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January 12, 2014 2:00 PM GMT
Stadio Sant'Elia — Cagliari
Referee:‬ M. Guida‎
Attendance:‬ 5000‎
 
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Stephan Lichtsteiner
Stephan Lichtsteiner
Juventus
Stephan Lichtsteiner
Stephan Lichtsteiner
Juventus
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Adàn
Adàn
Cagliari
Adàn
Adàn
Cagliari

Cagliari 1-4 Juventus: Super-sub Marchisio impresses watching Moyes

Fernando Llorente helped himself to two goals, with the Manchester United target and Stephan Lichsteiner also finding the net for the Bianconeri

By Alec Fenn

Fernando Llorente Cagliari Juventus Serie A
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Fernando Llorente struck twice as Juventus came from behind to beat 10-man Cagliari 4-1 and record their 11th successive Serie A victory.

Mauricio Pinilla put Cagliari in front midway through the first half with a powerful finish before Llorente's precise header levelled matters before the break.

But three goals in seven second-half minutes sunk Cagliari.

Claudio Marchisio scored Juve's second in front of Manchester United manager David Moyes, in attendance as he reportedly mulls over a move for the Italy international, while Llorente and Stephan Lichtsteiner tapped in from close range to guarantee the points and ended Cagliari's seven-match unbeaten run, who saw Pinilla sent off late on.

Both sides each made one enforced change from last week. Antonio Conte replaced the suspended Andrea Barzagli with Martin Caceres, while Cagliari drafted in Daniele Dessena in place of Radja Nainggolan, who departed for Roma on Wednesday.

Juve went into the game in phenomenal form on a run of 10 straight wins and created the first chance early on when Lichtsteiner swung a cross onto the head of Llorente, but the effort was straight down the throat of Antonio Adan.

But it was Cagliari who drew first blood after 20 minutes. Andrea Cossu's cross was flicked on and found Pinilla in space 12 yards out, and he lashed past the helpless Gianluigi Buffon.

The home side went into the game with the champions unbeaten in seven and Pinilla unleashed a 25-yard drive that forced Buffon into a sprawling save.

But Juventus had dropped just four points away from home all season and drew level after 31 minutes when Llorente met Lichtsteiner's superb cross, 12 yards out, and powered a header into the top corner.

They were indebted to Buffon moments later when he made a miraculous save to keep the scores level. Nicola Murru's left wing cross found Dessena six yards out but his low header was somehow repelled by the Italian goalkeeper, with Lichtsteiner wasting a golden chance to put Juve ahead just before the break.

Conte's men started to take control, with Carlos Tevez forcing Adan into a fine low save, but their pressure finally told after 72 minutes when Marchisio rifled home a 30-yard stunner.

The win was secured three minutes later when Lichtsteiner's low cross was tapped in from close range by Llorente for his seventh league goal this season.

And the Switzerland international got on the scoresheet himself, 10 minutes from time, when Adan fumbled a weak Llorente shot and he bundled in the rebound.

Cagliari's misery was compounded late on when Pinilla was shown a red card for dissent.



Cagliari

1
Adàn
Goalkeeper
1.50
13
Davide Astori
Defender
2.50
14
3.00
15
Luca Rossettini
Defender
2.50
29
Nicola Murru
Defender
2.00
5
Daniele Conti
Midfielder
21′
3.50
7
Andrea Cossu
Midfielder
55′
3.00
20
Albin Ekdal
Midfielder
82′
2.50
21
Daniele Dessena
Midfielder
80′
3.00
51
3.50
9
Marco Sau
Striker
65′
3.00

Juventus

3.50
1
3.50
3
3.00
4
4.00
19
4.50
26
2.50
6
Paul Pogba
Midfielder
3.00
21
Andrea Pirlo
Midfielder
66′
2.50
22
Kwadwo Asamoah
Midfielder
4.00
23
Arturo Vidal
Midfielder
83′
3.50
10
4.00
14

Substitutes

25
Vlada Avramov
Goalkeeper
 - 
8
 - 
24
 - 
34
 - 
22
 - 
-
 - 
10
 - 
23
2.00

Substitutes

 - 
30
Marco Storari
Goalkeeper
 - 
34
Rubinho
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
13
 - 
7
Simone Pepe
Midfielder
3.50
8
 - 
20
Simone Padoin
Midfielder
83′
 - 
9
 - 
12
 - 
27

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0