Cesena held leaders Juventus to a shock 2-2 draw after Arturo Vidal missed a late penalty in an exciting encounter at the Stadio Dino Manuzzi last night. The Bianconeri had the chance to go nine points clear at the top of the table after Roma’s shock 0-0 draw with bottom of the table Parma. Carlos Tevez was suspended and Giorgio Chiellini rested, while Cesena missed Luca Vanzania, Andrea Tabanelli, Nico Pulzetti, Emmanuel Cascione and Riccardo Cazzola. The artificial playing surface added a new dimension to the game. Cesena defeated Lazio 2-1 two weeks ago and were positive right from the first whistle in this game as well. Milan Đjurić and Grégoire Defrel caused so many problems for the Juventus defense with the former displaying his strength as a target-man while the Frenchman used his explosive pace and directness to good effect. The hosts made an aggressive start, earning a series of early corners and Gigi Buffon was on hand early […]

CESENA v JUVENTUS Stadio Dino Manuzzi, Cesena Sunday 15th Feb, 2015, 19:45 GMT  *** After gaining promotion via the play-offs last season, Cesena are finding life tough in the top flight. With the exception of Parma, the Seahorses have the worst stats of any side in Serie A, and currently lie second from bottom. Following back-to-back wins, Cesena came crashing back down to earth last week after a defeat at Empoli. With both teams at the wrong end of the table, it was seen as a crucial six-pointer in the battle for relegation. The thought of facing the Juventus juggernaut is therefore daunting to say the least. However coach Domenico Di Carlo will be breathing a sigh of relief that Carlos Tevez is suspended for this encounter. The Argentine has been inspirational with 14 goals and 7 assists, and is currently the Capocannoniere. The contrast in form could not be greater with Juventus. The Bianconeri are seven points clear at the […]

JUVENTUS v CESENA Juventus Stadium, Turin Thursday 25th Sept, 2014 *** Juventus host newly promoted Romagna based side Cesena on Wednesday at the Juventus stadium in Turin. The start of the season has been solid so far for new head coach Massimilliano Allegri with Juventus claiming 9 points in 3 games without conceding a goal. A professional display saw them grab a vital win away at the San Siro last Saturday and Allegri will be hoping to keep up the winning run in this busy schedule of games. The two sides met earlier this season in a friendly which ended 0-0 but it would be a big surprise if Cesena manage to get anything out of this game. Cesena come into this game as one of the weakest teams in this division. They lack significant quality in their roster and survival would be a miracle for them this season. The Seahorses started well with a win in their opening game […]