Italian Serie A
JuventusJuventus4CagliariCagliari0

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
  • 23Alves da Silva
  • 18Lemina
  • 11de Carvalho Andrade Lima
  • 5Pjanic
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 4, Cagliari 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 4, Cagliari 0.

  3. Booking

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Gianni Munari (Cagliari).

  6. Post update

    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.

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Gianni Munari (Cagliari).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Hernanes (Juventus).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Goal!

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

  16. Post update

    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.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Mario Mandzukic replaces Gonzalo Higuaín.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Alex Sandro (Juventus).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 21st September 2016

  • JuventusJuventus4CagliariCagliari0
  • BolognaBologna2SampdoriaSampdoria0
  • AtalantaAtalanta0PalermoPalermo1
  • ChievoChievo2SassuoloSassuolo1
  • EmpoliEmpoli0Inter MilanInter Milan2
  • GenoaGenoa0NapoliNapoli0
  • PescaraPescara0TorinoTorino0
  • RomaRoma4CrotoneCrotone0
  • UdineseUdinese2FiorentinaFiorentina2

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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