Juventus F.C. vs Torino F.C.

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Serie A

May 6th

Juventus Stadium, Turin, Italy

1-1

52′ Ljajić

56′ Acquah Sent off (Second bookable offence)

90’+1′ Higuaín


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FT: The result means that Juventus extended their lead at the top of Serie A by 8 points as they moved onto 85 points while Torino remained in ninth on 50 points. The draw preserved Juventus’ unbeaten run at home to 36 matches, although it brought to an end 33 successive home league victories.


FT: Juventus created a number of good chances since going behind and should have levelled the scores before the sending-off. First Mandžukić was played through on-goal but he dragged his effort wide before Rincón headed just wide after a flicked-header by Bonucci. Khedira then spurned a great chance when he fired over the bar from close-range before Higuaín miscued an effort on the turn. Bonucci then went close when he latched onto a dangerous delivery from substitute Pjanić but his effort was straight at Hart before substitute Higuaín fired home late-on.


FT: The visitors took a surprise lead in the second-half through to a fine Ljajić freekick but were harshly reduced to ten-men when Acquah was dismissed for a challenge on Mandžukić despite taking the ball. Baselli went close to doubling their lead with a strike from-range but Neto made a good save to palm the ball away. It was always going to be an uphill struggle for the visitors with a man-down and they would have recorded a first away victory against Juventus since 1995 had it not been for Higuaín’s precise finish.


FT: So Higuaín’s late leveller has cruelly denied ten-men a first away Derby della Mole victory since 1995.


90’+4′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.


90’+2′ Benatia is penalised for a foul on Belotti.


90’+1′ Goal!! Higuaín fires an effort into the bottom-corner from the edge of the area


90′ Ljajić’s freekick goes harmlessly over the bar.


90′ There will be four additional minutes.


89′ Iturbe wins a freekick in a good position after a foul from Mandžukić.


88′ Sandro is penalised for a foul on Iturbe.


87′ The corner is cleared.


86′ Rossettini concedes a corner.


82′ Final Torino change sees Falque replaced by Juan Iturbe.


82′ Asamoah fires an effort harmlessly over the bar from-range.


81′ Ljajić is penalised for handball.


80′ Moretti wins a freekick after a foul from Lichtsteiner.


79′ Final Juventus change sees Alex Sandro replace Dybala.


77′ Chance!! Pjanić’s dangerous delivery across the face of goal is met by Bonucci but his effort is straight at Hart, who reacts well to make the save.


77′ The delivery is cleared.


76′ Cuadrado fires an effort that deflects behind for a corner.


75′ Cuadrado is booked for a cynical foul on Belotti.


74′ Second Torino change sees the injured Baselli replaced by Joel Obi.


74′ Slight delay in the match as Baselli is down with an injury.


73′ Bonucci fires an effort harmlessly over the bar from-range.


72′ Chance!! Mandžukić nods a cross into the path of Higuaín, who miscues his effort on the turn and the ball falls kindly to Hart.


68′ Second Juventus change sees Rincón replaced by Miralem Pjanić.


67′ Chance!! A fine disguised-pass from Dybala finds Khedira, but he fires the ball over the bar from close-range.


66′ Falque wins a freekick after a foul from Benatia.


66′ Close!! Baselli surges forward before firing an effort from-range that Neto palms away.


65′ Dybala’s corner is claimed by Hart.


65′ Rossettini concedes a corner.


64′ Play resumes.


62′ Slight delay in the match as Belotti is down with an injury after a challenge with Bonucci.


62′ First Torino change sees Boyé replaced by Marco Benassi.


61′ Chance!! A cross-field pass from Asamoah is flicked-on by Bonucci into the path of Rincón, who heads the ball just wide.


61′ Molinaro concedes a corner.


59′ Molinaro wins a freekick after a foul from Lichtsteiner.


56′ Dismissal!! Acquah receives a second yellow card for a challenge on Mandžukić, although the Torino midfielder won the ball.


55′ First Juventus change sees Gonzalo Higuaín replace Sturaro.


53′ Chance!! Khedira sends Mandžukić through on-goal but the Croat drags his strike wide of the target.


52′ Dybala is booked for dissent.


52′ Goal!! Ljajić curls the freekick over the wall and into the top-corner via the underside of the cross-bar.


50′ Asamoah is booked for handball and concedes a freekick in a dangerous position.


45′ Torino get the second-half underway.


HT: So will Juventus open the scoring or will it be Torino to strike first and frustrate the hosts? Join us again for the second-half.


HT: The hosts have to be more clinical if they are to have one hand on the Serie A trophy. They will not want to rue their missed opportunities against a Torino side, who have looked a threat on the counter-attack. The visitors will need to be more clinical themselves as they know chances are rare against Juventus. Belotti requires better service, the striker has looked isolated up front against a well-disciplined Juventus defence. They have looked nervous in defence but Hart has done well to prevent the Bianconeri from finding the net.


HT: Torino have got into some good positions but haven’t created many clear chances. The closest they came was when Ljajić cut-inside to curl an effort just over the bar from-range.


HT: Juventus have dominated possession and have created a number of good chances but are yet to break the deadlock. First Bonucci just failed to make contact with a dangerous Dybala corner before Benatia struck the crossbar with Sturaro’s follow-up header palmed away into the path of Bonucci, whose rebound cleared the bar via a deflection. Mandžukić then latched onto a teasing delivery from Cuadrado to volley just over the bar via a deflection before Lichtsteiner forced Hart into a good save with the keeper palming the ball behind. Hart was then called into action with the keeper doing well to deny Dybala, who had exchanged passes with Mandžukić before firing an effort at-goal.


HT: So we’re goalless at the break with nothing to separate the two sides.


45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.


45’+1′ Close!! Ljajić cuts-inside before curling an effort just over the bar from-range.


45′ There will be one additional minute.


44′ Benatia is penalised for a foul on Belotti.


43′ Cuadrado fires an effort wide of the target from-range following a corner.


42′ Chance!! Dybala exchanges passes with Mandžukić before surging into the area to fire an effort that Hart does well to palm behind.


41′ Molinaro is booked for a foul on Cuadrado.


39′ Dybala’s delivery finds Benatia, who fires the ball over the bar although the flag was already up as he was in an offside position.


38′ Acquah is booked for a flailing arm on Dybala, who makes the most of it.


37′ The delivery finds Belotti, whose touch tees up Ljajić, who fires an effort harmlessly over the bar from-range.


36′ Asamoah concedes a corner.


36′ Cuadrado is penalised for a foul on Baselli.


34′ Khedira wins a freekick after a foul from Boyé.


31′ Belotti latches onto a low cross from Zappacosta to fire an effort over the bar from a tight-angle.


30′ The corner is cleared.


29′ Close!! Dybala pulls the freekick back to Lichtsteiner, who fires an effort that Hart is forced to palm behind.


28′ Cuadrado wins a freekick after a foul from Baselli.


28′ The corner is cleared.


27′ Close!! Cuadrado sends a dangerous delivery into the path of Mandžukić, whose volley deflects just over the bar.


27′ Boyé wins a freekick after a foul from Bonucci.


25′ Molinaro pulls the ball back to Falque but he miscues his effort and fires the ball wide.


22′ Boyé is penalised for a late challenge on Lichtsteiner.


21′ Baselli is penalised for handball.


18′ Sturaro fires an effort just over the bar on the volley from-range.


16′ The delivery is cleared before Cuadrado fires an effort wide from-range.


16′ Play resumes.


14′ Slight delay in the match as Belotti and Sturaro are down with a head injury.


14′ So close!! The delivery is met by Benatia with a header that strikes the crossbar with the loose ball falling to Sturaro, whose header is palmed away by Hart into the path of Bonucci, who fires the ball over the bar from close-range via a deflection off Molinaro.


14′ Rossettini concedes a corner.


13′ Dybala’s freekick hits the wall.


12′ Moretti is booked for deliberate handball and concedes a freekick in a dangerous position.


12′ Belotti exchanges passes with Falque before firing an effort wide from-range.


11′ Cuadrado wins a freekick after a foul from Boyé.


9′ Chance!! Dybala’s delivery is dangerous but just evades Bonucci, who can’t make contact on the volley.


9′ Moretti concedes a corner.


7′ Lichtsteiner is penalised for a foul on Acquah.


7′ Falque is caught offside.


5′ Boyé wins a freekick after a foul from Lichtsteiner.


2′ The corner is cleared by Acquah before Mandžukić is penalised for a foul.


1′ The corner is dealt with initially before Rossettini concedes another corner.


1′ Molinaro concedes a corner.


0′ Juventus get the game underway.


Team news:

Juventus F.C.: Neto (GK), Kwadwo Asamoah, Medhi Benatia, Leonardo Bonucci, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Tomás Rincón, Sami Khedira, Stefano Sturaro, Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado, Mario Mandžukić

Torino F.C.: Joe Hart (GK), Cristian Molinaro, Emiliano Moretti, Luca Rossettini, Davide Zappacosta, Daniele Baselli, Afriyie Acquah, Lucas Boyé, Adem Ljajić, Iago Falque, Andrea Belotti

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