Penalty Goal Lorenzo Insigne
See Lorenzo Insigne's player card19:32
Substitution Fabián Ruiz Peña Andrea Petagna19:31
Yellow Card Amir Rrahmani19:23
Substitution Federico Chiesa Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo19:22
Substitution Elseid Hysaj Mário Rui Silva Duarte19:18
Substitution Dries Mertens Eljif Elmas19:18
Goal Paulo Bruno Exequiel Dybala
See Paulo Dybala's player card19:16
Assist Rodrigo Bentancur Colmán19:16
Substitution Juan Guillermo Cuadrado Bello Weston McKennie19:11
Substitution Álvaro Borja Morata Martín Paulo Bruno Exequiel Dybala19:11
Substitution Diego Demme Victor James Osimhen18:56
Yellow Card Alex Sandro Lobo Silva18:56
Substitution Hirving Rodrigo Lozano Bahena Matteo Politano18:56
Yellow Card Kalidou Koulibaly01:07
Assist Federico Chiesa17:59
Goal Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
See Cristiano Ronaldo's player card17:59
As we await the official verdict from Serie A, here is a reminder of where we stand. Napoli did not arrive in Turin after being advised by the local health authority in Naples to remain in the region after two players tested positive for coronavirus. Juventus and Serie A insisted that the game should go ahead as planned, with Andrea Pirlo and his team arriving at Allianz Stadium. Although both sides named their line-ups, kick-off did not take place as scheduled. The game will obviously not take place, but confirmation is required as to whether it will be postponed or whether Napoli will have to forfeit.22:36
There's still no official confirmation from Serie A about the outcome of the contest. Juventus have said their piece, but we await the word of Napoli.22:14
There's more shade thrown in the direction of De Laurentiis by Agnelli: "I heard from De Laurentiis a couple of days ago and told him that I abide by the regulations."22:02
Agnelli has been talking about the situation once again: "The fact that a team doesn't arrive at the stadium to play a scheduled match does not give a great image of us: we are self-referential, we worry about internal problems, without understanding the damage we do to football at an international level."22:00
We're no closer to finding out what is actually happening regarding the contest tonight. There has been no statement from Serie A or Napoli. 21:34
Juventus have had two members of their non-playing staff test positive for coronavirus. As a result, the rest of the team have been forced into a bubble. 22:43
Agnelli on the guidance that was given to Napoli by the ASL: "We would not have left, but we don’t believe the ASL would’ve released that statement. If they did, it’s evidently because they felt that there was some failure to follow the existing protocol. In my view, the ASL would not need to intervene if the protocol that was sent out to all clubs was followed meticulously.”21:30
The whole issue this evening stems around the advice given to Napoli by the Azienda Sanitaria Locale - the local health unit. They advised the team not to travel after two players tested positive for coronavirus. Failure to abide by those rules could have landed the Albiceleste in trouble. They were very much between a rock and a hard place.21:28
Agnelli remains unhappy that the protocols have not been followed. He says about a conversation he shared with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis: "His message was to postpone the game, which can well be a legitimate request, but there are some very clear rules and we all have to stick to them. Any industry has its rules and if we don’t follow them, that is an error not just as professionals, but as citizens. It is not up to me to say if the rules need to be changed. All I can do is follow the rules as they are written. The protocol was written precisely for what happens if there is a positive test.”22:42
Agnelli continued: "At that point, we go to the protocol passed by the CTS and the Lega Serie A, which is that we go into fiduciary isolation at a structure agreed with the ASL. That allows us all to go into the structure, to continue training and playing when tested regularly. There is clarity, the Federation worked well with the Ministry for Health and CTS to make sure we all know what needs to be done."21:18
Agnelli said: “I am here because it is only right that we express our opinion. We need clarity. There are protocols that are very clear for situations like this, the situation was predictable, that there would be one or two COVID cases in the matchday squad." 21:18
Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli has been discussing the incident on television in Italy. It's fair to say that he is not pleased with the fact that Napoli have not travelled. 21:17
There is still no news from the authorities regarding the outcome of the game. It is truly bizarre that it has got to this stage.20:56
As previously mentioned Napoli have not travelled to Turin this evening. Serie A officials confirmed that the game was still going ahead and Juventus' players are in the stadium. 20:48
The kick-off has obviously not taken place yet and we await the decision of the officials of the outcome of the game. 20:47
Since 2011/12 season (the first of the consecutive Italian top-flight campaigns won by Juventus), only Roma (five) have won more games than Napoli (four) against the Bianconeri in Serie A.20:41
Napoli have made one change to their side from their 6-0 win over Genoa. Lorenzo Insigne is unavailable due to injury and is replaced by Elmas in the final third. Oshimen continues to lead the line for Gattuso's men.20:40
Juventus have made three changes to their side from their draw against Roma last time out. Dybala returns to the starting line-up to replace Morata. Rabiot is suspended after his dismissal, which sees Bentancur come into the line-up. Arthur also starts in the middle of the park ahead of McKennie.20:37
NAPOLI SUBS: Alex Meret, Diego Demme, Mario Rui, Sebastiano Luperto, Nikita Contini, Nikola Maksimovic, Matteo Politano, Faouzi Ghoulam, Amir Rrahmani, Andrea Petagna, Stanislav Lobotka.20:32
NAPOLI (4-2-3-1): David Ospina; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kostas Manolas, Kalidou Koulibaly, Elseid Hysaj; Fabian Ruiz, Piotr Zielinski; Hirving Lozano, Dries Mertens, Eljif Elmas; Victor Osimhen.20:29
JUVENTUS SUBS: Alvaro Morata, Douglas Costa, Weston McKennie, Merih Demiral, Carlo Pinsoglio, Gianluca Frabotta, Manolo Portanova, Giacomo Vrioni, Hans Nicolussi Caviglia, Gianluigi Buffon.20:27
JUVENTUS (3-4-3): Wojciech Szczesny; Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini; Dejan Kulusevski, Rodrigo Bentancur, Arthur, Juan Cuadrado; Paulo Dybala, Aaron Ramsey, Cristiano Ronaldo.20:24
Napoli have named a team this evening, but were told by the local authority in Naples not to travel after two players tested positive for coronavirus. It's a delicate situation, but we remains to see how this play out. Gennaro Gattuso's men have won their opening two matches, including a 6-0 hammering of Genoa last time out. It would be a statement of intent to defeat Juve in Turin.20:22
Juventus plan to play this match as scheduled, although Napoli are reportedly not in Turin this evening after being advised not to travel due to Covid-19 concerns. Andrea Pirlo's men played out a 2-2 draw in their last outing against Roma, needing two strikes from Cristiano Ronaldo to earn a point on the road. If the match goes ahead, they will be looking for a stronger performance to get back to winning ways.20:19
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Serie A clash between Juventus and Napoli at Allianz Stadium.20:07
Where the match is played:
Stadium: Allianz Stadium
Capacity for: 41507 people20:07
Juventus - Napoli is a match of 3 day of the season Serie A 2020/2021.
The match will be 7 april at 18:45 in the stadium Allianz Stadium in Torino.
Referee of Juventus - Napoli will be Maurizio Mariani with the help of Alberto Tegoni e Daniele Bindoni. At VAR there will be Aleandro Di Paolo.
Currently Juventus is 3° in the standings with 59 points (thanks of 17 wins, 8 draws and 4 defeats); while Napoli is 5° in the standings with 56 points (thanks of 18 wins, 2 pareggi and 9 sconfitte).
Juventus scored 58 goals and conceded 26; Napoli scored 63 goals and conceded 34.
The first leg Napoli - Juventus was played on 13 february 2021 and it ended on a 1-0 score.
At home Juventus scored 35 points (11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses). Away Napoli scored 25 points (8 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses).
Juventus in the last three matches of the season challenged Benevento, Torino and Napoli obtaining 4 points thanks to 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss.
Napoli in the last three matches of the season challenged Milan, Roma and Crotone obtaining 9 points thanks to 3 wins, 0 draws and 0 losses.
In the last match Juventus was against Napoli winning 2-1 while Napoli was against Crotone winning 4-3.
The best scorer of the team coached by Andrea Pirlo is Cristiano Ronaldo with 25 goals while the best scorer of the team coached by Gennaro Gattuso is Lorenzo Insigne with 15 goals.
Juventus and Napoli competed 149 times in the league. In the previous matches Juventus won 69 times, Napoli won 33 times while the number of draw was 47.
These are the statistics of the two teams in the matches played in the season:
|Goal conceded per game||0.9||1.1|
|On target scoring||166||170|
|Number of fouls won||343||400|
|Number of fouls lost||355||276|
|Number yellow cards||58||48|
|Number red cards||5||3|
Here you can find Serie A standings.