Serie A Matchday 14 Milan 1-0 Juventus @ Giuseppe Meazza Milan:Robinho 31(r) Juve defeated in Milan(Juventus Official Website)
A controversial first-half Robinho penalty settled a scrappy encounter at the San Siro and condemned Juventus to their second defeat of the season. Clear-cut chances were few and far between throughout a combative 90 minutes, but the Brazilian striker kept his cool from the spot to separate the sides after a contentious penalty was awarded for Isla’s alleged handball in the area. Juventus upped their game in the second half and pushed forward in search of an equaliser, yet Milan defended deep and resisted increased Bianconeri pressure to emerge with all three points. For the trip to the San Siro, Antonio Conte made two changes from the line-up which dismantled Chelsea in midweek. Having failed to fully shake off a calf problem in the build-up to the clash, Chiellini was replaced by Caceres, while Isla came in for Lichtsteiner on the right flank. The Rossoneri started the brighter of the two sides and fashioned the first meaningful opportunity on goal after 14 minutes. Boateng strode forward and tried to catch Buffon out with a low shot at the near post, forcing the Bianconeri custodian to get down and make a vital block. Conte’s men responded through Quagliarella, but the forward’s low left-footed strike was comfortably dealt with by Amelia. The turning point of the game came seconds before the half-hour mark, when Isla was adjudged to have handled an incoming cross from the right-hand side. Rizzoli pointed to the penalty spot, but subsequent television replays showed the ball strike the defender under the arm. Buffon guessed right and got a hand to Robinho’s spot kick, yet the Brazilian’s firmly struck effort squirmed out of his grasp and nestled in the corner. With the hosts defending admirably and providing Juventus little opportunity to express themselves in the final third, Alessio rang the changes in his quest to unlock the Rossoneri rearguard. Padoin was the first to enter the fray at the start of the second half, patrolling the right flank in place of Isla, while Giovinco offered a fresh alternative to Quagliarella in attack on 57 minutes. The diminutive striker went close to troubling Amelia with a spectacular acrobatic effort from Padoin’s right-sided delivery, but was unable to steer his attempt on target. The Bianconeri’s third and final change saw Pirlo deployed further forward to support the two strikers, with Pogba, on in place of Asamoah, shielding a makeshift back four. As the seconds ticked down towards the final whistle, the best opportunities to rescue a point fell to Vucinic. After seeing a close-range effort blocked by Constant’s despairing lunge, the forward then had a curling attempt turned behind for a corner. MILAN 1-0 JUVENTUS GOALS: Robinho 30 MILAN Amelia; De Sciglio, Yepes, Mexes (Zapata 72), Constant; Montolivo, De Jong, Nocerino; Robinho (Pazzini 65), Boateng (Flamini 85), El Shaarawy. Substitutes not used: Gabriel, Acerbi, Emanuelson, Strasser, Niang, Bojan. Coach: Allegri JUVENTUS Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Caceres; Isla (Padoin 46), Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah (Pogba 72); Vucinic, Quagliarella (Giovinco 57). Substitutes not used: Storari, Lucio, Marrone, Lichtsteiner, De Ceglie, Giaccherini, Pepe, Bendtner, Matri. Coach: Alessio REFEREE: Rizzoli ASSISTANTS: Di Liberatore, Carriolato FOURTH OFFICIAL: Niccolai BOOKINGS: Nocerino 16, Isla 30, Bonucci 46, Marchisio 86, Yepes 90+4, Giovinco 90+4
ユベントスに油断があったのではないか。ミランは徹底的に中央を固め、ピルロは左右のスペースにパスを出すしかなかった。そして、何かにとりつかれたように右サイドのイスラへパスを送り、コンスタンに止められた。イスラは何度も攻め上がりながら、クロスを上げることができず、焦りのあまりフリーでも満足にクロスを上げられない状態になっていた。コンスタンに合っていないと判断して早めに交代させるか、ビダルとポジションチェンジするべきだった。 ミランは序盤からユベントスのパスコースを限定してインターセプトからカウンターで攻め込み、何度もチャンスを作ったが決めきれず。 唯一のゴールはイスラがハンドを取られてのリゴーレだけ。リプレイで見ればボールは右手の下、脇のあたりに当たっていたが、クロスに対して手を伸ばしており、印象は最悪だった。イタリアでは誤審だと騒ぎたてるのだろうが、今回はミランを甘く見たユベントスのベンチの敗北だ。 セコンド・テンポに一気に攻め込んだが、完全に守りに入ったミランのゴール前には全くスペースがなく、ボックス内でのフリーのティーロはジョビンコがバイシクルでとらえた1本とジョビンコのクロスを受けたヴチニッチ1本のだけ。ジョビンコのティーロは枠へ飛ばず、ヴチニッチのティーロはコンスタンにブロックされた。 超絶な個人技でもないかぎり、スペースを消して、体を張って守る亀のような陣形を崩すのは至難の業。コンビネーションで崩すユベントスはボックス内のスペースを見つけられず、零封されて今季2敗目を喫した。 首位は守るものの、コンテの不在は痛い。トリノ戦、シャフタール戦とあと2試合は帰ってこられないだけに、この敗戦を糧によりクリエイティブで相手を崩す決定機を作るサッカーで建て直してきてほしい。 BOOKINGS: Nocerino 16, Isla 30, Bonucci 46, Marchisio 86, Yepes 90+4, Giovinco 90+4


ラ・ヴェッキア・シニョーラ、前年度覇者に完勝!! ノックアウトラウンド進出へ勝ち点1!!

UEFA Champions League Group E Matchday 5Juventus 3-0 Chelsea @ Juventus Stadium Juventus:Fabio Quagliarella 38,Arturo Erasmo Vidal 61,Sebastian Giovinco 90+1 Juventus beat Chelsea to put holders close to exit(uefa.com)
Juventus 3-0 Chelsea FC Goals from Fabio Quagliarella, Arturo Vidal and Sebastian Giovinco left Juve a point from the last 16 and the holders on the brink of an early exit. Juventus beat Chelsea FC 2-0 to leapfrog the UEFA Champions League title holders into second place in Group E with just one round of games remaining. The Bianconeri attacked from the start in front of their own fans and took the lead seven minutes from half-time when Fabio Quagliarella managed to divert Andrea Pirlo's shot past Petr Čech. Arturo Vidal made it two after the interval, via a deflection off Ramires, and substitute Sebastian Giovinco rounded off the scoring in added time. Juve are sure to qualify, and simultaneously eliminate the holders, with a draw at FC Shakhtar Donetsk on matchday six. Juventus had gone close to the breakthrough after four minutes when Mirko Vučinić's wonderful chip from the left found Stephan Lichtsteiner at the back post, but Čech kept out the right-back's volley, throwing himself to his left and turning the ball onto a post. Gianluigi Buffon soon responded to his opposing captain and keeper. Oscar, who had scored both Chelsea's goals in the 2-2 draw between these sides on matchday one, began an amazing solo run from his own half before passing to Eden Hazard on his right. Buffon somehow saved with his body and deflected the Belgium midfielder's shot wide. Čech was again called into action on 15 minutes, this time to palm away a powerful attempt by Claudio Marchisio following a smart corner from Pirlo. The Czech Republic international had fewer problems repelling subsequent efforts from Quagliarella, Vučinic and Pirlo as Juve continued to attack. Seven minutes from the break, however, not even Chelsea's No1 could prevent the Serie A champions from landing the first blow. Quagliarella showed great awareness to divert Pirlo's shot with his left foot, beyond Čech and into the bottom right-hand corner. The Bianconeri could have doubled their advantage instantly, yet Ashley Cole was well positioned on the line when David Luiz unwittingly sent the ball towards his own goal in attempting to clear. At the other end, Buffon kept out a Juan Mata volley at the conclusion of a quick Chelsea counterattack. Juventus continued to surge forward after the restart and Čech dived to turn wide a dangerous strike from Pirlo before coming out on top when one-on-one with Quagliarella. Once again, though, he was beaten by a deflection, Ramires knocking on Vidal's first-time shot after Kwadwo Asamoah's burst into the penalty area. Čech was caught out again in added time when Giovinco, racing onto Vidal's through ball, spotted him rushing off his line and stroked in the Turin club's 200th UEFA Champions League goal, group stage to final.
負ければチャンピオンズリーグから敗退、引き分けでも苦しいユベントスは勝ち点3を奪いに積極的にアタックを仕掛ける。 ヴチニッチの崩しからリヒトシュタイナーのシュートはポストに阻まれ、クアリャレッラの飛び込みも、ピルロのフリーキックもゴールを割ることはできず。 一方のチェルシーはカウンターからアザールが抜け出すが、GKブッフォンが防いでことなきをえる。 ユベントスはピルロのミドルをクアリャレッラが左足でコースを変えてゴール。待望の先制点を奪う。 直後にチェルシーはマタがカウンターを狙うがブッフォンが止め、アタックをかけたユベントスがダヴィジ・ルイスのクリアがゴールへ向かうところをアシュリー・コールが止めるなどポゼッションでは下回りながら何度もチャンスを作ってチェルシーを追い詰めていく。 チェルシーはポゼッションするもののカウンター頼みでゴールへの道は遠い。 後半に入り、ユベントスは効率のいい攻めで追加点。左サイドからアサモアが仕掛けてマイナスのクロスにビダルが合わせて2点目。 焦るチェルシーが前がかりになって攻めるがゴール前で巧妙にブロックを作るユベントスを崩せない。 アディショナルタイムに途中出場のジョビンコがゴールを決めて、ダメ押し。ユベントスが勝ち点3をあげて2位に浮上。最終節のシャフタール戦で引き分け以上ならノックアウトラウンド進出が決定。勝利なら1位抜けが決まる。 チェルシーは勝ち点7のまま3位に転落。自力での突破はなくなった。ユベントスが引き分け、チェルシーが勝ちで勝ち点10で並んでも直接対決でユベントスが1勝1分とリードしており、シャフタールが敗れて勝ち点10で並んでもアウェイゴールでシャフタールが上回るため。 ヨーロッパの舞台で2連勝。とはいえ、まだ何も勝ち取ったわけではない。最終節もきっちり結果を出してノックアウトラウンドへ進んでほしいね。



Serie A Matchday 13 Juventus 0-0 Lazio @ Juventus Stadium Juve held to goalless stalemate(Juventus Official Website)
A combination of the woodwork and heroics from Lazio goalkeeper Marchetti held the Bianconeri to a goalless stalemate on a cold autumn evening at Juventus Stadium. After a first half characterised by plenty of endeavour but little end product, Juventus came out all guns blazing after the break and should have clinched the victory their increased efforts merited. On the hour mark, Vidal saw his long-range drive, deflected goalwards by Quagliarella, kept out by Marchetti’s magnificent instinctive one-handed stop. And Bonucci was next to rue his luck ten minutes later after rattling the crossbar following Barzagli’s fine near post flick-on. Conte made just one change from last weekend’s 6-1 demolition of Pescara. Pogba replaced the suspended Pirlo at the heart of midfield, with Giovinco continuing to partner hat-trick hero Quagliarella in attack after Vucinic was struck down by flu on Friday night. The Bianconeri began with plenty of poise and aggression but had to wait until 19 minutes before carving out their first clear-cut goalscoring opportunity. After receiving the ball in an advanced position from Marchisio, Giovinco swiveled and dispatched a neat strike which forced Marchetti into a diving save. Quagliarella was quick off the mark to sweep in the rebound, but thrashed his shot into the side netting. The ‘Atomic Ant’ represented the Bianconeri’s most promising goalscoring threat throughout a lively first period and went close to finding the target on two further occasions. Having displayed a deft touch to get Isla’s cross under control, Giovinco then dragged a first-time effort marginally wide of Marchetti’s far post on the half-hour mark. Moments later, it was more of the same from the former Parma frontman, who trapped Bonucci’s raking forward pass with a sublime piece of skill before steering his attempt just wide of Marchetti’s despairing dive. Juventus cranked up the pressure after the break and went desperately close to breaking the deadlock when Vidal’s long-range shot was turned goalwards by Quagliarella, only for Marchetti to keep the hosts at bay with a miraculous one-handed save. The goalkeeper continued to frustrate the hosts minutes later, diving bravely at the feet of Marchisio to prevent the midfielder from steering Isla’s cross goalwards. With less than twenty minutes remaining, Juventus almost found that elusive breakthrough when Bonucci connected with Barzagli’s near post flick-on after timing his run to perfection. The defender, however, was left holding his head in his hands as the ball rebounded cruelly off the crossbar. The draw sees the Bianconeri extend their lead over Inter to five points, with the Nerazzurri in action against Cagliari tomorrow afternoon. JUVENTUS 0-0 LAZIO JUVENTUS Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Isla (Pepe 70), Vidal, Pogba (Bendtner 84), Marchisio, Asamoah; Giovinco, Quagliarella (Matri 66) Substitutes not used: Storari, Rubinho, Lucio, Caceres, Marrone, De Ceglie, Lichtsteiner, Padoin, Giaccherini Coach: Alessio LAZIO Marchetti; Konko, Biava, Dias (Ciani 20), Radu; Gonzales, Brocchi (Ederson 57), Ledesma, Hernanes, Candreva; Klose (Kozak 81). Substitutes not used: Bizzarri, Carrizo, Cana, Cavanda, Stankevicius, Onazi, Zarate, Floccari, Rocchi. Coach: Petkovic REFEREE: Orsato ASSISTANTS: Faverani, Stefani FOURTH OFFICIAL: Padovan BOOKED: Bonucci 48, Marchetti 52, Vidal 90 +5
ユベントスはピルロがサスペンション、ヴチニッチが怪我と主力ふたりを欠いたが、ポグバが散らし役を見事にこなしてゲームを支配。何度もラツィオゴールへ迫った。しかし、ジョビンコのティーロがGKマルケッティに防がれるとマルケッティショーが開幕。 ユーベのティーロをことごとくとめ、セコンド・テンポにはミドルが軌道を変えても反応と神がかり的なセーブを見せて、ユベントスを完封。 ラツィオは攻撃でほとんど見せ場を作れなかったものの、マルケッティのミラクルなパフォーマンスと巧みな時間稼ぎでユベントスをいらだたせてゴールレスドローに持ち込み勝ち点1を獲得することに成功した。 ユベントスは圧倒的に攻め込みながら、決定力に決め手を欠いてゴールを奪えず。最後までマルケッティの壁を破れないまま終了の笛を聞いた。 今更ながらストライカーがいないことが嘆かれるが、全体でティーロが読まれているのか、パンチ力なのか、コントロールしすぎなのか、マルケッティが当たっていただけなのか。ビッグマッチが続くだけにゴール欠乏症だけは早く脱してもらいたい。



Serie A Matchday 12 Pescara 1-6 Juventus @ Stadio Adriatico Pescara:Emmanuel Cascione 25 Juventus:Arturo Erasmo Vidal 9,Fabio Quagliarella 22,45,53,Kwadwo Asamoah 30,Sebastian Giovinco 38 Six-goal Juve stun Pescara(Juventus Official Website)
A display of attacking dominance and lethal finishing earned Juventus a 6-1 win over newly-promoted Pescara at the Stadio Adratico. The Bianconeri took no prisoners as they brushed the Delfini aside with a ruthless six-goal haul. Early goals from Vidal and Quagliarella appeared to have set Antonio Conte’s men on course for a comfortable evening in Abruzzo, only for Cascione to claw the hosts back into the affair with a strong header. But Asamoah’s bicycle kick, Giovinco’s crisp volley and a further brace from Quagliarella extinguished any hopes of a Pescara fightback to take the Bianconeri four points clear of Inter ahead of Sunday’s remaining Serie A fixtures. Antonio Conte made just one change from the Champions League win over Nordsjaelland. After staking his claim for a spot in the starting line-up with Juve’s final goal against the Danish champions, Quagliarella was named up front alongside Giovinco. Having rediscovered their goalscoring touch in Wednesday night’s 4-0 victory, Juventus tore into their opponents from the very off and went close to gaining the lead through Giovinco’s rasping left-footed strike which drew an early save from Perin. The ‘Atomic Ant’, a thorn in the hosts’ defence throughout, then turned provider, feeding Vidal with a neat pass that was stroked home by the effervescent Chilean midfielder with nine minutes played. Giovinco’s strike partner Quagliarella was next to find the back of the net, gathering Isla’s pass from the right flank before shrugging off Bocchetti’s challenge to steer the ball past Perin for a richly deserved second. But with the Bianconeri seemingly home and dry, Pescara drew on their battling qualities to force their way back into the encounter. After hitting the post moments earlier through Quintero, Cascione rose highest in the area to connect with a cross from the right-hand side and plant a well-placed header out of Buffon’s reach on 25 minutes. But Juventus were in no mood to afford the hosts an equaliser and immediately wrestled the game back in their grasp, restoring their two-goal cushion just five minutes later through Asamoah’s instinctive bicycle kick from just outside the six-yard box. With the shackles well and truly removed, the Bianconeri were ruthless in their pursuit of further goals and added to their tally when Giovinco and Quagliarella combined to perfection on the edge of the area, leaving the former Parma frontman free to guide a firmly struck volley beyond Perin. Four became five on the stroke of half-time, with Quagliarella doubling his tally courtesy of a crisp strike drilled confidently into the bottom corner. The second half saw Juventus emerge with the same drive and attacking purpose. And the aggressive approach paid immediate dividends as Quagliarella bagged his hat-trick by executing a fine acrobatic effort to turn Pirlo’s corner past a shell-shocked Perin. Angelo Alessio used the comfortable advantage as the ideal opportunity to shuffle his pack ahead of the upcoming triple-header against Lazio, Chelsea and Milan, introducing Padoin, Marrone and Bendtner to the fray in place of Isla, Chiellini and Quagliarella. The Bianconeri played out the remainder of the encounter by keeping possession and remaining alert to tentative efforts from the hosts. Banti’s whistle drew celebrations from the travelling faithful in a capacity crowd as Juventus bounced back from last Saturday's defeat to Inter in resounding fashion. PESCARA 1-6 JUVENTUS GOALS: Vidal 9, Quagliarella 22, Cascione 25, Asamoah 30, Giovinco 38, Quagliarella 45, Quagliarella 53 PESCARA Perin; Cosic, Bocchetti, Capuano (Caprari 46); Zanon, Nielsen, Cascione, Quintero, Modesto; Abbruscato (Vukusic 65), Jonathas (Weiss 46). Substitutes not used: Pelizzoli, Falso, Balzano, Romagnoli, Soddimo, Bjarnason, Celik, Togni. Coach: Stroppa JUVENTUS Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini (Marrone 65); Isla (Padoin 59), Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Giovinco, Quagliarella (Bendtner 68). Substitutes not used: Storari, Rubinho, Lucio, Caceres, Lichtsteiner, Giaccherini, Matri, Bendtner, Vucinic. Coach: Alessio REFEREE: Banti ASSISTANTS: Galloni, Giallatini FOURTH OFFICIAL: Altomar BOOKINGS: Jonathas 18, Pirlo 40, Modesto 67
不敗記録が止まった直後のカンピオナート。2位インテルとの勝ち点差は1。勝たなければ2位転落もありうるなか、ユベントスは重しが取れたのびのびとしたサッカーでペスカーラを圧倒。アウェイで6ゴールと爆発して首位を守った。 とはいえ、課題がないわけではない。ペスカーラを相手にオープンな撃ちあいとなり、ティーロの数はほぼ互角。ペスカーラにカウンターをつながれ決定的な場面を作られるシーンが目立った。 ユーベのシュートは右サイド45度付近からの狙い撃ち。ペスカーラGKペリンのポジショニングの悪さもあって面白いように決まったが、ペスカーラに決定力があれば違った結果になっていてもおかしくなかった。、 シンプルにゴール前でつないでくる相手にマークがずれるなど、修正点は多い。失点もアーリークロスに対して、カッショーネにフリーでヘッドを撃たせたものだった。 とはいえ、ストライカー不在の中でクアリャレッラのトリプレッタは明るいニュース。ヴチニッチの離脱を埋めて余りある活躍でユーベの攻撃の軸になりつつある。ムラをなくし、コンスタントにゴールを決めればFWのファーストチョイスになるだろう。 結果として、インテルが敗れ、勝ち点4となったが、ユベントスはきちんと修正し、さらなるポゼッションサッカーを磨いていかなければ足をすくわれることになりかねない。 不敗記録の重荷は取れたが、リスタートの気持ちを忘れず、リスクマネージメントをしながらの攻撃的なサッカーを継続し、ブラッシュアップしてもらいたい。



UEFA Champions League Group E Matchday 4 Juventus 4-0 Nordsjælland @ Juventus Stadium Juventus:Claudio Marchisio 6,Arturo Erasmo Vidal 23,Sebastian Giovinco 37,Fabio Quagliarella 75 Juve find winning groove against Nordsjælland(uefa.com)
Juventus 4-0 FC Nordsjælland Three first-half goals put the visitors to the sword as impressive Juve halted their record sequence of nine successive European draws in style. Juventus emphatically ended their record run of nine consecutive draws in UEFA competition, including three in Group E, by scoring four goals without reply against FC Nordsjælland. Claudio Marchisio gave the Bianconeri an early lead after a smooth team move, before Arturo Vidal and Sebastian Giovinco added two more during a breathless first half in which the Serie A pacesetters proved their class. Second-half substitute Fabio Quagliarella headed in the fourth for Juventus, who now sit third with six points, one behind FC Shakhtar Donetsk and their next opponents Chelsea FC. The hosts were dominant from the outset in Turin, going in front after six minutes. Kwadwo Asamoah started the move on the left, finding Andrea Pirlo, who immediately picked out Mauricio Isla on the opposite flank. The right-back sent in a low cross for Marchisio to thump in from close range. Marchisio could have scored another ten minutes later when he latched onto a precise pass by Vidal, but his close-range shot was well saved by the onrushing Jesper Hansen and Giovinco missed the rebound. Shortly after, Vidal fired over from a promising position following a neat Giovinco pull-back as Juventus continued to press. Vidal made amends on 23 minutes, albeit in unusual fashion. His first attempt was blocked by Kasper Lorentzen, yet as the Nordsjælland man tried to control the loose ball, the Chile midfielder slid in at his feet and squirmed the ball past Hansen at the near post. The goalkeeper was alert to deny Isla, although he could only watch as Alessandro Matri's header, from a Pirlo corner, crashed against the crossbar moments later. Hansen did not have long to wait to show his ability again, however, palming away a powerful strike by Marchisio from the edge of the box. Eight minutes before the interval, though, Juventus made it three when Giovinco collected a Pirlo pass and placed the ball inside the left upright with a wonderful angled effort. After the restart, the Danish champions' coach Kasper Hjulmand introduced Søren Christensen and Anders Christiansen in a bid to shore up a porous midfield, but Hansen was again called into action by Vidal. Instead it was another substitute, Juventus's Quagliarella, who had a major impact, nodding in from point-blank range after Matri had flicked on another Pirlo corner with 15 minutes left. Juve are now within touching distance of the top two, yet will need a similarly impressive display when they entertain holders Chelsea on 20 November.
インテル戦の敗戦をどう生かすかが課題のノアシェラン戦。さらに勝ち点3を獲らなければグループステージ敗退が濃厚になる大切な一戦でコンテはきっちりトレーニングで修正を図ってきた。 しっかりポゼッションし、長短織り交ぜたパスで左右中央から崩す基本通りのコンビネーションサッカーで開始6分にユベントスが先制する。左サイドのアサモアからのアタックが不発に終わると右サイドのイスラに回してのクロス。マルキジオが押し込んで先制。さらにビダルが中央で受けるとシュート。こぼれ球を拾って押し込んで突き放す。 この時点でチェルシー×シャフタールは同点。チェルシーをかわして2位に上がるチャンスで、ユベントスはジョビンコが右サイドから豪快に決めて試合を決定づける。 チェルシーリードで迎えた後半、ユベントスは集中が切れる悪い癖が出てノアシェランに主導権を渡すがゲーム途中にしっかり切り替えて途中出場のクアリャレッラがヘッドで決めての完勝。チェルシーは同点に追いつかれており、このままなら2位浮上となっていたのだが。 ラストプレーのコーナーキックでモーゼスが決めてチェルシーが勝利。ユベントスは勝ち点1差の3位にとどまった。 残り勝ち点4を積み上げればノックアウトラウンド進出が決まるが、チェルシー、シャフタールともに厳しい相手だけにしっかりとしたサッカーを構築してまずは勝ち点3を積み上げてほしい。



Serie A Matchday 11 Juventus 1-3 Internazionale Milano @ Juventus Stadium Juventus:Arturo Erasmo Vidal 1 Inter:Diego Alberto Milito 59(r),75,Rodrigo Sebastián Palacio 90 Inter snatch victory in Turin(Juventus Official Website)
The Bianconeri saw their superb 49-game unbeaten run come to an end after a second-half Inter revival clinched all three points from a typically feisty ‘Derby d’Italia’. All appeared to be going to plan when Arturo Vidal grabbed the hosts the advantage inside the opening minute, but Inter emerged as a different prospect in the second period and put Juventus to the sword with a Milito double and Palacio’s 90th minute strike. With the luxury of a near fully fit squad at his disposal, Antonio Conte restored Chiellini, Lichtsteiner, Marchisio, Vidal, Asamoah, Vucinic and Giovinco to the starting line-up, with Wednesday night’s goal heroes Quagliarella and Pogba dropping down to the bench. Juventus set about their opposition at an electrifying pace and took the lead within the opening 18 seconds. After advancing forward from the left-hand side, Asamoah fizzed a cross-cum-shot across the area which left Vidal with the simple task of tapping the ball home following a trademark burst from midfield. Never content with a single goal lead, Conte’s men swarmed forward in search of further joy. Pirlo and Marchisio combined to good effect twice in quick succession, but the attacking midfielder found Handanovic equal to his volleyed attempts on both occasions. Stramaccioni’s charges – aiming for their first win on Piedmont soil since a Coppa Italia quarter-final success in January 2008 – edged themselves back into the affair as the first-half wore on, going close through long-range attempts from Cambiasso and Cassano. With the clock clicking down towards half-time, Vidal almost doubled his tally but saw Handanovic get down smartly to keep his low effort at bay. Having introduced Caceres in place of Lichtsteiner towards the end of the first period, Alessio made his second change at the start of the second half, handing Bendtner his fourth appearance in the black and white stripes at the expense of Vucinic. Despite the Bianconeri looking sharper in attack, it was a defender – Leonardo Bonucci – who produced the first noteworthy effort on goal, gliding past several opponents as he marauded forward from the back. His firmly-struck shot, however, was well saved by Handanovic. The turning point of the match came in the 58th minute, when Tagliavento adjudged Marchisio to have impeded Milito in the penalty area. The Argentine striker dusted himself down to blast an unstoppable penalty past Buffon’s despairing dive. Stramaccioni’s reaction to the equaliser was to firm up the Nerazzurri midfield, sacrificing Cassano for Guarin. And the Rome-born tactician saw his change pay off when Guarin was played in on the counter and stung Buffon’s fingertips with a strong effort across goal, leaving Milito with a straightforward finish from ten yards out. Alessio’s response was instant, sending on Quagliarella in place of Caceres to increase the Bianconeri’s attacking potency. Bendtner went close to getting the hosts back on level terms when his chip from an acute angle almost caught Handanovic off guard, while Quagliarella’s rasping left-footed shot from distance was a whisker away from hitting the target. But with Juventus throwing everything at the Nerazzurri, Palacio dealt Conte’s men a sucker punch with a classic goal on the counter to take all three points back to the San Siro. JUVENTUS 1-3 INTER GOALS: Vidal 1, Milito 59 (pen), Milito 75, Palacio 90 JUVENTUS Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner (Caceres 37, Quagliarella 78), Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Giovinco, Vucinic (Bendtner 46). Substitutes not used: Storari, Marrone, Lucio, Isla, De Ceglie, Pogba, Padoin, Giaccherini, Matri, Quagliarella. Coach: Alessio INTER Handanovic; Ranocchia, Samuel, Juan Jesus; Zanetti, Gargano, Cambiasso, Nagatomo; Cassano (Guarin 69), Milito (Mudingayi 80), Palacio. Substitutes not used: Castellacci, Belec, Mbaye, Pereira, Silvestre, Alvarez, Alfred, Livaja. Coach: Stramaccioni REFEREE: Tagliavento ASSISTANTS: Preti, Marzaloni FOURTH OFFICIAL: Barbirati BOOKINGS: Lichtsteiner 30, Samuel 33, Pirlo 48, Chiellini 51, Bonucci 62, Zanetti 85
負ける要素はあった。ユベントスはシエナ戦からパスサッカーがおかしくなり、ポゼッションできない状態がずっと続いていた。ナポリにもカターニアにも押され、ノアシェラン相手にも勝ちきれなかった。そしてインテル戦。ユベントスがまともだったのは10分くらいまで。 ヴチニッチ、アサモア、ビダルとつないだ先制点は鮮やかだった。リプレイではアサモアはフォリジョーコの位置に見えたし、現地の実況でもフォリジョーコとコメントがあったが、インテルの選手は誰も主張せず、ゴールが認められた。その後、マルキジオのボレーがGKハンダノビッチに止められるまでがユーベの時間だった。 インテルにボールを回され、ユーベはポゼッションが縦への推進だけ。ポストでうまく収まらずインテルの逆襲を何度も食らった。 単純なカウンターなら慣れていても、パスを回しながらの攻勢に徐々に守勢へ回っていく。 58分、インテルのプニツィオーネ。マルキジオがミリートを倒したとしてリゴーレ。これは完全な誤審でリプレイで見てもユーベの選手は誰もミリートに触っていない。異議は受け入れられず、リゴーレも決まって同点。 それでも、先制ゴールがフォリジョーコがらみなら納得できた。 だが、ユーベはここから守備のルーズさが露呈する。中盤のパスをカットされてグアリンのティーロのこぼれをミリートに押し込まれると、前がかりになったところを長友、パラシオのふたりでダメを押された。3点目は長友に4人がプレスをかけにいき、パラシオについていたアサモアも中途半端な位置どりとルーズさを象徴する失点でユーベの不敗記録は49で止まった。 プレッシャーがあって動けなくなっていたのだろうが、昨シーズンのサッカーとは雲泥の差ではこの結果も仕方がない。ミッドウィークから建て直してしっかりゲームを作ってほしい。



Serie A Matchday 10 Juventus 2-1 Bologna @ Juventus Stadium Juventus:Fabio Quagliarella 55,Paul Pogba 90+2 Bologna:Saphir Taïder 71 Pogba conjures up more last-gasp magic(Juventus Official Website)
Paul Pogba popped up with another sensational late winner to snatch all three points from a hard-fought encounter against Serie A strugglers Bologna. After toiling to create clear cut chances throughout a fractious first half, the Bianconeri found a way through ten minutes into the restart when Quagliarella capped off a flowing move by tapping home from close range. Taider threatened to scupper the hosts' chances of emerging victorious when he drilled a crisp finish past Buffon from outside the area on 71 minutes. But Pogba followed up his exploits against Napoli by finding the target in the dying stages to send the Bianconeri faithful home happy. For the visit of the Rossoblu, Conte opted to make five changes from Sunday’s 1-0 win in Catania. Caceres came in for Chiellini at the back, Isla replaced Lichtsteiner on the right flank, Giaccherini deputised for the suspended Vidal and Asamoah was rested in favour of De Ceglie. In attack, Bendtner kept his place following an impressive showing in Sicily, with Quagliarella given the nod as his strike partner. Juventus started well but were forced to wait until the 15th minute before fashioning their first attempt on goal. Pogba, making his second start in the space of four days, gained space outside the area and was unfortunate to see his left-footed curling shot bounce back off the woodwork. Quagliarella then tried his luck on goal with a low drive which was saved by Agliardi, before Bendtner stung the goalkeeper’s fingertips with a rasping strike from 35 yards. The best chance of the first half fell to Pogba just minutes before the break. Pirlo’s inviting delivery picked out the midfielder at the back post, but he planted his header just wide of goal. It seemed a moment of magic was required to unlock Bologna’s resilient rearguard, and the fans were treated to just that when Giaccherini headed Pogba’s sublime pass into the path of Quagliarella, who made no mistake with a tap-in on 55 minutes. The deficit appeared to spark Bologna into life, with the visitors abandoning their defensive tactics in favour of a more positive approach. And their increased purpose was rewarded when Taider picked up a stray ball to lash an unstoppable drive past Buffon with 71 minutes played. It looked like being another one of those nights for Juventus who fought valiantly from start to finish but often lacked the required precision in the final third to breach a well-marshalled backline. But the hosts – bolstered by the introductions of Giovinco, Asamoah and Vucinic – continued to knock on the door and reaped the rewards with Pogba’s last-gasp header. The win is the Bianconeri’s first home success over the Rossoblu in three years and takes Conte’s men four points clear at the summit of Serie A. JUVENTUS 2-1 BOLOGNA GOALS: Quagliarella 55, Taider 71, Pogba 90+2 JUVENTUS Buffon; Caceres, Barzagli, Bonucci; Isla (Vucinic 76), Giaccherini, Pirlo, Pogba, De Ceglie; Quagliarella (Giovinco 72), Bendtner. Substitutes not used: Storari, Rubinho, Lucio, Chiellini, Lichtsteiner, Marrone, Padoin, Pepe, Matri. Coach: Alessio BOLOGNA Agliardi, Motta (Pulzetti 66), Sorensen, Antonsson, Cherubin, Morleo; Kone, Pazienza (Krhin 66), Taider; Gabbiadini (Paponi 89), Gilardino. Substitutes not used: Stojanovic, Lombardi, De Carvalho, Radakovic, Garics, Abero, Guarente, Riverola, Pasquato. Coach: Pioli REFEREE: Romeo ASSISTANTS: Barbirati, Padovan FOURTH OFFICIAL: Viazzi BOOKINGS: Pazienza 9, Pirlo 47, Motta 61, Pulzetti 83
疲労なのか、モチベーションの低下なのか。 ユベントスのプレーの精度が落ちている。ミスパスが目立ち、縦への一本のパスが目立つ。長短織り交ぜてのパスアタックなら相手も対応が難しいのだが、ユーベの選手はプレスがかかるとボールを動かし、詰まって縦へのパターンが多い。 前線で即興的につないで失敗するのは構わないけれども、あれだけのアタックをかけながらプリマ・テンポでゲームを決めることができなかった。 クアリャレッラのゴールのあとでデ・チェリエの単純なミスパスを奪われタイデルにミドルをねじ込まれた。 ドロー濃厚となったアディショナルタイムにピルロのプニツィオーネからのこぼれをジョビンコが拾ってのクロス、ポグバがヘッドで押し込んでゴールと劇的な勝利を収めたが、ただ勝っただけ。 この数試合ずっとピントがずれた試合をやっていて修正ができていない。49連勝と騒ぐのもいいが、それよりもしっかり選手が貪欲さを取り返してほしいものだ。