Italian Serie A
Juventus2Fiorentina1

Juventus 2-1 Fiorentina

Gonzalo Higuain
Gonzalo Higuain scored 36 league goals last season

Gonzalo Higuain scored the winner on his Juventus debut as the Italian champions began their Serie A title defence with a win over Fiorentina.

The Argentine striker joined the Turin side for £75.3m from Napoli in July and finished from close range in the 75th minute after coming on as a sub.

A header from former Blackburn player Nikola Kalinic had cancelled out Sami Khedira's first-half opener.

Elsewhere, Roma scored four second half goals to hammer Udinese 4-0.

A double from Diego Perotti and late strikes from Edin Dzeko and Mohamed Salah gave them the perfect start to the season.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 15BarzagliBooked at 54mins
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 23Alves da Silva
  • 6KhediraSubstituted forde Carvalho Andrade Limaat 88'minutes
  • 18Lemina
  • 22Asamoah
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 17MandzukicSubstituted forHiguaínat 66'minutes
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forEvraat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Benatia
  • 5Pjanic
  • 7Zaza
  • 9Higuaín
  • 11de Carvalho Andrade Lima
  • 20Pjaca
  • 24Rugani
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 32Audero
  • 33Evra
  • 39Marrone

Fiorentina

  • 12Tatarusanu
  • 40TomovicBooked at 90mins
  • 2Rodríguez
  • 13Astori
  • 10Bernardeschi
  • 8VecinoBooked at 44mins
  • 5BadeljSubstituted forC Sánchezat 65'minutes
  • 28Alonso
  • 25ChiesaSubstituted forTelloat 45'minutes
  • 9N KalinicBooked at 39mins
  • 72IlicicSubstituted forRossiat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lezzerini
  • 4De Maio
  • 6C Sánchez
  • 7Zárate
  • 14Fernández
  • 16Tello
  • 17Diks
  • 22Rossi
  • 24Hagi
  • 30Babacar
  • 31Milic
  • 97Dragowski
Referee:
Davide Massa
Attendance:
40,184

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamFiorentina
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 2, Fiorentina 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Fiorentina 1.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Ciprian Tatarusanu.

Attempt saved. Mario Lemina (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex Sandro.

Andrea Barzagli (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina).

Foul by Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus).

Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Nenad Tomovic (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Nenad Tomovic (Fiorentina).

Foul by Hernanes (Juventus).

Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Hernanes replaces Sami Khedira.

Foul by Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus).

Matías Vecino (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matías Vecino (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Cristian Tello.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Patrice Evra replaces Paulo Dybala.

Foul by Dani Alves (Juventus).

Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Ciprian Tatarusanu.

Attempt saved. Mario Lemina (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cristian Tello (Fiorentina).

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Giuseppe Rossi replaces Josip Ilicic.

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matías Vecino (Fiorentina).

Foul by Mario Lemina (Juventus).

Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dani Alves (Juventus).

Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paulo Dybala (Juventus).

Davide Astori (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Fiorentina. Ciprian Tatarusanu tries a through ball, but Nikola Kalinic is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Juventus 2, Fiorentina 1. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Sami Khedira (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kwadwo Asamoah.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Nenad Tomovic (Fiorentina) because of an injury.

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 20th August 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Roma11004043
2Juventus11002113
3Atalanta00000000
4Bologna00000000
5Cagliari00000000
6Chievo00000000
7Crotone00000000
8Empoli00000000
9Genoa00000000
10Inter Milan00000000
11Lazio00000000
12AC Milan00000000
13Napoli00000000
14Palermo00000000
15Pescara00000000
16Sampdoria00000000
17Sassuolo00000000
18Torino00000000
19Fiorentina100112-10
20Udinese100104-40
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