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Serie A

  • November 21, 2010
  • • 11:30
  • • Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, Genova
  • Referee: E. Morganti
  • • Attendance: 27474

Live Commentary

  • Juventus showed two sides to to their game this afternoon with their attacking flair accompanied with their resilience and will to fight. Milos Krasic was absolutely stunning in the first half and his involvement has played a huge role in this victory for the Bianconeri. As for Genoa they enjoyed plenty of the ball but couldn't work any meaningful openings in the final third. Luca Toni had a number of chances but he was unable to roll back the years as you would feel the Toni of old would have at least got his name on the score sheet today. Great win for Juve as they continue to press at the top for the Scudetto. Join us again for more Serie A action here on Goal!
  • 90' + 5'
    It's all over! Juventus pick up their third away victory of the season!
  • 90' + 4'
    Genoa still pressing but cant break down this stubborn Juve defence.
  • 90' + 3'
    Storari spills Rudolf's effort from just outside the box! Nearly gifting the home-team a goal there.
  • 90' + 1'
    Juve playing keep-ball now!
  • 90'
  • 88'
    5 minutes added time!
  • 86'
    Yellow Card Omar Milanetto
  • 85'
    KHARJA RATTLES THE BAR! What a stunning effort by the young man from just outside the box!
  • 80'
    SubstitutionAlberto Aquilani Hasan Salihamidzic
  • 80'
    Genoa are enjoying so much possession but their end product in the final third has not been good enough.
  • 79'
    SubstitutionMiguel Veloso Gergely Rudolf
  • 79'
    Del Piero is still yet to come on. Confusion involving Delneri and the referee.
  • 78'
    OHHH DESTRO! Real chance for Genoa as he does brilliantly to bring the ball down in the box but his shot goes just wide of Storari's right post.
  • 75'
    Del Piero coming on for the final fifteen minutes in place of Quagliarella who has had a terrific game.
  • 73'
    OHHH KHARJA! His deflected effort nearly drops into the net.
  • 72'
    Kharja's delightfully dinked ball into the box just eludes Rossi. Great improvisation by the substitute.
  • 70'
    Great ball by Aquilani to find Quagliarella but his effort is tame and trickles wide. Juve operating on the counter as they continue to soak up Genoa's pressure.
  • 69'
    Quagliarella's improvisation nearly pays off as he links up well with Melo and Grosso down the left but his half volley is blocked.
  • 67'
    Luca Toni looks a shadow of his former self as he fails to get another of his headed efforts on target.
  • 65'
    Juventus are maintaining their shape and discipline and proving to be a tough nut to crack for Genoa. They are enjoying plenty of possession but with no end product.
  • 64'
    Yellow Card Rafinha
  • 64'
    Cynical challenge by Rafinha on Quagliarella. Its getting feisty out there now.
  • 62'
    Yellow Card Fabio Grosso
  • 62'
    Rossi's driven effort goes just wide.
  • 61'
    SubstitutionMilos Krasic M. Sissoko
  • 61'
    Krasic's afternoon comes to an end. Another wonderful display by the Serbian international. He is proving to be an invaluable asset for this Juve side.
  • 60'
    Luca Toni again cant work his feet. Great play by Kharja to spot the front man but he cant get his shot away quick enough.
  • 59'
    Juventus hit their opponents on the counter and are beginning to find more space in the middle of the park as Genoa look for a goal. Aquilani's effort at the end of the attack sails over the cross-bar.
  • 57'
    Great spirit being shown by the Rossoblu. They continue to pepper Juve's half.
  • 56'
    Genoa work the ball into the box but Luca Toni cant find his feet.
  • 55'
    Khazan's introduction seems to have given his team a lift. He has been rather active since his arrival at half-time. Genoa continue to press for a goal but Juve continue to be resilient.
  • 54'
    SubstitutionMarco Motta F. Sørensen
  • 54'
    Genoa are enjoying a good spell here.
  • 52'
    Rossi appeals for a penalty. He feels he was bundled over unfairly by Melo. He has a right to appeal, it was a forceful challenge to say the least by the Brazilian.
  • 51'
    AQUILANI!!! Great effort by the Italian who drives the ball across goal and sails just wide.
  • 50'
    This will be Juve's third away victory of the season if they can hold on.
  • 49'
    Confusion between Kaladze and Eduardo gifts Juve a corner which they fail to exploit.
  • 48'
    Alessandro Del Piero warming up. His introduction may be about to occur!
  • 47'
    Genoa trying to impose themselves in this second half.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionAndrea Ranocchia Houssine Kharja
  • 46'
    SubstitutionGiandomenico Mesto Mattia Destro
  • 45'
    Kharja on for Ranocchia. Genoa now operating with a back four rather than the three in the first half. Referee gets us under way!
  • Milos Krasic seems to be on a one man crusade as his instrumental play has helped his team to an impressive 0-2 lead here in Genoa. The home side had looked fairly comfortable up until Marchisio's effort which unfortunately for them bounced off Eduardo via the post and into the net. A huge slice of luck for the Bianconeri was capitalised on as Krasic scored an absolute gem which was all his own doing as he worked his way past Criscito to cut inside and fire the ball past Eduardo. In truth Juventus are not overrunning Genoa but they have taken their chances. Will Genoa fight back in the second forty-five minutes? Join us to find out.
  • 45'
    Referee brings the first half to an end.
  • 44'
    1 additional minute of added time.
  • 42'
    Ronocchia bursts out of his own half to try and lift his team but Juve again resolute in their tracking back and defensive duties.
  • 40'
    Five minutes until the interval. Delneri will be delighted with his teams showing.
  • 39'
    At the other end Grosso nearly knocks the ball into his own net but Storari does well to save his blushes. Comedy moment from the Bianconeri.Great ball though by Mesto to cause the confusion.
  • 37'
    OHHHH IAQUINTA CANT DIRECT KRASIC'S CROSS HOME! The Serb with another valiant run down the wing to cut inside the box but Iaquinta cant prod the ball home via the cross. Superb individual play by Krasic, it should be 0-3.
  • 35'
    Felipe Melo is enjoying a terrific first half. He's dictating Juve's play in the middle of the park in tow with Aquilani.
  • 34'
    Grosso with a tame attempt via a free-kick and harmlessly sails into the stand behind Eduardo.
  • 33'
    Yellow Card Kakhaber Kaladze
  • 32'
    Yellow Card Luca Toni
  • 32'
    Genoa thought they got a goal back from the corner but Luca Toni is booked for parrying the ball into the net. No complaints.
  • 31'
    Mesto does well down the right to earn a corner kick. His jinked run gave Juve problems there
  • 30'
    Genoa enjoying more of the ball at present.
  • 28'
    Luca Toni eludes Chiellini in the box to get a free header but cant direct the ball goal-wards. Another good opportunity for the Rossoblu.
  • 26'
    CRISCITO RATTLES THE BAR!!! A stunning volley on the edge of the eighteen-yard box has Strorari beaten all ends up. Wonderful attempt!
  • 26'
    OHHH MARCHISIO. The away team are looking rampant now. Marchisio drives the ball across the six yard box but Iaquinta is nowhere to be seen. Another chance for the Bianconeri.
  • 25'
    Juventus are looking stubborn. Long way back for Genoa now.
  • 24'
    Yellow Card Milos Krasic
  • 24'
    Absolutely fantastic by the Serb who worked his magic down the right to bamboozle Criscito and cut inside the box before unleashing his shot which Eduardo can only get a hand to. It was a genius piece of play by the Juve man.
  • 23'
    Assist Fabio Quagliarella
  • 23'
    Goal Milos Krasic
  • 22'
  • 21'
    And it has been ruled as an Eduardo own-goal.
  • 20'
    Good response by the home team. They're keeping the ball and looking to break down the Juve back-line.
  • 19'
    Eduardo is very unfortunate as he did brilliant to deny Marchisio in the first place.
  • 18'
    Own Goal Eduardo
  • 17'
    A real catalogue of errors as Quagliarella nods the ball down for Marchisio to hit on the half volley which is deflected and tamely trickles onto the post, hits Eduardo and unfortunately for the Portuguese stopper, rolls into the net. Soft goal for Genoa to concede.
  • 16'
  • 15'
    Both teams playing a direct game as they try to get the ball to their wingers.
  • 14'
    Yellow Card Domenico Criscito
  • 14'
    Krasic is caught by Criscito and subsequently booked. He was late and deserves his booking.
  • 12'
    Plenty of space on the pitch for both sets of players to manoeuvre. Very open contest thus far.
  • 10'
    Krasic with a tantalising cross which trouble Eduardo in goal. Its evident Juve are wanting to get the ball to him as quickly as possible.
  • 9'
    The home side are trying to dictate play down the wings and earn a corner in the process which Storari catches with ease.
  • 7'
    Fairly even contest at present. Both sides enjoying spells in possession.
  • 5'
    The Old Lady are beginning to settle.
  • 5'
    Krasic being heckled each time he has possession by the home supporters.
  • 4'
    Juventus seem nervy at the back.
  • 4'
    Storari to the rescue again as he denies Veloso's driven set-piece from the edge of the box.
  • 2'
    Oh Storari does brilliant to deny Luca Toni's run. Juventus were all at sea and have to thank their keeper as he comes out on top in the one on one battle with the Italian veteran.
  • 1'
    Genoa angered by what they felt was simulation by the Serb.
  • 1'
    Krasic goes down theatrically and is lectured by the referee.
  • 1'
    And we are under way in Genoa!
  • KHARJA RATTLES THE BAR! What a stunning effort by the young man from just outside the box!
  • Juventus: Storari, Motta, Bonucci, Chiellini, Grosso, Krasic, Aquilani, Melo, Marchisio, Quagliarella, Iaquinta.
  • Genoa: Eduardo, Rafinha, Ranocchia, Dainelli, Criscito, Rossi, Milanetto, Veloso, Rudolf, Toni, Mesto.
  • Teams are in!
  • Hello and welcome to’s coverage of the Serie A fixture between Genoa and Juventus at the Stado Luigi Ferraris. Genoa have bounced back from two consecutive defeats to two back to back 1-0 victories over Bologna and Cagliari. As for Juventus a reputable 1-1 draw last week over AS Roma was off the back of another stalemate against Brescia. They will be looking for victory here today to enhance their Scudetto prospects.