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89'
João Cancelo
Yellow Card
81'
F. Cassata
Yellow Card
63'
Cristiano Ronaldo
M. Mandžukić
3 - 0
17'
L. Bonucci
S. Khedira
2 - 0
6'
P. Dybala
Cristiano Ronaldo
1 - 0

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Possession
60% 39%
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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 9 1
Total Passes 600 368
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Juventus JUV Juventus 38 28 6 4 70 30 +40 90 L D L D D
2 Napoli NAP Napoli 38 24 7 7 74 36 +38 79 L W W W W
3 Atalanta ATA Atalanta 38 20 9 9 77 46 +31 69 W D W W W
4 Internazionale INT Internazionale 38 20 9 9 57 33 +24 69 W L W D D
5 Milan MIL Milan 38 19 11 8 55 36 +19 68 W W W W L
6 Roma ROM Roma 38 18 12 8 66 48 +18 66 W D W D W
7 Torino TOR Torino 38 16 15 7 52 37 +15 63 W L W D W
8 Lazio LAZ Lazio 38 17 8 13 56 46 +10 59 L D W L W
9 Sampdoria SAM Sampdoria 38 15 8 15 60 51 +9 53 W D L D L
10 Bologna BOL Bologna 38 11 11 16 48 56 -8 44 W D W L W
11 Sassuolo SAS Sassuolo 38 9 16 13 53 60 -7 43 L D L D W
12 Udinese UDI Udinese 38 11 10 17 39 53 -14 43 W W W D L
13 SPAL SPA SPAL 38 11 9 18 44 56 -12 42 L L L W D
14 Parma PAR Parma 38 10 11 17 41 61 -20 41 L W L D D
15 Cagliari CAG Cagliari 38 10 11 17 36 54 -18 41 L D L L L
16 Fiorentina FIO Fiorentina 38 8 17 13 47 45 +2 41 D L L L L
17 Genoa GEN Genoa 38 8 14 16 39 57 -18 38 D D L D D
18 Empoli EMP Empoli 38 10 8 20 51 70 -19 38 L W W W L
19 Frosinone FRO Frosinone 38 5 10 23 29 69 -40 25 D L L D L
20 Chievo CHI Chievo 38 2 14 22 25 75 -50 17 D D L L D

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Commentary

And that wraps up our coverage. We hope you enjoyed our commentary, and until next time, goodbye!
Both sides return to Serie A action next weekend, as Juve travel eastwards to take on Bologna at the Renato Dall’Ara next Sunday, while Frosinone head back to the Benito Stirpe to host Roma the previous day. Allegri and the Old Lady do have to make one pit-stop before domestic duties though, as the small matter of a midweek Champions League round-of-16 first-leg against Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid awaits.
This match proved to be no more than an extended training session for Juve, as Allegri’s men played the second half with confident authority that their opponents did not come close to matching at all for the rest of the game. Ronaldo’s strike - and the Bianconeri’s third - provided more breathing space, and Allegri will also be pleased to see his charges come through this fixture unscathed as they extend their lead at the top to 14 points. As for Frosinone, their run of wins away from home expectedly ends with defeat, and they remain 19th having played a game more than their relegation rivals.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: JUVENTUS 3-0 FROSINONE
90' + 2' Prior to this match, Juve had won 20 of 23 Serie A games this season - only themselves in 2005-06 and Inter in 2006-07 have won as many at this stage.
90' There will be three minutes of added time to be played.
João Cancelo
Yellow Card
89' Cancelo receives a booking for a cynical challenge on Paganini just as the latter was about to break away down the right. Referee Giua had no choice but to card the full-back, although he could count himself lucky not to have been sent off there!
86' This is the third consecutive Serie A match in which Ronaldo has scored and assisted one apiece after he hadn’t succeeded in his previous 21. Remarkably, this is the second time in his career that he has achieved such a feat, having done so at Real Madrid back in November 2014.
L. Paganini
F. Zampano
83' Baroni makes his final change as well, bringing on Paganini in place of Zampano.
82' BERNARDESCHI ALMOST SCORED THERE! Dybala's low free-kick finds Bernardeschi and the substitute releases a fierce drive that Sportiello manages to be equal to, beating it away before his defenders can clear!
F. Cassata
Yellow Card
81' Cassata becomes the fourth player booked in this match for tugging on Pjanic’s shirt seconds after the latter came on the pitch.
M. Pjanić
S. Khedira
81' Pjanic comes on for Khedira as Allegri maxes out his number of substitutions.
M. Gori
R. Chibsah
78' Baroni's second substitution sees Chibsah make way for Gori in a like-for-like swap in midfield.
76' Cancelo nearly finds Bentancur with a great cross into the box only for Sportiello to come out and punch it away from the Uruguay midfielder! Brave goalkeeping from the Frosinone stopper after some more pressure from the Bianconeri!
75' The wall does its job though, blocking Ciano's free-kick with authority. In a twist of irony, it looks like Mandzukic got the vital touch to prevent the ball from going through the wall!
74' Mandzukic takes out Viviani with a late sliding challenge that could be a cause for concern for the Old Lady, given the set-piece’s close proximity to Szczesny’s goal.
73' Szczesny gets the ball out-of-play following intense pressure from Pinamonti, who managed to shadow the keeper before he is able to kick it out on the touchline. A nervy moment for Gianluigi Buffon’s successor there!
71' Warm applause from the Juve faithful, who show appreciation for Dybala’s bit of skill as he traps the ball with exquisite technique following Mandzukic’s raking cross-field pass.
M. Cáceres
G. Chiellini
70' Chiellini gets an early rest, making way for Caceres in Allegri’s second substitution.
68' Bernardeschi and Dybala combine just outside the Frosinone box with some quick interchanges, and the former nearly makes an immediate impact after coming on only for his pass to fail to reach any of his team-mates.
67' Before Ronaldo, the last Juventus player to have scored 18 goals in the first 23 Serie A match-days was David Trezeguet back in the 2005-06 campaign. His strike against Frosinone makes it 19 for the season so far (in 24 match-days).
F. Bernardeschi
Cristiano Ronaldo
64' And that goal was Ronaldo’s last contribution of the match, as he comes off to the adulation of the home fans for Bernardeschi in Allegri’s first change of the game.
M. Mandžukić
Assist
63' Mandzukic’s cut-back was excellently delivered, evading the entirety of the Frosinone defence and falling into the path of the onrushing Ronaldo who makes no mistake past Sportiello.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Goal
63' GOOOOAAAALLLL!!! RONALDO STRIKES AGAIN!! Bentancur gets on the end of Dybala’s pass from deep in midfield and plays Mandzukic with a cute ball, and the Croatia forward’s subsequent cut-back is met with a rasping shot by the Portugal star into the back of the net! 3-0 to the Bianconeri, and they now have the breathing space they needed!
C. Molinaro
Yellow Card
62' Molinaro becomes the second Frosinone player to get in referee Giua’s book following a previous challenge on Cancelo where there was no intention to play the ball.
60' De Sciglio and Ronaldo combine out on the left, and the latter whips in a teasing ball towards the Frosinone box that Bentancur is unable to get any meaningful contact on! Goal kick to the away side.
A. Pinamonti
D. Ciofani
58' Baroni makes the first substitute of the match as skipper Ciofani makes way for Italy Under-20 forward Pinamonti, who is currently on loan from Inter.
54' Excellent challenge on Ronaldo by Goldaniga after Molinaro carelessly gives the ball away to Khedira, who plays in the Portugal forward only for the Frosinone centre-back to make a brilliant sliding tackle to stop him in his tracks!
51' CLOSE FROM JUVE! Excellent movement by Dybala after getting on the end of a great pass, but his cut-back was cut out by Salamon before Ronaldo could make any contact with it! Juve gain another corner at the expense of more haphazard defending by the visitors!
51' Ex-Juve man Molinaro incurs the wrath of the Bianconeri faithful after a sly foul on Dybala in front of the referee.
49' Juve break away with Ronaldo out on the wing following some extended Frosinone pressure, and the Portugal forward plays the ball towards the onrushing Khedira only for the midfielder’s first-time strike to go straight at Sportiello.
46' Bentancur and the crowd let out a collective sigh of frustration as he is unable to control a lovely long pass by Bonucci, resulting in a Frosinone throw-in.
46' No changes to either side at the interval, with Mandzukic not needing to be substituted by Allegri during half-time despite carrying a potential wrist injury.
46' Juve get play restarted as the second half gets underway!
Now that the Bianconeri have the safety of a two-goal cushion, Allegri will want his side to finish off the rest of this match with no fresh injury worries with one eye on the Champions League in a few days, having just welcomed back the dominating duo of Bonucci and Chiellini to the squad. Barring the unlikely threat of a Frosinone comeback, we could be seeing the likes of Ronaldo and the previously mentioned duo being hauled off later on. As for Baroni, damage limitation will be at the forefront of his mind as they look to shut out any more threats from the Old Lady.
Normal service is resumed for the Old Lady, who asserted their authority over their opponents with two early goals from Dybala and Bonucci and have been in cruise control since then. Frosinone were quiet for the majority of the half, but did come alive with the interval approaching, coming closest with a Ciano free-kick which proved to be the last action of the half.
45' + 4' HALF-TIME: JUVENTUS 2-0 FROSINONE
45' + 3' CLOSE FROM CIANO! The Frosinone forward stands over the ball from about 25 yards out, but his curling set-piece goes just over Szczesny’s goal!
45' + 2' Frosinone get a corner late in the first half, but despite the number of yellow shirts in the box, Salamon is unable to play in any of his team-mates and Juve clear. However, Chiellini’s stray arm catches Ciano in an attempt to reach a high ball and the visitors get another opportunity with half-time looming.
45' There will be two minutes of added time to be played.
44' Juventus drew their last league home game 3-3 vs Parma - the last time they failed to win two home matches in a row was back in September 2015 (three games).
41' Play is stopped after Mandzukic stays down clutching his wrist after a collision with Goldaniga, but he should be fine after some magic spray treatment on his forearm from the club physio.
40' Cancelo strikes the ball with a low grass-cutter from the back post after getting on the end of Mandzukic’s cross, but his effort goes across the away side’s six-yard box and is well wide of the Frosinone goal.
37' Ronaldo’s free-kick is up and over the wall, but doesn’t dip early enough to be a threat to Sportiello. Goal kick to Frosinone.
B. Salamon
Yellow Card
37' Salamon becomes the second Frosinone player to be booked by referee Giua following some poor defending, pulling down Mandzukic just as the forward was about to turn away and go through on goal.
36' Both players appear to be okay, and are now back on the pitch ready to resume play.
35' Both Can and Ciano stay down following a collision at the centre circle of the Allianz pitch, and play stops so that both players are looked at by their respective club medics.
34' Ronaldo skips past a couple of challenges before rifling in a powerful shot that Capuano does well to block! Juve’s play ends with a Mandzukic cross that Sportiello is able to easily collect.
32' CLOSE FROM FROSINONE THERE! Ciano whips in an excellent cross whilst on the counter, and Ciofani is able to power in a header that should’ve been on target! However, Szczesny is only able to watch as the ball goes just wide of the goal.
30' Frosinone make a rare foray forward towards the Juve box, and manage to win a corner themselves. However, the cross following the short set-piece is too high, and the Bianconeri gain a goal kick.
27' Juve continue to venture forward despite Mandzukic staying on the floor following a robust Frosinone challenge. The Croatia forward gets back up though, albeit gingerly jogging around the pitch.
E. Can
Yellow Card
27' After conceding the first foul of the match as early as the first minute, Can becomes the first player booked for a needless handball in the centre of the pitch in an attempt to stop a Frosinone break.
25' Ronaldo takes the ball in midfield and has a pop from long-range, but sees his shot swerve well wide of Sportiello’s goal.
23' Frosinone already look dejected out on the Allianz pitch, as Juve continue to run rings around them - particularly in midfield as Can and Bentancur dictate the tempo.
20' Juventus have scored more goals from set-piece situations than any other Serie A side this season (17).
S. Khedira
Assist
17' Khedira is able to get a touch on the ball, but he only manages to divert it onto the path of Bonucci, who powers his header with Sportiello in no man’s land.
L. Bonucci
Goal
17' GOOOOAAALLLL!!! JUVE DOUBLE THEIR LEAD!! Mandzukic’s header from the back post following a knock-down from another home corner forced Sportiello into an excellent save, but Bonucci is the quickest to get on the loose ball and the centre-back celebrates his return from injury with a goal to make it 2-0 to the Bianconeri!
15' Dybala has now scored all his three Serie A goals this season during the first 11 minutes of play.
13' The Juve faithful excitedly raise their voices as Ronaldo manages to break away from Salamon out on the wing and is able to play it to Mandzukic, but the Croatia forward’s pass is brilliantly cut out by the away defence as the Old Lady fail to take advantage of another opportunity.
11' Bentancur barges into Cassata deep into the visitors’ half, ending an extended spell of Bianconeri play around the Frosinone box.
9' Chibsah trips Ronaldo with a rash challenge, and Frosinone concede a free-kick in dangerous territory. However, the set-piece opportunity ends in an anti-climax as the Portugal forward's low strike hits the wall before Sportiello is able to catch it.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Assist
6' Ronaldo does well to resist his natural urge to shoot, instead playing the ball to Dybala who makes no mistake with a beautiful long-range strike.
P. Dybala
Goal
6' GOOOOAAALLLL!!! AN OUTSTANDING FINISH BY DYBALA!! The Argentina forward takes one touch after being played in by Ronaldo, and he strikes the ball with such venom from about 30 yards that the sprawling Sportiello had no chance! 1-0 to the Old Lady, who gain the early advantage as Dybala scores his first Serie A goal since the first weekend of November!
5' Frosinone skipper Ciofani manages to make the slightest of contact with a team-mate’s cross, but his glancing header is comfortably collected by Szczesny.
2' Sportiello almost gets caught out in possession by an alert Ronaldo, but the goalkeeper does well to quickly avert the danger! Frosinone are under some intense early pressure from the Bianconeri so far.
1' Both sides are decked out in their usual colours, with the hosts sporting their iconic black-and-white stripes while the visitors are kitted out in all-yellow.
1' Referee Antonio Giua blows his whistle, and Frosinone get us underway at the Allianz Stadium!
The players are out and kick-off is drawing near.
Frosinone have only ever managed one shot on target in the top-flight against Juventus - Leonardo Blanchard’s goal at the Allianz Stadium in a 1-1 draw back in September 2015.
In contrast, Baroni only makes two changes from the team that left Sampdoria with a shock 1-0 win last Saturday, as Beghetto and Maiello make way for the more defensive Viviani and former Juve midfielder Molinaro in a clear attempt to contain the Bianconeri for as long as they possibly can.
Allegri makes six changes from the side that won 3-0 at Sassuolo last weekend, including the introductions of Bentancur and Can for midfield regulars Pjanic and Matuidi - a sign that he has one eye at Atletico on Wednesday. However, Dybala comes in for Bernardeschi with the Argentina forward playing in the hole, and both Bonucci and Chiellini replace Rugani and Caceres at the back, making this line-up somewhat close to Juve’s strongest. Finally, Cancelo comes in for the suspended Alex Sandro, with De Sciglio moved to left-back.
SUBSTITUTES: Alessandro Iacobucci, Nicolo Brighenti, Luca Paganini, Marcello Trotta, Luca Valzania, Mirko Gori, Giuseppe Marciano, Paolo Sammarco, Luka Krajnc, Andrea Beghetto, Raffaele Maiello, Andrea Pinamonti.
FROSINONE XI (3-5-2): Marco Sportiello; Edoardo Goldaniga, Bartosz Salamon, Marco Capuano; Francesco Zampano, Raman Chibsah, Federico Viviani, Francesco Cassata, Cristian Molinaro; Camillo Ciano, Daniel Ciofani (c).
SUBSTITUTES: Mattia Perin, Martin Caceres, Andrea Barzagli, Federico Bernardeschi, Carlo Pinsoglio, Blaise Matuidi, Miralem Pjanic, Leonardo Spinazzola.
JUVENTUS XI (4-3-1-2): Wojciech Szczesny; Joao Cancelo, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini (c), Mattia De Sciglio; Sami Khedira, Emre Can, Rodrigo Bentancur; Paulo Dybala; Mario Mandzukic, Cristiano Ronaldo.
And without further ado, let’s take a look at how both sides line up, starting with the hosts.
19th-placed Frosinone are now just a win from safety after two wins in their last three matches, and are currently on a run that is seeing them chase three away wins for the first time ever in the top flight. However, Marco Baroni’s men couldn’t have asked for a more daunting venue to continue that streak than the Allianz Stadium against the league leaders.
Having built up an 11-point lead at the summit of Serie A, Juventus can be forgiven for resting a few players for today’s match in preparation for Wednesday’s blockbuster Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid. However, head coach Massimiliano Allegri and his charges should be just as focused for this fixture as the Old Lady look to maintain an unbeaten record against their visitors while furthering the gap between themselves and second-placed Napoli.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of this Serie A match as table-topping Juventus host struggling Frosinone at the Allianz Stadium!