UEFA Champions League

February 25, 2003

Full-time

Juventus

0 - 3

Manchester United

Group D

19:45 +00:00, February 25, 2003

Delle Alpi, Italy

Referee: Markus Merk

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    With Deportivo beating Basle 1-0, Juventus become embroiled in a three way battle for the final qualification place in Group D.

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    United are through to the next phase of the Champions League, as group leaders and with two games in-hand, with an excellent 3-0 win in the Stadio Delle Alpi.

  • 90'

    The final whistle blows and it's a job unexpectedly well done by Manchester United.

  • 90'

    Trezeguet flicks Buffon's goalkick into the path of Nedved, but Keane is there to make an important challenge once again.

  • 89'

    Barthez takes his time over a goalkick as time ticks away.

  • 88'

    Nedved sets-up Camoranesi to deliver a cross. The Juve player does just that but Salas is caught offside at the near post.

  • 87'

    Nedved's frustration boils over as he scythes down Keane and gets booked.

  • 86'

    United have a chance to break but seem happy just to play out time - particularly Pugh, who hasn't made a forward pass yet.

  • 85'

    Pessotto gets past Solksjaer, who is defending in the right-back slot at the moment, but his cross drifts out of play and over the bar.

  • 84'

    Camoranesi skips past P.Neville but Keane is covering for the left-back and clears the danger for United.

  • 83'

    The Argentine takes it himself. Beckham heads clear at the near post.

  • 82'

    Davids twists and turns in midfield and plays the ball out right to Camoranesi, who wins a corner.

  • 81'

    Davids is still hustling for the home side and picks the ball up in midfield. The Dutch international drives at the back four and hits a 25-yard shot wide of the post.

  • 80'

    Veron brings the ball out for United until a lethargic Juve win the ball back.

  • 77'

    The Juve fans are starting to leave now as the United fans make themselves heard.

  • 76'

    Ferdinand out jumps Salas but Juve attack again with Camoranesi. The Argentine-born Italian international is fouled by Pugh.

  • 75'

    Butt deflects a Camoranesi cross and Barthez rushes off his line to collect the ball ahead of Trezeguet.

  • 74'

    Pessotto, on for Zambrotta, brings the ball forward but Ferdinand, who has had an excellent game, steps out of defence to clear any danger.

  • 73'

    Beckham is back on his feet, although limping slightly, after Davids sportingly puts the ball out of play.

  • 72'

    Salas stands on Beckham's foot and the England skipper is in agony. Not good news with the Worthington Cup final at the weekend.

  • 71'

    Farrara, back on with a bandaged head, feeds Nedved, who forces Barthez to parry his shot.

  • 70'

    Juve can't get near the ball as United get an ole to accompany ever touch.

  • 67'

    Davids is working hard for Juve and trying to pull some of his down-hearted teammates with him.

  • 66'

    Nedved feeds Camoranesi on the edge of the box but Pugh dives in with a great challenge. Camoranesi hits the deck but the ref is having none of it.

  • 65'

    ...the right-back beats Italy's number one keeper but hits the bar. What is going on here?

  • 64'

    United are not done yet as G.Neville drives forward and attempts to chip Buffon from the edge of the box....

  • 63'

    United are really in control now. 3-0 up in the Stadio Delle Alpi.

  • 62'

    ...the ball bounces back to Van Nistelrooy who sidefoots it home from about 2-yards. GOAL!!!!

  • 61'

    G.Neville delivers a teasing cross that Tudor chests towards his own goal. Buffon thinks it's going in and dives to make save but it hits the post....

  • 60'

    Beckham has space in the middle and gives Pugh his first touch of the match. He switches it to the right for Neville.

  • 59'

    United make another change. O'Shea leaves the pitch, slightly shaken-up, and is replaced by Pugh as Farrara receives some treatment.

  • 58'

    ...Solksjaer shoots from the right and Buffon deflects the ball past the post with his right boot.

  • 58'

    The striker latches onto the pass and races clear of the defence. His first touch is poor and Buffon races off his line....

  • 57'

    Butt wins the ball on the right and hits it forward for Solksjaer to chase.

  • 56'

    Farrara hits a long-ball towards Salas. The ball bounces off his back and that sums up Juve's night.

  • 55'

    .....Camoranesi slices the ball over the bar from a tight angle.

  • 55'

    Nedved crosses from the left. Trezeguet out jumps O'Shea and heads back across goal as Camoranesi steams in at the back post.....

  • 54'

    Thuram hoofs the ball clear under pressure from Van Nistelrooy. Nedved tries to flick-on the clearence and gets clattered from behind by G.Neville.

  • 53'

    Salas gets his head to a whipped cross from the left, but can't direct it on target.

  • 52'

    Tudor chips the ball towards Trezeguet, who nods the ball down in the box. Keane rushes in to hoff the ball high and clear.

  • 51'

    Davids is cornered in his own half. Van Nistelrooy hassles him and Buffon eventually clears under pressure from Veron.

  • 50'

    Veron breaks down the left. He waits for Solksjaer to arrive and cuts the ball infield. Nedved has chased back and tackles the striker.

  • 49'

    Van Nistelrooy gets his first touch and tries a one-two with Veron, but the midfielder's return ball is cut out.

  • 48'

    United make a chnge as the ball goes dead. Two goal substitute Giggs, who was carrying an injury, is replaced by Van Nistelrooy.

  • 47'

    United are pinging the ball around in midfield. Camoranesi gets possession and wins a corner.

  • 46'

    Juve have made two chnages. Off go Conte and Di Vaio and on comes Salas and Tudor.

  • 46'

    Juve get the second-half underway.

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    But Juve still look dangerous and will be desperate to salvage something from this match.

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    Super sub Giggs has put United 2-0 up at the break and if things stay as they are the Red Devils will be through to the next phase of the Champions League.

  • 45'

    United's pressure comes to an end as the ref blows for half-time.

  • 45'

    Butt crosses from the right. Thuram just manges to flick-header the ball away from Giggs, who is on a hat-trick, at the back post.

  • 44'

    Butt goes into a 50/50 challenge with Davids and gets penalised for high feet.

  • 43'

    Beckhma's corner drops to Veron on the edge of the box. The Argentine hits his volley into row z.

  • 42'

    United wina freekick in 'Beckham territory' and Becks himself strikes the ball into the wall.....but wins a corner.

  • 41'

    Juve haven't given up and race down the other End. Nedved lines-up a shot but shoots wide from 25-yards.

  • 40'

    ....Giggs leaves Ferrara in his wake as he finds space on the right of the box. Giggs shoots low past Buffon into the far corner. GOAL!!!!

  • 39'

    Giggs cuts out a poor Conte pass in the midfield and sprints goalwards as two defenders back off.....

  • 38'

    P.Neville has been man-marking Nedved and the Czech has finally had enough - he clatters P.Neville but escapes a booking.

  • 37'

    ...Butt curls the ball around the diving Buffon but strikes the post.

  • 36'

    United charge down the other end. Giggs flicks the ball into the path of an on-rushing Butt, who shapes to shoot.......

  • 35'

    Conte plays a throughball to Camoranesi on the left of the box. Barthez rushes off his line to save point-blank from the forward.

  • 34'

    Veron skips past his old Lazio teammate Nedved then stumbles over the ball and gifts Juve possession.

  • 33'

    Veron puts his foot on the ball to releive the pressure.

  • 32'

    The 'Old Lady' is mounting some pressure now as Camoranesi whips in a corner and Conte heads over the bar.

  • 31'

    ......Trezeguet rises highest at the back post and heads against the crossbar. That's twice Juve have hit the woodwork.

  • 31'

    Camoranesi finds some space on the left and sets himself for the cross.....

  • 30'

    Giggs attempts a one-two with Solksjaer on the edge of the box. Giggs is blocked from the return pass by Ferrara but the ref doesn't see it.

  • 29'

    Solksjaer cathces one in the face as he challenges with Montero - not the last elbow of the night I'm sure.

  • 28'

    Barthez takes his time over another goal kick as the Juve fans whistle and Lippe smokes a cigarette.

  • 27'

    Juve probe the United defence until Di Vaio draws a foul from Beckham.

  • 26'

    .....Trezeguet attempts to chip the ball over Keane, but the makeshift centre-back heads clear.

  • 25'

    Nedved crosses from the right. Ferdinand misjudges the flight of the ball and it skips into the area for Trezeguet.....

  • 24'

    Davids and Butt do battle in the midfield. Davids wins a freekick after a tangle of legs.

  • 23'

    United, dare I say it, are looking comfortable. Veron looks back at home in Italy and is pulling the strings in midfield.

  • 22'

    Zambrotta tries to make amends for his hash for the goal and drives forward down the left. He chips in a cross that drifts over all his teammates and out for a goalkick.

  • 21'

    ....No penalty, says the ref. O'Shea got the ball but the Delle Alpi fans don't think so.

  • 20'

    Trezeguet chests down a cross in the area. O'Shea challenges the Frenchman, who takes a tumble in the box.......

  • 19'

    Zambrotta under-hits a back pass and Solksjaer latches onto it. Buffon dives at the strikesr feet to save.

  • 18'

    Juve can't seem to retain possession. Their attacks fizzle out in the final third.

  • 17'

    Beckham fires the ball into Veron, who chips the ball over the Juve defence on the turn. Solksjaer burts clear but is flagged offside.

  • 16'

    ...Giggs slots the ball under Buffon and into the corner of the net from 6-yards out. GOAL!!!

  • 16'

    ...Veron skip past Zambrotta, who takes a tumble, drives inot the box and cuts the ball back for Giggs......

  • 15'

    ...Beckham plays a cross-field ball to Solksjaer, who brings the ball down and spreads play to right with Veron.

  • 14'

    Nedved shoots and Di Vaio deflects the ball onto the post. The ball bounces clear and United have a break on....

  • 13'

    The ball is fired into the box for Di Vaio. The forward tries to shoot on the turn but Keane slides in to block at the near post.

  • 13'

    Gigga is seeing a lot of the ball but doing nothing with it at the moment.

  • 12'

    P.Neville clatters Nedved as Juve break and gets booked.

  • 11'

    Butt spreads the play right to Solksjaer. He looks up but there is nobody in the box now that Forlan has gone off.

  • 10'

    Juve build an attack, but Trezeguet handles the ball as it is fired into him on the edge of the area.

  • 9'

    Giggs gets two early touches. He drives towards the heart of the Juve defence and chips a poor ball through to Butt, who can't control the pass.

  • 8'

    Manchester United are forced into a change. Forlan has had to go off and is replaced by Giggs.

  • 7'

    .....Keane stretches to get an important touch as Nedved prepares to pounce.

  • 7'

    Trezeguet combines with Thuram, who drives down the right and crosses into the box.....

  • 6'

    Forlan goes down injured. He looks in a bad way and is receiving treatment on the touchline.

  • 5'

    Neville attacks down the right. Montero intercepts his cross, meant for Solksjaer.

  • 4'

    Veron feeds Butt, who chips the ball over the defence and then gets clattered. No foul, the flag is up for offside.

  • 3'

    Keane and Veron combine to retain possession for United in a scrappy start to the game.

  • 2'

    Juve haven't concede a goal at home in their last seven CL outings. That might be why Barthez is taking ages over his goalkick.

  • 1'

    United get the game underway, in their usual strip of red shirts and white shorts.

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    Juve welcome back their star players but a draw will do for United at the Stadio Delle Alpi.

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    Scholes and Silvestre are both out for United. Van Nistelrooy and Giggs are on the bench with minor injuries, whilst P.Neville plays in midfield and Keane comes in at centre-back.

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    A flu hit Juventus fielded a much changed side at Old Trafford last week and tonight it's United's turn to make changes.

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    Manchester United can book their place in the quarter-finals with a draw in Italy, join us from 19.45 GMT