Italian Serie A
Juventus3Sassuolo1

Juventus 3-1 Sassuolo

Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain scores against Sassuolo
Gonzalo Higuain has scored three goals in his first three Serie A games for Juventus

Gonzalo Higuain scored two goals in six minutes as defending champions Juventus returned to the top of Serie A with victory over Sassuolo.

Argentina striker Higuain's clinical low shot into the bottom corner set the hosts on their way.

He made it three goals in three league games since joining in July for £75m from Napoli with a volley.

Miralem Pjanic, a £25m signing from Roma, headed home on his debut before Sassuolo's Luca Antei pulled one back.

Juventus, who start their Champions League campaign at home to Sevilla on Wednesday, have taken nine points from their first three league games, while defeat was Sassuolo's first of the season.

Massimiliano Allegri's Juventus are three points clear of Genoa and Sampdoria, both of whom play on Sunday.

Genoa host Fiorentina, while Sampdoria travel to Roma.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 4BenatiaBooked at 85mins
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 6KhediraSubstituted forde Carvalho Andrade Limaat 72'minutes
  • 18Lemina
  • 5Pjanic
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 9HiguaínSubstituted forMandzukicat 70'minutes
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forPjacaat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Ju Cuadrado
  • 11de Carvalho Andrade Lima
  • 15Barzagli
  • 17Mandzukic
  • 20Pjaca
  • 22Asamoah
  • 23Alves da Silva
  • 24Rugani
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 32Audero
  • 33Evra

Sassuolo

  • 47Consigli
  • 23GazzolaBooked at 82mins
  • 15Acerbi
  • 5Antei
  • 13Peluso
  • 6PellegriniSubstituted forIemmelloat 57'minutes
  • 4Magnanelli
  • 32Duncan
  • 16Politano
  • 10MatriSubstituted forMissiroliat 57'minutes
  • 90RagusaSubstituted forRicciat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Pomini
  • 7Missiroli
  • 8Biondini
  • 9Iemmello
  • 20Lirola Kosok
  • 22Mazzitelli
  • 26Terranova
  • 27Ricci
  • 28Cannavaro
  • 55Letschert
  • 79Pegolo
  • 98Adjapong
Referee:
Marco Di Bello
Attendance:
39,040

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamSassuolo
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home23
Away9
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home14
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 3, Sassuolo 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 3, Sassuolo 1.

Booking

Federico Ricci (Sassuolo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Federico Ricci (Sassuolo).

Mario Lemina (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcello Gazzola (Sassuolo).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Simone Missiroli (Sassuolo) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alfred Duncan with a cross.

Foul by Hernanes (Juventus).

Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) because of an injury.

Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo).

Matteo Politano (Sassuolo) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Federico Ricci with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Marko Pjaca replaces Paulo Dybala.

Attempt missed. Matteo Politano (Sassuolo) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

Federico Ricci (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Medhi Benatia (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Medhi Benatia (Juventus).

Federico Ricci (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Federico Peluso.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Federico Peluso.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Francesco Acerbi.

Booking

Marcello Gazzola (Sassuolo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marcello Gazzola (Sassuolo).

Attempt missed. Mario Lemina (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Francesco Acerbi.

Substitution

Substitution, Sassuolo. Federico Ricci replaces Antonino Ragusa.

Attempt saved. Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paulo Dybala.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) because of an injury.

Corner, Sassuolo. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

Attempt blocked. Pietro Iemmello (Sassuolo) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alfred Duncan with a cross.

Corner, Sassuolo. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Hernanes replaces Sami Khedira.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 10th September 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus33006249
2Napoli32109457
3Genoa22006246
4Sampdoria22003126
5Roma21106244
6Pescara21105234
7Torino21017433
8Chievo21012113
9Lazio21014403
10Fiorentina21012203
11AC Milan210156-13
12Udinese210124-23
13Bologna210125-33
14Sassuolo310226-43
15Cagliari201135-21
16Inter Milan201113-21
17Palermo301215-41
18Atalanta200246-20
19Crotone200214-30
20Empoli200203-30
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