Italian Serie A
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Juventus 2-0 SPAL: Cristiano Ronaldo scores header on return from injury

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his third league goal of the season

Cristiano Ronaldo returned from injury with a goal as Serie A champions Juventus maintained their unbeaten start to the season by beating SPAL.

Ronaldo had missed the win over Brescia with an adductor problem, but powered home a header in the second half.

Juve took the lead through Miralem Pjanic's stunning curling strike on the stroke of half-time.

SPAL keeper Etrit Berisha made stunning saves to keep out close-range headers from Aaron Ramsey and Sami Khedira.

Meanwhile, legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, 41, played his 903rd career game, a record for an Italian player, surpassing former AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini.

Antonio Conte's Inter Milan returned to the top of the table with a 3-1 win at Sampdoria.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 77Buffon
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 19Bonucci
  • 4de Ligt
  • 14Matuidi
  • 5Pjanic
  • 6KhediraBooked at 32minsSubstituted forCanat 61'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 25RabiotSubstituted forBentancurat 77'minutes
  • 8RamseySubstituted forBernardeschiat 65'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 10Dybala

Substitutes

  • 1Szczesny
  • 21Higuaín
  • 23Can
  • 24Rugani
  • 28Demiral
  • 30Bentancur
  • 31Pinsoglio
  • 33Bernardeschi
  • 34Beruatto

SPAL

  • 99Berisha
  • 40Tomovic
  • 23Vicari
  • 3dos Santos de PauloBooked at 55mins
  • 26SalaSubstituted forJankovicat 72'minutes
  • 11MurgiaSubstituted forStrefezzaat 57'minutes
  • 7Missiroli
  • 6Valdifiori
  • 13Reca
  • 37PetagnaBooked at 82mins
  • 9MonciniSubstituted forPaloschiat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Cionek
  • 10Floccari
  • 21Strefezza
  • 22Thiam
  • 25Letica
  • 27Dias da Silva Dal Belo
  • 43Paloschi
  • 67Cannistrà
  • 95Jankovic
  • 96Tunjov
  • 97Zanchetta
Referee:
Marco Piccinini
Attendance:
38,995

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamSPAL
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home21
Away5
Shots on Target
Home10
Away1
Corners
Home13
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 2, SPAL 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 2, SPAL 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Etrit Berisha.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Juan Cuadrado with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Igor Julio.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Nenad Tomovic.

  8. Booking

    Emre Can (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Emre Can (Juventus).

  10. Post update

    Arkadiusz Reca (SPAL) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Emre Can.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Alberto Paloschi (SPAL).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi.

  15. Post update

    Offside, SPAL. Simone Missiroli tries a through ball, but Arkadiusz Reca is caught offside.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Emre Can (Juventus).

  17. Post update

    Arkadiusz Reca (SPAL) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Booking

    Andrea Petagna (SPAL) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Andrea Petagna (SPAL).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 28th September 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inter Milan66001321118
2Juventus6510115616
3Atalanta6411159613
4Napoli530213949
5Cagliari53028539
6Torino53028719
7Roma522110918
8Bologna52217618
9Lazio52127437
10Brescia520367-16
11Parma520357-26
12AC Milan520335-26
13Lecce5203611-56
14Sassuolo62041112-16
15Fiorentina512289-15
16Hellas Verona512234-15
17Genoa512279-25
18Udinese511325-34
19SPAL6105513-83
20Sampdoria6105414-103
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