Juventus F.C. vs S.S.C. Napoli

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Serie A

February 13th

Juventus Stadium, Turin, Italy

1-0

87′ Zaza


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FT: The result for Juventus enables them to leapfrog Napoli into first on 57 points, whilst Napoli drop into second, still on 56 points.


90’+3′ They play it short as the referee blows his whistle to bring the game to an end.


90’+2′ Cuadrado wins a freekick after Koulibaly brings him down. The Napoli defender receives a yellow card.


90’+1′ Gabbiadini fires an effort just wide.


90′ We will have three additional minutes.


89′ Allan departs for Manolo Gabbiadini.


87′ Goal: What a fantastic strike. The substitute Zaza fires an effort that deflects of Albiol, taking it away from Reina to give the hosts the lead.


86′ Dybala departs for Alex Sandro.


85′ Marchisio goes into the book for a scything down Mertens, although there wasn’t much contact.


84′ Pogba makes a fantastic run, and creates space before firing a deflected effort that is easily gathered by Reina.


82′ Jorginho’s delivery is poor and the hosts clear.


81′ Ghoulam is fouled by Cuadrado and wins a freekick in a dangerous area.


80′ Higuaín drags an effort wide. A dribbler of a shot.


79′ Allan finds Hamšík, who lets fly, but his dipping effort just doesn’t dip enough and it sails over.


76′ Change for the visitors as Insigne departs for Dries Mertens.


75′ Higuaín is caught offside.


73′ Insigne tries an audacious cross towards Higuaín, but the Juventus defence deal with it with ease.


69′ Frustration from the Juventus players and fans as Dybala’s cross-field pass is blocked by the referee.


66′ Pogba receives a yellow card for a late challenge on Callejón.


63′ Callejón receives a yellow card for handball.


62′ Pogba does well to bring the ball down on his chest, he then pulls the ball back to Dybala, who hits a rasping strike first-time, but it’s just over the bar.


57′ Juventus make their second change with Simone Zaza coming on for Morata.


53′ Buffon claims the resulting set-piece.


52′ Barzagli concedes the corner.


51′ Bonucci departs play due to injury with Daniele Rugani coming on in his place.


50′ A Juventus corner is worked to Marchisio who crosses for Khedira, who heads to Evra, but the former Man United full-back fires over.


49′ A breakdown in communication between Hysaj and Allan gifts Juventus the ball.


45′ Kick off. Insigne drives forward and tests Buffon at his near post.


HT: Whoever gets the first goal, I think, will decide this game.


HT: So anyone’s game. Juventus have dominated possession but are yet to properly test Reina. However Napoli have looked dangerous on the break, sending in some teasing crosses.


45’+1′ The referee blows for half time.


45′ We will have one added minute.


44′ Higuaín picks out Insigne, then the Italian tries to return the favour, but his cross is overhit.


41′ Pogba goes for goal from-range, but it’s wide of Reina’s right-post.


39′ Marchisio has a pop from-range, it’s deflected, but Reina makes the save.


37′ Callejón puts in a teasing delivery towards Higuaín, but the Argentine just can’t get a touch.


35′ What a save! Buffon makes a brilliant save to deny Albiol a sure goal, the Spaniard hits the rebound over, but the referee blows for a freekick to the hosts.


34′ Higuaín looks to head the visitors in front from Hysaj’s cross but Bonucci makes a fantastic last ditch challenge to deny the Argentine. It goes for a corner.


32′ Allan tries a drive from-range, but it’s sliced horribly wide.


30′ Pogba tries to bend one from range, but his effort is harmlessly wide.


28′ Higuaín thinks he’s fouled, but nothing given. Juventus go on the counter and Dybala’s effort is deflected behind for a corner. It comes to nothing.


24′ Cuadrado is caught offside.


22′ Dybala’s delivery is dealt with easily and Napoli eventually clear.


21′ Cuadrado draws a foul from Jorginho.


20′ Cuadrado finds Marchisio, but his sliced effort goes out for a throw-in.


19′ Pogba takes and it’s just wide.


18′ Morata wins a freekick some 30 yards away from goal. It was a soft decision, given the Spaniard slipped.


17′ Delay over, Insigne gives the ball back to Juventus.


15′ Delay in the match as Bonucci is down after a collision with his own man Khedira.


14′ Morata gets a brief talking to from the referee after he fouls his former Real Madrid teammate Callejón.


13′ Khedira finds Cuadrado who fires straight into the arms of Reina from a tight-angle.


11′ Insigne plays a nice one-two with Allan, but as he gets it back, his snap-shot is charged down.


9′ Napoli cheaply lose possession and Cuadrado does well to find Morata, who then finds Dybala, but his shot is charged down.


7′ Pogba gets the ball, he tries to cut inside but Napoli deal with the threat.


5′ Juventus yet to get going in the early stages.


4′ Koulibaly goes on a surging run, but he loses out in the end and Buffon gathers.


1′ The visitors win a corner but Jorginho’s delivery is cleared.


0′ Kick off.


Team news:

Juventus F.C.: Gianluigi Buffon (GK), Stephan Lichtsteiner, Patrice Evra, Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli, Sami Khedira, Paul Pogba, Juan Cuadrado, Claudio Marchisio, Álvaro Morata, Paulo Dybala

S.S.C. Napoli: Pepe Reina (GK), Raúl Albiol, Kalidou Koulibaly, Faouzi Ghoulam, Elseid Hysaj, Allan, Jorginho, Marek Hamšík, José Callejón, Lorenzo Insigne, Gonzalo Higuaín

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