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Parma 1-2 Juventus: Juventus stay top of Serie A thanks to entertaining win at Parma

Blaise Matuidi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Blaise Matuidi's winner was his first goal since 14 March in a 2-0 win over Atalanta

Juventus continued their unbeaten start to the season with victory in an entertaining game at Parma.

Mario Mandzukic opened the scoring for the defending Serie A champions after only two minutes.

But Parma responded well and were level before the break when Gervinho marked his full debut with a close-range goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo is still awaiting his first goal since joining Juve, but his side claimed the win through Blaise Matuidi's second-half strike.

Mandzukic quickly broke the deadlock by taking full advantage when a rebound off Simone Iacoponi fell kindly for the Croatia striker inside the six-yard box.

Parma's Leo Stulac hit the crossbar with a brilliant free-kick before Gervinho's equaliser, the ex-Arsenal striker diverting the ball home past former team-mate Wojciech Szczesny.

A brilliant touch from Mandzukic set up the winner, his deft backheel allowing Matuidi the chance to hit a powerful shot into the roof of the net from a tight angle.

Juve went close again when Douglas Costa hit the post late on.

Ronaldo's best chance was a powerful header that went just wide before half-time, and the Portuguese has now had 23 chances this season - the most of anyone in Europe's top five divisions without scoring.

Line-ups

Parma

  • 55Sepe
  • 2Iacoponi
  • 22Bruno Alves
  • 28Gagliolo
  • 18Gobbi
  • 32RigoniBooked at 45minsSubstituted forDeiolaat 60'minutes
  • 5Stulac
  • 17Barillà
  • 27KouassiSubstituted forDa Cruzat 61'minutes
  • 45Inglese
  • 20Di GaudioSubstituted forCeravoloat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Frattali
  • 3Dimarco
  • 7Da Cruz
  • 8Deiola
  • 9Ceravolo
  • 13Sierralta
  • 23Gazzola
  • 56Bagheria
  • 93Sprocati

Juventus

  • 1Szczesny
  • 16Ju CuadradoBooked at 90mins
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 6KhediraSubstituted forDybalaat 80'minutes
  • 5PjanicBooked at 13minsSubstituted forCanat 73'minutes
  • 14Matuidi
  • 33BernardeschiBooked at 40minsSubstituted forDouglas Costaat 55'minutes
  • 17Mandzukic
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 2De Sciglio
  • 4Benatia
  • 10Dybala
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 15Barzagli
  • 18Kean
  • 20Cavaco Cancelo
  • 21Pinsoglio
  • 22Perin
  • 23Can
  • 24Rugani
  • 30Bentancur
Referee:
Daniele Doveri
Attendance:
20,814

Match Stats

Home TeamParmaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home11
Away24
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Parma 1, Juventus 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Parma 1, Juventus 2.

Foul by Emre Can (Juventus).

Roberto Inglese (Parma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Juventus. Juan Cuadrado tries a through ball, but Mario Mandzukic is caught offside.

Blaise Matuidi (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fabio Ceravolo (Parma).

Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leo Stulac (Parma).

Booking

Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Juan Cuadrado (Juventus).

Fabio Ceravolo (Parma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Riccardo Gagliolo.

Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fabio Ceravolo (Parma).

Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antonino Barillà (Parma).

Attempt missed. Alex Sandro (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Emre Can.

Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simone Iacoponi (Parma).

Attempt blocked. Leo Stulac (Parma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Antonino Barillà (Parma).

Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Roberto Inglese (Parma).

Substitution

Substitution, Parma. Fabio Ceravolo replaces Antonio Di Gaudio.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Paulo Dybala replaces Sami Khedira.

Corner, Parma. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

Attempt blocked. Alessandro Deiola (Parma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Antonio Di Gaudio (Parma) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Antonino Barillà.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Emre Can replaces Miralem Pjanic.

Douglas Costa (Juventus) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box following a corner.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Simone Iacoponi.

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

Attempt blocked. Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Antonio Di Gaudio (Parma) because of an injury.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Simone Iacoponi.

Alex Sandro (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Simone Iacoponi (Parma).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 1st September 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus33007349
2Napoli22005326
3SPAL22002026
4Atalanta21107344
5Sassuolo21103214
6Udinese21103214
7Inter Milan31115324
8Roma31115504
9Fiorentina11006153
10Genoa11002113
11Empoli21013213
12AC Milan21014403
13Torino201123-11
14Cagliari201124-21
15Frosinone201104-41
16Parma301235-21
17Bologna301204-41
18Sampdoria100101-10
19Lazio200214-30
20Chievo200239-60
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