UEFA Champions League

April 9, 2003



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UEFA Champions League

18:45 +00:00, April 9, 2003

Delle Alpi, Italy

Referee: Michel Lubos

  • 93'

    Barca came back to grab the vital away goal, and will now fancy their chances of finishing the job at the Nou Camp in 13 days time

  • 93'

    Juve took the lead but failed to build on that, especially with Barca looking far from at their best

  • 93'

    The final whistle goes

  • 93'

    ...somehow Di Vaio sends the ball a couple of yards wide on the right-hand post. A wasted chance

  • 92'

    Zalayeta nods the ball on to Di Vaio, he's through on goal and surely it must be a late winner for Juve...

  • 92'

    Zalayeta spots the clever run of Nedved in the box, he takes the ball forward a few paces but can only fire into the side netting

  • 92'

    Juve win a corner. Camoranesi takes put can't get the ball past the first defender at the near post

  • 91'

    Mendieta is late on Nedved, fouls a big feature of this encounter

  • 90'

    Three minutes to be added on for stoppages

  • 89'

    Juve looking for one final push to take an advantage back to the Nou Camp

  • 88'

    ...Bonano goes to punch clear, the ball hits Di Vaio and goes behind for a goal-kick

  • 87'

    Nedved is fouled by Puyol and it's a free-kick ina dangerous position on the left. Nedved fires in a shot on goal...

  • 86'

    Nedved is tripped by Saviola as Juve looked to break, the referee looks set to book Argentinian striker but changes his mind

  • 85'

    The final change of the game sees Luis Enrique return from an injury lay-off, he replaces Marc Overmars

  • 84'

    ...Buffon makes a good stop to deny Kluivert, Barca almost completed the comeback

  • 83'

    Kluivert suddenly finds himself through after cutting in from the right. There's no support so has to go himself...

  • 82'

    A final change for Juve as Marco Di Vaio comes on for Alessandro Del Piero

  • 81'

    Juve win a corner. Nedved's kick finds Camoranesi at the back stick, he puts the ball back across the face of goal but the referee blows up for pushing

  • 80'

    Motta needs a bit of treatment after going down awkwardly in that move

  • 79'

    Saviola's shot hits a defender, deflects back onto his own knee and then runs into the right corner of the net. Barca are level, somehow!

  • 78'


  • 78'

    Kluivert picks out Reiziger with a great ball down the left flank. Reiziger is able to square the ball for Saviola...

  • 78'

    Suddenly Juve have four on two in a quick break, Del Piero steps in from the left, but by then numbers have got back and his shot is blocked

  • 77'

    Mendieta takes the free-kick from the right, but the ball is headed clear with ease

  • 76'

    Birindelli catches Overmars late, and that's a booking for the Juve man

  • 75'

    Camorensi goes down inside the D under a challenge from Puyol. No free-kick!

  • 74'

    Camoranesi comes forward with purpose, but Mendieta brings him down. Mendieta is then fouled by Davids after the restart

  • 73'

    Lopez Gerard comes on, Barca's second change, with Hernandez Xavi replaced

  • 72'

    Thuram tries to feed a ball forward, there's four in advance of the French defender, but he plays an abysmal ball to goalkeeper Bonano

  • 71'

    71 minutes gone, and it's still awful

  • 70'

    Motta is sent tumbling by Ferrara, free-kick

  • 69'

    Corner to Juve, it bypasses everyone and Overmars clears

  • 68'

    Birindelli robs Gabri, and the Barca man then pulls back his opponent - that's a booking and Gabri misses the second leg

  • 67'

    Marcelo Zalayeta replaces Gianluca Zambrotta

  • 66'

    Motta gets the ball just inside the box in the left and plays in a low cross. Kluivert steps over the ball and Xavi takes the shot, only for Birindelli to make a fine block

  • 65'

    Tacchinardi plays a ball through the centre for Del Piero, he fails to read the move and Puyol mops up

  • 64'

    Free-kick to Juve for a handball by Reiziger. It's taken short down the right and eventually Ferrara delivers a ball over the top - into the hands of Bonano

  • 63'

    A change for Barcelona now as Gaizka Mendieta replaces Juan Riquelme

  • 62'

    Zambrotta thinks he's win a corner off Gabri, only for the referee to point for the goal-kick

  • 61'

    Kluivert foolishly trips Zambrotta and receives a yellow card for his troubles

  • 60'

    Juventus make a change. Igor Tudor is replaced by Alessandro Birindelli

  • 59'

    Davis gets in a great tackle on Puyol, who was looking to break down the right

  • 58'

    Nedved is furious after being adjudged offside when sent free down the left

  • 57'

    ...Bonano gets down well to push the ball round his left-hand post. Oh so close to a second for Juventus

  • 56'

    Davids' shot is week, and that enables De Boer to get back and clear the ball, but it's only as far as Del Piero who tries the overhead kick...

  • 55'

    Zambrotta goes on a bursting run down the left, he cuts the ball back to Davids...

  • 54'

    Kluivert shows his frustration after Gabri's ball forward finds nomansland. Terrible stuff

  • 53'

    Xavi fires a week shot into the arms of Buffon - he should have tested the keeper more from that position

  • 52'

    Overmars breaks down the right and plays a nice ball to Xavi on the penalty spot...

  • 51'

    Saviola is fouled by Davids, and that's a free-kick to Barca

  • 50'

    The game's not improved in the early stages of the second half. Still a dour affair

  • 49'

    Nedved plays a ball out right to the right - there's no-one there and the fans make their disgust a vocal one

  • 48'

    Nedved breaks down the right and tries to cut inside - Gabri does well to win the ball

  • 47'

    Thuram comes forward but is muscled off the ball by Overmars

  • 46'

    Barcelona get the second half started

  • 45'

    A poor first half, but Juve deservedly have the advantage thanks to Montero's goal from close range

  • 45'

    No added time, and the half-time whistle goes

  • 44'

    Corner to Barca. Xavi delivers from the right but a black and white shirt gets there first to clear

  • 43'

    Xavi finds Riquelme just outside the box. He looks to come inside but Thuram is there to get a block on the shot

  • 42'

    Camoranesi tries to thread the ball through to send Del Piero in on goal, but the flag goes up for offside

  • 41'

    Saviola does well to hold off the challenge of De Boer down the right before crossing for Kluivert, but Buffon is there to claim

  • 40'

    Barca enjoy a bit of possession at last, sweeping the ball around

  • 39'

    Thuram balloons his cross into box, it's a woeful attempt that gives Barca a goal kick

  • 38'

    The ball comes in from the right, Tudor wins the header but again puts it over the bar

  • 37'

    There's a mix-up between Puyol and Bonano, which gifts a corner to Juve

  • 36'

    The flag goes up for offside aganist Kluivert - he's far from happy with the decision

  • 35'

    Camoranesi finds some space on the right and tries to pick out Nedved in the box. Motta's challenge needs to be spot on, and it is.

  • 34'

    Riquelme's shot is easy taken by Buffon, it lacked power

  • 33'

    Del Piero is tugged back on the left wing. Nedved drills in the ball into the box but it's headed clear

  • 32'

    Xavi takes the corner, but Buffon comes out brilliantly to pluck the ball out of the air

  • 31'

    Overmars breaks down the right and wins a corner off De Boer

  • 30'

    Nedved finds Camoranesi down the right flank, He stands the ball up for Tudor ten yards out but he heads over the bar when unmarked. He should have done better there

  • 29'

    This game's about as exciting as an evening down your local garden centre. Great stuff...

  • 28'

    Camoranesi works his way into the box and goes down, but the decision is a goal-kick to Barca

  • 27'

    Juventus probe on the edge of the box... and then work the ball back into their own half

  • 26'

    Now Gabri is helped to the floor by Davids, free-kick to the visitors

  • 25'

    Saviola and Riquelme link up well, but Kluivert doesn't make a run - meaning the throughball finds only Buffon

  • 24'

    Nedved tackles Motta from behind, and Barca get a free-kcik in centre field

  • 23'

    Juve beginning to take a hold of the game now

  • 22'

    Zamrotta's cross from the left it too strong. Camoranesi picks up the loose ball but De oer is there to clear

  • 21'

    Del Piero tries a snap shot from the edge of the D which is easy for Bonano to collect

  • 20'

    Juve happy to play the ball around in their own half right now

  • 19'

    Kluivert's header loops straight into the hands of Buffon

  • 18'

    Montero picked up the loose ball and slammed it into the roof of the net. Juve have the lead!

  • 17'


  • 16'

    The corner is taken short, Nedved whips it to the back stick, Montero wins the header only for Del Piero to then see his attempt blocked by Bonano. It falls to Montero again...

  • 15'

    It's going to be Nedved from the left, Kluivert diverts the ball behind for a corner

  • 14'

    Now Del Piero goes down under Puyol's late challenge. Surely the referee must get a card out soon

  • 13'

    Overmars again crosses from the right, this time Montero gets a boot to the ball and Juventus push out

  • 12'

    Overmars looks to square the ball for Kluivert but Tudor is wise to the danger and ends the move with a sliding challenge

  • 11'

    Xavi tries a hopeful shot from 25 yards, but drags his effort wide of the right up-right

  • 10'

    Juve win a free-kick in a good position on the right, Puyol fouling Del Piero. Nedved delivers into the arms of Bonano

  • 9'

    Another foul, this time by Reiziger on Thuram, quickly followed by Tudor on Saviola

  • 8'

    Now Xavi goes down in a central position, Taccinardi the offender. De Boer strikes a poor shot from 30 yards which Thuram clears

  • 7'

    Riquelme's delivery from the right is is poor and the defence clear with ease

  • 6'

    Gabri fells Overmars, and almost straight away Davids become the offender against the same player

  • 5'

    The delivery is poor and De Boer heads clear

  • 4'

    Nedved plays the ball in to Camoranesi in the box, the Barcelona players call for handball but it's not given and the home side win a corner

  • 3'

    A slow start to the game, played in the Italian style rather than the Spanish

  • 2'

    Kluivert looks to play the ball inside to Overmars but the Dutchman has moved on and the defence mops up

  • 1'

    It's a wet night in Turin, Barcelona get us under way


    All the action as Barca and their near perfect Champions League record arrive at the home of the Serie A champions. Kicking off at 19.45 BST