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March 28, 2010 2:00 PM BST
Stadio Olimpico - Torino
Referee:‬ Banti‎
90′ +3
Juve are on the break! Giovinco chips it up for Del Piero, but the captain plays it safe and goes wide to Sissoko. The ref blows for full time! That's all in Turin. JUVENTUS 2-1 ATALANTA. Thank you for joining Goal.com's LIVE coverage of Serie A.
90′ +1
Yellow Card Sebastian Giovinco
The referee signals three minutes of injury time. Juve look like they will hold on for a much needed victory as they continue to chase Champions League qualification.
The Orobici are desperate for an equaliser and continue to launch crosses into the area. Garics is alone on the right, but fails to control and the chance goes begging before he can set up a team-mate.
Atalanta's freekick from the left searches for a player at the far post, but it's too far for everyone and the players watch as it floats out of play.
Substitution Adriano Ferreira Pinto Fabio Ceravolo
It's a break for Juventus, but in the end their pressure paid off even if they haven't played the most beautiful football. Now they just have to hold out and Zebina is content to clear the ball far into the other half.
Substitution Federico Peluso Sergio Volpi
GOOOOOOOOALLLLLLLLL. Juve find their goal from Felipe Melo! Marchisio's low cross is pushed back out to the right, where Del Piero lofts it back in and the Brazilian's looping header finds the back of the net! 2-1 for the hosts with only minutes remaining!
Goal Felipe Melo
Valdes once again beats a couple of men in midfield and Zebina pushes him over before any more damage can be done. Foul.
Grosso flies down the left and finds Marchisio, whose shot is deflected out for another corner. Amauri's downward header bounces over the bar!
Juve are turning up the pressure in search of a winner with 15 minutes to go. A clever ball over the top is played to Felipe Melo in space in the area, but once he cuts back to his right foot the defence recover. He needed to react more quickly.
Marchisio runs forward in space, he plays it out to Amauri on the right. They switch the ball all the way to Grosso on the left. He crosses, but Manfredini make the clearance with Amauri on the doorstep. Seconds later, Giovinco's dipping effort is tipped away by the goalkeeper.
Substitution David Trezeguet Amauri
Giovinco's cross is blocked out for a corner as Trezeguet makes way for Amauri. The former Monaco star really had not been involved since the early going.
There's a scramble in the Juventus box as Valdes breaks forward, but Melo eventually clears after several attempted crosses into the middle are blocked by in a crowded penalty area.
Felipe Melo, whose came on for the disappointing Candreva, get his first action of the game as he heads wide after a cross from a freekick on the right flank.
After Atalanta give the ball way in midfield, Peluso earns a debatable booking for taking down Marchisio on the edge of the area. Del Piero lines one up again....and lightening doesn't strike twice as he hits it into the wall.
Yellow Card Federico Peluso
Substitution Antonio Candreva Felipe Melo
If it was Juve taking the initiative in the first-half, it's been Atalanta at the beginning of the second 45 mins. They're really trying to stretch the defence as a cross-field pass from Pinto finds Valdes, whose effort from 15 yards curls about a foot over the crossbar.
Cannavaro makes another crucial interception. Tiribocchi tries a give and go on the edge of the box, but the Italian international is there to snuff it out.
OHHH...Padoin's shot from the corner of the area deflects off Cannavaro's head...Manninger's flat-footed...but it lands just wide! The Juve fans let go a sigh of relief.
Ferreira Pinto has the first chance of the second-half as Tiribocchi dummies a square ball and the Brazilian winger's drive fails to trouble the alert Manninger in goal.
Atalanta kick-off the second-half.
45′ +1
Del Piero tires to double his tally from the edge of the area, but it's well over and the referee blows the half-time whistle. Juve controlled the match in the early stages, but Atalanta woke up following Del Piero's goal. 1-1 at half-time. Join us for the second-half in 15 minutes.
Goal Nicola Amoruso
GOOOOOOALLLLL FOR ATALANTA...you could see it coming. Amoruso makes great curling run into the area to latch onto a lofted ball from midfield and slot home against his former team. 1-1 in Turin!
OHHHH...It should have been an equaliser. Atalanta had numbers on the break and Peluso's ball was inches too far ahead of Tiribocchi and Padoin in front of goal.
Atalanta have a freekick in a great position just over 20 yards out. Valdes gets it over the wall, but it lacks the power needed and Manninger easily deals with the curling ball.
Yellow Card Jonathan Zebina
Juve break forward and it's 3-on-3. Del Piero flicks wide to Giovinco, but the youngster show some rust with a poor first touch and his cross is well over the head of Trezeguet.
Great chance for Atalanta, a cross from Pinto is only half-cleared to Padoin, who controls and hits the ball on the bounce. However, it's just over the bar!
Substitution Diego Ribas Sebastian Giovinco
As Atalanta prepare to take a freekick, Diego limps to the sideline, looks like that tackle that lead to the Juve goal has left him worse for wear. Giovinco comes in to replace the Brazilian.
Cannavaro and Legrottaglie look quite solid at the back today. Can Atalanta find a way to break down the defence and get back into this game?
Goal Alessandro Del Piero
De Ascentis picks up a yellow card for a tackle on the rampaging Diego, Del Piero's in a good position to strike the freekick from over 25 yards....GOOOOOOOOOOALLLLL from ZONA DEL PIERO. The striker lifts the ball over the wall and into the top corner! 1-0 to Juve!
Yellow Card Diego De Ascentis
Atalanta midfielder Jaime Valdes has hardly been involved so far, but has been one of the team's standouts this season and was in inspired form in their 3-1 win over Cagliari. Definitely one to watch.
First real chance for Atalanta! Tiribocchi breaks free in the area and latches onto a cushioned header, but Manninger gets down well to save his low volley!
Atalanta earn a freekick and swing the ball in from the right, Manfredini's waiting right in front of Manninger, but he fouls Zebina in his attempt to get to the ball.
On his backside, De Piero still manages to flick the ball to Trezeguet, who turns...fires...but it fizzes about a foot wide of the goalmouth. Good combination from the front two.
The visitors look content to play on the counter attack so far, allowing Juve to have possession and then looking for opportunities to burst forward. They're playing very cautiously in the opening minutes.
Sissoko makes a brilliant challenge in the centre of the pitch and sends Candreva running the other way, he leaves it for Del Piero, who threads through for Trezeguet, but he's offside once again. Disappointing for the Bianconeri, they had the Orobici backline scrambling.
GOOOALLL...NO IT'S CALLED OFFSIDE...Diego's freekick was floated into the box and headed home by Trezeguet, but the Frenchman broke just a bit too early. The score remains 0-0.
Juventus have opted for an attacking 4-3-1-2. Del Piero and Trezeguet for the tandem up front, with Diego in support. Candreva also has a berth in the three-man midfield.
Del Piero earns the first corner of the match for the hosts, but the set-piece is easily headed away by Manfredini.
And we have kick-off!
Atalanta have recently earned convincing wins over Livorno and Cagliari, while Juve's chances of reaching next season's Champions League have taken a massive hit with losses to rivals Sampdoria and Napoli.
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