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Juventus prove too strong for Artmedia

Published: Thursday 14 August 2008, 0.40CET
Juventus 4-0 FC Artmedia Petržalka
Mauro Camoranesi scored one and set up two others as the Italian side proved irresistible at home in Turin.
by Roberta Radaelli
Juventus prove too strong for Artmedia
Captain Alessandro Del Piero celebrates scoring the second for Juventus ©AFP

Match statistics

JuventusPetržalka

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 14 August 2008, 0.40CET

Juventus prove too strong for Artmedia

Juventus 4-0 FC Artmedia Petržalka
Mauro Camoranesi scored one and set up two others as the Italian side proved irresistible at home in Turin.

Juventus emerged from the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first leg against FC Artmedia Petržalka with one foot in the group stage after a dominant performance in Turin.

Fine fettle
With coach Claudio Ranieri leaving nothing to chance as he selected a strong side, the result was never really in doubt after Mauro Camoranesi and Alessandro Del Piero put the hosts two goals to the good inside the first half-hour. Giorgio Chiellini had made it 3-0 by the interval and Nicola Legrottaglie capped a fine team display with a last-gasp header to leave Juve on the cusp of a return to European club football's biggest stage.

Del Piero effort
In truth, the writing was pretty much on the wall for Artmedia from the kick off. The hosts surged forward, earning three corners within the first 120 seconds and it was not long before Camoranesi broke the deadlock, firing in at the near post on seven minutes. Zdeněk Grygera limped off with an injury soon after but it did not knock Juventus off their stride, and after David Trezeguet had fired wastefully wide Del Piero doubled the advantage with a magnificent long-range effort on 26 minutes. Still the Bianconeri surged forward and L'uboš Kamenár was sent to retrieve the ball yet again six minutes before half-time when Chiellini rose to head in Camoranesi's free-kick.

Kamenár busy
Gianluigi Buffon was a virtual spectator at the other end, but was finally called upon just before the interval to keep out Juraj Halenár's shot as the visitors looked for an unlikely route back into the tie. Order was quickly restored after the restart as Christian Poulsen was superbly denied by Kamenár at close range, though the keeper could only watch as substitute Vincenzo Iaquinta's shot from distance cannoned back off the upright. Legrottaglie did extend Juve's advantage late on, heading in Camoranesi's corner in the last minute, leaving the side all but sure of a return to the group stage.

Last updated: 14/08/08 9.03CET

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Lineups

juventus

Juventus

petržalka

Petržalka

1
BuffonGianluigi Buffon (GK)
18
KamenárLuboš Kamenár (GK)
21
GrygeraZdeněk Grygera
Substitution16
3
VelickyStanislav Velicky
33
LegrottaglieNicola Legrottaglie
Goal90
19
ČišovskýMarián Čišovský
3
ChielliniGiorgio Chiellini
Goal39
Yellow Card84
17
SalátaKornel Saláta
28
MolinaroCristian Molinaro
21
UrbánekAleš Urbánek
16
CamoranesiMauro Camoranesi
Goal8
13
PiroskaJuraj Piroska
Substitution46
22
SissokoMohamed Sissoko
25
KozákJán Kozák (C)
18
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
20
FodrekBranislav Fodrek
7
SalihamidžićHasan Salihamidžić
15
Pedro GonçalvesGonçalves Pedro
10
Del PieroAlessandro Del Piero (C)
Goal26
Substitution72
22
PospěchZbyněk Pospěch
Substitution81
17
TrezeguetDavid Trezeguet
9
HalenárJuraj Halenár
Substitution68

Substitutes

12
ChimentiAntonio Chimenti (GK)
30
HýllMiroslav Hýll (GK)
5
ZebinaJonathan Zebina
8
Ottó SzabóOttó Szabó
4
MellbergOlof Mellberg
7
MrázPatrik Mráz
27
EkdalAlbin Ekdal
12
ObžeraBranislav Obžera
Substitution46
Yellow Card57
34
PasquatoCristian Pasquato
23
HasekPavel Hasek
8
AmauriAmauri
Substitution72
11
CleberCleber
Substitution68
9
IaquintaVincenzo Iaquinta
Substitution16
14
OravecTomáš Oravec
Substitution81

Coach

Claudio Ranieri (ITA) Vladimír Weiss (SVK)

Referee

Kyros Vassaras (GRE)

Assistant referees

Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE), Christos Gennaios (GRE)

Fourth official

Georgios Daloukas (GRE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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