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2 vs 2
Played
October 22, 2011 7:45 PM BST
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ A. Romeo‎
Attendance:‬ 24000‎
 
Top of the Match
Alessandro Matri
Alessandro Matri
Juventus
Alessandro Matri
Alessandro Matri
Juventus
Flop of the Match
Giorgio Chiellini
Giorgio Chiellini
Juventus
Giorgio Chiellini
Giorgio Chiellini
Juventus

Juventus 2-2 Genoa: Old Lady held again as late strike from Caracciolo cancels out Matri's double

The Old Lady stumbled to another stalemate despite twice taking the lead as Antonio Conte's side have now drawn four of their last five league encounters

By Adam Wheeler

A late strike from Andrea Caracciolo earned Genoa a 2-2 draw in Turin after Juventus looked on course for all three points following a brace from Alessandro Matri either side of a Marco Rossi header.

The league leaders started brightly with Mirko Vucinic linking up well with strike partner Matri, but the latter’s looping header was held easily by Sebastien Frey in what was the first chance of the game.

But only moments later, Matri would get on the scoresheet to put the home side ahead after a long range effort from Claudio Marchisio was met by the Italian striker, whose instinctive flick sailed past Frey.

Juve were looking comfortable in controlling the game with Matri in particular looking dangerous. He could have grabbed his second in the 25th minute when he latched onto a great ball from Andrea Pirlo on the edge of the box. The former Cagliari man created some space for himself before forcing a smart save from Frey.

On the half-hour mark, the visitors equalised through Marco Rossi. A lovely cross from Alexander Merkel on the left flank was met by a the captain with a powerful header to put the Rossoblu back into the game.

Just before the break, Alesandro Conte’s side should have re-taken the lead after an awful pass from Miguel Veloso left Vucinic with a great chance but the former Roma striker was denied by a fine save from Sebastien Frey.

The second half began with the action swinging from end to end. First, Matri was denied by an excellent save from Frey before an exquisite flick from Merkel almost put the visitors ahead.

But the Old Lady did regain the lead just before the hour mark with the impressive Matri striking again when he applied a simple finish to a great pass from former Milan midfielder Pirlo.

Juventus looked the more likely to score again with both Vucinic and Matri spurning chances, but with five minutes to go the visitors equalised through substitute Caracciolo. The striker slotted past Storari from a tight angle after an excellent knockdown from fellow substitute Juraj Kucka.

Juventus have now drawn four of their last five Serie A outings, but remain top of the table with 13 points from seven games. Antonio Conte's side are back in action in midweek when they entertain Fiorentina on Tuesday, while Genoa take on Roma on Wednesday.



Juventus

30
Marco Storari
Goalkeeper
2.50
19
2.50
15
Andrea Barzagli
Defender
3.00
3
2.00
26
2.50
7
Simone Pepe
Midfielder
90′
3.00
21
3.00
8
Claudio Marchisio
Midfielder
6′ 94′
3.00
21
Andrea Pirlo
Midfielder
39′
3.50
32
3.50
9
3.00

Genoa

3.00
1
Sebastien Frey
Goalkeeper
2.50
3
3.00
24
3.00
13
3.00
16
3.50
-
Marco Rossi
Midfielder
31′ 82′
3.00
4
Miguel Veloso
Midfielder
93′
3.50
-
2.50
11
3.00
17
F. Seymour
Midfielder
4′ 72′
3.00
8

Substitutes

1
0.00
11
0.00
-
Milos Krasic
Midfielder
83′
2.50
11
0.00
24
3.00
27
0.00
-
0.00

Substitutes

0.00
12
0.00
4
0.00
5
Cesare Bovo
Defender
0.00
10
3.00
33
Juraj Kucka
Midfielder
72′ 85′
0.00
12
3.50
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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