Serie A Matchday 18 Cagliari 1-3 Juventus @ Stadio Tardini Cagliari:Mauricio Pinilla 16(r) Juventus:Alessandro Matri 75,90+2,Mirko Vučinić 90+5 Spirited showing earns win over Cagliari(Juventus Official Website)
A spirited second-half display earned the Bianconeri a deserved 3-1 victory from a hard-fought encounter with Cagliari at Parma’s Stadio Tardini. The visitors struggled to impose their free flowing passing game in the first-half and fell behind when Pinilla stroked home from the spot on 16 minutes. But Conte’s men upped the ante following the interval and gained a warranted equaliser through substitute Matri on 75 minutes. The former Cagliari frontman doubled his tally to put the Bianconeri in front in added time, with fellow substitute Vucinic completing the rout by tapping home late on. Cagliari, who went into the encounter without a win in seven games, pinned the Bianconeri deep inside their own half in an aggressive opening to proceedings. Their perseverance was rewarded when Vidal clipped Sau in the penalty area on 15 minutes, prompting Damato to point to the penalty spot. Pinilla stepped up to lash his spot kick beyond the grasp of Buffon and into the top corner. Juve’s responded instantly and almost got back on level terms when Asamaoh’s cross flashed across the face of goal, with Quagliarella a whisker away from steering the ball on target. Conte’s rallying cry at the break saw Juventus emerge for the second-half with added drive and intensity. Marchisio stung the fingertips of Agazzi with a rasping drive on 48 minutes, but Sau provided a warning of Cagliari’s potential on the counter by almost catching Buffon unawares with a curling shot on the turn moments later. The visitors thought they had snatched an equaliser when substitute Matri reacted quickest to Bonucci’s header off the crossbar, only to see Agazzi perform miracles to prevent the ball from crossing the line. The Bianconeri’s unrelenting approach saw the game spark into life and, with temperatures threatening to boil over on the field of play, Astori was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence. With Vucinic introduced to sharpen up the Juventus attack, it was only a matter of time until the visitors got back on level terms. Del Rosso’s foul on Giovinco in the box appeared to represent the ideal opportunity to restore parity, only for Vidal to pass up the opportunity by sending the ball skywards. Undeterred, Juventus continued to stream forward in their quest for a goal and found the target when Matri pounced to sweep home Vucinic’s parried attempt on 75 minutes. But the Bianconeri weren’t finished there as Agazzi, who performed further heroics by clawing away Asamoah’s header with two minutes of normal time remaining, was left to rue some poor defending which enabled Matri to fire into the corner and provoke rapturous scenes on the Juventus bench. And with the six minutes of added time drawing to a close, Vucinic arrived late in the box to force Giovinco’s attempt over the line and guarantee a winning end to 2012. CAGLIARI 1-3 JUVENTUS GOALS: Pinilla 16, Matri 75, Matri 90+2, Vucinic 90+5 CAGLIARI Agazzi; Pisano, Astori, Ariaudo, Murru (Perico 53); Dessena, Nainggolan, Ekdal; Thiago Ribeiro; Pinilla (Nené 76), Sau (Del Fabro 67) Substitutes not used: Avramov, Avelar, Anderson, Casarini, Cossu. Coach: Pulga JUVENTUS Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Caceres (Padoin 62); Lichtsteiner (Vucinic 73), Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Quagliarella (Matri 61), Giovinco. Substitutes not used: Storari, Rubinho, De Ceglie, Marrone, Pogba, Giaccherini, Isla. Coach: Conte REFEREE: Damato ASSISTANTS: Bianchi, Paganessi FOURTH OFFICIAL: Tonolini BOOKED: Ariaudo 20, Vidal 27, Murru 29, Astori 37, Lichtsteiner 54, Dessena 57, Pisano 60, Astori 65 SENT OFF: Astori 65
ユベントスはダマト主審のジャッジに苦しめられた。 前線にボールが入るとカリアリがラグビーまがいのタックルを仕掛けるがファールにならず。ユベントスがプレスをかけて奪うとすぐにファール。カリアリの選手もジャッジの傾向を読んでコンタクトプレーがあるとすぐに倒れてファールをもらう。 ソウがリゴーレをもらったシーンも同じ。後ろからボールをつついたビダル。たしかに接触はあったが、普通なら流すところを補助審判のアピールでリゴーレに。これをピニージャが決めてカリアリが先制。 直後にアリアウドにジャッロがでたものの、ナインゴランが前線でボールカットした明らかなハンドが見逃され、前線ではポストとなった選手が突き飛ばされてもファールにならないなど、カリアリペースで進む。ボックス内でクアリャレッラが引き倒されたシーンでもリゴーレは与えられなかった。 本拠地が使えず、パルマホームで行われたためなのか、それともダマト主審の技量なのか、個人的感情なのか。 しかし、プリマ・テンポで最終ライン3人にジャッロが出ていた影響がセコンド・テンポに出る。 セコンド・テンポになってユベントスは攻勢を強め、耐え切れなくなったカリアリのアストーリがジョビンコへのタックルで2枚目のジャッロでエスプルソになるなど流れはユベントスへ。しかし、アンゴロからボヌッチのヘッドがポストに当たってのこぼれをマトリが狙ったシーンではGKアガッツィがビッグセーブ。アサモアがヘッドで狙ったときに押されたシーンもリゴーレは取ってもらえず、ジョビンコがボックス内で倒されて得たリゴーレはビダルが外してチャンスを生かせない。 だが、マトリ、ヴチニッチと投入してシステムを4-1-2-3にしてからユベントスのゴールラッシュが始まる。ヴチニッチのミドルをGKアガッツィがはじいたところをマトリが押し込んで同点。ヴチニッチのクロスをカリアリの選手がビダルにぶつけたこぼれをマトリが押し込んで逆転。ジョビンコのティーロをファーでヴチニッチが押し込んで突き放してカリアリを圧倒して勝ち点3を積み上げ、首位を守っている。 マトリの2点目はビダルのハンドがあったようだが、カリアリ有利の判定が続いたためか、ダマト主審は取り合わず。 ゲームは面白いものだっただけに、かたよったジャッジは残念だった。


UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw!!

UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw Barcelona draw Milan, Ronaldo to face United(uefa.com)
Published: Thursday 20 December 2012, 12.26CET Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Old Trafford for the first time since leaving Manchester United FC for Real Madrid CF while FC Barcelona were paired with AC Milan in the round of 16 draw. FC Barcelona will face AC Milan in a rematch of the 1994 UEFA Champions League final while Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Manchester United FC for the first time following today's round of 16 draw in Nyon, Switzerland. Round of 16 draw Galatasaray AŞ (TUR) v FC Schalke 04 (GER) Celtic FC (SCO) v Juventus (ITA) Arsenal FC (ENG) v FC Bayern München (GER) FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) v Borussia Dortmund (GER) AC Milan (ITA) v FC Barcelona (ESP) Real Madrid CF (ESP) v Manchester United FC (ENG) Valencia CF (ESP) v Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) FC Porto (POR) v Málaga CF (ESP) Full fixtures and dates The ceremony was conducted by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti, assisted by final ambassador Steve McManaman, a two-time winner of this tournament with Real Madrid. His former employers will travel to Old Trafford – where Ronaldo scored many of his 118 goals in 292 appearances for the Red Devils before leaving for the Santiago Bernabéu in a world-record €94m deal in 2009 – for the second leg in March, with the first instalment taking place in Spain the previous month. Madrid's Liga rivals Barcelona renew acquaintances with Milan, a team they played in the group stage and quarter-finals last season. More famously, they went head-to-head in the 1994 Athens showpiece, Daniele Massaro scoring twice in a 4-0 victory for the Rossoneri. With the final being held a few miles away from their north London base, Arsenal FC have particular incentive to go all the way to Wembley, but they must first overcome last term's runners-up FC Bayern München if they are avoid a third successive elimination at this juncture. Málaga CF, the only club in the last 16 yet to grace this stage before, were paired with FC Porto. Elsewhere, Paris Saint-Germain FC, whose 15-point haul was the highest in the group stage, will tackle Valencia CF and Celtic FC play Juventus. Galatasaray AŞ meet FC Schalke 04, whose fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund take on FC Shakhtar Donetsk. Seeded group winners will be away in the first legs on 12/13 and 19/20 February and at home in the return matches on 5/6 and 12/13 March. The draw for the quarter-finals will be made at 12.00CET on 15 March and the tournament concludes at Wembley Stadium on 25 May.
UEFAチャンピオンズリーグ・ラウンド・オブ・16のドローがスイス・ニヨンで行われ、8試合の組み合わせがすべて決まった。 グループステージ1位の8チームがシードされてのドローは2位チームを引いて、対戦する1位チームを引くスタイルで進められ、最大の外れくじであるレアル・マドリーはクリスティアーノ・ロナウドの古巣マンチェスター・ユナイテッドと当たることとなった。 ミランは抽選の時点で2位チームにスペインのクラブがふたつ残っていたためにバルセロナと当たることが決定。1994年ファイナルでミランが4-0で勝利した相手ではあるが、現在は力の差が大きいと思われる。 昨年のファイナリスト、バイエルン・ミュンヘンは無冠が続くアーセナルと激突。ベンゲルはまた厳しいステージとなった。 ユベントスはセルティックと激突。比較的楽な相手ともいえるが、グループステージでバルセロナを破っており侮れない。グラスゴーでの強さに定評があり、ファーストレグで躓くことがないよう気を付けなければならない。そのためにも無駄撃ちが多いシュートを確実に決められる9番が必要だと思うのだが、どうだろうか。 ファーストレグは2月12日、13日、19日、20日、セカンドレグは3月5日、6日、12日、13日に行われる。



Serie A Matchday 17 Juventus 3-0 Atalanta @ Juventus Stadium JUventus:Mirko Vučinić 2,Andrea Pirlo 14,Claudio Marchisio 27 Juve cruise to victory over Atalanta(Juventus Official Website)
The Bianconeri brought down the curtains on a fine 2012 at Juventus Stadium with a commanding 3-0 victory over Atalanta. In truth, the destiny of the points was never in doubt following a barnstorming first-half display in which Juventus found themselves three goals ahead inside the opening 26 minutes. Atalanta, who had lost their previous three encounters on the road in all competitions, barely had time to settle into their game plan before Consigli was picking the ball out the back of his net. With the team’s first attack of the game, Giovinco played in Vucinic and the Montenegrin kept his cool to put the Bianconeri in the driving seat with just 80 seconds on the clock. However, Juventus had to rely on the brilliance of Buffon to maintain their advantage after Marrone’s slip sent Denis racing towards goal. The goalkeeper stood his ground to pull off a magnificent save and dash the visitors’ hopes of mounting an instant fightback. With Pirlo running the show from midfield as the hosts raided forward with intent, the midfield maestro gained his reward for a superb start to the encounter when Giovinco was obstructed by Bellini on 14 mintues, bringing the entire stadium to its feet by curling in the subsequent free-kick from 30 yards. Refusing to settle for their two-goal cushion, Conte’s men almost made it three when a rare Chiellini forage into enemy territory saw the defender crash a fiercely-struck effort past the far post. The third eventually arrived on 27 minutes, with Marchisio receiving the ball in acres of space and having plenty of time to steady himself before finding the bottom corner with a venomous strike from range. Atalanta’s afternoon then went from bad to worse as Manfredini was given his marching orders following two bookable offences. Some choice words during the interval from opposing manager Stefano Colantuono steadied the visitors’ ship somewhat, but they were unable to fully stem the tide as Juventus streamed forward in numbers. As the game wore on, Giovinco continued his personal duel with Nerazzurri goalkeeper Consigli, drawing a strong save from his curling left-footed strike on 49 minutes. Also threatening the target was Quagliarella, on in place of Vucinic, but the Napoli-born frontman was left to rue his luck after seeing his close-range follow up chalked off for offside. Conte continued to shuffle his pack after the break, introducing Padoin and Giaccherini in place of Barzagli and Marchisio. The midfield duo brought added energy to the Juventus midfield and continued the team’s quest for a greater lead. Further efforts from Pirlo, Asamoah, Quagliarella and Vidal proved to be in vain as Massa’s final whistle brought a scintillating afternoon’s football to a close, extending Juve’s lead at the top to seven points and sending the Bianconeri faithful home with plenty of festive cheer. JUVENTUS 3-0 ATALANTA GOALS: Vucinic 2, Pirlo 14, Marchisio 27 JUVENTUS Buffon; Barzagli (Padoin 63), Marrone, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio (Giaccherini 69), Asamoah; Vucinic (Quagliarella 56), Giovinco. Substitutes not used: Storari, Rubinho, Caceres, De Ceglie, Isla, Matri. Manager: Conte ATALANTA Consigli; Bellini, Manfredini, Lucchini, Peluso; Schelotto, Cigarini (Cazzola 74), Radovanovic (Biondini 46), Bonaventura (Stendardo 39); Moralez; Denis. Substitutes not used: Frezzolini, Polito, Ferri, Raimondi, Brivio, Troisi, F.Pinto, Matheu, De Luca. Manager: Colantuono REFEREE: Massa ASSISTANTS: Nicoletti, La Rocca FOURTH OFFICIAL: Padovan jh BOOKED: Manfredini 30, Manfredini 32 SENT OFF: Manfredini 32
ウインターブレイクへ向けて残り2試合。上位に強いアタランタが相手とタフな試合で、ユベントスは開始80秒で先制する。 左サイドでヴチニッチ、ジョビンコがウーノ・ドゥーエ。ヴチニッチが抜き出して右足でGKコンシッリのファーサイドをまくティーロで先制。 直後、サスペンションのボヌッチに代わって出場したマッローネのミスからデニスがGKブッフォンと1対1になるがブッフォンが抑えると、ジョビンコの突破で得たFKをピルロが直接沈めて2点目。 27分には左サイドからのクロスをペナルティエリアの外で受けたマルキジオがGKコンシッリを破ってレッテ。開始27分で3ゴールを奪って試合を決めた。 その後、マンフレディーニが2枚めのジャッロでエスプルソになると、ユベントスはソリッドな守備でアタランタの攻撃をしのいでのカウンターで何度もチャンスを作り、ゲームのコントロールを始める。 攻められる場面も多かったものの、終わってみれば3-0の快勝。インテルが敗れ、夜の試合でナポリが敗れたため、前半戦2試合を残して冬のチャンピオンとなることが決定した。 コンテが戻ってきて、ユベントスらしいパスサッカーが戻ってきた。決定力にはまだ難があるが、エースが決めても他の選手が決めても1点は1点。そう考えれば、ひとりに頼らないゴールアタックは今のユベントスにあっているのだろう。 今年は残り1試合。勝って気持ちよくウインターブレイクへ入ってほしい。



Coppa Italia Tim Cup Round of 16 Juventus 1-0 Cagliari @ Juventus Stadium Juventus:Sebastian Giovinco 57 12/12/12: Giovinco day!(Juventus Official Website)
The Bianconeri crowned Antonio Conte’s return to the Juventus Stadium dugout by booking their place in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals with a 1-0 win over Cagliari. Conte’s presence on the touchline warmed the hearts of Juventus fans on a bitterly cold night in Turin, and his team claimed the victory they fully deserved when Giovinco capitalised on a moment’s hesitation in the Rossoblu rearguard to strike the winner with 57 minutes played. As expected, Conte made wholesale changes for the Bianconeri’s debut in this year’s domestic cup competition. Marrone replaced Chiellini in defence, Isla and De Ceglie came in on the flanks to support a midfield trio of Vidal, Padoin and Pogba, while Bendtner partnered the returning Giovinco in attack. Juventus created several chances to open the scoring in a lively opening period. With just seven minutes played, Giovinco found himself in a strong position to beat Avramov but failed to apply enough power to his goalbound attempt. Bendtner was next to go close three minutes later, jinking past Perico before sending his right-footed effort wide of the target. The Dane was again at the centre of the action in the 20th minute, only for Avramov to thwart his low strike with a smart diving save. Vidal, a late inclusion in the starting line-up at the expense of Giaccherini, saw his night come to a premature end after taking a knock on the halfway line, hobbling off to be replaced by Asamoah. Joining the Chilean in the dressing room before the end of the first-half was Bendtner, who pulled up after showing plenty of bravery to win a challenge with Perico. Matri came on in place of the on-loan front man. Despite producing a host of opportunities in a controlled second-half display, just one goal proved to be enough to see the the Bianconeri safely through to the next round, with Giovinco pouncing to sweep home from close range following some haphazard defending by the visitors. Conte will have welcomed the opportunity to cast his eye over those who have seen less game time throughout a busy opening half of the season, and will now lead his side into a quarter-final tie against either Milan or Reggina. JUVENTUS 1-0 CAGLIARI GOALS: Giovinco 57 JUVENTUS Buffon; Bonucci, Marrone, Barzagli; Isla, Vidal (Asamoah 16), Pogba, Padoin, De Ceglie; Giovinco, Bendtner (Matri 44). Substitutes not used: Rubinho, Branescu, Chiellini, Caceres, Lichtsteiner, Pirlo, Giaccherini, Marchisio, Vucinic. Manager: Conte CAGLIARI Avramov; Perico, Del Fabro, Rossettini, Murru; Eriksson, Ekdal (Dessena 46); Ibarbo, Ceppelini (Piredda 77), Thiago Ribeiro; Pinilla. Substitutes not used: Agazzi, Russu, Camilleri, Casarini, Chelo. Manager: Pulga REFEREE: Guida ASSISTANTS: Viazzi, Liberti FOURTH OFFICIAL: De Marco BOOKINGS: Eriksson 17, Pinilla 34, Perico 82, Thiago Ribeiro 90
12尽くしでユベントスがカリアリに勝利。コッパ・イタリア10回目の制覇へスタートを切った。 2012年12月12日、セコンド・テンポ12分(57分)に背番号12のセバスチャン・ジョビンコが決勝ゴールを挙げて、カリアリを振り切った。 ジャッケリーニが体調不良でスタメンから外れ、ビダルもベントナーも負傷でプリマ・テンポのうちにピッチを去った。 開始早々から何度もチャンスを作ったユベントスだが、ゴールを決められず、ゴールが遠い時間帯が続く。 ターンオーバーを使っていても、過密日程で選手は消耗していた。だが、チャンスを生かせないものはレギュラーを勝ち取れない。コンテが戻ってきて、モチベーションが上がった選手はカリアリに対してアタックを仕掛けてジョビンコのゴールで勝ちきった。 マロッタがドログバへオファーをしたとの報道がある。ユベントスは悲願のトリプレッタへ向けて動いている。ヨーロッパでは4番手か5番手ぐらい。イタリアでは優勝候補でも絶対的なエースストライカーがいないためにゴール欠乏症で評価は低い。 冬も来年の夏もエースストライカーを探すことになるだろう。コンスタントにゴールを奪えるストライカーがどうしてもほしい。カバーニ、ジョレンテ、レヴァンドフスキと名前はあがっているが、ユベントスの財政能力では今は誰もが高嶺の花だ。 常勝を義務付けられたビッグクラブとして復活するためには財政面の安定、そして、集団としての結束が必要だ。 結果を残せばブランド力は高まる。イタリアでは独立採算制をとり、健全経営をしてきたのだ。復活のプロジェクトは始まったばかり。モチベーションが高いコンテと選手たちに期待したい。 BOOKINGS: Eriksson 17, Pinilla 34, Perico 82, Thiago Ribeiro 90



Serie A Matchday 16 Palermo 0-1 Juventus @ Renzo Barbera JUventus:Stephan Lichtsteiner 50 Lichtsteiner seals winning return for Conte(Juventus Official Website)
Stephan Lichtsteiner’s second-half goal against Palermo made it a winning return to the Bianconeri dugout for Antonio Conte. Juventus were full value for the three points at the Renzo Barbera but were made to wait until five minutes after the restart before making their dominance count. Further chances came and went as the visitors were left to rue their misfortune in front of goal, but Conte will take heart from his side’s spirited display on the back of Wednesday’s energy-sapping victory over Shakhtar Donetsk. For the trip to Sicily, Conte restored Marchisio to the starting line-up following the midfielder’s midweek European suspension and brought in Matri to operate alongside Vucinic in place of the suspended Giovinco. Heavy rainfall in the local region prior to kick-off looked to pose a threat to the Bianconeri’s customary slick passing game, and Palermo aimed to take full advantage in a lively opening period. Kurtic registered the first shot on goal which was beaten away on 11 minutes, while Barzagli was forced to make a last-ditch block moments later as Iliic swivelled dangerously in the area. Having seen a well-executed Miccoli finish ruled out for offside, Juventus raised their game and put the Rosanero under a significant spell of pressure. Marchisio had the first meaningful attempt on the half-hour mark, curling a right-footed shot over the bar after receiving the ball on the edge of the area. This paved the way for a frenzied finish to the first half, with Vucinic a lick of paint away from putting the Bianconeri in front after instinctively following up Marchisio’s blocked effort on 37 minutes. Matri, recalled to the side following a lengthy spell on the substitutes bench, also went close to finding the target after Vidal’s fine cross split the Rosanero rearguard. Ujkani, however, was quick off his line to make a smart stop. A few choice words from Conte at the break saw Juventus reemerge with an added spring in their step. Vucinic immediately suffered the same fate that befell him in the first period, striking the post for a second time courtesy of a left-footed strike across the face of goal. Yet the Montenegrin picked himself up to place a sumptuous backheel into the path of the onrushing Lichtsteiner, who kept his cool to comfortably slot past Ujkani on 50 minutes. As the tough playing conditions continued to pose even greater difficulty to both sides, Juventus, bolstered by the added physical presence of Pogba, Padoin and Bendtner, rose to the challenge, snapping into their opponents with a host of well-timed challenges and interceptions. Palermo’s uphill task became even more of a tall order when Morganella was given his marching orders with 15 minutes remaining following two bookable offences. Vucinic had the chance to wrap up all three points when he was sent through one-on-one with Ujkani in the dying stages, but the goalkeeper did well to narrow the angle and thwart the striker’s chipped attempt with a strong block. The result takes Juventus five points clear at the top ahead of tonight’s showdown between Scudetto contenders Inter and Napoli. PALERMO 0-1 JUVENTUS GOAL: Lichtsteiner 50 PALERMO Ujkani; Munoz, Donati (Dybala 70), Von Bergen; Pisano (Brienza 46), Morganella, Barreto, Kurtic (Viola 75), Garcia; Ilicic, Miccoli. Substitutes not used: Benussi, Cetto, Labrin, Milanovic, Rios, Giorgi, Bertolo, Zahavi, Budan. Coach: Gasperini JUVENTUS Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner (Padoin 65), Vidal (Pogba 54), Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Vucinic, Matri (Bendtner 73) Substitutes not used: Storari, Rubinho, De Ceglie, Giaccherini, Quagliarella. Coach: Conte REFEREE: De Marco ASSISTANTS: Marzaloni, Padovan FOURTH OFFICIAL: Di Liberatore BOOKED: Lichtsteiner 37, Morganella 68, Morganella 75, Pirlo 77, Bonucci 87 SENT OFF: Morganella 75
八百長を知りながら告発しなかった罪に問われ、証言者がカロッビオひとりで司法取引に応じた人間という状況でも覆らなかった(というよりも、イタリアの裁判ではコンテが八百長を知らなかったことを証明しなければならない)ことで4カ月の出場停止処分を受けていたコンテが戻ってきた初戦。 パレルモのプレスに苦しみ、主導権を握られて、ボールをつなげない展開が続く。ミッコリのレッテはフォリジョーコで得点は認められなかったが、マトリがエリア内で倒されたシーンではリゴーレがゴール裏の審判と話し合われてなかったことにされるなど、厳しい時間帯が続く。ボールを拾えず、つなげず、ゴール前では仕掛けられない。ティーロはGKウイカニにことごとくとめられ、雨でパスがつながらない苦戦を強いられる。 セコンド・テンポに入り、ヴチニッチのヒールで抜け出したリヒトシュタイナーがレッテ。貴重な先制点を得る。 その後追加点を狙って攻撃を仕掛けるが、ヴチニッチがGKウイカニに倒されたシーンでは明らかに倒しているにもかかわらず、シミュレーションを取られてヴチニッチにジャッロ。 判定に泣かされる試合となる可能性もあったが、ユベントスは1点をしっかりと守りきり、勝ち点3をもぎ取ってコンテの復帰を祝った。 イタリアの3バックへの回帰は3CBの中央にビルドアップ能力の高い選手を置き、深い位置からでもパスが出せるシステムだが、ポゼッションサッカーにもロングカウンターにも対応できることで一気に浸透した感がある。 とはいえ、同じシステムで戦っていては向上もなくなってしまう。 いろんなスタイルがあっていいとは思うのだが、右へ倣ってしまうのは結果至上主義の弊害だろうか。 3バックがいいとか、4バックがいいとかの問題ではなく、いろんなアプローチがあってもよいはずなのだが。



UEFA Champions League Group E Matchday 6 Shakhtar 0-1 Juventus @ Donbass Arena Juventus:Own Goal(Oleksandr Kucher) 56 Shakhtar own goal confirms Juventus progress(uefa.com)
Published: Wednesday 5 December 2012, 23.01CET FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0-1 Juventus Olexandr Kucher put into his net 11 minutes into the second half, a goal which sent Juventus through as Group E winners ahead of their hosts. Juventus overhauled FC Shakhtar Donetsk at the top of UEFA Champions League Group E after a narrow victory in Ukraine. Though a point would have been enough for the Serie A leaders to progress alongside their opponents, the Bianconeri showed their attacking intent as they dominated the first half. They continued to create chances after the break and finally got the goal they deserved on 56 minutes when Shakhtar centre-back Olexandr Kucher, under pressure from Sebastian Giovinco, turned Stephan Lichtsteiner's low cross past Andriy Pyatov. The hosts had enjoyed a bright beginning, with the dangerous Willian providing a threat via his incisive running. However, it was clear from the outset that the Pitmen were missing the suspended Luiz Adriano, such a crucial component in Shakhtar's usually well-oiled attacking machine. As the half wore on, Juventus grew in confidence and should have taken the lead on the 30-minute mark. An innocuous long ball out of defence caused Mircea Lucescu's side all sorts of problems. A slip by Taras Stepanenko put Mirko Vučinić through, he squared to Giovinco, but with plenty of time and the goal at his mercy, the forward shot wide of Pyatov's left-hand post. Juventus were in control, yet for all their pressure and good approach play, Pyatov was largely untroubled for the remainder of the period. The game got off to an express start after the resumption as Lucescu sent on Marko Dević for Eduardo in attack. Indeed, Alex Teixeira, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Andrea Pirlo all had presentable opportunities to put their respective teams in front, though each failed to hit the target. However, the deadlock was finally broken before the hour, as Lichtsteiner was put through on the right by Vučinić. The Swiss international's centre took a slight deflection and, with Giovinco lurking, Kucher diverted the ball into his own net. It capped a disappointing night for the defender, who was booked in the first half and will miss the first leg of Shakhtar's last-16 tie as a consequence. With their grip on pole position slipping, the Ukrainian champions poured forward in search of an equaliser. They almost got it when Kwadwo Asamoah deflected Răzvan Raţ's testing delivery past Gianluigi Buffon and against the upright. That was as close as Shakhtar would come – their evening was summed up by Mkhitaryan's wild effort from distance with five minutes remaining. The only sour mark for Juventus was the late caution for Giorgio Chiellini which rules him out of their next UEFA match.
第3節まで3引き分けと敗退濃厚だったユベントスだが、第4節から3連勝で3位から1位にジャンプアップ。グループリーダーでの勝ち抜けを決めた。 ノックアウトラウンドへ向けて勝ち点1が必要なユベントスはシャフタールのパスワークにプレスをかけることができず、圧倒的に攻め込まれる。しかし、徐々にペースをつかむと20分から反撃開始。 ピルロのFKはハンドを誘ったように見えたがホイッスルはならず。ヴチニッチがステパネンコを強引に抜き去って作ったビッグチャンスはジョビンコがフリーでゴール右に外す。ポゼッションはシャフタールに譲るものの、トータルショッツは7本とシャフタールを圧倒してファーストハーフを終える。 セカンドハーフに入り、シャフタールはゴール前でFKのチャンスを得る。ラキツキーのシュートをGKブッフォンがはじくとこぼれをテイシェイラが狙うが大きく枠の上とビッグチャンスを外してします。 直後、ユベントスはヴチニッチからのパスをスルナのライン上で受けたリヒトシュタイナーがクロス。ジョビンコがニアに飛び込み、クチェルのオウンゴールを誘って待望の先制点をあげた。 1位通過にこだわるシャフタールはハイプレスでユベントスのパスワークを封じ、ヴィリアン、ムヒタリアンの突破でチャンスを作るが、ムヒタリアンがエリア内で倒れたときにはシミュレーションを取られてカードと攻撃がちぐはぐ。決定機は作れないまま、ユベントスのブロックを崩せず、2位通過となった。 チェルシーはノア・シェランに大勝したものの、直接対決でシャフタールに及ばず3位。前年度チャンピオンが史上初めてグループステージで消えることとなった。 ノックアウトラウンドのドローは12月20日にニヨンで行われる。 for Juventus was the late caution for Giorgio Chiellini which rules him out of their next UEFA match.



Serie A Matchday 15 Juventus 3-0 Torino @ Juventus Stadium Juventus:Claudio Marchisio 57,84,Sebastian Giovinco 67 Boyhood Bianconeri see off rivals Torino(Juventus Official Website)
Academy stars Claudio Marchisio and Sebastian Giovinco were on target as the Bianconeri put local rivals Torino to the sword in a 3-0 win at Juventus Stadium. In truth, Juventus could have won by an even greater margin after crushing their opponents with a ruthless second-half display. A fractious encounter, which featured a sending off and a missed Andrea Pirlo penalty, came to life in the opening stages of the second half when Marchisio met Giovinco’s cross to head the hosts in front. Provider then turned goalscorer on 67 minutes with a drilled shot across goal, before Marchisio popped up in the box to make the points safe with five minutes remaining. With an eye on Wednesday’s crucial Champions League clash against Shakhtar in Donetsk, Antonio Conte made several changes to his starting line-up and system. De Ceglie came in at left-back, Pogba slotted into midfield and Giaccherini offered support to Vucinic and Giovinco in attack. Sparks were always destined to fly in the first encounter of the inter-city rivals since the 2008/09 campaign. And while the Bianconeri posed a consistent threat going forward, it was the visitors who fashioned the first clear-cut attempt on goal with 23 minutes played, Meggiorini shrugging off the challenge of Bonucci before clipping the ball just wide of Buffon’s far post. Juventus fought back by testing Gillet with two long-range efforts from Pogba just beyond the half-hour mark, both clawed away to safety by the Belgian shot-stopper. With the heat of the derby atmosphere continuing to rise as Conte’s men knocked on the door, Torino midfielder Glik was shown a straight red card following a rash challenge on Giaccherini. Five minutes before the interval, Juventus were presented with the perfect opportunity to edge their noses in front when Pogba was upended in the area. Rocchi had no hesitation in pointing to the spot, only for Pirlo to fluff his lines by sending his effort over the bar. Alessio opted to introduce Bendtner at the start of the second half in place of Giaccherini, a move which saw the Bianconeri operate with three recognised strikers in an adventurous system. The substitution almost paid immediate dividends, as Pogba headed over following a neat Bendtner flick-on at the near post. Further opportunities continued to fall in the hosts’ favour as they launched a relentless assault on Torino’s penalty area. Pirlo stung the fingertips of Gillet from outside the box, Bonucci planted a header over the bar from a corner and Vucinic was a whisker away from steering Giovinco’s teasing cross into the back of the net. But Juventus maintained their composure and reaped the rewards when Marchisio timed his forward burst to perfection to head Giovinco’s cross past Gillet on 57 minutes. Sensing the opportunity to inflict further damage upon their inter-city rivals, Alessio introduced Asamoah in place of De Ceglie and urged the team to persist with their attacking approach. The two-goal cushion arrived ten minutes later, with Giovinco’s firm strike nestling deliciously into the bottom corner. Roared on from start to finish by a passionate sell-out crowd at Juventus Stadium, Conte’s men wrapped up the points six minutes from time as Marchisio, a thorn in the visitors’ side throughout, grabbed his second of the night with a precise close-range finish. JUVENTUS 3-0 TORINO GOALS: Marchisio 57, Giovinco 67, Marchisio 84 JUVENTUS Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Barzagli, De Ceglie (Asamoah 61); Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio; Giaccherini (Bendtner 46), Vucinic, Giovinco (Matri 78). Substitutes not used: Storari, Lucio, Chiellini, Marrone, Isla, Padoin, Pepe, Vidal, Quagliarella. Coach: Alessio TORINO Gillet; Darmian, Glik, Ogbonna, D'Ambrosio; Basha, Gazzi; Cerci (Sansone 78), Bianchi (Stevanovic 63), Meggiorini (Di Cesare 40), Santana. Substitutes not used: L. Gomis, Rodriguez, Agostini, Masiello, Brighi, Birsa, Vives, Verdi, Sgrigna. Coach: Ventura REFEREE: Rocchi ASSISTANTS: Manganelli, Tonolini FOURTH OFFICIAL: Vuoto BOOKED: De Ceglie 19, Basha 21, Barzagli 60, Giovinco 63, Vucinic 80 SENT OFF: Glik 36
プリマ・テンポ、キックオフからトリノの攻勢が続く。ユベントスはプレスをかけるもののボールが奪えず。リトリートしての守備で対応に追われた。 前線に人数をかけるトリノの4-2-4システムは4-1-2-3にシステムを変更したユベントスの両翼を押し込み、中盤を支配。トリノはボール奪取から素早いパス展開でチャンスを作った。 しかし、グリクがジャッケリーニへ危険なタックルで一発ロッソ、エスプルソとなるとペースはユベントスへ。ポグバがエリア内で倒されてリゴーレを得るビッグチャンスとなる。しかし、これはピルロが大きく外して先制できず。ユベントスは押しつつもゴールが奪えない焦れた状況でプリマ・テンポは終了する。 セコンド・テンポ。ユベントスはジャッケリーニに代えてベントナーを投入。右にジョビンコ、左にヴチニッチで3FWを形成すると右サイドからジョビンコがクロスを上げてマルキジオがダイビングヘッドで決めるゴールで先制する。 さらにボックス内へ抜け出したジョビンコが豪快にゴールを決めると、終了間際にはスローインからヴチニッチのクロスをマルキジオが左足で流し込んでドッピエッタ。街のライバル、トリノを圧倒してユベントスが3試合ぶりの勝利を挙げた。 ミッドウィークに行われるシャフタール・ドネツク戦へ向けて戦術オプションが増えるいいゲームとなった。 とはいえ、トリノに退場者が出るまで押し込まれていたのも事実。サイドのケアは必要でどう手当てをするかはコンテの腕の見せ所となる。 SENT OFF: Glik 36