Discussion in 'Juventus' started by Dante, Oct 18, 2004.
The 2nd half starts. Juve's still applying the pressure.
Kahn, the idiot that he is, decides to charge a Juve player but is ultimately held back.
51' - Oh, nearly a goal. Kahn messed up and luckily the ball hits the crossbar.
60' - Juve substitution
Del Piero off
70' - Yellow to Ze Roberto (Bayern)
The announcer seems to be a complete prat. He loves whining.
Nedved scores on a pass from Ibrahimovic.
And Schweistigger (sp) almost scores from 8 yds out right after.
80' Bayern susbtitution
81' Zalayeta almost scores.
Juve seems to be sitting back in Azzurri fashion right now
Ibrahimovic has missed a couple of easy chances in the dying minutes.
Game over, Juve wins!
Juve are in the lead of the group with 9 points.
Woohoo!! Thanks for the pbp, Dante. Without knowing the result, I felt some of the suspense and ultimate elation, albeit condensed to about 30 seconds.
This was a great match. Good job for Juventus...
Alot of determination and heart from both sides but Juve getting the upper hand in the end. Juve impressed despite having to deal with 5 german mids surrounding them and eachother throughout the game, so I'll give the credit where its due. However although Juve worked hard their football still suffered. There were no clinch passes, combinations, fluent distribution and finally the forwards didn't have a clue what they were doing. Yes I know Bayern didn't make it easy, regardless there are some fundemental football principles that Capello would do well to legislate. Direct football works well here, but it will work even better if there's an effort to make the communication between players at least a little better. For example when Ibro gets a counter opportunity, instead on relying on Ibro to make the right move, tell him what the right move is instead and I gaurantee there will be a difference. So many wasted balls and mis-positioning that could of lead to more goals and possibly an easier victory.
Just my two..
What has teh attendance been at Juventus lately? Only 18,000 showed up today?
Juve's attendance woes discussed extensively here:
heres to being right and juve being consistant. 1-0 all the way to the trophy.
A real battle of a game, most of the game was probably fought out in midfield. I think we did well in keeping them back, great defending especially Canna and Zebina (he was a great acquisition).
Del Piero tried, but you could see that he missed match rithym as well as strength in his shots. Zlatan was playing allright but missed a few easy goals.
Midfield was strong with an ever present Nedved and Emerson.
Atmosphere was good in the stadium as well, the Munich fans were pretty cool during and after the game and started the game with tuns of fires and chants, that did stop after the Nedved goal though.
18,000? It would have been 18,001? had i been in Turin this week Great game by juve. There are still more matches to play, but we have our passage to the next round basically complete.
How did Zlatan do for those watching the game? Or Games he has played in. He had to adapt to a new and different style in Italy and thats not always the easiest.
Hats off to Nedved. So few players are ever able to do as much as he does for Juve.
Zlatan played pretty good as did Del Piero. Nedved once again proved to be the difference for this match. I hope he can stay in form like he was 2 years ago. I truly believe Nedved and Delp are Juve.
Indeed Zlatan has showed he is physically strong and can force his way to the goal, but on the other hand sometimes amazes by his soft touch of the ball (very rare for a guy his size) and Ale is always Ale, a magician with the ball and he will make the difference in a few games, but he was a bit soft on the ball this game, he could have hit it more powerfull and he might have scored, but soft balls are easy for Kahn.
And then there is Pavel, the guy that has replaced and made us forget all about Zidane, he has taken up the very important role of deciding games when the strikers are not able to.