FULL-TIME: 4-0 to Juventus. Their winless run in Europe is over and their Group E hopes are very much alive following a ruthless showing.
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Juventus - FC Nordsjælland
Champions League - 8 November 2012
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Some showboating by Pirlo almost tees up another chance for Asamoah. What a player he is.
A superb display by Juventus. Their Champions League campaign is very much alive on this evidence.
There's a mix-up at the near post but Hansen comes to collect and launch what could be a last attack for the away team.
Juventus force an error from Okore and earn a corner.
There has definitely been a big drop in tempo in this second period, particularly in the last 20 minutes.
Quagliarella is played through - offside once again.
Five minutes for the Danes to get some reward for their efforts tonight. Or are Juventus going to add to their tally?
Marchisio gets a sight of goal but blazes wastefully over the top.
Still 2-2 at Chelsea.
Great feet by Pogba but he delays his pass and fails to pick out the run of Matri who had to check his run.
It could well have been. The corner is flicked on and Jores Okore is within a whisker of turning it home at the back stick.
Corner to the Danes.
Some nice play in the final third by FCN. Can they get a consolation to cap their improvement here?
It has been a more spirited showing from the Wild Tigers in this second period but you wouldn't bet against the hosts finding more goals late on. There are some tired legs out there.
Asamoah tees up Pirlo who thumps a shot towards goal that is deflected for another corner. This time, the visitors manage to clear their lines.
The Danes attempt to respond but every time they press they look more likely to concede on the counter attack.
GOAL! 4-0. A near post corner is flicked on by Matri for Quagliarella to nod home.
Corner to Juventus.
Beckmann replaced by Morten Nordstrand.
Matri flicks the ball forward but Hansen is out well to thwart Quagliarella.
Matri again with a 25 yarder. Good save by Hansen.
It's just not Matri's night. First he can't quite find the finish on the stretch before he's denied a goal by a flag.
Lucio replaces Giorgio Chiellini.
It's a long way out but Beckmann decides to have a go. It's miles off target though.
Pogba booked for that foul on Christiansen.
The visitors clear and as Christiansen breaks through Pogba brings him down.
More danger, this time down the left as Marchisio sees his cross blocked. Corner to Juventus.
Juventus immediately respond and Matri is sent clean through on goal. The forward dances around Hansen but is brilliantly denied by a goal-line clearance.
Buffon finally forced into action to beat away Patrick Mtiliga's belter.
A probing cross from the left causes concern in the FCN defence but Matri's knock down fails to find a Juventus shirt.
Giovinco replaced by Fabio Quagliarella.
A clipped ball over the top for Beckmann is easily gathered by Buffon. The striker has had nothing to feed upon tonight.
The away team seem to be defending with a bit more composure in this second period. The manager must have had some stern words at the interval.
Pirlo lines up a long range shot, but it's easily blocked.
Marchisio booked for allowing a flailing arm to catch his opponent in the face.
The home support in good voice tonight - and with good reason!
A good spell of possession by the Danes but they have rarely looked like troubling the home side's defence - never mind Buffon.
Vidal replaced by Paul Pogba. It looks like Juventus don't want to take any risks folllowing Vidal's knock.
This has been a great response by Juventus following the end of their unbeaten Serie A run at the weekend.
Elsewhere in Group E, it's now 2-2 at Chelsea.
No sign that Juventus have lost any hunger to keep pressing following that shot from Vidal.
Vidal takes a knock as FCN attempt to push forward and get back into the game. He appears to be okay.
Vidal gets a sight of goal - great save by Hansen.
Double substitution for the Danes. Laudrup replaced by Anders Christiansen and Soren Christensen on for Enoch Adu.
Juventus restart the match.
HALF-TIME. 3-0 to Juventus. It could be a long night for the visitors at this rate.
It should be four. Matri completely misses his kick at the far post after Asamoah's volley fizzed into hjis path.
Gianluigi Buffon gets a rare moment of action with a couple of touches as Juventus pass it about at the heart of their defence. A rare breather for the visitors.
Decent spell for the away side. They are pressing forward but every time they give it away Juventus are ready to pounce on the counter attack.
What a waste. The ball is delivered into the area and harmlessly out of play for a goal kick.
Free-kick for the Danes 45 yards out. A rare opportunity.
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Bayern are 5-0 up at Lille so maybe it's more one-sided there! But here come Juventus again. Once more it comes down that right side. This time, Giovinco fails to pick out a teammate with his cutback.
Has their been a more one-sided first 45 minutes in the Champions League group stage this season? It really has been constant pressure from the home team.
GOAL! 3-0 Juventus. Giovinco coolly steers the ball beyond Hansen after great vision by Pirlo put him clean through. Game over?
Juventus catching FCN on the break all of the time here.
Giovinco offside yet again as he crashes a shot into the side netting. Good decision by the referee's assistant.
Elsewhere in Group E, Chelsea are drawing 1-1 with leaders Shakhtar Donetsk.
Marchisio hammers a shot at goal - stunning save by Hansen. What a game he's having.
Giovinco flagged offside. That's three or four occasions already for the frontman. FCN are going to be punished again if they keep trying to hold such a high line.
A really impressive opening half hour by Juventus. They have raced out of the traps here.
Finally some respite for the Danes as Laudrup looks to cause some problems down the right. Good defending by Asamoah though.
Random stat courtesy of UEFA: Michael Laudrup, father of Nordsjælland forward Andreas, was on Juventus' books between 1983 and 1989, scoring 16 goals in 102 games.
And another chance! This time Matri rises to meet a right-wing centre, only to see his bullet header crash back off the crossbar.
FCN have got to look at the way they are set up here. Juventus are carving them open at will.
It could be 3! Isla races on to a long ball over the top but sees his stinging effort beaten away by Hansen. The visiting keeper is right in the middle of the action tonight
GOAL! 2-0 to Juventus. Vidal poaches his third goal in three matches as he takes advantage of a defensive lapse to slide in and steer the ball beyond Hansen from a tight angle.
Giovinco skips past one and looks set to let fly until a last-ditch challenge denies him.
It's one-way traffic here. Can't see Juventus extending their unwanted run tonight. They have drawn their last nine games in UEFA competition, having recorded six draws in the 2010-11 UEFA Europa League group stage. It eclipses the previous high of seven.
It should be two. Arturo Vidal blazes over the top with the goal gaping after great work on the left by Giovinco.
Another corner for the Old Lady. This pressure is incessant.
Another chance for Juventus. This time Alessandro Matri heads over a whipped free-kick at the near post.
Wonderful save by Hansen to deny Marchisio from point-blank range.
Great play by Kwadwo Asamoah down the left as he skips to the byline and drills in a low cross that the visitors somehow hack to safety.
FCN defend the first ball but are really struggling to get out of their own half.
First corner of the match to the home team.
Could Juve's run of draws be coming to an end here?
The Old Lady looking particularly dangerous down the right and Giovinco is at the heart of it all again, this time appealing for a handball that the ref waves away.
Juventus spraying the ball around with real confidence. Already, you start to worry for the Wild Tigers.
However, he did conclude: "Even if we lose, there is still a lot we can learn."
Nordsjaelland coach, Kasper Hjulmand's gameplan must have taken a dent after that. He was hoping to take advantage of some weaknesses he saw in Juventus' defeat to Inter Milan. He said: "We saw their game on Saturday and noticed that they gave the ball away a lot in midfield, and we saw how we could cause them problems. Juve are not a side who concede much and we are going to have to make the most of the few chances we get."
Great start for the home team. Andrea Pirlo at the heart of that goal, playing a delightful ball out wide for Isla to cross.
GOAL! Claudio Marchisio arrives late in the box to smash the ball beyond Jesper Hansen from close range following a sublime right-wing cross.
Not much action of note in the early exchanges. FCN setting up to thwart their more illustrious opponents.
Juventus have yet to set the competition alight this year. Assistant coach Angelo Alessio feels their hopes of progressing out of the group could well hinge upon tonight's encounter. He told a pre-match press conference: "If we are good, we will go through – if we aren't, amen." Succinct.
Giovinco straight onto the attack but sees his run halted by the sight of the flag. Marginally offside.
KICK OFF! FCN get the game underway.
Almost time for kick off. Can Juventus kick-start their Champions League campaign or will FC Nordsjaelland pull off a massive shock? All will be revealed over the course of the next 90 minutes.
Nordsjaelland warmed up for tonight's encounter with a 2-1 win at SonderjyskE. The defending champions currently sit second in their domestic league.
The Bianconeri's 49-game unbeaten run in their domestic league ended on Saturday with a 3-1 loss at home to Inter Milan. It meant Juventus fell short of the Serie A record of 58 games without defeat, set by AC Milan between 1991 and 1993.
Juventus occupy third spot heading into matchday four having drawn all of their Group E matches so far. FC Nordsjaelland are bottom with a solitary point.
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The 1-1 draw between the two sides in Denmark on October 23 was the first time they have ever locked horns. Mirko Vucinic saved the Bianconeri's blushes with a late leveller that cancelled out Beckmann's opener.
Juventus will deploy a 3-5-2 formation with Sebastian Giovinco and Alessandro Matri leading the attack as they make two changes from the weekend defeat to Inter Milan. Matri replaces the injured Mirko Vucinic while Mauricio Isla is preferred to Stephan Lichtsteiner at right-back. Nordsjaelland set up with a more cautious 4-2-3-1. The Wild Tigers' marksman on matchday 3, Mikkel Beckmann, is the lone frontman. Andreas Laudrup, son of former Juventus icon, Michael, will play just off him.
Confirmed teams: JUVENTUS: Buffon (c), Chiellini, Barzagli, Bonucci, Marchisio, Pirlo, Asamoah, Vidal, Isla, Giovinco, Matri. SUBS: Storari, Lucio, Caceres, Pogba, Giaccherini, Bendtner, Quagliarella. /// FC NORDSJAELLAND: Hansen.J, Okore, Mtiliga, Parkhurst, Runje, Adu, Stokholm (c), Lorentzen, Beckmann, John, Laudrup. SUBS: Raagaard Jensen, Gundelach, Christensen, Ticinovic, Issah, Christiansen, Nordstrand.
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