Goal drought in Bologna

Posted on 24/10/2010

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Del Neri fielded the usual 4-4-2 formation with Amauri and Quagliarella as attacking duo and Aquilani and Melo as central midfielders with Marchisio and Krasic on the wings.

The match is immediately a fiery one and on the 1st minute Chiellini blocks well. Three minutes later there is a free-kick for Bologna: ball into the Juve area cleared into corner by De Ceglie. The Juve defence clears the cross from the flag.

On the 8th minute, Krasic tries an incursion on the right but the ball goes beyond the touch line. Four minutes later, Aquilani passes to Quagliarella who from a long distance sees his shot go high over the bar.

It is the 13th minute when there is a free-kick for Juve after a foul on Melo: the Bologna defence clears. One minute later, Motta crosses from the right towards Amauri but the striker does not manage to aim at goal.

The 17th minute sees a corner for Juve as Marchisio is anticipated after receiving from Motta: Aquilani puts the ball into the area and Amauri’s conclusion goes just wide. One minute later, Krasic passes towards Quagliarella in the area with the striker firing a first-timer but a defender clears before the ball goes over the line.

Iaquinta comes on for Amauri on the 21st minute. The striker is forced to elave the field due to a physical problem. Three minutes later, a Quagliarella cross from the left is blocked by the defence.

On the 26th minute there is a corner for Juventus: ball into the area cleared by the defence. Two minutes later, Krasic puts a cross into the area towards Iaquinta who heads wide.

The half-hour mark sees a long distance shot by Paponi goes high over the bar. Four minutes later, Juve are awarded a penalty for a foul on Krasic: Iaquinta’s shot is saved by the keeper.

Five minutes pass and there is a free-kick for Juve: Bonucci’s attempt goes wide. Three minutes later, an Ekdal shot is blocked by Bonucci.

The referee awards 1 minute of stoppage time and on the 46th minute a long distance shot by Marchisio is put into corner by Viviano but the referee sends the two teams to the dressing rooms before there is even chance to take the kick from the flag. The first half ends in a goalless draw.

The second half is rather slow with both teams seeming to be undertone. On the 3rd minute, Quagliarella passes to Krasic who is anticipated by a defender. Three minutes later, there is a corner for Bologna: Busce puts the ball into the area but the Juve defence clears.

On the 8th minute, an Aquilani shot is blocked and cleared by the defence. Three minutes later, De Ceglie puts a low ball towards Quagliarella whose attempt goes wide.

It is the 13th minute when a Mudingayi attempt from oustide the are creates no problems for the Juve defence. Four minutes later, Del Piero comes on for Krasic.

On the 19th minute, there is a free-kick for Juve: Del Piero puts the ball into the area but the ball bounces off the wall into corner. From the flag, the ball is missed by Bonucci and the defence clears.

Two minutes later, a long-distance attempt by Paponi goes well high over the bar. One minute later, a Iaquinta shot is blocked by Viviano.

The 24th minute sees a free-kick for Juve: Del Piero’ s attempt is cleared by the defence. Martinez comes on for Quagliarella on the 26th minute and seconds later there is a corner for Juve: Del Piero crosses into the area but Chiellini’s header goes wide.

It is the 29th minute when there is great play by Martinez who receives a ball from Melo and goes past two defenders but his shot goes wide. Three minutes later, De Ceglie does not allow Garics to go past him, blocking the Bologna player with great skill and launching the Juve attack.

On the 33rd minute, Del Piero is anticipated before receiving a cross by Motta. Six minutes later, a Marchisio attempt is smothered by Viviano.

The 41st minute sees a corner for Bologna after a Gimenez cross is deviated by the defence: the defence clears. One minute later, an Aquilani cross is too long for his team mates.

It is the 44th minute when a Mutarelli attempt is blocked by Storari. The referee awards 5 minutes of stoppage time and on the 2nd of these, Marchisio is anticipated before receiving from Del Piero.

On the 48th minute, an Aquilani attempt sends shivers down the Bologna spines. Two minutes later, there is a corner for Juve following a Del Piero first-timer: ball into the area cleared by the defence.

The match comes to an end after nearly 7 minutes of stoppage time, a long match but not long enough to move the score from the initial 0-0.

Serie A – 8th match day

Stadio Dall’Ara, Bologna

Sunday 24th October 2010

BOLOGNA – JUVENTUS: 0-0

BOLOGNA: Viviano; Garics, Portanova, Britos, Cherubin; Radovanovic (Casarini 61st); Buscè, Mudingay, Ekdal (Mutarelli 83rd) , Paponi (Gimenez 73rd); Di Vaio. Reserves: Lupatelli, Moras, Rubin, Mutarelli, Casarini, Ramirez, Gimenez. Coach: Malesani.

JUVENTUS: Storari; Motta, Bonucci, Chiellini, De Ceglie; Krasic (Del Piero 62nd), Felipe Melo, Aquilani, Marchisio; Amauri (Iaquinta 21st), Quagliarella (Martinez 71st). Reserves: Manninger, Legrottaglie, Sissoko, Pepe, Martinez, Del Piero, Iaquinta. Coach: Del Neri.

REFEREE: De Marco from Chiavari.

Yellow Cards: Garics (9th), Motta (10th), Portanova (83rd), Mutarelli (95th)

Source: Juventus.com

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