Serie A Week 11 – 10/11/10 (19.45 UK)
Brescia 1 – 1 Juventus
Quagliarella 70 (J), Diamanti 72 (B)
A spectacular Alessandro Diamanti strike earned Brescia a point only 120 seconds after Juventus had gone in front.
The Bianconeri were looking for a third consecutive Serie A win, but faced a side that was fresh from stalling Inter 1-1 at San Siro. Gigi Del Neri’s men had bizarrely found their feet since stumbling into an injury crisis that ruled out Milos Krasic, Amauri, Felipe Melo, Gigi Buffon, Armand Traore’, Paolo De Ceglie, Jorge Martinez, Zdenek Grygera, Nicola Legrottaglie, Leandro Rinaudo and Alex Manninger. At least Giorgio Chiellini returned to the fold.
Brescia had the worst home record in Serie A with just six points, but were also incredibly unlucky in several of those games here. The return of Alessandro Diamanti from a three-match ban made an immediate impact in their 1-1 away to Inter on Saturday. Goalkeeper Matteo Sereni was still unavailable.
Juve had lost their last visit to the Rigamonti 3-1 in Serie B on March 11 2007.
Andrea Caracciolo sprung the offside trap to volley just over the bar. Moments later the striker came sliding in at the back post, failing to make contact with the Diamanti assist that only needed a touch.
Arcari did very well to fingertip a Fabio Quagliarella header out from under the crossbar on 31 minutes from Simone Pepe’s cross.
Eder thought he had scored with a stunning long-range strike, but Storari got a fingertip to turn it on to the crossbar.
Jonathan Zebina nearly scored against his former club with a header into the ground, but Storari did well to pluck it out of the air.
Quagliarella was unlucky to hit the woodwork on 69 minutes from a Vincenzo Iaquinta assist, but he got to celebrate moments later.
Juventus took the lead at the Rigamonti. Fabio Grosso put a low cross from the left that Quagliarella toe-poked in at the near post.
The lead didn’t last long, as Diamanti scored an absolute gem to equalise! He gathered on the outside left corner of the box, feinted a cross, but instead hit a missile with the outside of his left foot that flew across Storari into the far top corner!
Andrea Caracciolo had penalty appeals for a coming together with Leonardo Bonucci, but was only booked for his protests. Quagliarella also went close in stoppages, but turned over the bar.
Brescia: Arcari; Berardi, Zebina, Martinez, Daprela’, Cordova, Baiocco (Vass 76), Hatemaj; Eder (Kone 63), Diamanti (Possanzini 86); Caracciolo
Juventus: Storari; Motta, Bonucci, Chiellini, Grosso; Pepe (Salihamidzic 79), Sissoko, Aquilani (Lanzafame 76), Marchisio; Del Piero (Iaquinta 58), Quagliarella