Sat. Aug 8th, 2020

Serie A highlights: Perotti brace helps Roma beat Juventus 3-1


Hello and welcome to the highlights of the Serie A match between Juventus and Roma at the Allianz Stadium in Turin.

In the end, it’s finished Juventus 1-3 AS Roma

That’s all we have for you today. Thank you so much for joining us. Until next time, it’s goodbye! CIAO!

The league standings will not be affected but a good way for Roma to sign off this Serie A campaign. Juventus has some work to do ahead of its Champions League campaign.

After going 39 games unbeaten at home. Juventus suffers a defeat.

90+6′ FULL-TIME!! The referee blows the final whistle to draw curtains on the game!

Five minutes has been added on.

85′ BLAZED OVER! Olivieri wins a corner near the left byline. The cross is cleared and the rebound falls to Ramsey on the left of the box. He attempts a ferocious volley but overhits it.

79′ Substitution for Juventus: Vrioni -IN | Higuain-OUT

79′ WIDE! Zanimacchia squares the ball to Higuain, who drags the ball just wide off the far post from outside the box. That will be his final touch as he is brought off.

77′ JUST WIDE!! Zappacosta, once again, comes close to scoring. He is freed on the right and sees there is no one for support inside the box. He goes for goal, in an attempt to beat Szczesny to the far post, but just drags it wide/

74′ Substitution for Juventus: Pinsoglio -IN | Szczesny-OUT

So, no hat-trick for Perotti tonight and he will be taken off on a brace.

73′ Substitution for Roma: Kluivert- IN | Perotti- OFF

72′ Substitution for Juventus: Olivieri-IN | Bernardeschi-OUT

71′ Cooling break taken.

68′ SAVE! Roma on the counter force a save off the Juve ‘Keeper after he denies Perotti. Corner conceded but nothing comes off t.

68′ BLOCKED! Zanimacchia lays it to Higuain on the left. The Argentine striker looks to cut in but is dispossessed by Smalling.

61′ Substitutions for Roma: Peres- IN | Calafiro- OFF

60′ OFF THE POST! Higuain, after receiving a pass inside the box on the right, cuts it back to an incoming Ramsey, who goes for the far post on the volley. He beats the ‘keeper but not the post as the ball ricochets back in and is cleared out of harm’s way by a Roma defender.

56′ Substitutions for Roma: Under, Santon, Jesus- IN | Zaniolo, Christante, Ibanez- OFF

53′ YELLOW FOR CRISTANTE!

52′ GOOOOALLLLLL!!! PEROTTI SCORES HIS SECOND OF THE NIGHT! It started with Zaniolo stealing the ball from Demiral and zips down the centre on his own. Perotti beats the off-side trap and receives a sublime ball from Zaniolo before slotting the ball home.

51′ Substitutions for Juventus: Ramsey, Demiral- IN | Rabiot, Bonucci- OFF

49′ SAVEE!! Zanilo squares the ball to Kalinic from the right to the edge of the box. Kalinic looks to dink the ball over an off-position Szczesny. But the keeper re-adjusts quickly to parry it over the bar for a corner.Nothing comes off the corner as Szczesny pouches the ball.

47′ SAVE! Higuain wrestles past his marker Chris Smalling at the edge of the box on the right before taking a shot from a tight angle. Roma ‘keeper Fuzato makes the save.

46′ Roma gets the second half underway.

SECOND HALF BEGINS!

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Three goals in the first half and all from set-pieces. Roma debutant Calafiori scored a spectacular volley only to be denied due to an off-side. Juve started well, with Higuain opening the scoring. After the 15-minute mark, Roma began to find its find and now finds itself ahead. Will Juve script a comeback?

45+3′ HALF-TIME!! REFEREE BRINGS THE FIRST HALF TO AN END AND THE CHAMPION IS TRAILING 2-1.

45+2′ CURLED OVER! Bernardeschi tries to find the near top corner but curls it over the frame of goal.

45+1′ YELLOW FOR PEROTTI! A rash challenge on Danilo and he is booked. The right-back was quick enough to beat Perotti and had he not been fouled, he could ahave gone all the way.

Two minutes have been added on.

44′ GOOOALLL!!!! PEROTTII TAKES ROMA AHEAD! For sure, this time! Szczesny goes the right way, to his left, but Perotti had put enough power behind to beat the Juve ‘keeper. Not the most convincing penalty but enough to score.

43′ PENALTY!!! CALAFIORI WINS THE PENALTY! He receives a long ball from the centre of the box at the edge of the box on the left. The debutatn cuts in quickly before being brought down by Danilo.

40′ YELLOW FOR CHRIS SMALLING! He is booked for a late sliding tackle from behind on Higuain during the Juventus build-up.

37′ GOOOALLLL!! Scratch that! Off-side! Once again, it was a corner that almost produced a goal for Roma. The cross is punched awy by Szczesny and the rebound falls to Calafiori, who executes a high volley with perfection to score. But off-side had already been called as the ball crossed the byline during its swerve. It came back in after going back behind. Calafiori is very unfortunate here! Juventus, for now, escapes.

30′ JUST WIDEE!! Frabotta, on the left flank, plays a quick ball to Matuidi, who frees up Zanimacchia with a first-time through ball. Zanimacchia rifles the ball towards goal from the cust of the box but drags it just wide of the far post.

28′ FOUL! Rabiot brings down Ibanez with a late tackle.

26′ Players take the first cooling break of the night.

23′ GOOOOALL!!! KALINIC SQUARES IT UP! An inch-perfect cross from the left post, into the centre of the box and Kalinic towers over his defender to head the ball home. 1-1 and both goals have been scored of a set-piece.

23′ CORNER! Zappacost, from the left flank, cuts in and has a crack at goal from the cusp of the box. But the ball deflects of a Juve shirt for a corner.

21′ YELLOW FOR RUGANI! The mini-duel continues and this time, Rugani is booked for his tackle on Kalinic.

20′ Goalkick! Rugani and Kalinic tussle for the ball near the left byline and the former does enough to deny Kalinic a chance to square it.

17′ FOUL! Zaniolo darts down the centre on his own, leaving behind five Juventus men. He tries to play a through at the edge of the box but it’s a weak one. While attempting to win the ball back from Bonucci, he fouls the latter.

12′ A strong spell of Juventus early in the first half. The high press by the Old Lady making things even more difficult for the visitor.

5′ GOOOOOALLL!!! HIGUAIN OPENS THE SCORING!!! Bernardeschi delivers a great, low cross from the left post. Rabiot, at near post, flicks it behind him, deeper into the box. Higuain taps the ball into the back of the net from less than six yards out.

4′ Bernardeschi fires a flat cross into the box and Cristante heads it away for a corner.

3′ Free-kick for Juventus after Bernardeschi is brought down on the left flank.

1′ Juventus sets the ball rolling. Both teams sporting their new kits.

KICK-OFF! MATCH BEGINS!

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One last hurrah for these two teams in Serie A this season. Let’s get going!

The players are out on the pitch. Roma players make their way out first followed by the home team, Juventus.

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Starting XIs are out:

Juventus: Wojciech Szczesny, Leonardo Bonucci, Daniele Rugani, Danilo, Gianluca Frabotta, Simone Muratore, Blaise Matuidi, Adrien Rabiot, Gonzalo Higuain, Federico Bernardeschi, Luca Zanimacchia

Roma: Daniel Fuzato, Federico Fazio, Ibanez, Chris Smalling, Davide Zapacosta, Gonzalo Villar, Bryan Cristante, Riccardo Calafiori, Nicolo Zaniolo, Diego Perotti, Nikola Kalinic

Ronaldo has been rested and Buffon has been benched for Juventus. Dzeko, Lopez and Mkhitaryan have been benched for Roma.

No Pellegrini and Spinazolla for Roma and no Dybala for Juventus.

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SERIE A REWIND!

Despite sealing the title, Juventus’ poor run continues. It has only won two of its last seven matching, including a 2-0 defeat at Cagliari in its previous fixture. Here’s what happened:
 

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hopes of finishing the season as top scorer in Italy’s Serie A faded away on Wednesday as he failed to find the net when champion Juventus slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat away to Cagliari.

The 35-year-old Portuguese attacker is on 31 goals for the season, four behind Lazio’s Ciro Immobile with only a home league game against fifth-placed AS Roma left to play.

Cagliari, which 13th in the table, shocked the newly-crowned champion in the eighth minute when 20-year-old striker Luca Gagliano reacted quickest, stabbing home Federico Mattiello’s pass across the box to net his first goal for the club.

Things went from bad to worse for Juve in first-half stoppage time as Giovanni Simeone smashed a right-foot shot across keeper Gianluigi Buffon and in at the far post to put Cagliari two goals up.

With a first-half goal chalked off for offside, Ronaldo had plenty of chances as Juve dominated, but he found his efforts smothered by the Cagliari defence.

When his teammates did manage to get a shot on target they found keeper Alessio Cragno in superb form as Cagliari held on to win.

PREDICTED XI

Juventus: Buffon; Danilo, Demiral, Rugani, Matuidi; Peeters, Rabiot, Ramsey; Bernardeschi, Olivieri, Ronaldo

Roma: Lopez; Smalling, Ibanez, Kolarov; Zappacosta, Veretout, Diawara, Spinazzola; Zaniolo, Mkhitaryan; Kalinic

 

Where can you watch the game live in India?

Serie A 2019-20 Juventus vs Roma live streaming will be available on Sony LIV in India for premium users. It will also be telecast live on the Sony Sports Network.



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