The official website for European football

Juventus outclass Leverkusen

Published: Friday 30 November 2001, 0.41CET
A scintillating display from Juventus FC saw them sweep Bayer 04 Leverkusen aside 4-0 in Thursday afternoon's rearranged UEFA Champions League match.

Match statistics

JuventusLeverkusen

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
2
Attempts off target5
 
3
Corners8
 
6
Offsides3
 
5
Fouls committed25
 
20
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 30 November 2001, 0.41CET

Juventus outclass Leverkusen

A scintillating display from Juventus FC saw them sweep Bayer 04 Leverkusen aside 4-0 in Thursday afternoon's rearranged UEFA Champions League match.

Juventus FC 4-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen. A scintillating display from Juventus FC saw them sweep Bayer 04 Leverkusen aside 4-0 in Thursday afternoon's rearranged UEFA Champions League match. The fixture had twice fallen foul of fog, but at the third time of asking the Turin giants made no mistake. Two goals from David Trezeguet, taking his tally so far in this season's tournament to eight, and one each from Alessandro del Piero and Igor Tudor stunned the German visitors.

Bright start
Juventus made by far the brighter start at Turin's Delle Alpi stadium and were ahead after just eight minutes after a sweeping move down the left. Gianluca Pessotto's deep cross was headed back across goal by Del Piero and when Jens Nowotny's attempted clearance ballooned in the air Trezeguet was on hand to head into the net.

Fight back
Leverkusen tried to fight their back into the game, enjoying an even share of the possession and creating several half-chances. Michael Ballack flicked a header over the crossbar from a Zé Roberto corner while a wonderful 20-metre shot from Oliver Neuville flashed just wide of Gianluigi Buffon's goal. Juventus remained dangerous though, especially down the left where Pessotto was wreaking havoc whenever he found space with the ball at his feet. On 26 minutes Del Piero created a wonderful chance to extend his side's lead, turning Lucio inside-out, but the Italian international then fired over the bar.

No mistake
Leverkusen then enjoyed their best passage of play and twice came close to equalising. Firstly, Sebescen unleashed a superb long-range effort which Buffon tipped over the bar for a corner. From the set-piece Buffon was again forced to make a good save when he blocked Lucio's header. Almost immediately, Juventus broke on the counterattack and doubled their lead. Trezeguet found himself clean through on goal and as Nowotny slid in despairingly, the Frenchman unselfishly flicked the ball into the path of Del Piero who made no mistake in blasting past Hans-Jörg Butt.

Intense pressure
The second goal was the cue for a period of intense Juventus pressure. Butt punched clear Del Piero's dangerous inswinging corner and then produced a superb one-handed save to prevent Trezeguet registering his second goal with a spectacular diving header. Butt could hold out no longer on 44 minutes though as Tudor scored Juventus's third. Gianluca Zambrotta's corner was flicked on by Alessandro Birindelli to Alessio Tacchinardi on the left-hand side of the penalty area. Tacchinardi's overhead kick then fell into the path of the Croatian who lashed the ball into the net from close range.

Trezeguet volley
Leverkusen, who were relieved to hear the half-time whistle, regrouped at the interval and showed plenty of willing in the early stages of the second half. However a successful final ball into the Juventus penalty area was always lacking. The hosts played patiently before finishing off their German visitors with another lethal counterattack on the hour mark. A wonderful lofted pass from Pessotto found Del Piero down the left. The ball was worked back to Pavel Nedved who got ahead of Carsten Ramelow and crossed for Trezeguet whose left-footed volley flew into the net despite a touch from Butt.

Crowd delighted
For several minutes afterwards Juventus ran Leverkusen ragged with wave after wave of attacks. Butt was forced to scramble desperately to block a 20-metre Del Piero free-kick. Meanwhile, on 66 minutes Trezeguet missed a golden opportunity to register his hat-trick when he poked the ball wide after being put clean through by an unselfish square ball from Del Piero. Ultimately the miss had no bearing on the final result as Juventus played out time with some wonderful one-touch football that delighted the small but loyal following that were present in the Delle Alpi stadium.

Last updated: 15/11/12 20.05CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2001/matches/round=1546/match=1018317/postmatch/report/index.html#juventus+outclass+leverkusen

Lineups

juventus

Juventus

leverkusen

Leverkusen

1
BuffonGianluigi Buffon (GK)
1
ButtJörg Butt (GK)
5
TudorIgor Tudor
Goal44
5
NowotnyJens Nowotny (C)
7
PessottoGianluca Pessotto
8
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
10
Del PieroAlessandro Del Piero (C)
Goal37
9
KirstenUlf Kirsten
Substitution75
11
NedvědPavel Nedvěd
Yellow Card51
Substitution84
10
Yıldıray BaştürkYıldıray Baştürk
Substitution52
13
IulianoMark Iuliano
13
BallackMichael Ballack
Yellow Card54
15
BirindelliAlessandro Birindelli
Yellow Card25
19
LúcioLúcio
17
TrezeguetDavid Trezeguet
Goal8
Goal60
Substitution77
26
SebescenZoltán Sebescen
19
ZambrottaGianluca Zambrotta
27
NeuvilleOliver Neuville
20
TacchinardiAlessio Tacchinardi
28
RamelowCarsten Ramelow
21
ThuramLilian Thuram
35
PlacenteDiego Placente
Substitution66

Substitutes

12
RampullaMichelangelo Rampulla (GK)
20
JuricFrank Juric (GK)
3
ParamattiMichele Paramatti
6
ŽivkovićBoris Živković
Substitution66
4
MonteroPaolo Montero
12
BerbatovDimitar Berbatov
6
O'NeillFabián O'Neill
15
VranješJurica Vranješ
Substitution75
14
ZenoniChristian Zenoni
17
OjigwePascal Ojigwe
26
DavidsEdgar Davids
Substitution84
23
BrdaricThomas Brdaric
27
AmorusoNicola Amoruso
Substitution77
25
SchneiderBernd Schneider
Substitution52

Coach

Marcello Lippi (ITA) Klaus Toppmöller (GER)

Referee

Urs Meier (SUI)

Assistant referees

Felix Zueger (SUI), Renato Salzgeber (SUI)

Fourth official

Dieter Schoch (SUI)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.