UEFA Champions League

October 1, 2002



2 - 0

Newcastle United

Group E

18:45 +00:00, October 1, 2002

Delle Alpi, Italy

Referee: Rene Temmink

  • 90'

    Enough's enough. Referee Temmink blows for full-time and Newcastle's early exit from Europe is almost certain. 2-0 Juventus

  • 90'

    Last chance for Dyer, firing low from an acute angle... Buffon down to block though

  • 90'

    Into injury-time and Lua Lua wins a foul off Nedved. Dyer bursts forward, but Ameobi's offside in the box

  • 90'

    Robert gets to the byeline but his cross is too close to Buffon, who scoops it up under no pressure. Shearer exasperated

  • 89'

    Nedved, in acres, finds Trezeguet on the far side. Birindelli arrives to shot from range but Newcastle shirts are in the way

  • 88'

    First run for Viana through midfield. He finds Lua Lua, who is immediately fouled - 35 yards out on the right. Robert takes again and the ball cannons off his own player. Juve break

  • 86'

    Del Piero's still hungry, getting past Dabizas but O'Brien does well to turn it behind. Shearer - once again - is at the near post to head Nedved's corner away

  • 86'

    Birindelli replaces Tudor, while Fresi is on for Baiocco

  • 85'

    That's it for Newcastle here. They've played manfully but Juve, in all truth, have always had the killer touch of class

  • 82'

    More space at the back as Davids gets down the left to cross. Lovely dummy from Trezeguet and Del Piero takes aim under pressure from Viana at the edge of the box... it's deflected off O'Brien and past Given. 2-0 Juve

  • 80'

    Thuram cuts in from the right to shoot, but poorly with his left foot. Given has it again

  • 79'

    Last throw of the dice from Sir Bobby as Ameobi and Lua Lua replace Jenas and Griffin, who have both done well tonight

  • 78'

    Newcastle's increasing desperation reflected in Robert's increasingly ambitious strike from long range. Buffon untroubled

  • 76'

    Juve win a freekick on their right - it drops for Davids to try a bicycle kick, totally mishit, on the edge of the box. Given eventually gathers

  • 74'

    Newcastle under the cosh. Speed half clears under pressure only for Moretti to fire in another cross from the left. This time Trezeguet can't quite control

  • 74'

    Newcastle break and this time Iuliano pulls Dyer back. Free-kick and a yellow card for the defender. Robert takes a blast from 30 yards but Buffon can watch it glide wide - wasteful

  • 73'

    Davids seizes a loose ball in midfield. It's to Nedved whose first cross is headed firmly away by Dabizas. The Czech tries again and floats a beauty juist beyond Trezeguet et al

  • 72'

    Dyer's frustration getting the better of him as he hauls Iuliano down needlessly

  • 70'

    Nedved lays it off for Del Piero, whose cross is overhit and Trezeguet fails to control at the far post

  • 69'

    Sir Bobby makes his first change as young Hugo Viana replaces Solano, who took a knock in the first half

  • 68'

    Newcastle break and Shearer is at the far post to power a header past Buffon - but agony for the former England skipper as Dyer is ruled offside in the middle of the box

  • 67'

    Tudor gets a touch and Trezeguet can't quite get to the tap-in. Given collects

  • 65'

    Magnificent strike from Del Piero, on fire this season, and Newcastle, from looking good to get a result, are staring down the barrel. Now Del Piero wins a corner

  • 65'

    Dabizas misses the next game and, to compound his woe, Del Piero curls a Beckham-esque right-footer into the top corner. 1-0 Juve!

  • 64'

    Loose clearance from Speed. Tudor heads forward and Dabizas pulls Del Piero back as he bears down on goal. Ref Temmink says it's a freekick right on the edge of the box. Yellow card for Dabizas

  • 63'

    Newcastle, looking far more confident now, stroke it around before Griffin loses out on the wing. Throw-in to the hosts

  • 62'

    Hand-ball against Tudor as Shearer comes off the winner in another aerial duel

  • 61'

    Del Piero shows his class, jinking away from two defenders to find room to strike. Deflected for a corner which Shearer heads clear

  • 60'

    Another dangerous cross - this time Robert's and Buffon scrambles to pounce on the loose ball after a touch from one of his defenders

  • 60'

    Newcastle break swiftly. Robert finds Dyer but Moretti gets across to spoil Shearer's efforts

  • 59'

    Davids on the burst down the left. Nedved crosses for Trezeguet at the far post but Dabizas does enough to put him off and the header drops softly into Given's hands

  • 58'

    Shearer looks for Dyer with a flick-on but his arm was raised - another freekick

  • 57'

    Easily cleared though and the ball's quickly back down field with Given

  • 56'

    Robert finds space - an early ball for Shearer at the near post and the Magpies win a corner of Montero

  • 55'

    Shearer wins a freekick after Thuram raises an arm... but then Speed is guilty of the same offence in the Juve box

  • 54'

    This time referee Temmink spots a foul and Newcastle can relax

  • 53'

    Given just gets enough on Del Piero's kick and it's another corner on the far side. This one comes out to Baiocco, whose shot is deflected off Jenas behind for another...

  • 52'

    Thuram feeds Baiocco as Juve sweep forward. Trezeguet is in the box but O'Brien's intervention is crucial. Corner kick

  • 51'

    Montero and Tudor team up as Dyer holds it up. Freekick to Newcastle, but Robert's delivery is poor from 40 yards out. Baiocco wins a freekick to end the danger

  • 50'

    Speed and Robert work hard to slow Juve's progress down the Toon left... Now Dabizas shelters the ball as Del Piero lurks - goalkick

  • 48'

    Juve scrappy at the start - Baiocco surrenders possession needlessly but the Italian champions recover and it's Baiocco again with a cross that Given has to be sharp for

  • 47'

    Another run for Dyer and Iuliano is back to concede the corner... Buffon makes a hash of it but Juve scramble it clear

  • 46'

    No further changes made following Trezeguet's earlier-than-scheduled arrival

  • 46'

    Newcastle 225 Champions League minutes without a goal... but they're still in this one as Juve kick-off for the second half in Turin

  • 45'

    Juve stunned by that - Newcastle so close. Half-time whistle goes

  • 45'

    Newcastle break and Dyer does get round the back this time. Shearer misses the pullback but Robert arrives to hammer his volley at goal... but straight at Buffon, who recovers to punch the ball clear.

  • 45'

    Nedved goes down under Griffin's challenge. Del Piero takes but Jenas intercepts

  • 45'

    Newcastle have edged their way into this game since that - a more business-like performance without having really threatened the Juve goal

  • 45'

    Three minutes of stoppage time to be added after Di Vaio's injury

  • 44'

    Dabizas takes a knock as he battles in the air with Trezeguet

  • 43'

    Montero's strength wins easily as Dyer tries to speed his way down the right flank

  • 42'

    Given flaps at Del Piero's freekick, but does just enough to distract Iuliano, who can't head it cleanly... goalkick

  • 41'

    Thuram and Nedved combine now... Hughes forced to clear for the throw. Juve work it across to Moretti, who takes a tumble under Solano's strong challenge

  • 40'

    Tudor lurks outside the box for Del Piero's knockdown but Newcastle manage to clear

  • 38'

    Good possession football from Newcastle - Jenas and Solano particularly effective. Now Griffin cuts it inside for Speed to strike from range - but high and wide of Buffon's goal

  • 37'

    Di Vaio has recovered consciousness thankfully and is on his way to hospital

  • 36'

    Montero prods one forward from the back - over the top but Trezeguet is offside anyway

  • 34'

    Now O'Brien has to play it back to Given for another clearance. Juve build again - Nedved powers down the inside right, falling rather theatrically under Griffin's challenge. Referee Temmink of Holland unimpressed

  • 33'

    Juve pressing very hard when Newcastle are in possession. Dyer is forced back as Davids closes

  • 32'

    ... who takes the corner kick from the left, but beyond all his colleagues. Goalkick

  • 32'

    O'Brien marshals the ball back to his keeper, but Given slices badly and the defender is soon called into action again, conceding a corner to Del Piero

  • 30'

    Nedved bursts clear into the box - Given does brilliantly to save but the whistle's already gone against the Czech for foot up

  • 29'

    Dyer chops down Davids in the centre circle. Now Solano fouls Moretti. A bit 'bitty'.. Given hoofs clear

  • 28'

    Del Piero feeds Moretti on the flank. The leftback crosses, but poorly and Given rises to claim

  • 27'

    Dyer lies deep for the strike from distance, but balloons it into the air and Shearer is offside as the ball comes back to earth

  • 26'

    It's Robert - deflected off the wall for a corner

  • 25'

    Tudor fouls Speed after Montero's half-clearance. Magpies freekick 30 yards out

  • 22'

    Del Piero cuts inside smashes a left-footer against the bar from 25 yards - Given helpless but the Toon survive

  • 19'

    Trezeguet, on as a replacement, forces a great tip over from Given. The Frenchman is at the far post for the corner but can't keep his effort down

  • 16'

    Di Vaio is stretchered away - that looked very ugly and the striker will certainly require hospital attention

  • 13'

    Di Vaio goes crashing to the floor after a clash of heads with O'Brien.

  • 11'

    Now Davids get round the back on the Juve left. Dabizas clears behind before Given rises to claim Del Piero's corner

  • 9'

    Shearer free at the far post for Solano's deep cross - but the former England captain thuds the ball into the turf and it loops high and wide

  • 8'

    Given palms clear after Juve win a corner... then Thuram gets round the back and Griffin slices it behind. Shearer heads clear from Nedved's corner

  • 6'

    Robert takes a speculative shot, almost catching Buffon out but the ball's just over...

  • 5'

    Di Vaio runs strongly at the heart of the defence, beating Dabizas - then screams for a penalty but nothing given

  • 4'

    Juve break down the right - Davids involved before Nedved crosses. Di Vaio rises impressively above Dabizas but the header flashes wide

  • 3'

    Nedved muscles past Griffin but Given is equal to the shot

  • 2'

    From the corner Davids heads clear at the post and Juve clear

  • 2'

    Dyer causes problems with an early cross - Thuram gets in front of Shearer to block...

  • 1'

    Newcastle in traditonal black and whire kick off - Juve in white


    Apologies for the delay... here's what's happened so far...


    It's do-or-die for the boys from the Toon tonight but there can be few harder tasks than a trip to play mighty Juve in Turin. Join us at 19.45 BST for all the action.