Italian Serie A
Juventus3Cagliari0

Juventus 3-0 Cagliari

Gianluigi Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon has saved two of the past three penalties faced in Serie A

Gianluigi Buffon saved the first penalty awarded by video assistant referee (VAR) in Serie A as Juventus began their title defence with a comfortable win against Cagliari.

Buffon, making his 620th appearance in the league, denied Diego Farias after referee Fabio Maresca used VAR to award the spot-kick for an Alex Sandro foul.

Juventus were already leading at that point through Mario Mandzukic's volley.

Paulo Dybala swept in a second for the hosts before Gonzalo Higuain struck.

Juventus are looking to record a seventh straight Serie A title this season.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26LichtsteinerBooked at 77mins
  • 24Rugani
  • 3Chiellini
  • 12Alex Sandro
  • 8MarchisioSubstituted forKhediraat 62'minutes
  • 5Pjanic
  • 7CuadradoSubstituted forDouglas Costaat 74'minutes
  • 10Dybala
  • 17Mandzukic
  • 9HiguaínSubstituted forMatuidiat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2De Sciglio
  • 4Benatia
  • 6Khedira
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 14Matuidi
  • 15Barzagli
  • 16Pinsoglio
  • 22Asamoah
  • 23Szczesny
  • 27Sturaro
  • 30Bentancur
  • 33Bernardeschi

Cagliari

  • 28Cragno
  • 20PadoinSubstituted forGeraldino dos Santos Galvãoat 63'minutes
  • 3Andreolli
  • 19Pisacane
  • 24Capuano
  • 16Faragò
  • 8CigariniSubstituted forDessenaat 82'minutes
  • 21Ionita
  • 18Barella
  • 90CopSubstituted forSauat 81'minutes
  • 17Farias

Substitutes

  • 4Dessena
  • 7Cossu
  • 9Giannetti
  • 10Geraldino dos Santos Galvão
  • 12Miangue
  • 13Romagna
  • 23Ceppitelli
  • 25Sau
  • 26Crosta
  • 29Daga
Referee:
Fabio Maresca
Attendance:
39,226

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamCagliari
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home17
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 3, Cagliari 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 3, Cagliari 0.

Attempt missed. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

João Pedro (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Juventus).

Marco Andreolli (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Marco Andreolli.

Attempt blocked. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Douglas Costa.

Hand ball by Nicolò Barella (Cagliari).

Attempt blocked. Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Douglas Costa.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Daniele Dessena replaces Luca Cigarini.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Marco Sau replaces Duje Cop.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Paolo Faragò.

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Juventus).

João Pedro (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Artur Ionita (Cagliari).

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

Artur Ionita (Cagliari) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

Artur Ionita (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Douglas Costa replaces Juan Cuadrado.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Blaise Matuidi replaces Gonzalo Higuaín.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Alessio Cragno.

Attempt saved. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Juan Cuadrado.

Goal!

Goal! Juventus 3, Cagliari 0. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex Sandro.

Offside, Juventus. Juan Cuadrado tries a through ball, but Stephan Lichtsteiner is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Artur Ionita (Cagliari) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. João Pedro replaces Simone Padoin.

Foul by Alex Sandro (Juventus).

Diego Farias (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Sami Khedira replaces Claudio Marchisio.

Attempt missed. Paolo Faragò (Cagliari) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Alex Sandro (Juventus).

Diego Farias (Cagliari) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Sandro (Juventus).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 19th August 2017

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus11003033
2Napoli11003123
3Atalanta00000000
4Benevento00000000
5Bologna00000000
6Chievo00000000
7Crotone00000000
8Fiorentina00000000
9Genoa00000000
10Inter Milan00000000
11Lazio00000000
12AC Milan00000000
13Roma00000000
14SPAL00000000
15Sampdoria00000000
16Sassuolo00000000
17Torino00000000
18Udinese00000000
19Hellas Verona100113-20
20Cagliari100103-30
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