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Juventus 2-2 Sassuolo: Gianluigi Buffon error gifts visitors a point

Gianluigi Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon re-signed for Juventus in July after spending 17 years at the club between 2001 and 2018

An error by veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon saw Juventus held by Sassuolo at Allianz Stadium.

Leonardo Bonucci opened the scoring after 20 minutes with a deflected strike before Jeremie Boga's deft chip levelled the scores shortly after.

The away side then took the lead just after the interval as Buffon fumbled Francesco Caputo's effort into the net.

Cristiano Ronaldo was on hand to equalise and save his team's blushes with a penalty with 22 minutes left.

The hosts started well in Turin, as they attempted to make it five straight league wins, but Emre Can was unable to convert from close range in the opening moments.

Maurizio Sarri's side then took a deserved lead when captain Bonucci's shot from the edge of the box was deflected into the far corner.

But their lead only lasted two minutes as Boga beat the offside trap and lifted the ball over Buffon to make it 1-1.

Sassuolo, who rise to 12th with this point, regularly tested Juventus' 41-year-old goalkeeper, and he was at fault when they eventually took the lead through Caputo.

The veteran stopper was making his 645th Serie A outing but only his fifth of the season, meaning he is only two appearances from reaching Paulo Maldini's record of 647 games.

Buffon's opposite number, Stefano Turati, who was making his senior debut for Sassuolo, impressed as he made several fine saves to keep out a Ronaldo free-kick, Gonzalo Higuain and Aaron Ramsey late on.

But the young keeper, who was born 11 days after Buffon made his Serie A debut in August 2001, was unable to keep out Ronaldo's powerful spot-kick which earned the Serie A leaders a point.

Ronaldo also had a goal ruled out for offside at 1-2.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 77Buffon
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 19Bonucci
  • 4de Ligt
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 30Bentancur
  • 5PjanicBooked at 88mins
  • 23CanSubstituted forMatuidiat 54'minutes
  • 33BernardeschiSubstituted forDybalaat 53'minutes
  • 21HiguaínSubstituted forRamseyat 79'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 1Szczesny
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 8Ramsey
  • 10Dybala
  • 13Danilo
  • 14Matuidi
  • 24Rugani
  • 28Demiral
  • 31Pinsoglio

Sassuolo

  • 63Turati
  • 22ToljanBooked at 78mins
  • 19Romagna
  • 2Santos da Silva Barbosa
  • 77KyriakopoulosBooked at 81mins
  • 7BogaSubstituted forPelusoat 90'minutes
  • 4Magnanelli
  • 73LocatelliBooked at 65mins
  • 10DjuricicBooked at 39minsSubstituted forMüldürat 72'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 23TraoreSubstituted forDuncanat 62'minutes
  • 9Caputo

Substitutes

  • 8Duncan
  • 13Peluso
  • 14Obiang
  • 17Müldür
  • 18Raspadori
  • 33Tripaldelli
  • 35Piccinini
  • 36Mazzitelli
  • 44Ghion
  • 56Pegolo
  • 64Russo
  • 68Bourabia
Referee:
Federico La Penna

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamSassuolo
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home29
Away9
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 2, Sassuolo 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Sassuolo 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Sandro with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Jeremy Toljan.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paulo Dybala.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Marlon Santos.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Sassuolo. Federico Peluso replaces Jeremie Boga.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  10. Booking

    Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Juventus).

  12. Post update

    Francesco Caputo (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Booking

    Mert Müldür (Sassuolo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mert Müldür (Sassuolo).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Aaron Ramsey.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 1st December 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inter Milan14121131131837
2Juventus14113025121336
3Lazio1493233141930
4Roma1484226151128
5Cagliari1374225141125
6Atalanta1474334211325
7Napoli145542318520
8Parma145362018218
9Hellas Verona145361214-218
10Torino145271620-417
11AC Milan145271317-417
12Bologna144462023-316
13Fiorentina144461821-316
14Sassuolo134272425-114
15Lecce143561827-914
16Udinese14428923-1414
17Sampdoria13337920-1112
18Genoa142481528-1310
19SPAL14239921-129
20Brescia1321101026-167
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