Juve annihilate Napoli!

Posted on 13/01/2010

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The teams are both very determined with Ferrara once again fielding a 4-3-1-2 formation with Del Piero and Amauri as strikers back by Diego.
The first few minutes are for Napoli. On the 2nd minute, there is a corner for the partenopei: the defence clears the area. Two minutes later, a Zuniga shot goes very wide. It is the 5th minute when Chiellini deviates a dangerous shot into corner: Cigarini puts the ball in but De Ceglie frees the area.
Juve react with determination and on the 8th minute, a good Diego ball into the area is cleared by the defence. One minute later there is a corner for Juve: Diego puts the ball into the area and Amauri heads a ball which seemed to go beyond the line. The referee signals to play-on, Del Piero tries another shot and scores but the referee signals an off-side.
One minute later good Juve show good team work and an attempt by Amauri is deviated by a defender and collected by Iezzo. On the 12th minute, there is a corner for Napoli: ball into the area headed by Denis and saved by Manninger but play is stopped for a foul in attack.
The 13th minute sees a free-kick for Juve: Diego puts the ball into the area but Campagnaro heads out for a corner. From the flag the ball is put into the area and benefit of a free-kick as De Ceglie is fouled. Free-kick for Juve: Del Piero’s shot goes slightly wide.
Juve are starting to have the upper hand and on the 17th minute, a powerful De Ceglie shot from outside the area goes wide. Two minutes later, a Caceres cross into the area is headed away.
On the 21st minute there is a free-kick for Napoli: ball into the area headed away by the defence. Two minute later there is a ball into the Napoli area but action is stopped for a foul in attack.
The 24th minute brings joy to the Juve fans: great teamwork by the bianconeri as they attack as an ensemble, the ball reaches Diego who shoots for the opener: 1-0.
Two minutes later, there is a free-kick for Napoli: ball straight into Manninger’s hands.On the 28th minute, Contini steps on Del Piero’s head voluntarily. The foul should have warranted a direct red card. Free-kick for Juve: ball into the area is cleared but reaches Grosso sho shoots wide.
On the half-hour mark a Gargano ball in the area is cleared by Chiellini. One minute later, a cross into the Napoli area reaches Del Piero whose shot is too weak even though from a very favourable position.
The 33rd minute sees a Zuniga cross goes wide beyond the line for a goal-kick. It is the 39th minute when A dangerous cross into the area is cleared by Chiellini. Three minutes later, a dangerous cross into the area is cleared by Chiellini. The first half ends after two minutes of stoppage time.
Before kick-off of the second-half Grygera comes on for Grosso. Juve immediately on the attack. On the first minute there is a corner for the bianconeri: Diego puts the ball into the area but Denis heads away. Two minutes later, Felipe Melo clears the Juve area after a series of attempts by Napoli. Diego runs away with the ball and is fouled as he reaches midfield.
On the 5th minute a A Hoffer attempt goes wide and two minutes later, there is a free-kick for Napoli: ball straight into Manninger’s hands.
The 9th minute sees a great Caceres cross with Del Piero in a heel conclusion but the ball goes high. Two minutes later, De Ceglie frees the Juve area following a Datolo attempt. It is the 17th minute when a great run and shot by De Ceglie is saved by Iezzo. Del Piero from the re-bound does not manage to shoot well.
It is the 18th minute when there is a free-kick for Juve: Diego puts the ball into the area but the referee stops for a foul in attack by Del Piero. Two minutes later, a long distance shot by Diego, with Iezzo beaten, hits the post.
It is the 22nd minute when Del Piero is stopped as he is about to enter the area after a good run. Two minutes later, a Hamsik cross is headed towards Manninger by Grygera. Diego shows his worth playing many balls and is definitely one of the best players on the field.
On the 26th minute, there is a corner for Napoli: ball into the Juve area punched away by Manninger. One minute later, a Hamsik left-footed shot hits the post! The 29th minute sees Campagnaro save on a great Melo attempt. Corner for Juve: Diego puts a ball into the area but it is cleared by the defence.
The 32nd minute brings more joy: Diego serves Caceres on the run who puts a perfect ball towards Del Piero who shoots home for the 2-0. two minutes later, a Quaglirella shot is deviated into corner: ball into the area cleared by the defence.
It is the 35th minute when Diego with a great run from midfield enters the area and is fouled for a penalty. Contini is sent-off. Del Piero from the spot beats Iezzo for the 3-0 and his second goal of the evening.
On the 37th minute Zebina comes on for Caceres and three minutes later the captain is 
substituted by Immobile amidst the applauses of the public. The last bit of action comes 
on the 45th minute as a Gargano shot goes wide.
Juve make it through to the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia tahnks to a great show of character and team-work. The next appointment in the national trophy is against Inter away at the San Siro.

Coppa Italia, Final 16 Round
Turin,Stadio Olimpico
Wednesday 13th January 2010
JUVENTUS-NAPOLI: 3-0
Scorers: Diego (24th), Del Piero (32nd), Del Piero (37th pen.),
JUVENTUS: Manninger; Caceres (Zebina 82nd), Legrottaglie, Chiellini, Grosso (Grygera 45th); Salihamidzic, Felipe Melo, De Ceglie; Diego; Del Piero (Immobile 84th), Amauri. Reserves: Chimenti, Grygera, Zebina, Fabio Cannavaro, Giandonato, Rossi, Immobile. Coach: Ferrara.
NAPOLI: Iezzo; Campagnaro (Quagliarella 76th), Rinaudo, Contini; Zuniga, Gargano, Cigarini, Dossena (Hamsik 60th); Hoffer (Maggio 64th), Denis, Datolo . Reserves: Gianello, Paolo Cannavaro, Pazienza, Aronica, Maggio, Hamsik, Quaglierella. Coach: Mazzarri.
REFEREE: Romeo from Verona.
Yellow Cards: Contini (25th), Salihamidzic (24th), De Ceglie (41st), Cigarini (49th), Contini (81st)
Red Card: Contini (81st)
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