Gianluigi Buffon International - Juventusworld 1897

This Board is dedicated to Gianluigi Buffon, the best Goalkeeper in the World, to his Club Juventus Turin and also to the Italian National Team

It is currently 27. Feb 2017, 14:44

All times are UTC + 1 hour

Juventusworld 1897 (Gianluigi Buffon International) was founded 2012 in Zurich and Milan. 
In July 2016 we reached over 35 million people on FB! The story goes on...

Juventusworld 1897 (Gianluigi Buffon International) wurde 2012 in Zürich und Mailand gegründet.
Im Juli 2016 erreichten wir über 35 Millionen Menschen auf Facebook! Die Geschichte geht weiter...

Il Capitano

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
FollowersFollowers: 0
BookmarksBookmarks: 0
Views: 109

 Post subject: Juventus close on fifth straight Serie A title
#1PostPosted: 24. Apr 2016, 22:01 
User avatar

Joined: 08.2014
Posts: 1659
Cash on hand: 34,810.15 Juvetaler

Thanks: 0
Thanked: 1 time in 1 post
Gender: Male
Kinder: 0
Sternzeichen: Wassermann .
Favorit: Gigi Buffon .
Herkunft: Italy .
Browser: Firefox .
Juventus have taken a big step towards a fifth successive Serie A title after beating Fiorentina 2-1 in Florence on Sunday night.

Juventus, who have now won 24 of their last 25 league matches, had the ball in the back of the net in the 17th minute when Sami Khedira turned home from close range, but the offside flag was raised following an acrobatic pass from Mario Mandzukic.

The officials correctly chalked off Khedira's effort, but they got one wrong down the other end after Federico Bernardeschi finished past Gianluigi Buffon.

It appeared that the attacker was offside when he collected a fine through pass from Nikola Kalinic, but the 22-year-old had timed his run perfectly and should have sent his side into a first-half lead against the champions.

Fiorentina were looking the most likely to make the breakthrough as the first period approached its latter stages and Milan Badelj and Cristian Tello both came close for the home side with long-range attempts.

It was Juventus that opened the scoring six minutes before the end of the first period, however, as Paul Pogba headed a Khedira cross into the path of Mandzukic, who smashed home from close range.

Fiorentina had a golden chance to level in the final moments of the half when Marcos Alonso met a corner from the right, but the defender somehow headed wide of the post under pressure from Daniele Rugani.

Tello found Josip Ilicic in a dangerous position as Fiorentina created the first chance of the second period in the 52nd minute, but the attacker sliced his effort over the crossbar as it remained 1-0 to the Old Lady.

Fiorentina continued to search for a leveller as the hour mark approached and indeed passed, with Mauro Zarate and Kalinic both testing Buffon between the Juventus sticks.

The home side finally had a deserved equaliser in the 81st minute when Kalinic lashed a 20-yard strike past Buffon, but their lead lasted less than two minutes as Morata turned home from close range after a weak strike from Patrice Evra to send Juventus back ahead.

Fiorentina had a golden chance to level the scores once again when Juan Cuadrado conceded a penalty in the 90th minute for a late challenge on Kalinic, but Buffon kept out Kalinic's resulting spot kick.

Incredibly, Kalinic was to have another wonderful chance to prevent Juventus from securing all the points, but the 28-year-old crashed a header off the crossbar in the third minute of additional time as the visitors moved to within touching distance of the title.



Similar topics
» NEWSBuffon warns of Roma title threat
» NEWSDybala: 'Close to Juve renewal'
» NEWSJuventus midfielder Padoin is close to signing with Cagliari

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC + 1 hour

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
© phpBB® Forum Software | Design phpBB3 free Forum by | All Rights Reserved.
Designed by Juventusworld 1897