Juventus 3-3 Siena: Quickfire Turin Giants Give Up Three Goal-Lead To Gutsy Robur

Posted on 14/03/2010


Juventus’ march for Chapions League football was stalled by minnows Siena in Turin, who came down from three goals to earn a draw. Meanwhile, captain Alessandro Del Piero reached a career milestone.

The hosts started third-choice goalkeeper Antonio Chimenti due to the absences of both Gianluigi Buffon and Alex Manninger. Star midfielder Diego was given a rest and started on the bench.
Juventus got off the mark immediately! Antonio Candrevadribbled through three players before laying off to David Trezeguet, who forced a save from Gianluca Curci beforeDel Piero pounced on the rebound, scoring the 300th goal of his career!http://ad.doubleclick.net/adi/gna.en/level2;tile=3;sz=160×600;ord=673257?area=2l&pos=2&

Candreva was involved once again and his deflected shot came to Del Piero, who made no mistake firing a one-timer into the net, making it 2-0 after just six minutes of play.

After creating the first two goals, Candreva hismelf got in on the action with an unstoppable screamer from outside the area into the top corner! Siena were reeling and down 3-0 after just ten minutes of play!

The goals were coming thick and fast, as Siena veteranMassimo Maccarone pulled one back after running at the defence and creating space to fire past Chimenti from the top of the box.
Felipe Melo kept the visitors from getting another one by clearing off the line after Francesco Pratali’s header following a corner.

With a two-goal lead, the Serie A giants were content to play on the counter and there was little more action before the end of the first 45 minutes, although Reginaldo had a deflected strike which worried Chimenti, but landed wide of the goalmouth.
Juventus were given a wake up 30 seconds into the second-half! Maccarone’s daisy cutter from the left side of the area came back off the post and Abelkader Ghezzal tapped it in to cut the defecit to one!

The Bianconeri were forced to use a make-shift backline asNicola Legrottaglie left through an injury, replaced by Hasan Salihamidzic, meaning Fabio Cannavaro was the only centre-back in the line-up.

The visitors almost made it 3-3 when Reginaldo laid off for the awoken Ghezzal, but his volley was deflected off target with Chimenti frozen.

Siena eventually tied it up on 75 minutes! Zdenek Grygera took down the tricky Maccarone in the penalty area and Ghezzal stepped up to slam the spot-kick home and earn an equaliser that looked very unlikey in the first-half of the match.

It was a desereved result as the Robur fought very hard in the second-half and Juve pressed for a late winner, that did not arrive despite the entrance of Diego.

Source: Goal.com
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