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Gary Rose

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  1. Post update

    With all that last-minute drama I need to have a lie down, so time to bring an end to our European football coverage for today.

    All the reports, reaction and news from around the continent are available on our European football index. Cheerio.

  2. Post update

    Valencia 0-1 Barcelona


    With that win Barcelona are back up to second, two points behind Real Madrid. It may not have been a classic, but don't forget Valencia were unbeaten at home this season before the visit of Luis Enrique's side. They dug in and got a potentially vital result in the La Liga title battle.

  3. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Andrew Priestley: Of all the people who could have scored a 90th minute winner for Barcelona, Sergio Busquets would not have been my top bet!


    Valencia 0-1 Barcelona

    That's it! All over. A dramatic win tarnished slightly as Lionel Messi appears to have been struck by something during the celebrations. He goes off rubbing his head, but gives a thumbs up to the travelling fans, who will be delighted with three vital points.

  5. GOAL

    Valencia 0-1 Barcelona - Sergio Busquets (90 mins)

    Gerard Pique

    Unbelievable! Barcleona have done it right at the end as Lionel Messi floats a delightful ball to the far post, Neymar's effort is fantastically saved but Sergio Busquets is on hand to thump in the rebound. What a finish!

  6. Post update

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Vital, vital tackle by Nicolas Otamendi as Lionel Messi races on to a long ball forward. Messi's touch is uncharacteristically poor, giving Otamendi enough time to get an important block in. Was that the moment?

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    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    The 90 minutes are up and there are three minutes of time added on flashing on the fourth official's board.

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    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    Barcelona are starting to exert themselves on a tiring Valencia defence but, at the moment, the hosts are holding them back. No goals, but the crowd are in full voice. They've had a whale of time tonight.


    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Alvaro Negredo

    Alvaro Negredo, still without a goal for Valencia, goes off and is replaced by forward Paco Alcacer, before the hosts make their final change with Dani Parejo goes off for Filipe Augusto. Six minutes left for someone to find a winner.


    Roma 4-2 Inter

    All over and Roma reduce the gap between themselves and leaders Juventus back to three points after taking victory in a thrilling encounter.


    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Last throw of the dice to snatch victory by Barcelona boss Luis Enrique as Xavi and, somewhat surprisingly, Luis Suarez go off with Rafinha on and Pedro Rodriguez taking their place on the pitch.

  12. GOAL

    Roma 4-2 Inter - Miralem Pjanic (90 mins)

    Miralem Pjanic
    Miralem Pjanic scores a free-kick

    Roma make sure they take victory in a thrilling encounter as Miralem Pjanic lifts a free-kick over the wall and into the net. Important win after Juventus's last-gasp victory earlier.


    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    A change for Valencia now as the game heads into the last 20 minutes, Rodrigo Moreno is replaced by winger Rodrigo de Paul.

  14. CLOSE!

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Sofiane Feghouli is then denied at the other end by Claudio Bravo with a powerful low strike. This game has opened up a bit now, and not before time.


    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Luis Suarez

    Huge frustration again for Luis Suarez as he has a goal ruled out, again deemed to have strayed offside, but I'm not too sure. Suarez turns the ball into the net from Dani Alves's cross-shot but the linesman has his flag raised.


    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Looks like Javier Mascherno is to drop into defence as Jeremy Mathieu goes off, with attacking midfielder Ivan Rakitic brought on.

  17. Post update

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in 41 minutes in his last visit to Valencia. He has 25 minutes to work his magic tonight but, on his showing so far, it seems unlikely. It is up to Neymar to have a go at goal instead, but he drags his shot wide from outside the area.

  18. CLOSE!

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Finally a bit of life to this game as Gerard Pique hacks Rodrigo's low shot off the line after Barcelona had failed to clear a corner. You get the feeling that a solitary goal will decide this match. Very tight.

  19. CLOSE!

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Luis Suarez

    Close from Luis Suarez! He chases a hopeful ball forward, getting to it before Diego Alves and spins past the Valencia keeper but sweeps his shot into the sidenetting. He slumps to the floor, clutching his face in frustration.

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    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    Xavi sends a deep corner to Luis Suarez, unmarked on the far side of the area, but the striker directs a powerful header wide. Better, though, from the away side.

  21. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Harry Partridge: Seems Lewandowski was to Klopp & Dortmund what Suarez was to Rodgers & LFC. Both are overrated managers & have been found out!

  22. Post update

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    Pinball in the Barcelona area as the away side struggle to deal with a corner. The ball is eventually cleared but again Valencia come forward.

    Barcelona are not helped by a very quiet showing from Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, who are just not clicking today for some reason. How often do Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both fail to score on a La Liga weekend? Might well happen.

  23. GOAL

    Roma 3-2 Inter - Miralem Pjanic (60 mins)

    Miralem Pjanic

    What a game! No sooner had Inter finished celebrating their equaliser, Roma regain the lead as Francesco Totti feeds a pass to Miralem Pjanic on the edge of the area and he sidefoots home.

  24. KICK-OFF

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Meanwhile, the considerably more cagey affair between Valencia and Barcelona is back under way.

  25. GOAL

    Roma 2-2 Inter - Pablo Osvaldo (57 mins)

    Pablo Osvaldo

    There's been little action in La Liga but no shortage of goals in Serie A as Inter equalise, Pablo Osvaldo's strike taking a huge deflection to fly into the net.

  26. I'll not quit - Klopp

    Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    German Bundesliga

    Jurgen Klopp

    Borussia Dortmund suffered another defeat earlier today but coach Jurgen Klopp says he will not quit despite taking "full responsibility" for his team's slump to the foot of the Bundesliga.

    Last season's runners-up are bottom after 13 games following Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt.

    "There's no tendency for a coaching change," says Klopp, who led Dortmund to the 2013 Champions League final. "Until someone comes along and tells me otherwise, I can't go away. I can't go until there's a better solution."

  27. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    John McEnerney: Roma will run out of steam soon enough they have too many old legs to go the distance with Juve who have real quality!

  28. Post update

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    It has not been a great half and while Barcelona have seen plenty of the ball - they had 72% possession in the first 45 minutes - they've not done a great deal with it, having had one attempt on goal. Will Luis Enrique make an early change?

  29. GOAL

    Roma 2-1 Inter - Jose Holebas (47 mins)

    Jose Holebas

    What a start to the second half for Roma, and what a goal by Jose Holebas too! He brushes off a number of challenges before driving a shot high into the back of the net.

  30. KICK-OFF

    Roma 1-1 Inter

    Back under way in Serie A as Roma chase a victory that would keep them in touch with leaders Juventus.


    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

  32. CLOSE!

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Best chance of the half as Andre Gomes rounds Claudio Bravo in the Barcelona goal, but the angle is too tight and he shoots into the sidenetting.

  33. Post update

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    Lionel Messi

    We've not seen too much of Lionel Messi in this game, but he attempts to make something happen by threading a ball through the defence for Neymar, who can't quite get to the pass from his team-mate as Valencia keeper Diego Alves is able to shepherd the ball out of play.

  34. Post update

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    A chance for Valencia as Andre Gomes has a go from the edge of the area and his low strike is not far off, drifting just wide of target.


    Roma 1-1 Inter

    Radja Nainggolan and Juan Jesus

    All square at the break over in Italy, with Andrea Ranocchia's header cancelling out Gervinho's strike.

  36. Post update

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    A lucky escape for Valencia as Luis Suarez times his run to perfection to chase a ball that puts him clear of the defence. The linesman raises his flag, but the former Liverpool striker was onside, with Lionel Messi strolling back from an offside position.

  37. Post update

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    Jordi Alba goes in with a high foot when trying to get the ball and the referee reaches into his pocket once again. Yellow card. As I said, niggly.


    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Shkodran Mustafi lunges in on Neymar and takes the Barcelona forward's legs, earning himself a yellow card. From the resulting free-kick, Xavi curls wide. Despite the pre-match billing, it's not been a classic yet. Quite a cagey, niggly affair but plenty of time for that to change.

  39. GOAL

    Roma 1-1 Inter - Andrea Ranocchia (36 mins)

    Andrea Ranocchia

    All square as Andrea Ranocchia heads home from a corner - the first time Roma's defence has been breached at home in Serie A this season.


    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Gerard Pique

    Shenanigans in the Valencia area as tempers flare after a strong, but perfectly fine challenge by Nicolas Otamendi on Neymar. Antonio Barragan is booked for Valencia, with Gerard Pique shown a yellow for Barcelona.

  41. Post update

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    ...Dani Parejo sends the free-kick high over the bar. Chance gone.

  42. Post update

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    Sofiane Feghouli falls under the challenge of Dani Alves and Valencia have a free-kick 25 yards from goal, certainly in shooting range...

  43. CLOSE!

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Luis Suarez

    Oh that should have been goal number two in a Barcelona shirt for Luis Suarez! A raking pass finds Lionel Messi in the middle of the Valencia area, the ball runs loose from the forward but Suarez races on to it and rifles a shot at goal, but he hits it straight at Diego Alves in the Valencia goal.

  44. Post update

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    Rodrigo is the first to test either goalkeeper as the Valencia forward wriggles past a couple of challenges just inside the Barcelona area and lashes a shot at goal, but Claudio Bravo is there to bat the ball away.

  45. GOAL

    Roma 1-0 Inter - Gervinho (21 mins)


    Advantage Roma midway through the first half as Gervinho stabs in Adem Ljajic's cross from close range.

  46. Post update

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    Jordi Alba battles for the ball

    Very even start with both side's attacks getting snuffed out by the respective defences. A loose header almost falls for Neymar in the box, but Shkodran Mustafi heads clear.

  47. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    John McEnerney: At last a FCB coach that sees Mascherano is a midfielder not a defender, Busquets will play deeper & JM will do the job he did in the WCup.

  48. KICK-OFF

    Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

    Barcelona have won more away games at Valencia than anywhere else, but the hosts are unbeaten on home soil so far this season. Surely we are in for a classic?

    Interesting as well to see Javier Mascherano and Sergio Busquets in the Barcelona midfield together as Valenica get things under way.

  49. Post update

    Roma 0-0 Inter

    Italian Serie A

    Roma are the first to threaten as Francesco Totti has a go at goal, but his shot is weak and the ball drifts wide.

  50. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    What's gone wrong at Dortmund?

    Ben Stephens: Dortmund's fall from grace is horrible to watch for a neutral, especially after recent years of their success and accolades.

  51. KICK-OFF

    Roma 0-0 Inter

    Italian Serie A

    Roberto Mancini

    What can Roma do in response to Juventus's win? Their game against Roberto Mancini's Inter is under way.

  52. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Valencia v Barcelona (20:00 GMT)

    Spanish La Liga

    European football writer Andy West on Twitter: "Mascherano in midfield alongside Busquets? It's getting increasingly difficult to see what Luis Enrique's plan is for Barca. If he has one."

  53. Must mark Messi

    Valencia v Barcelona (20:00 GMT)

    Lionel Messi

    The Mestalla is a bit of a happy hunting ground for Lionel Messi. His trio of goals scored in 41 minutes of last season's game at Valencia was the second fastest hat-trick of his career. His quickest was achieved against Mallorca in October 2011 at the Camp Nou.

  54. LINE-UPS

    Roma v Inter (19:45 GMT)


    The pressure is on Roma now after Juventus's dramatic last-gasp win against Torino. They trail the Serie A leaders by six points but will perhaps fancy their chances against an Inter side who have not won in the league since 29 October.

    That game kicks off in just under 10 minutes.

    Roma starting XI: De Sanctis; Maicon, Manolas, Astori, Cholevas; Pjanic, Keita, Nainggolan; Gervinho, Totti, Ljajic.

    Inter starting XI: Handanovic, Campagnaro, Ranocchia, Juan Jesus, Dodo, M'Vila, Medel, Kuzmanovic; Guarin, Osvaldo, Palacio

  55. Muller makes Christmas

    Bayern Munich

    I make no apologies for dropping this entry on Bayern Munich announcing their Christmas calendar in here for no other reason than the utterly fantastic picture of Thomas Muller. Legend.

  56. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Ben Turner: No wonder Dortmund are trying so hard in the CL this season. winning it is the only way they'll qualify next season.

  57. Post update

    Valencia v Barcelona (20:00 GMT)


    Barcelona could do with a victory today to keep the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid, who are currently five points clear of Luis Enrique's side.

    Taking three points at Valencia will be easier said than done, however. They are just one place and four points behind Barcelona, and have a strong home record, having not lost at the Mestalla this season.

    "Valencia are a difficult opponent," says Enrique. "They are playing at a much higher level than in recent seasons. If you win, it is a great boost for the team, but we start every game with the same objective. Whether we win or lose it won't be definitive in the title race."

  58. LINE-UPS

    Valencia v Barcelona (20:00 GMT)

    Barcelona make one change as Javier Mascherano comes in for Ivan Rakitic. On-loan Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo lines up in attack for Valencia.

    Barcelona starting XI: Bravo, Pique, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Suarez, Messi, Neymar, Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Alves, Mathieu.

    Valencia starting XI: Alves, Barragan, Mustafi, Otamendi, Gaya, Javi Fuego, Parejo, André Gomes, Feghouli, Negredo, Rodrigo.

  59. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Borussia Dortmund lose again and are rock bottom of the Bundesliga. Klopp for the drop?"

  60. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Jurgen Klopp

    While things just seem to get better and better for Lionel Messi, the same cannot be said of Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund. The German side are BOTTOM of the Bundesliga after a 2-0 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt today.

    What has gone wrong this season? Has there been a more dramatic turnaround in form in such a short space of time than Dortmund's?

    Have your say via #bbceurofooty or text us on 81111.

  61. What now for Messi?

    Valencia v Barcelona (20:00 GMT)

    Lionel Messi

    The highlights of my achievements over the last week or so consisted of buying a couple of Christmas presents, successfully avoiding venturing outside on Black Friday and cooking a spaghetti bolognaise.

    Compare that to the week Lionel Messi had - becoming La Liga's record goalscorer when he bagged a hat-trick in a 5-1 win against Sevilla, before adding the Champions League all-time top scorer record a few days later with another hat-trick against Apoel.

    Consequently, with no records to be broken, Messi might be feeling a little empty going into today's game against Valencia, although he can put all his focus on helping Barcelona win the major silverware that eluded them last season.

  62. Post update

    Right then, no time to catch our breath really as we switch attention to tonight's other key games - Valencia v Barcelona (20:00 GMT) and Roma v Inter (19:45 GMT). If we get half the drama of the Turin derby in those games, then we have a very good night in store indeed.

  63. Post update

    Juventus 2-1 Torino

    Juventus celebrate

    Juventus players and coaching staff race on to the pitch and there are celebrations like those seen in a cup final! Amazing scenes and Juventus's stunning run of home wins goes on - 25 and counting.


    Juventus 2-1 Torino

    That's it! So, so hash on Torino, they deserved something from this, but what a game!

  65. GOAL

    Juventus 2-1 Torino - Andrea Pirlo

    Andrea Pirlo

    Well how about this! What a finish. Seconds left and Andrea Pirlo shoots through a crowd of players and into the bottom corner. If you have Pirlo in your side, you always have a chance.


    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Omar El Kaddouri goes off for Torino and Juan Sanchez Mino comes on for the final two minutes. Enough time to make an impression?

  67. Post update

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Into stoppage time and this is anyone's game. Three minutes added on. Can anyone find a winner?

    Massimiliano Allegri
  68. Post update

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    This is a stunning, stunning game! Bruno Peres drives forward and squares a ball to Amauri, but he fouls a Juventus defender when challenging for the ball. Andrea Pirlo then slices a shot wide at the other end. Great drama.

  69. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Madan Roka: Sad moments for Dortmund. pretty speechless to know that they might be fighting against relegation.


    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    It seems Juventus would be happy with a draw as they make a defensive change - defender Angelo Ogbonna replacing Carlos Tevez.

  71. LAST 10

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Tense times now for Juventus as Torino push for a historic winner. Marco Benassi twice has shots blocked as the away side press, before Alessandro Gazzi heads just over from Bruno Peres's corner.

    Hard to believe I'm typing this, but Juventus would surely be happy with a point now.

    Alessandro Gazzi

    Juventus 1-1 Torino - Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Now, this could interesting. Stephan Lichtsteiner slides in on Omar El Kaddouri, failing to get the ball and taking the Torino man's legs. The referee has no choice but to produce a second yellow for Lichtsteiner and Juventus will play out the final minutes with 10 men.

    Stephan Lichtsteiner sent off

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Fantastic football from Carlos Tevez as he dances his way across the edge of the area, skipping several challenges. The ball is eventually played to Arturo Vidal, who stabs in from close range, but he is deemed offside.

    Carlos Tevez

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    There will be no goal against his former club as Torino's Fabio Quagliarella is replaced by Marcelo Larrondo. Quagliarella receives a fantastic ovation from both sets of fans as he goes off.

  75. Dortmund lose again

    Borussia Dortmund

    Another game and it is another defeat for Borussia Dortmund as Jurgen Klopp's side go down 2-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt. They are bottom of the Bundesliga. What is going on at Dortmund? Answers on a postcard* please.

    *Don't send in postcard

  76. Post update

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    A chance for Juventus as Alvaro Morata leads an attack, two-against-two, then feeds the ball to Carlos Tevez but the striker drives a shot straight into the body of Kamil Glik inside the area.

    Carlos Tevez

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Juventus make another change as Claudio Marchisio is replaced by on-loan Udinese midfielder Roberto Pereyra. They need some magic from someone as it is just not happening for them on the pitch at the moment.

  78. Post update

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Bruno Peres is brimming with confidence. He cuts inside Paul Pogba and fancies a pop at goal from all of 35 yards and, you know what, it is only just over.


    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    All getting a little niggly as Paul Pogba gets booked for a foul on Nikola Maksimovic. One hour gone and it is pretty even.

    Paul Pogba

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Fernando Llorente, who has had a very quiet game, is the first to be replaced for Juventus as he makes way for summer signing Alvaro Morata.


    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    First change of the game as Giuseppe Vives goes off for Torino, to be replaced by fellow midfielder Marco Benassi.

  82. CLOSE!

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Oh what a story this would have been! Torino's first attack in this half sees Amauri slide the ball into the path of Fabio Quagliarella and the former Juventus man, under pressure from a defender, pokes his shot just wide. So close.

  83. Post update

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Andrea Pirlo plays a corner short to Carlos Tevez, who gives the ball straight back to the veteran Italy midfielder and he then curls a cross wide of goal. Juventus have started this half much like they did the first.


    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Alessandro Gazzi slides along the wet turf and into the legs of Carlos Tevez. Yellow card for the Torino man. Andrea Pirlo's subsequent free-kick is headed on to the roof of the net by Arturo Vidal.

  85. KICK-OFF

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    The rain has not abated, if anything it has got even heavier as the second half gets under way.

  86. Post update

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Roma will be rubbing their hands with glee at the current, unexpected scoreline. If it stays like this, they will go into their game against Inter knowing a win would reduce the gap at the top to just one point.

    Long way to go yet, though.

  87. Post update

    Juventus 1-1 Torino


    It has been 12 years since Torino fans last saw their side score against Juventus, Benoit Cauet getting on the scoresheet for them back in 2002. Will the floodgates be opened now?

  88. Post update

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Juventus missing this man? To be fair to Marco Storari, I doubt even Gianluigi Buffon would have been able to keep out Bruno Peres's strike.


    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Well then, all square as the players head off towards the tunnel after a very entertaining 45 minutes. Not the half I was expecting, admittedly.

  90. Post update

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Andrea Pirlo's floated corner is plucked out of the air by Jean-François Gillet, before Carlos Tevez sends a shot into Row Z. Juventus in control now, just missing that bit of bite in the final third.

  91. Post update

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    A well-worked move sees Paul Pogba open the defence with a ball for Patrice Evra on the left of the area, but his first-time cross for Arturo Vidal is ballooned over the bar by the midfielder. Torino on the back foot a bit now.

  92. Post update

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Patrice Evra finds Carlos Tevez with a cross as Juventus push forward for the first time in a while, but the former Manchester City striker cannot direct his volley on target. Moments later, Claudio Marchisio sees a shot deflected wide. Better from the hosts.

  93. Post update

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Patrice Evra looked good going forward in the early stages of this game but he is struggling to defend against Bruno Peres on that left side. Peres has space just outside the Juventus area and his ball eventually falls to Amauri, but his shot is blocked by Paul Pogba.

  94. Post update

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Carlos Tevez's pass along the edge of the Torino area is cut out by a defender. Juventus are struggling to find a way through a packed Torino backline. Anyone's game at the moment.

    Carlos Tevez
  95. Post update

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    That goal has definitely knocked Juventus back a bit and Torino are actually enjoying a good spell at the moment. They win a free-kick midway inside the home side's half, Bruno Peres takes it with a pre-worked routine but it ultimately comes to nothing.

  96. Post update

    Juventus 1-1 Torino

    Bruno Peres is straight over to the celebrating Torino fans, who are going crazy and rightly so. What a derby we have here.

  97. GOAL

    Juventus 1-1 Torino - Bruno Peres

    Well how about this! Torino are level as they end a 12-year goal drought against Juventus, and what a way to do it! Defender Bruno Peres runs all the way from just outside his own area, into the Juventus box and somehow musters the energy to rifle in. Stunning strike.

    Bruno Peres celebrates

    Juventus 1-0 Torino

    A tough start for Torino but skipper Kamil Glik needs to calm his players down. He doesn't though, as he himself goes in the referee's book for a foul done in frustration on Arturo Vidal.

  99. GOAL

    Juventus 1-0 Torino - Arturo Vidal (pen)

    Arturo Vidal sweeps home from the spot at the second attempt after an infringement meant he had to retake it, Torino keeper Jean-Francois Gillet was nowhere near his effort having dived the wrong way and it is advantage Juventus.

    Arturo Vidal

    Juventus 0-0 Torino

    A handball by a Torino player when a free-kick by Andrea Pirlo hits the wall and it is a penalty...

  101. Post update

    Juventus 0-0 Torino

    The pressure is relieved on Torino as they win a free-kick some 35 yards out from the Juventus goal. The ball is rolled to Fabio Quagliarella, who has a crack from distance but his effort takes a slight deflection off Carlos Tevez, enough to take the sting out of it, and reserve keeper Marco Storari makes the save.

  102. Post update

    Juventus 0-0 Torino

    Patrice Evra is very much in the thick of things as he launches the ball into the area and finds the head of Fernando Llorente, who heads over. Less than 10 minutes in and you sense it is going to be a long evening ahead for Torino.

  103. Post update

    Juventus 0-0 Torino

    Torino are firmly camped inside their own half as Juventus press. Patrice Evra muscles his way past a defender on the left and whips in a cross but Torino keeper Jean-Francois Gillet is out to make the catch.

  104. Post update

    Juventus 0-0 Torino


    The stands look stunning with both sets of fans waving flags with their teams colours. There is definitely an excellent derby atmosphere at the Juventus Stadium but will the action on the pitch match it? No chances as yet in a relatively cagey opening.

  105. KICK-OFF

    Juventus 0-0 Torino

    Off we go then. Upset on the cards?

  106. Post update

    Juventus v Torino (17:00 GMT)

    It is absolutely chucking it down as the players walk out on to the pitch. Still, it is not dampening the spirits of the Torino fans, who are in fine voice despite their side's dismal record in these matches.

  107. Evra a "man with a brain"

    Juventus v Torino (17:00 GMT)

    Patrice Evra

    Making his first appearance in over a month today is former Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra.

    The Frenchman, who has struggled with knee injuries since joining Juve in the summer, was recently described by Sir Alex Ferguson as one of the most intelligent footballers he had worked with.

    "I've always been blessed with a good memory but Patrice Evra? There's a man with a brain," Ferguson told the Big Issue. "He could speak five languages and was a great help in the dressing room. Lovely guy."

  108. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Memorable derby moments

    Because history suggests this derby might be a tad one sided, let's populate this page with your most memorable derby moments.

    From the best goal you have seen to most unusual incident, let us know which game and what it was that made it memorable via #bbceurofooty, text us on 81111 or have your say via the BBC Sport Facebook and Google+ pages.

  109. Post update

    Juventus v Torino (17:00 GMT)

  110. Post update

    Juventus v Torino (17:00 GMT)

    Perhaps a sign of just how one sided this derby has been down the years, it was not even picked up as Serie A's Sunday feature game, with Roma versus Inter (19:45 GMT) getting the primetime television viewing slot.

    Looking at the two clubs' recent form, it is perhaps understandable. Serie A leaders Juventus have won their last five games in all competitions, while Torino have failed to take victory in any of their previous five.

    It's David versus Goliath stuff, but, sadly, without the sense of the underdog coming out on top.

  111. LINE-UPS

    Juventus v Torino (17:00 GMT)

    Patrice Evra makes his first Juventus appearance since 18 October in one of two changes for the Serie A leaders. He replaces Simone Padoin while goalkeeper Marco Storari comes in for Gianluigi Buffon, who has a shoulder injury.

    Former Juventus forward Fabio Quagliarella, who joined Torino in the summer, leads the line for the away side.

    Juventus starting XI: Storari, Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra, Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio, Vidal, Tevez, Llorente.

    Torino starting XI: Gillet; Maksimovic, Glik, Moretti; Peres, Vives, Gazzi, El Kaddouri, Darmian; Amauri, Quagliarella.

  112. Post update

    Juventus v Torino (17:00 GMT)

    Hello! Welcome to our latest jaunt across the continent as we take in action from Italy and Spain.

    First up, to Turin, where Juventus play host to Torino before our focus swings to Spain as Barcelona travel to Valencia (20:00 GMT) looking to keep the gap between themselves and La Liga leaders Real Madrid to two points.

    The prospect of the return of the working week may be looming but what better way to keep the Monday blues at bay than a bit of European football action?

  113. Dreading the derby?


    More often than not, a team's derby match will be the first fixture fans look for at the start of each season.

    From the banter between supporters in the build up, to the game itself - fiercely contested, goals aplenty, twists, turns and drama - there are few things more exhilarating than games between two neighbouring teams.

    Spare a thought, though, for poor Torino fans because when the Turin derby looms it must make their hearts sink. Without a win against Juventus since 1995, 12 defeats out of the 16 games since then and no goal to even celebrate in the last 12 years. It is a pretty depressing fixture.

    Still, there is always hope that the next meeting could be different. Will that be the case today?