Italian Serie A
Juventus4Cagliari0

Juventus 4-0 Cagliari

Dani Alves
Dani Alves celebrates scoring his first goal for Juventus and his side's third on the night

Defending champions Juventus moved top of Serie A as they thrashed Cagliari.

The hosts were looking to bounce back from defeat by Inter Milan in the derby d'Italia on Sunday and were soon in front as Daniele Rugani swept in.

Record signing Gonzalo Higuain then doubled the lead before Dani Alves scored his first goal for Juventus with a powerful drive from outside the box.

Luca Ceppitelli diverted the ball into his own net late on as Mario Lemina's shot was parried into his path.

Victory was enough to lift Max Allegri's side back to the top of the table as title rivals Napoli were held 0-0 away at Genoa.

Elsewhere, Edin Dzeko scored twice as Roma beat Crotone 4-0 to move up to third, Inter Milan made it back-to-back wins with a 2-0 victory over Empoli and Udinese drew 2-2 with Fiorentina.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1BuffonSubstituted forMurara Netoat 45'minutes
  • 24RuganiBooked at 64mins
  • 15Barzagli
  • 3Chiellini
  • 23Dani Alves
  • 18Lemina
  • 11Hernanes
  • 5Pjanic
  • 12Alex Sandro
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forPjacaat 72'minutes
  • 9HiguaínSubstituted forMandzukicat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Mandzukic
  • 19Bonucci
  • 20Pjaca
  • 22Asamoah
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 27Sturaro
  • 32Audero

Cagliari

  • 30Storari
  • 26BittanteBooked at 41mins
  • 23Ceppitelli
  • 2Bruno Alves
  • 29Murru
  • 20Padoin
  • 8Di GennaroBooked at 13mins
  • 18Barella
  • 10Geraldino dos Santos GalvãoSubstituted forTachtsidisat 45'minutes
  • 25SauSubstituted forMunariat 67'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 22BorrielloSubstituted forGiannettiat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittencourt Pinheiro
  • 9Melchiorri
  • 13Colombo
  • 16Munari
  • 19Pisacane
  • 24Capuano
  • 32Giannetti
  • 35Salamon
  • 77Tachtsidis
Referee:
Maurizio Mariani
Attendance:
38,949

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamCagliari
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home28
Away2
Shots on Target
Home13
Away0
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home19
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 4, Cagliari 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 4, Cagliari 0.

Booking

Gianni Munari (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gianni Munari (Cagliari).

Attempt missed. Marko Pjaca (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Hernanes with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marko Pjaca with a through ball.

Offside, Juventus. Marko Pjaca tries a through ball, but Mario Mandzukic is caught offside.

Alex Sandro (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gianni Munari (Cagliari).

Attempt missed. Niccolò Giannetti (Cagliari) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Luca Bittante.

Foul by Hernanes (Juventus).

Niccolò Giannetti (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Alex Sandro (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Hernanes.

Goal!

Own Goal by Luca Ceppitelli, Cagliari. Juventus 4, Cagliari 0.

Attempt saved. Mario Lemina (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mario Mandzukic with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Mario Mandzukic replaces Gonzalo Higuaín.

Foul by Alex Sandro (Juventus).

Davide Di Gennaro (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Dani Alves (Juventus) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Niccolò Giannetti (Cagliari) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Luca Bittante with a cross.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Marco Storari.

Attempt saved. Hernanes (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

Attempt saved. Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Marko Pjaca (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luca Bittante (Cagliari).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Marko Pjaca replaces Paulo Dybala.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Luca Bittante.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Gianni Munari replaces Marco Sau.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Bruno Alves.

Attempt blocked. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

Booking

Daniele Rugani (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daniele Rugani (Juventus).

Nicolò Barella (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Nicola Murru.

Foul by Paulo Dybala (Juventus).

Nicola Murru (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paulo Dybala (Juventus).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 21st September 2016

  • JuventusJuventus4CagliariCagliari0
    FT
  • BolognaBologna2SampdoriaSampdoria0
    FT
  • AtalantaAtalanta0PalermoPalermo1
    FT
  • ChievoChievo2SassuoloSassuolo1
    FT
  • EmpoliEmpoli0Inter MilanInter Milan2
    FT
  • GenoaGenoa0NapoliNapoli0
    FT
  • PescaraPescara0TorinoTorino0
    FT
  • RomaRoma4CrotoneCrotone0
    FT
  • UdineseUdinese2FiorentinaFiorentina2
    FT
View all Italian Serie A results

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus5401114712
2Napoli5320125711
3Roma5311135810
4Chievo531174310
5Inter Milan531175210
6AC Milan53028719
7Bologna530279-29
8Genoa42116427
9Fiorentina42115417
10Lazio52128717
11Udinese521268-27
12Sampdoria520357-26
13Sassuolo520358-36
14Torino51228625
15Pescara512267-15
16Palermo512236-35
17Cagliari5113711-44
18Empoli511326-44
19Atalanta5104611-53
20Crotone5014311-81
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