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Juventus 2-0 Brescia: Giorgio Chiellini returns in Juve win

Giorgio Chiellini replaced Leonardo Bonucci with 12 minutes left
Giorgio Chiellini replaced Leonardo Bonucci with 12 minutes left

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini made his return after six months out with cruciate ligament damage as they beat Brescia to go top of Serie A.

The 35-year-old defender, who came on in the 78th minute, had not played since the opening day.

Brescia played well until Florian Aye's second yellow card for catching Aaron Ramsey on the edge of the box.

Paulo Dybala curled home the resulting free-kick and Juan Cuadrado clipped in a second from Blaise Matuidi's pass.

Juventus deserved their victory, with Daniele Rugani's header being tipped on to the bar by Serie A debutant Lorenzo Andrenacci, Rodrigo Bentancur hitting the post and Dybala crashing a shot off the crossbar in injury time.

Cristiano Ronaldo was rested as Juventus went back to the top of Serie A. They are one point above Lazio, who beat title rivals Inter Milan 2-1 later in the day.

Line-ups

Juventus

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Szczesny
  • 13Danilo
  • 24Rugani
  • 19BonucciBooked at 19minsSubstituted forChielliniat 78'minutes
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 8RamseySubstituted forPjanicat 66'minutesSubstituted forMatuidiat 73'minutes
  • 30BentancurBooked at 64mins
  • 25Rabiot
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 21HiguaínBooked at 43mins
  • 10Dybala

Substitutes

  • 2De Sciglio
  • 3Chiellini
  • 4de Ligt
  • 5Pjanic
  • 14Matuidi
  • 31Pinsoglio
  • 35Olivieri
  • 42de Oliveira Andrade
  • 77Buffon

Brescia

Formation 4-3-2-1

  • 22AlfonsoSubstituted forAndrenacciat 10'minutes
  • 2Sabelli
  • 3Mateju
  • 14Chancellor
  • 26Martella
  • 25Bisoli
  • 27Dessena
  • 31BjarnasonSubstituted forNdojat 80'minutes
  • 8ZmrhalSubstituted forSkrabbat 90'minutes
  • 18AyeBooked at 37mins
  • 45Balotelli

Substitutes

  • 6Ndoj
  • 7Spalek
  • 9Donnarumma
  • 12Andrenacci
  • 19Mangraviti
  • 23Skrabb
  • 24Viviani
  • 29Semprini
Referee:
Daniele Chiffi
Attendance:
40,841

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamBrescia
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home27
Away5
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home16
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 2, Brescia 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Brescia 0.

  3. Post update

    Paulo Dybala (Juventus) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Juan Cuadrado following a fast break.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Mario Balotelli.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Mario Balotelli.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Brescia. Simon Skrabb replaces Jaromir Zmrhal.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Jhon Chancellor.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Brescia. Conceded by Wojciech Szczesny.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Emanuele Ndoj (Brescia) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bruno Martella.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Blaise Matuidi (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rodrigo Bentancur.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Paulo Dybala.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Paulo Dybala tries a through ball, but Gonzalo Higuaín is caught offside.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Brescia. Emanuele Ndoj replaces Birkir Bjarnason.

  14. Post update

    Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Dimitri Bisoli (Brescia).

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Giorgio Chiellini replaces Leonardo Bonucci.

  18. Post update

    Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Alex Sandro.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 16th February 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus24183346232357
2Lazio24175255213456
3Inter Milan24166249222754
4Atalanta24136563323145
5Roma24116743321139
6Hellas Verona249872824435
7Parma2410593230235
8Napoli249693734333
9Bologna249693739-233
10AC Milan239592531-632
11Cagliari248883836232
12Sassuolo2485113839-129
13Fiorentina2477103135-428
14Torino2383122742-1527
15Udinese2475122036-1626
16Lecce2467113245-1325
17Sampdoria2465132643-1723
18Genoa2457122743-1622
19Brescia2444162144-2316
20SPAL2443171842-2415
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