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Torment for Arsenal in Turin

Published: Wednesday 20 March 2002, 23.00CET
Juventus FC 1-0 Arsenal FC - Arsenal FC were beaten by Juventus FC to seal a miserable night.

Match statistics

JuventusArsenal

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
6
Attempts off target7
 
7
Corners5
 
7
Offsides4
 
4
Fouls committed21
 
18
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 20 March 2002, 23.00CET

Torment for Arsenal in Turin

Juventus FC 1-0 Arsenal FC - Arsenal FC were beaten by Juventus FC to seal a miserable night.

Juventus FC 1-0 Arsenal FC
A low-key night in the Delle Alpi stadium saw Arsenal FC  eliminated along with Juventus FC from the UEFA Champions League, despite the Italian side winning 1-0 through a second-half Marcelo Zalayeta strike.

Juventus under-strength
The night had started with Juventus already out of the competition and the Italian club fielded a noticeably under-strength side. The visiting side, however, had a chance to go through depending on the result of the game between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and RC Deportivo La Coruña in the Riazor stadium in Spain. The most important thing for Arsenal was that they at least drew this game in Turin. However, that they lost it was only a contributory factor to their demise. Indeed it was possible, had Leverkusen lost in Spain, that Arsenal could also have been defeated and gone through.

Arsenal lacklustre
So it was surprising that Arsenal started the game in the lacklustre fashion that they did. The famous arena in Turin was more than half empty and for the first half-hour both sides played as if it were an exhibition match. For all that, Arsenal probably had the better of the first-half, but they would later rue a wonderful chance missed by Thierry Henry and an excellent save from young goalkeeper Fabian Carini to deny Fredrik Ljungberg.

Carini on form
But as the game went into first-half injury-time, the sense emerged that it might be Carini's night after he was dispossessed by Henry in his own three-metre box but somehow retrieved the ball, before the French international had fully realised what had happened, to avert the danger.

Arsenal more purposeful
Arsenal came out in the second-half with a little more purpose about their play and in the 51st minute, Henry won a corner after Cristian Zenoni had hauled him down. The Frenchman put the ball down on the spot, despite his miss in the previous game against Deportivo at Highbury stadium. He struck the ball to the right of Carini, but the young Juventus keeper guessed right and palmed the ball onto the post.

Deportivo hit back
Arsenal continued to create chances as news came in from Spain that Deportivo had recovered from 2-0 down to 2-1. But just as things were looking up for Arsenal, Juventus dealt them a mortal blow. From a corner on the Arsenal left, Zalayeta rose high above the visitors' defence to head into the top-right corner of Arsenal's goal.

Back to the drawing board
Arsenal huffed and puffed but they were still toothless at the back while Carini was peerless. As the final whistle blew, the 2,600 fans who had travelled from London were already heading for the airport and all 22 players could not get off the pitch fast enough.

Last updated: 16/11/12 7.42CET

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Lineups

juventus

Juventus

arsenal

Arsenal

22
CariniFabián Carini (GK)
1
SeamanDavid Seaman (GK)
3
ParamattiMichele Paramatti
Substitution24
2
DixonLee Dixon
8
ConteAntonio Conte (C)
4
VieiraPatrick Vieira (C)
Yellow Card27
13
IulianoMark Iuliano
7
PirèsRobert Pirès
14
ZenoniChristian Zenoni
8
LjungbergFredrik Ljungberg
15
BirindelliAlessandro Birindelli
12
LaurenLauren
Substitution82
16
MarescaEnzo Maresca
14
HenryThierry Henry
Penalty51
19
ZambrottaGianluca Zambrotta
Substitution70
17
EduEdu
Substitution79
25
ZalayetaMarcelo Danubio Zalayeta
Goal76
22
LuzhnyOleg Luzhny
26
DavidsEdgar Davids
Yellow Card43
23
CampbellSol Campbell
38
GuzmánTomás Guzmán
Substitution61
25
KanuNwankwo Kanu

Substitutes

12
RampullaMichelangelo Rampulla (GK)
24
WrightRichard Wright (GK)
7
PessottoGianluca Pessotto
Substitution24
Yellow Card90+1
3
A. ColeAshley Cole
Substitution82
27
AmorusoNicola Amoruso
Substitution70
11
WiltordSylvain Wiltord
Substitution79
30
FraraAlessandro Frara
18
GrimandiGilles Grimandi
33
PericardVincent Pericard
Substitution61
19
InamotoJunichi Inamoto
39
ScardinaFrancesco Scardina
27
TavlaridisStathis Tavlaridis
41
MaiettaDomenico Maietta
31
AliadièreJérémie Aliadière

Coach

Marcello Lippi (ITA) Arsène Wenger (FRA)

Referee

Karl-Erik Nilsson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Mikael Nilsson (SWE), Kenneth Petersson (SWE)

Fourth official

Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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