Thursday, March 11, 2010

Three first-half goals Juventus by Legrottaglie, Zebina, Trezeguet

- Legrottaglie 8,
- Zebina 25,
- Trezeguet 45

- Etuhu 36

**Three first-half goals saw Juventus take command of their Europa League last 16 first leg match at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin with Fulham.

Juventus grabbed a ninth minute lead. Diego’s right wing corner was a good one, and Nicola Legrottaglie met it with a bullet header, Cannavaro and Legrottaglie both attacked it powerfully, with the latter meeting it and sending a downward header into the net from 12 yards.

Juventus were starting to look more confident and they duly doubled their lead on 25 minutes. Candreva took two defenders with him as he walzted forwar from the middle to the right, then rolled the ball back to Zebina. He beat Davies and shrugged off Etuhu before drilling an excellent right-foot shot from 25 yards.

Simon Davies curled in a freekick from the left that was headed down to Euthu on the edge of the area. His snapshot was going wide until it took a hefty deflection off Legrottaglie - that wrong-footed Manninger and the ball spun into the net, 2-1 position.

But, amazingly, Juventus managed to extend their lead on the stroke of half-time. From the resulting corner David Trezeguet hit the post with his first effort, but the rebound fell kindly for the Frenchman and he steered a shot across Schwarzer at the second attempt.

Team Lineups :

Juventus :
Alex Manninger, Fabio Cannavaro, Fabio Grosso, Jonathan Zebina, Nicola Legrottaglie, Hasan Salihamidzic (Mauro German Camoranesi, 46), Claudio Marchisio, Christian Poulsen (Mohamed Sissoko, 76), Antonio Candreva, Ribas da Cunha Diego, David Trezeguet (Vincenzo Iaquinta, 62)

Fulham : Mark Schwarzer, Paul Konchesky, Brede Hangeland, Chris Baird, Aaron Hughes, Zoltan Gera, Damien Duff, Dickson Etuhu, Jonathan Greening, Simon Davies (Clint Dempsey, 61), Bobby Zamora


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