really.
  • 9'
    Chievo finally gets forward through Bradley and Hetemaj and is able to win a free kick in a good area about 30 yards out.
  • 8'
    All Juve right now. Constant pressure, though Chievo is holding its ground.
  • 7'
    More pressure from Juve as Lichtsteiner gets down the right and forces a corner from the hosts. Pirlo to take...goes short to Vidal who forces another corner.
  • 6'
    Marchisio wins the ball down the flank and cuts in on his right across the face of the box. Is able to get a shot off but it's blocked away.
  • 5'
    Chievo can barely get itself on the ball for more than a pass or two as Juve's marking is tight.
  • 3'
    Vucinic nearly finds his way into a scoring area as the ball is given away by Chievo in the middle of the pitch, and Juve was able to break quickly. Some good defending put the fire out.
  • 2'
    Krasic tries to push forward but is thwarted by a nice tackle.
  • 1'
    Juventus with the early possession, knocking it around the back confidently.
  • 1'
    Annnddd we're underway!
  • Subs: Marco Storari, Alessandro Del Piero, Fabio Quagliarella, Marcelo Estigarribia, Alessandro Matri, Paolo De Ceglie, Emanuele Giaccherini
  • Juventus: Gigi Buffon; Stephan Lichtsteiner, Leonardo Bonnuci, Andrea Barzagli, Giorgio Chiellini; Andrea Pirlo; Milos Krasic, Arturo Vidal, Claudio Marchisio, Simone Pepe; Mirko Vucinic
  • Subs: Marco Andreolli, Davide Moscardelli, Christian Puggioni, Alberto Paloschi, Nicolas Frey, Kamil Vacek, Rinaldo Cruzado
  • Chievo Verona: Stefano Sorrentino; Gennaro Sardo, Santiago Morero, Bostjan Cesar, Bojan Jokic; Michael Bradley, Luca Rigoni, Peparim Hetemaj; Paolo Sammarco ; Cyril Thereau, Sergio Pellissier
  • Here are your lineups for both sides...
  • Hello everyone!'s Shane Evans with you for Chievo vs. Juventus, our Game of the Day.