TURIN, OLYMPIC STADIUM – Serie A, advance of the sixteenth day. Torino-Juventus 0-1, goal: Cristiano Ronaldo on penalty in the 68th minute.
A mangy and unlucky Turin can not stop Juventus, at the 15th win in this championship, the eighth in the last 9 derby. Thanks to this success, the team coached by Massimiliano Allegri continues its record league bringing to +11 on Napoli second in the standings. As in dreams (in this case) of the Juventus fans and in the nightmares (this time) of the grenade decides a penalty of Ronaldo after a mistake in Zaza: backward passage that catches unprepared Ichazo, second goalkeeper of Toro entered in place of Sirigu, out for injury after 20 '.
The Uruguayan extends Mandzukic, indisputable rigor. That of CR7 is the number 5,000 goal in the history of Juventus, stained by an unpleasant gesture of the same Ronaldo, gone to tease the goalkeeper who had touched the ball. Speaking of penalties, Torino claims one in Zaza, held back for the shirt. There is no need for Var to resort to the Var: everything is regular, he says.
Juve must grit their teeth, but overcomes the rock with a victory that is worth gold and confirms for the umpteenth time to have endless resources – such as the impenetrable defense or Emre Can or the ever-decisive Mandzukic. For the grenades, who fight but do not break out, Iago like Ia Falque plays out, because of a muscular problem. The black smoke in the morning: Mazzarri does not even take him on the bench.
This is the time of Zaza, ex with a great desire for redemption, especially compared to the start of the season in the grenade shirt. Two forced renunciations also for Juve: out of Cancelo, just operated on one knee, and Bentancur, disqualified. In the field from 1 'Emre Can alongside Matuidi-Pjanic and the attack trio Cristiano Ronaldo-Dybala, Mandzukic. Some tension before the match between the fans, so much choreography in the Marathon curve, in the memory of Gigi Radice, the technician of the last grenade scudetto, who died last week ("It's always in our heart"), and to push the team to a good result after the many failures of the last few years.
Cool evening in the Olimpico Grande Torino with new records of spectators (26.588), nothing to warm the fans of the two sides in the first 15 'of reciprocal control: CR7 slippers a support of Pjanic, on free kick, on the opposite side, foul lateral. Toro fans laugh, but the music changes when Matuidi is wedged, exploiting an indecision of the grenade midfield, and imbeces Ronaldo: volley of the Portuguese, miracle of Sirigu that hurts.
Resists a few minutes but then the goalkeeper grenade must surrender – had already taken a blow on a high output – and Mazzarri is forced to replace it with Ichazo. Zaza crashes hard on Sandro and gets the red. There is a ball-goal dl Taurus: Belotti, head from a position defilatissima, puts his hand Perin (33 '). At the start of recovery Bonucci stretches Belotti and deserves the yellow, on the developments Izzo di testa sends the bottom, on the cross of Ansaldi; Belotti's deflected shot, Toro presses, Juve's dam is resisting but must redouble his efforts: Zaza protests for an alleged foul in the area.
The blaze of the bull goes out: Baselli saves on the turn of Dybala (13 '). Zaza combines the patatrac: pressed, passes behind but too short, Ichazo zompa but lands Manduzkic. Penalty transformed by CR7. Toro blows the blow: Mandzukic doubles but Ronaldo drives for Ronaldo's offside. Mazzarri test the art of Paris and Berenguer, but Juventus resists and celebrates yet another derby.
Key moments of the derby
94 'It's over! Juventus triumphed in the derby thanks to a penalty converted by Cristiano Ronaldo to 68 '. After the net, Juventus has fallen asleep with a hypnotic ball possession and has extended its streak of victories consolidating its leadership in the standings. Now the Bianconeri are more eleven on Napoli second in the standings (46 points for the Bianconeri, 35 for the Neapolitan).
72 'Goal canceled in Mandzukic. The Croatian striker was in a regular position at the time of the winning touch but the network was canceled for Mandzukic's offside position.
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68 'Back wrong passage from Zaza. Mandzukic has arrived on the ball and he has dribbled Ichazo and was extended by the Turin goalkeeper. Net penalty. From the eleven meters he did not make a mistake Cristiano Ronaldo. After the goal, Cr7 came in contact with Ichazo and for this reason he was warned by the referee.
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49 'Half-time limit. Juventus and Turin are still standing on zero to zero. Balanced derby but with few scoring opportunities.
43 'Chiellini deflection on a corner for Juve, Ichazo makes his first parade on the ground. Sudden but central conclusion.
32 'Torino touches the advantage. Belotti heads the lead for Izzo who deflects a safe shot in front of Perin but the former goalkeeper of Genoa managed to save the goal with a feline reflection.
20 'out Sirigu due to injury, in his place came on the field the second goalkeeper Ichazo. Sirigu got hurt on the occasion of the prodigious parade on Cristiano Ronaldo.
14 '( deepening here ) Juventus one step away from the advantage. Matuidi put Cristiano Ronaldo on goal, who kicked the ball, with the right in first. Sirigu threw himself to his left and managed to deflect the ball in a corner kick with a feline leap.
10 'Cristiano Ronaldo's first shot was fired after ten minutes of play. The Portuguese received the ball from Miralem Pjanic, who fought the net and passed the ball to Cr7, but started a ball that did not create any problem for Salvatore Sirigu.
3 'The first derby goal was created by Torino. Ola Aina overtook Alex Sandro and started a cross shot that was blocked by Perini.
The report cards of the match
Turin-Juventus 0-1 (0-0). Turin (3-5-2): Sirigu 6.5 (20 'pt Ichazo 5), Izzo 6, N'Koulou 6, Djidji 6, Aina 6 (40' st Berenguer sv), Baselli 6, Rincon 6, Meité 5.5, Ansaldi 5.5 (30 'st Parigini 5.5), Belotti 6, Zaza 5. (25 Rosati, 3 Lyanco, 6 Soriano, 7 Lukic, 19 Damascan, 20 Edera, 24 Moretti, 29 De Silvestri, 36 Bremer). All .: Mazzarri 6.
Juventus (4-3-1-2): Perin 6, De Sciglio 6, Bonucci 6.5, Chiellini 6.5, Alex Sandro 6, Emre Can 6, Pjanic 6.5, Matuidi 6.5, Dybala 6.5, Mandzukic 7, Ronaldo 7. (1 Szczesny , 21 Pinsoglio, 4 Benatia, 11 Douglas Costa, 18 Kean, 24 Rugani, 33 Bernardeschi, 37 Spinazzola). All .: Allegri 7.
Referee: Guide. The goal: 25 'st Ronaldo (rig.). Angles: 7 to 5 for Turin. Recovery: 4 'and 4'. Ammonites: Zaza, Emre Can, Ronaldo, Pjaca, Ansaldi for improper play, Belotti for protests. Spectators: 26,550 (Collection: euro 694,181 Subscribers: euro 166,796).
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