juventus (teknik direktör: marcello lippi) gianluigi buffon, lilian thuram, ciro ferrara, paolo montero, gianluca zambrotta (marcelo danubio zalayeta 67'), mauro camoranesi, alessio tacchinardi, igor tudor (alessandro birindelli 61'), edgar davids, pavel nedved, alessandro del piero (marco di vaio 81')
barcelona (teknik direktör: radomir antiç) roberto bonano, gabriel garcia “gabri”, carles puyol, frank de boer, michael reiziger, xavier hernandez “xavi” (gerard lopez 74'), thiago motta, marc overmars (luis enrique martinez 83'), roman riquelme (gaizka mendieta 63'), javier saviola, patrick kluivert
yardımcı hakemler: igor sramka (svk), martin balko (svk)
4. hakem: anton stredak (svk)
juventus: gianluigi buffon (gk), ciro ferrara, alessio tacchinardi, paolo montero, igor tudor (dk. 61 alessandro birindelli), alessandro del piero(c) (dk. 82 marco di vaio), pavel nedvěd, mauro camoranesi, gianluca zambrotta (dk. 67 marcelo danubio zalayeta), lilian thuram, edgar davids
yedekler: antonio chimenti (gk), gianluca pessotto, antonio conte, mark iuliano
teknik direktör: marcello lippi (ita)
barcelona: roberto bonano (gk), michael reiziger, frank de boer, carles puyol (c), xavi hernández (dk. 74 gerard), javier saviola, patrick kluivert, juan riquelme (dk. 63 gaizka mendieta), marc overmars (dk. 83 luis enrique), gabri, thiago motta
yedekler: víctor valdés (gk), patrik andersson, philippe christanval, fábio rochemback
teknik direktör: radomir antić (srb)
goller: 1-0 paolo montero dk. 16 1-1 javier saviola dk. 78
sarı kartlar: dk. 76 alessandro birindelli (juventus) dk. 61 patrick kluivert, dk. 69 gabri (barcelona)
saviola strike boosts barça published: wednesday 9 april 2003, 22.01cet
javier saviola scored a crucial away goal.
javier saviola's late strike gave fc barcelona the advantage at the stadio delle alpi, scoring a crucial away goal to take back to spain for the second leg of their uefa champions league quarter-final against juventus fc.
montero strikes paolo montero put the italians ahead on 16 minutes but, with barcelona's first real chance of the match, saviola struck to make the spanish side favourites to advance to a semi-final against either real madrid cf or manchester united fc.
nedved plays the influential czech midfield player pavel nedved shrugged off a thigh injury to start but juve were without david trezeguet as coach marcello lippi surprisingly started with just one recognised striker in alessandro del piero.
montero on target after a ragged opening period the serie a leaders began to assert themselves and went ahead on 16 minutes. nedved swung in a cross from the left which was met by montero. the centre-back headed the ball down to del piero whose overhead kick was blocked by the barcelona keeper roberto bonano. the loose ball, however, fell back to montero who rifled a shot high into the goal.
tudor miss juventus came into the match with the worst record of all the teams in the last eight and, having struggled in particular on their travels, were desperate to get off to a strong start. mauro camoranesi almost engineered the cushion of a second goal on 32 minutes, combining well with igor tudor before sending in a cross that the croatian headed over from six metres.
buffon confident at the other end, juve keeper gianluigi buffon was in confident mood, dominating his area as marc overmars and michael reiziger looked to open the juve defence from the flanks. the spanish side, however, were restricted to efforts from distance, and a patrick kluivert header and long-range strike from riquelme aside, barcelona rarely theatened before the break.
xavi comes close eight minutes after the restart that changed. overmars crossed deep from the right to xavi hernández who hit a left-foot volley with power but straight at buffon. two minutes later, however, juve might have made it safe. gianluca zambrotta cut the ball back to davids whose shot was blocked but the ball broke to del piero who drew an excellent diving save from bonano.
saviola strikes but it was the spanish side that struck next. on 78 minutes reiziger broke down the left and cut the ball back to saviola. the argentinian striker swept the ball goalwards and it deflected off montero and low past buffon for a crucial away goal.
late di vaio miss as juve pushed forward, patrick kluivert found space to dart into the area and buffon had to race off his line to save well with his legs. then deep into injury time marcelo zalayeta's cushioned header sent marco di vaio through on goal, but the substitute put his shot wide and with it may have gone juve's chances of a semi-final place.