Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Juve moves up to second in Serie A
by Ian Plenderleith, November 14th, 2008 7:01AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[ITALY] Juventus beat Genoa 4-1 in the northern Italian derby Thursday, moving it up into second place and level on points with Inter Milan.

Juve's seventh successive win in all competitions, including two Champions League victories over Real Madrid, was not as easy as the scoreline suggests. Genoa and its in-form striker Diego Milito, who hit a hat trick last weekend, came to attack, and came close to scoring on a number of occasions in a lively first half. But by halftime Juventus had taken a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Czech defender Zdenek Grygera and another perfect header from Brazilian striker Amauri, his sixth league goal of the season.

It stayed that way until Amauri was substituted out with six minutes remaining. Two minutes later his replacement, Vicenzo Iaquinta, ran clear of the Genoa defense to make it 3-0 after a superb through-flick from Alessandro del Piero. Milito then scored for Genoa from a penalty kick to take his season's tally to 10, before a Sokritis Papastathopoulos own goal sealed the points for Juventus in stoppage time.

Juventus Coach Claudio Ranieri praised Genoa for playing "a very good match," while saying his own team "is much more united [than earlier in the season], but what is crucial is the character of these players. A man can fall, it happens, but the important thing is that he gets up again. The boys got up again and reacted to the problems we had."

This weekend Inter travels to Palermo, Milan hosts Chievo Verona, and Roma and Lazio face off in the Rome derby.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Greg Maas    
"I'll tell you straightaway, it was a dream come true." -- Utah Valley men's coach Greg ...
Who laughs last after transfer deadline?    
[SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP] As the transfer deadline came and went, hundreds of millions changed hands, players ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 25] FC Dallas held the top spot despite its unbeaten streak ending at 10 ...
Charlotte's playoff hopes dented with draw    
[USL PRO: Week 25] The Charlotte Eagles didn't do its playoff hopes any good as it ...
Defoe will stay at Toronto FC    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] So much for those stories of Jermain Defoe leaving Toronto FC. Monday's transfer deadline ...
A 'no-look' finish from Brazilian in Bundesliga    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Hoffenheim's Roberto Firmino had a splendid first touch to settle a chipped through ...
What They're Saying: Javier Hernandez    
"To wear this jersey is a dream come true for any player in the world. Everyone ...
HSV's Beiersdorfer: Green and Holtby are 'great players'    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Julian Green is officially a member of German Bundesliga club Hamburg, completing the move ...
Five MLS players are called up    
[CENTRAL AMERICAN CUP] Thirteen players based in U.S. leagues -- five in MLS, six in the ...
Three big storylines to follow in Czech Republic-USA    
[CZECH REPUBLIC-USA] Jurgen Klinsmann will send out the youngest team of his tenure as U.S. national ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives