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Torino 0-1 Juventus: Matthijs de Ligt scores winner as champions return top of Serie A

Matthijs de Ligt
Dutch centre-back Matthijs de Ligt scored his first goal for Juventus since his £67.5m summer arrival from Ajax

Matthijs de Ligt scored his first Juventus goal as Maurizio Sarri's side returned to the top of Serie A with a hard-fought derby victory over Torino.

It took until the 70th minute for the opener to arrive as £67.5m signing De Ligt reacted quickest to a corner.

Cristiano Ronaldo twice went close in the first half, while Salvatore Sirigu denied Gonzalo Higuain's spectacular volley prior to De Ligt's breakthrough.

Torino's Gleison Bremer had a stoppage-time equaliser ruled out for offside.

Juventus reclaim top from Inter Milan after Romelu Lukaku's late double - including a 90th-minute penalty - had earlier seen the Nerazzurri come from behind to beat Bologna 2-1.

Line-ups

Torino

  • 39Sirigu
  • 5Izzo
  • 36Silva Nascimento
  • 4Silveira Neves Vojnovic
  • 34AinaBooked at 44mins
  • 23Meité
  • 88RincónBooked at 90minsSubstituted forZazaat 74'minutes
  • 8BaselliBooked at 68minsSubstituted forMillicoat 85'minutes
  • 15AnsaldiBooked at 63mins
  • 24VerdiSubstituted forLukicat 80'minutes
  • 9BelottiBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Lukic
  • 11Zaza
  • 18Ujkani
  • 21Berenguer Remiro
  • 22Millico
  • 25Rosati
  • 29De Silvestri
  • 30Djidji
  • 93Laxalt

Juventus

  • 1Szczesny
  • 16Ju CuadradoBooked at 57mins
  • 19Bonucci
  • 4de Ligt
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 30BentancurBooked at 54minsSubstituted forKhediraat 76'minutes
  • 5Pjanic
  • 14Matuidi
  • 33BernardeschiSubstituted forRamseyat 67'minutes
  • 10DybalaSubstituted forHiguaínat 60'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 6Khedira
  • 8Ramsey
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 13Danilo
  • 21Higuaín
  • 23Can
  • 24Rugani
  • 28Demiral
  • 31Pinsoglio
  • 77Buffon
Referee:
Daniele Doveri
Attendance:
26,664

Match Stats

Home TeamTorinoAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home9
Away19
Shots on Target
Home4
Away10
Corners
Home11
Away6
Fouls
Home22
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Torino 0, Juventus 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torino 0, Juventus 1.

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

Foul by Sasa Lukic (Torino).

Offside, Torino. Ola Aina tries a through ball, but Bremer is caught offside.

Corner, Torino. Conceded by Juan Cuadrado.

Booking

Andrea Belotti (Torino) is shown the yellow card.

Sami Khedira (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrea Belotti (Torino).

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

Foul by Vincenzo Millico (Torino).

Corner, Torino. Conceded by Sami Khedira.

Hand ball by Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus).

Foul by Juan Cuadrado (Juventus).

Vincenzo Millico (Torino) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Aaron Ramsey (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sasa Lukic (Torino).

Offside, Juventus. Sami Khedira tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

Hand ball by Cristian Ansaldi (Torino).

Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simone Zaza (Torino).

Substitution

Substitution, Torino. Vincenzo Millico replaces Daniele Baselli.

Attempt saved. Aaron Ramsey (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus).

Armando Izzo (Torino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Cristian Ansaldi (Torino).

Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Juventus).

Andrea Belotti (Torino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Cristian Ansaldi.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Lyanco.

Substitution

Substitution, Torino. Sasa Lukic replaces Simone Verdi.

Hand ball by Andrea Belotti (Torino).

Aaron Ramsey (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniele Baselli (Torino).

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Armando Izzo (Torino).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Sami Khedira replaces Rodrigo Bentancur.

Foul by Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus119201991029
2Inter Milan1191124111328
3Roma116412012822
4Atalanta1063130161421
5Lazio1053222101218
6Cagliari105321610618
7Napoli115332115618
8Fiorentina104331513215
9Parma104151514113
10AC Milan104151013-313
11Hellas Verona1033478-112
12Bologna113351517-212
13Torino113261117-611
14Udinese10316517-1210
15Sassuolo93061618-29
16Lecce102351119-89
17Genoa102261323-108
18Brescia9216914-57
19SPAL10217717-107
20Sampdoria10127619-135
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