UEFA Champions League

October 23, 2002

Full-time

Newcastle United

1 - 0

Juventus

Group E

18:45 +00:00, October 23, 2002

St James' Park, England

Referee: Rune Pedersen

  • 93'

    For Newcastle the mathematics are simple, victory in their final two games is a necessity if they are to stand any chance of progressing

  • 93'

    Dynamo Kiev come to St James' next week, and victory in that game will set up a grandstand finale against Feyenoord in Rotterdam

  • 93'

    A superb win for Bobby Robson's men, and one which was very much deserved. Andy Griffin got the goal after his shot went in off Buffon - but surely the full-back will claim the goal

  • 93'

    And there goes the final whistle, victory for Newcastle

  • 92'

    ...but Zalayeta fails to connect with the ball and Harper gets away with it. Surely the last chance for Juventus

  • 91'

    A fine ball over the top finds Zalayeta, Harper comes and won't get there...

  • 90'

    Two minutes to be added

  • 90'

    Viana does well to win the ball and passes to Shearer. Solano is free on the right but Shearer shoots from 25 yards, straight into the hands of Buffon

  • 89'

    Solano fouls Nedved on the left flank in a dangerous poisition. Nedved floats it in... to the hands of Harper

  • 88'

    Solano takes the free-kick but puts his effort over the bar

  • 87'

    Viana finds Jenas and tries to turn Tacchinardi. Free-kick just short of 30 yards out to the Magpies

  • 86'

    A double change for Newcastle Shola Ameobi and Hugh Viana come on for Lomana Tresor Lua-Lua and Laurent Robert

  • 85'

    ...but Zalayeta sees his shot come crashing back off the underside of the bar and Hughes heads away. Newcastle living dangerously now

  • 84'

    A great break here from Tacchinardi. He finds Zalayeta just inside the box, he turns inside and surely must equalise...

  • 84'

    Juventus beginning to pile on the pressure now. Can they find a late leveller?

  • 83'

    ...Harper dives to push the ball away after Del Piero's effort appeared to be heading for the top right-hand corner. Good save

  • 82'

    Now a free-kick 20 yards out on the left edge of the box. It's Del Piero again...

  • 82'

    ...but Harper comes out to to make himself big and produce a fantastic save. The ball falls back to Tacchinardi but he fires wide

  • 81'

    Zalayeta does well to hassle Brable and capitalises on the error by the defender. He taps the ball to Del Piero who must score...

  • 80'

    ...Robert shoots but, again, his effort is way, way wide

  • 80'

    Nedved hand-balls on the right flank and a great chance to get the ball into the box here. Solano delivers short to Robert...

  • 79'

    ...but Zambrotta can't keep his shot down and there's no worries for Harper

  • 79'

    Thuram lifts a ball over the top to Zambrotta, and he has a chance to shoot...

  • 78'

    ...it's a powerful effort from the Frenchman but straight at Buffon

  • 77'

    Newcastle win a free-kick all of 35 yards out. Robert opts for the ambitious shot...

  • 76'

    Newcastle looking good for the points at the moment, Juventus struggling to cause problems for the Magpies defence

  • 75'

    Del Piero has the ball on the edge on the box and tries the shot. He can only hit Hughes and the ball goes behind. No corner though, Zalayeta was in an offside position

  • 74'

    Lua-Lua tries to use his pace and turn Tacchinardi, but Thuram is there to cover

  • 73'

    Yet another foul against Shearer, this time by Birindelli

  • 72'

    Jenas nips in to steal the ball and breaks forward well. Tacchinardi hauls him to the floor and gets the yellow card the challenge deserved

  • 71'

    As things stand Newcastle will be four points adrift of qualification, giving themselves a chance of progressing

  • 70'

    A final change for Juventus as Gianluca Zambrotta comes on for Mauro German Camoranesi

  • 69'

    Another free-kick, this time in a dangerous position on the left as Camoranesi fouls Robert. It's Robert who curls it... straight out of play for a goal kick

  • 68'

    Shearer wins the free-kick after another foul by Ferrara in the centre of the park

  • 67'

    ...it's a fine effort from Solano that was destined for the top corner until Buffon clawed the ball away with a brilliant one-handed save. Newcastle flying right now

  • 66'

    Newcastle work the corner and Solano cuts in from out wide on the left. He finds space for the shot...

  • 65'

    Now Lua-Lua comes forward again. He tries to use his pace to hold off Iuliano, but the Juve defender gets the block on the shot at the death

  • 64'

    Buffon streched out a hand to get to Griffin's cross and only suceeded in helping the ball into the back of net. Newcastle have the lead!

  • 63'

    GOAL!!!!!

  • 63'

    Robert now finds Griffin on the edge of the box. He breaks into the box expertly but looks to have overhit the ball. He streches to get the cross in...

  • 62'

    Robert tries to get on the edge of the it, but Thuram hacks it clear

  • 61'

    Solano taps the ball to Shearer who unleashes a thunderbolt effort, and Buffon gets down brilliantly low to his right to keep it out

  • 60'

    Shearer wins a free-kick against Ferrara 25 yards out. A great chance here

  • 59'

    Nedved crosses from the right, but his ball takes a deflection off Griffin which takes it into the hands of Harper

  • 58'

    Another change for Juve. Marcelo Zalayeta comes on for Marco Di Vaio

  • 57'

    Del Piero goes down very easily under the challenge of O'Brien, but still wins the free-kick

  • 56'

    ...Solano fires in the shot but Buffon makes himself big to block the effort. The onrushing Jenas misses his kick from the rebound. Solano should have made it 1-0, a great chance and great goalkeeping

  • 55'

    Jenas down well and lifts a delightful ball over the top to Solano, he's in here...

  • 54'

    Robert clips the heels of Conte. Free-kick

  • 53'

    Shearer tries to turn Iuliano and is tugged back. Free-kick

  • 53'

    The ball is played over the top to Lua-Lua. The Congo star does well and the crowd call for a penalty, but there's no appeal from the players and Buffon claims the loose ball

  • 52'

    Crunching challenge from Conte on Hughes. Free-kick in centre field

  • 51'

    Update from the Ukraine: Dynamo Kiev 2-0 Feyenoord

  • 51'

    ...but again Robert drag his shot wide of the right-hand post

  • 50'

    This time it's Solano who plays the ball in, from the left. It fails to find a Newcastle man but there's claims of hand-ball against Thuram. No penalty but the ball drops to Robert on the edge of the box...

  • 49'

    ...it's a great corner from Robert and Camoranesi has to be aware to flick the ball behind. Another corner

  • 48'

    Newcastle win a corner. Robert delivers from the right...

  • 48'

    It's a sloppy start to the second period, both sides giving away possesion cheaply

  • 47'

    A change for Juventus at the break Antonio Conte comes on for Edgar Davids

  • 46'

    Juventus get us underway once again

  • 45'

    Expect Newcastle to continue their attacking game after the break, they know they have to win but first they must score their first goal in the tournament

  • 45'

    Juventus have played well on the break and always look dangerous, Del Piero having enough chances to have broken the deadlock

  • 45'

    Newcastle have enjoyed a lot of the play without created a great in front of goal - although Robert could rue that miss at the death

  • 45'

    And there goes the half-time whistle

  • 45'

    Nedved now finds himself with a chance. His shot takes a deflection off the boot of O'Brien and the ball loops onto the top of the net. Close

  • 45'

    ...Robert drags his shot wide of the right post. He was in space and really should have hit the target at least

  • 45'

    Solano feed a high ball over the top to find Speed in an advanced position. It's a fine header on to Robert...

  • 44'

    Del Piero is fouled by Solano deep into the Newcastle half on the left wing. Del Piero opts to shoot from a tight angle and fires the ball over once again

  • 43'

    Birindelli fouls Griffin. Free-kick

  • 42'

    ...Del Piero fails to keep his effort down and Harper is able to watch the ball clear his bar

  • 41'

    Del Piero and Nedved link up well on the edge of the United box, it creates the opening for Del Piero...

  • 40'

    O'Brien gifts the ball to Del Piero but Griffin makes sure the ball is put out of play

  • 39'

    Robert looks to make progress down the left flank but Thuram stands strong

  • 38'

    Del Piero takes the free-kick but can only put his effort over the bar. No worries for Harper

  • 37'

    Robert brings down Del Piero 30 yards out as the Italian star bursts forward. A great chance for Juve now

  • 36'

    Hughes brings down Camoranesi. He takes the free-kick himself but Griffin heads clear

  • 35'

    Newcastle on top again now, but can they find the breakthrough goal?

  • 34'

    ...Solano unleahes a fine first time volley that just clears the crossbar. A fine effort from the Peruvian international

  • 33'

    It's not long before the Magpies win another corner on the right. Robert takes this time and his cross is headed out, but only as far as Solano...

  • 33'

    ...it's a great effort from Solano which appeared to be going into the corner of the net before Buffon got a hand to the ball. No corner though, the flag was up for offside against Shearer

  • 32'

    Lua-Lua now has the ball on the left. He plays a short ball to Solano who has time to line up the shot...

  • 32'

    Solano delivers the corner from the right and Shearer win the header, only to see his effort fly inches over Buffon's bar

  • 31'

    ...Lua-Lua looks to find Shearer but Iuliano dows brilliantly to get a toe to the ball and concede a corner

  • 30'

    Lua-Lua shows great strength to hold off the challenge of two men. He breaks into the box and has Shearer in space...

  • 29'

    Hughes is caught out by Camoranesi. He breaks into the box and opts to cut the ball back to Nedved, but Bramble does excellently to intercept the past and take the ball forward

  • 28'

    Solano brings down Davids in the centre of the park

  • 28'

    Robert has time to look up on the left flank and deliver a ball into the box. He can't have looked very closely as there's no-one in the box and that's a goal-kick to Juve

  • 27'

    ...Lua-Lua's shot lacks any real power. Robert is furious after making up ground in support and taking up a great position. And the Magpies support let Lua-Lua know he made the incorrect choice

  • 26'

    Newcaslte break with Lua-Lua. He shows his pace and has Robert sprinting up in support. Lua-Lua opts to shoot...

  • 25'

    Del Piero plays in the corner which Shearer clears with ease

  • 24'

    Bramble plays a back-pass to Harper and it's another mix-up, gifting Juve a corner

  • 23'

    ...but Nedved's shot is woeful, with an open goal at his mercy his drags his effort way wide of the post. A real let off for Newcastle

  • 22'

    O'Brien plays a back pass to Harper, but the keeper makes a real mess of his clearance and he passes the ball to Nedved on the edge of the box...

  • 21'

    Also in this group: Dynamo Kiev 1-0 Feyenoord

  • 20'

    The game has slowed down somewhat, the energy of that pulsating opening sapped

  • 19'

    Del Piero is flagged off-side again, the latest in an increasingly long line

  • 18'

    Free-kick from the left. Robert floats a poor ball in which Buffon makes a real hash off - but luckily for him the ball drops safely

  • 17'

    Lua-Lua wins the header just inside the box and kncoks the ball down for Shearer, but the skipper's first time volley almost clears the stand

  • 16'

    Robert crosses from the right and Lua-Lua gets his head to the ball first, but there's good goalkeeping from the on-rushing Buffon as he palms the ball clear

  • 15'

    Robert and Lua-Lua link up on the edge of the box, but Lua-Lua's final ball is sloppy

  • 14'

    Lua-Lua returns to the pitch and looks to be suffering no ill-effects

  • 13'

    Juventus coming more and more into the game now, looking increasingly dangerous when coming forward

  • 12'

    Lua-Lua goes off for treatment after that challenge with Ferrara

  • 11'

    Camoranesi crosses from the right to Di Vaio but Griffin gets there first to head the ball behind for a corner

  • 10'

    Lua-Lua tangles with Ferrara and goes down. No free-kick, amazingly

  • 9'

    Ferrara plays a fine ball over the top to Del Piero, but for once his control lets him down and O'Brien guides the ball back to Harper

  • 8'

    ...Di Vaio delayed his shot too long and Harper was able to come and close down the angle, then block the shot

  • 7'

    Griffin is outpaced by Di Vaio and the Juve striker is through on goal. He closes in on Harper and has the chance to open the scoring...

  • 6'

    A fine start by the Magpies at St James' in a game they simply must win

  • 6'

    Lua-Lua does brilliantly to win the ball in the corner and Solano crosses again. Shearer goes up with Buffon and the stopper gets there first but looks very uncertain

  • 5'

    Solano crosses from the right and finds the head of Shearer, but the skipper's flick on is cleared

  • 5'

    Griffin comes foward and tries to feed in Lua-Lua only to see Tacchinardi make the intervention

  • 4'

    ...it's a fine cross and Shearer comes within a whisker of making contact and giving Newcastle the early advantage

  • 3'

    Robert finds space on the left and has the time to look up and consider his option. He plays a ball into the box...

  • 2'

    Newcastle start positively with Shearer and Solano looking lively

  • 1'

    Newcastle get the game underway with Jenas and Lua-Lua

  •  

    The Italian champions made changes as Marcello Lippi replaced Paolo Montera, Igor Tudor, Emiliano Moretti and Davide Baiocco, who played in the first game between the two sides, with Ciro Ferrara, Alessandro Birindelli, Mauro Camoranesi and Alessio Tacchinardi

  •  

    Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper is handed his first start in 11 months while Titus Bramble and Lomana Lua-Lua replace suspended duo Nikos Dabizas and Craig Bellamy. Kieron Dyer was again forced to sit out with a back injury

  •  

    Bobby's boys may already be heading for the UEFA Cup qualification but it would still be a famous victory if they were to beat the mighty Juventus.