Italian Serie A
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Juventus 3-0 Cagliari

Gianluigi Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon has saved two of the past three penalties faced in Serie A

Gianluigi Buffon saved the first penalty awarded by video assistant referee (VAR) in Serie A as Juventus began their title defence with a comfortable win against Cagliari.

Buffon, making his 620th appearance in the league, denied Diego Farias after referee Fabio Maresca used VAR to award the spot-kick for an Alex Sandro foul.

Juventus were already leading at that point through Mario Mandzukic's volley.

Paulo Dybala swept in a second for the hosts before Gonzalo Higuain struck.

Juventus are looking to record a seventh straight Serie A title this season.

Line-ups

Juventus

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Buffon
  • 26LichtsteinerBooked at 77mins
  • 24Rugani
  • 3Chiellini
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 8MarchisioSubstituted forKhediraat 62'minutes
  • 5Pjanic
  • 7Ju CuadradoSubstituted forDouglas Costaat 74'minutes
  • 10Dybala
  • 17Mandzukic
  • 9HiguaínSubstituted forMatuidiat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2De Sciglio
  • 4Benatia
  • 6Khedira
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 14Matuidi
  • 15Barzagli
  • 16Pinsoglio
  • 22Asamoah
  • 23Szczesny
  • 27Sturaro
  • 30Bentancur
  • 33Bernardeschi

Cagliari

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 28Cragno
  • 20PadoinSubstituted forGeraldino dos Santos Galvãoat 63'minutes
  • 3Andreolli
  • 19Pisacane
  • 24Capuano
  • 16Faragò
  • 8CigariniSubstituted forDessenaat 82'minutes
  • 21Ionita
  • 18Barella
  • 90CopSubstituted forSauat 81'minutes
  • 17Farias

Substitutes

  • 4Dessena
  • 7Cossu
  • 9Giannetti
  • 10Geraldino dos Santos Galvão
  • 12Miangue
  • 13Romagna
  • 23Ceppitelli
  • 25Sau
  • 26Crosta
  • 29Daga
Referee:
Fabio Maresca
Attendance:
39,226

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamCagliari
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home17
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 3, Cagliari 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 3, Cagliari 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

  5. Post update

    João Pedro (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Juventus).

  8. Post update

    Marco Andreolli (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Marco Andreolli.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Nicolò Barella (Cagliari).

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Douglas Costa.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Cagliari. Daniele Dessena replaces Luca Cigarini.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Cagliari. Marco Sau replaces Duje Cop.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Paolo Faragò.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Juventus).

  18. Post update

    João Pedro (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Artur Ionita (Cagliari).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 19th August 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus11003033
2Napoli11003123
3Atalanta00000000
4Benevento00000000
5Bologna00000000
6Chievo00000000
7Crotone00000000
8Fiorentina00000000
9Genoa00000000
10Inter Milan00000000
11Lazio00000000
12AC Milan00000000
13Roma00000000
14SPAL00000000
15Sampdoria00000000
16Sassuolo00000000
17Torino00000000
18Udinese00000000
19Hellas Verona100113-20
20Cagliari100103-30
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