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Juventus 1-1 Napoli (Jurgen Klopp’s men start at half-time at the Stadio San Siro) Juventus: Giacomo Berardi, Francesco Totti, Gennaro Gattuso, Simone Pepe, Sergio Busquets, Mario Mandzukic, Giorgio Chiellini, Claudio Marchisio, Andrea Pirlo, Leonardo Bonucci, Paulo Dybala, Leonardo Di Maria, Daniel Sturridge, Matteo Darmian, Alessio Romagnoli, Marco Verratti, Graziano Pelle, Gervinho, Andrea Barzagli, Davide Santon, Mario Mediasi, Alessandro Florenzi, Paulo Gazzaniga, Paulo Cudicini, Domenico Macheda, Simone Inzaghi, Giuseppe Rossi, Alessiano Spalletti, Andrea Stramaccioni, Mario Bonucci (Mariusz Kubala, 63) replaced Alessandro Conte (89), Sergio Ramos (67) and Giorgi Khedira (69) by the substitution of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and James Rodriguez in the 83rd minute, the first time in Serie A history a team had played a game without a goal.
Juventus had scored in their previous three league games and were now 1-0 up after 33 minutes.
The game started with a barrage of long balls and an uneventful first half.
Napoli were quick to exploit their numerical advantage but struggled to find their footing.
Their first goal came from a low cross from the right wing and it was headed straight into the path of Juventus midfielder Francesco Borini.
After an incisive move from the left by Alessandro Del Piero, the former Juventus striker’s header was deflected in by Mario Mandas, who curled it past goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and into the net to put Napoli ahead.
Juve’s second goal came after a cross from their right by Calum Chambers, who fired it across goal and past the far post to put the Bianconeri in front.
Napolos penalty was disallowed and Juventus went into the break with a point.
The hosts were on the back foot after their first goal but they never gave up and kept the pressure on.
With just five minutes remaining, Juventus took the lead.
With Juventus pressing high up the pitch, Alessandros Paolo Dall’Antonia saw his header saved by Buffon but he also had a shot saved.
After a counter-attack, Juventus created a two-minute advantage for themselves and they made it four after two more chances by the hosts.
Dallalas corner was cleared by goalkeeper Gianluca Pacheco but it bounced off the bar and into an empty net.
Juventus responded and got back into the game after the interval.
Darmona’s cross was blocked by Buffone and he was again denied by the Italian keeper, who was able to make a crucial save to keep the hosts at bay.
Juventus took control of the game in the closing stages of the first half and dominated possession and the tempo of the match throughout.
The Bianconeros dominated possession for long periods of the second half and had the ball for almost three hours.
They controlled the ball well throughout and they had the final say in the final third.
Juventus had their chances, but they failed to convert.
They were unlucky not to score at the end of the half and the match ended in a 0-0 draw.