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Juve give Ajax no way back

Published: Thursday 25 February 2010, 22.50CET
Juventus 0-0 AFC Ajax (agg: 2-1)
The visitors were given no chance to atone for their first-leg defeat in Amsterdam, with Juventus to meet Fulham FC in the next round.
by Richard Aikman
from Stadio Olimpico

Match statistics

JuventusAjax

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target9
 
10
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners7
 
7
Offsides6
 
2
Fouls committed10
 
15
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 25 February 2010, 22.50CET

Juve give Ajax no way back

Juventus 0-0 AFC Ajax (agg: 2-1)
The visitors were given no chance to atone for their first-leg defeat in Amsterdam, with Juventus to meet Fulham FC in the next round.

Juventus will meet Fulham FC in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 after holding AFC Ajax to a goalless draw in Turin.

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In a tactical encounter the Bianconeri placed the onus on protecting their first-leg lead and, though they came closer to scoring than Ajax, with Mohamed Sissoko hitting the woodwork in the first half, this will go down as a solid, resolute defensive display against visitors who seldom threatened to dent their 2-1 advantage.

For all that, Ajax began promisingly, with Siem de Jong and Christian Eriksen looking bright. Juve goalkeeper Alex Manninger was almost fooled by an early lob from Toby Alderweireld and then fumbled a corner into the path of Jan Vertonghen midway through the first half, encouraging further long-range, but tame, attempts from De Jong and Marko Pantelić.

The hosts, however, began to take control as the match wore on. Claudio Marchisio tested Maarten Stekelenburg with an early rasping shot before the impressive Sissoko's 16th-minute header from Diego's corner came back off the far post. David Trezeguet, on for the injured Amauri, blazed the rebound over from two metres out.

The Bianconeri ventured forward with caution and were most threatening from set-pieces. On 31 minutes, consecutive corners produced two headed clearances off the line by the visitors; Georgio Chiellini was first denied by Eyong Enoh before Nicola Legrottaglie was similarly frustrated by Eriksen. The Eredivisie outfit showed renewed purpose after the break, Pantelić heading over Demy de Zeeuw's corner on 48 minutes before Eriksen forced Manninger into a save.

Pantelić again tried his luck, after 63 minutes, cutting inside two defenders before firing over from 20 metres but Juve, whose captain Alessandro Del Piero's free-kick was tipped over by Stekelenburg, held firm, in spite of Urby Emanuelson's low, angled shot, which fizzed just wide in added time.

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Lineups

juventus

Juventus

ajax

Ajax

13
ManningerAlexander Manninger (GK)
1
StekelenburgMaarten Stekelenburg (GK)
3
ChielliniGiorgio Chiellini
2
Van der WielGregory van der Wiel
4
Felipe MeloFelipe Melo
Yellow Card62
3
OleguerOleguer
8
MarchisioClaudio Marchisio
5
VertonghenJan Vertonghen
Yellow Card86
10
Del PieroAlessandro Del Piero (C)
Substitution87
9
PantelićMarko Pantelić
Substitution75
11
AmauriAmauri
Substitution15
10
SulejmaniMiralem Sulejmani
Substitution64
21
GrygeraZdeněk Grygera
19
AlderweireldToby Alderweireld
22
SissokoMohamed Sissoko
21
EnohEyong Enoh
Yellow Card70
Substitution77
28
DiegoDiego
Substitution71
22
S. De JongSiem de Jong
29
De CegliePaolo De Ceglie
40
De ZeeuwDemy de Zeeuw (C)
33
LegrottaglieNicola Legrottaglie
51
EriksenChristian Eriksen
Yellow Card85

Substitutes

41
PinsoglioCarlo Pinsoglio (GK)
12
VermeerKenneth Vermeer (GK)
5
CannavaroFabio Cannavaro
8
EmanuelsonUrby Emanuelson
Substitution75
15
ZebinaJonathan Zebina
18
GabriGabri
16
CamoranesiMauro Camoranesi
Substitution71
23
AnitaVurnon Anita
17
TrezeguetDavid Trezeguet
Substitution15
28
RommedahlDennis Rommedahl
Substitution77
26
CandrevaAntonio Candreva
Substitution87
39
Hyun Jun SukHyun Jun Suk
Substitution64
27
PaolucciMichele Paolucci
45
LodeiroNicolás Lodeiro

Coach

Alberto Zaccheroni (ITA) Martin Jol (NED)

Referee

Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Stéphane Duhamel (FRA), Christophe Capelli (FRA)

Fourth official

Ruddy Buquet (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Olivier Thual (FRA), Clément Turpin (FRA)

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