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Played
February 5, 2011 7:45 PM GMT
Stadio Sant'Elia — Cagliari
Referee:‬ G. Rocchi‎
Attendance:‬ 14000‎
 
90′ +3
Rocchi blows the whistle to end the match as Juve run out 3-1 winners thanks to a brace from Matri and a goal from Toni.
 
90′ +1
Toni wins his side a late free kick. Del Neri will be delighted with his performance off the bench tonight.
 
89′
The fourth official indicates there will be three minutes off added time.
 
87′
Cagliari have ten players on Juventus' side of the field but it might be too little, too late for the Islanders.
 
85′
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!! Toni puts the match to bed as his header from the edge of the area beats Agazzi!!
 
84′
Assist Andrea Barzagli
 
84′
Goal Luca Toni
 
83′
Cagliari have the ball in the back of the net but the whistle had blown and it's chalked off.
 
81′
Del Piero plays a lovely threaded ball to Toni but his first touch is poor and the attack fizzles out.
 
79′
Nene takes a tumble in the penalty area but Rocchi waves for the play to continue.
 
77′
Juventus win a corner as they look to put this match to bed.
 
75′
Assist Giorgio Chiellini
 
75′
Goal Alessandro Matri
 
75′
GOAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!! Chiellini cuts the ball back to Matri and he takes it on the volley and smashes a low shot past Agazzi!
 
73′
Toni does well to head the ball back across the face of goal but Canini clears the danger.
 
71′
Substitution Andrea Lazzari Nenê
 
71′
Substitution Claudio Marchisio Luca Toni
 
71′
Juventus have ten men behind the ball at the moment as Cagliari press for the winner.
 
69′
OH!!! Cossu plays a delightful ball to Biondini in behind the Juve defence but the linesman's flag is up for offside.
 
67′
Marchisio runs at the Cagliari defence and lays the ball off for Del Piero who unleashes a drive that sails over the bar.
 
65′
Acquafresca wins his side a corner and Chiellini heads Cossu's ensuing delivery to safety.
 
64′
Substitution Milos Krasic Mohamed Lamine Sissoko
 
63′
Felipe Melo makes a heroic challenge on Cossu with Cagliari poised for an odd-man rush in Juve's penalty area.
 
61′
OH!!!! Matri's powerful downward header doesn't miss by much!
 
59′
Cagliari look like a totally different side in the second half. Whatever Donadoni said during the interval has worked like a charm.
 
57′
Yellow Card Alberto Aquilani
 
57′
Juve look frazzled at the moment as Aquilani is booked for a cynical challenge.
 
55′
OH!!!!! Cagliari almost take the lead as Cossu surprises Juve by taking the free kick quickly but Conti can't keep his volley down! That was close!
 
54′
Substitution J. Martínez Alessandro Del Piero
 
53′
Yellow Card Lorenzo Ariaudo
 
53′
Ariaudo is shown a yellow for taking down Krasic and Biondini does well to clear the ensuing free kick.
 
51′
Assist Andrea Cossu
 
51′
Goal Robert Acquafresca
 
51′
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!! Cossu curls in a cross from the edge of the area and an unmarked Acquafresca redirects it past a helpless Buffon.
 
49′
Cossu is taken down from behind by Sorensen as Cagliari press for an equaliser.
 
47′
The second half is underway with neither manager making any changes.
 
45′ +1
Yellow Card Leonardo Bonucci
 
45′
Yellow Card Davide Biondini
 
45′
Rocchi blows his whistle to end the first half as Matri's first goal for Juventus separates the two sides.
 
43′
Cossu takes a tumble in the box and the crowd screams for a penalty but there was nothing in it and the ref correctly waves for the play to continue.
 
41′
Krasic sprints past Ariaudo and lets a shot go that sails over the crossbar.
 
40′
Substitution Radja Nainggolan Simone Missiroli
 
39′
Juventus are in total control as Matri runs at the Cagliari defence.
 
37′
Cagliari are forced to make a change as Nainggolan hobbles off the pitch.
 
35′
Play is halted as Acquafresca is down on the ground clutching his leg.
 
33′
Krasic wins his side a corner and the ensuing delivery is good but Martinez can't direct his header on goal.
 
31′
Krasic takes the ball down with an impressive first touch but can't weave his way through three defenders.
 
29′
Sloppy play by both teams as they take turns giving the ball away in the midfield.
 
27′
Cagliari win a corner and once again Buffon comes out to try to meet the ball but misses it completely.
 
25′
Marchisio beats two defenders and lets a shot go that Canini does well to block.
 
23′
OH!!! Buffon comes off his line and flaps at the ball but Nainggolan just fails to direct it into the empty net. An uncharacteristic mistake from the Italy number one.
 
21′
Assist J. Martínez
 
21′
Goal Alessandro Matri
 
21′
You can hear a pin drop at the Sant'Elia right now.
 
19′
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!! Matri silences the home crowd as he unleashes a low drive that gets through Agazzi! His first goal for Juve comes against his old side!
 
18′
Yellow Card Daniele Conti
 
17′
Conti picks up a yellow card for showing Aquilani his studs.
 
15′
Cossu's flick for Lazzari runs out of play as the hosts continue to press for the opener.
 
13′
OH!!! Aquilani tries his luck from 25 yards and his dipping volley is saved by Agazzi.
 
11′
Substitution Alessandro Agostini Lorenzo Ariaudo
 
11′
Cossu takes the ball down neatly and whips in a cross that is too close to Buffon who makes an easy catch.
 
9′
OH!!! Nainngolan makes a terrible mistake and Matri is all alone in the area but his low shot is saved by the on-rushing Agazzi.
 
7′
Sorensen misplays a long ball and Cossu pounces on the young defender's mistake but he can't create enough space to pull the trigger.
 
5′
Yellow Card Milos Krasic
 
5′
Krasic picks up the first yellow card of the game as he catches a Cagliari defender in the face with an errand forearm.
 
3′
Matri gets his first touch on the ball and is greeted by a chorus of boos from the Sant'Elia faithful.
 
1′
Gianluca Rocchi gets the match underway with Roberto Donadoni employing an attacking triumvirate of Acquafresca, Lazzari and Cossu while Gigi Del Neri counters with Martinez and Matri upfront.
 
 
Welcome to Goal.com’s live coverage of the Serie A. Tonight’s match comes to you from Sardinia where Cagliari will lock horns with Juventus in what should be an intense affair. The Islanders will look to heap more misery on the Bianconeri while Luigi Del Neri’s men desperately need a win to stop their current rot. Stay tuned for all of the action!
 
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0