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61'
G. Simeone
G. Zappa
1 - 3
32'
Cristiano Ronaldo
F. Chiesa
0 - 3
25'
Cristiano Ronaldo
Penalty Goal
0 - 2
18'
J. Cuadrado
Yellow Card
10'
Cristiano Ronaldo
J. Cuadrado
0 - 1

Match Stats

Possession
50% 49%
5
1
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 6
Total Passes 484 496
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Internazionale INT Internazionale 36 27 7 2 82 31 +51 88 W W W W D
2 Atalanta ATA Atalanta 36 22 9 5 86 42 +44 75 W W D W D
3 Milan MIL Milan 36 23 6 7 72 41 +31 75 W W W L L
4 Napoli NAP Napoli 36 23 4 9 83 40 +43 73 W W D W W
5 Juventus JUV Juventus 36 21 9 6 70 35 +35 72 W L W D W
6 Lazio LAZ Lazio 35 21 4 10 61 51 +10 67 W L W W L
7 Roma ROM Roma 36 17 7 12 64 56 +8 58 L W L L D
8 Sassuolo SAS Sassuolo 36 15 11 10 59 55 +4 56 L W D W W
9 Sampdoria SAM Sampdoria 36 13 7 16 48 54 -6 46 D L W L W
10 Hellas Verona VER Hellas Verona 36 11 10 15 43 45 -2 43 L D D L L
11 Bologna BOL Bologna 36 10 10 16 48 59 -11 40 L D D L D
12 Udinese UDI Udinese 36 10 10 16 41 52 -11 40 L D L W L
13 Fiorentina FIO Fiorentina 36 9 12 15 47 57 -10 39 D W D D W
14 Genoa GEN Genoa 36 9 12 15 43 54 -11 39 W L L W D
15 Cagliari CAG Cagliari 36 9 9 18 43 58 -15 36 D W D W W
16 Torino TOR Torino 35 7 14 14 48 64 -16 35 L D W L D
17 Spezia SPE Spezia 36 8 11 17 46 69 -23 35 D L D L D
18 Benevento BEN Benevento 36 7 10 19 38 73 -35 31 L L L L D
19 Crotone CRO Crotone 36 6 3 27 44 91 -47 21 W L L W L
20 Parma PAR Parma 36 3 11 22 38 77 -39 20 L L L L L

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UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Conference League Qualifiers
Relegation

Commentary

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This win leaves Juventus third and 10 points behind Inter at the top, but only one behind Milan in second and next up for Andrea Pirlo’s side is Benevento next weekend. Meanwhile Cagliari remain just outside the relegation zone and they face Spezia next time out.
Juventus bounce back from their midweek Champions League disappointment, with a 3-1 win over Cagliari in Serie A, thanks to a first-half Ronaldo hat-trick. Cagliari pushed forward after the break and managed to pull a goal back on 61 minutes through Simeone, however, it wasn’t enough to spark a comeback and Juve saw the game out, clinching all three points.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: CAGLIARI 1-3 JUVENTUS
90' + 4' CHANCE! Ronaldo with an opportunity to make it 4-1 at the very end of the game. Juventus break quickly and Ronaldo only has Cragno to beat, however, the keeper makes an excellent save and pushes his strike over the bar.
90' + 2' Late corner here for the visitors, they are throwing everything at Juventus in an attempt to get a second goal in stoppage time. However, the visitors clear the danger.
90' There will be a minimum of four minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
89' This is the most possession that Cagliari have had all game, they are keeping it well and Juventus have everyone behind the ball defending, trying to see the game out.
87' Cagliari have conceded each of their last six Serie A goals in the second half, with five of these coming in the last 15 minutes.
85' Not too far away! The hosts work the ball into the final third and Pereiro is played through out to the right and he tries to find the bottom left-hand corner of the net. However, he doesn't quite get his aim right and it flies just wide of the post.
Arthur
F. Chiesa
83' The other change sees Chiesa replaced by Arthur.
G. Frabotta
J. Cuadrado
83' Juventus make some changes of their own as well, with Cuadrado one of those coming off and he has been replaced by Frabotta.
A. Deiola
A. Duncan
80' The final Cagliari change sees Duncan replaced by Deiola.
G. Pereiro
D. Rugani
80' Rugani also heads off the pitch and he has been replaced by Pereiro.
A. Cerri
G. Simeone
80' Cagliari are making a few substitutions now, with their goalscorer Simeone one of those to come off and he has been replaced by Cerri.
79' As it stands this victory would put Juventus just one point behind Milan in second position in Serie A, however, they would remain 10 points behind the leaders Inter.
77' There's not long left to play here now, under 15 minutes, can Cagliari get another one to make it a nervy finish for Juventus?
75' BLOCKED! Ronaldo does well to get on the edge of a long ball over the top of the Cagliari defence and finds Rabiot, who races onto the end of it. However, Godin gets across brilliantly and makes the block to send it over the crossbar.
74' Nainggolan launches an ambitious effort towards goal from the edge of the penalty area. However, his effort is way off target and goes well wide.
72' The pace of the game has dropped slightly in the last few minutes, with the changes breaking up the game and neither team have much of a rhythm.
R. Klavan
L. Ceppitelli
70' The other change by the hosts, sees Ceppitelli come off and he has been replaced by Klavan.
W. McKennie
Morata
70' The other change sees Morata replaced by McKennie.
L. Bonucci
G. Chiellini
70' Juventus have also made a double substitution, with Chiellini one of those coming off and he has been replaced at centre-back by Bonucci.
K. Asamoah
G. Zappa
69' Here come the first Cagliari substitutions of the game, the first of which sees Zappa replaced by Asamoah.
68' Cagliari are unbeaten in their last three games in Serie A (W2 D1): the last time they went at least four consecutive Serie A games without defeat was back in December 2019 (13 in that case).
66' NO PENALTY! It was just inside the penalty area, but the replays show that there wasn't any contact by Rabiot on Joao Pedro, so nothing is given.
65' PENALTY CHECK! Joao Pedro just flicks the ball past Rabiot on the very edge of the penalty area and then goes down claiming a touch. However, the referee on the field didn't give anything as there doesn't appear to be much, if any contact. VAR are going to take a look.
63' CLOSE! Ronaldo takes a quick corner and the ball then finds its way back to him on the edge of the box and he tries to curl it into the top right-hand corner of the net. However, he gets slightly too much on it and it flies just wide.
G. Zappa
Assist
61' Zappa evaded the Juventus defenders and was allowed time to pick out Simeone in the box, who punished the visitors and pulled one back for his side.
G. Simeone
Goal
61' GOAL! Cagliari pull one back and make it 3-1! Simeone with the strike on 61 minutes to fire the hosts back into the game. Zappa did really well down the right wing, getting to the byline and he then whipped it into the six-yard and found an unmarked Simeone, who poked it into the back of the net.
59' Juventus look content with their lead at the moment, they aren't pushing too hard for a fourth goal and seem comfortable. Still no changes by the hosts.
57' CHANCE! Szczesny with another superb stop to keep his clean sheet and deny Cagliari! This time it is Marin with the attempt, as he powers a terrific strike towards goal from around 25 yards out and Szczesny has to be alert to tip it over the crossbar.
56' SAVE! Szczesny is called into action for the first time in the Juve goal, as Duncan whips an effort towards goal and it flies towards the bottom left-hand corner of the net. However, Szczesny gets across quickly and tips it around the post.
54' Juventus have only conceded 10 goals in the second half in the current league season, however six of the last 10 goals conceded by the Bianconeri in Serie A have come in the second half.
52' Blocked! Nainggolan finds a little bit of time and space on the edge of the box and goes for goal, but his low effort is well blocked by De Ligt and Juve clear the danger.
50' Penalty shout! Cagliari are appealing for a penalty after Cuadrado heads a ball down and it strikes his arm. However, nothing is given by the referee and he waves away the protests by the Cagliari players.
48' The hosts have started the second half with a good high press on Juve, trying to win the ball back early on. Surprisingly they didn't make any changes at the break.
46' The second half is under way!
Cagliari have been poor defensively, looking vulnerable on the counter and Juventus have punished them and deserve their three-goal lead. It will be very difficult for the hosts to get anything out of this game now.
A Ronaldo hat-trick sees Juventus lead 3-0 at the break, the first coming after just 10 minutes as he powered Cuadrado’s corner into the back of the net, before getting his second from the penalty spot and a third came just after the half an hour mark. The visitors have been rampant on the counter-attack and could have scored a few more, with Morata and Kulusevski also having chances in front of goal.
45' + 4' HALF-TIME: CAGLIARI 0-3 JUVENTUS
45' + 2' Cuadrado just needs to be careful as he is already on a yellow card and just produced a poor challenge on Nandez midway into the Juve half of the pitch.
45' There will be a minimum of four minutes added time played at the end of the first half.
44' There have been countless times when Cagliari have been caught out at the back and Juventus have the man advantage on the counter. Despite being 3-0 down, they haven't tightened up their defence.
42' Juventus have dropped the pace of their game in the last few minutes, just comfortably seeing it out until the break with their three-goal advantage. Cagliari are going to have to produce something very special in order to get anything out of this game now.
40' There’s not long left to play before the end of the first half, can Cagliari pull one back before the half-time whistle, or will Juve make it four?
38' CHANCE! Another Juve counter-attack, but this time it is Ronaldo providing the ball through to Morata for the opportunity at goal. The striker races into the box and should only have Cragno to beat, but his touch onto his right foot is too heavy and it allows the Cagliari defence time to recover and clear the danger.
36' Almost! Ronaldo once again finds space in behind the Cagliari defence and has an opportunity at goal. However, this time the ball through to him is slightly too heavy and it allows Cragno to race off his line and clear the danger.
F. Bernardeschi
Alex Sandro
34' The visitors have made an early substitution, with Sandro the man coming off and he has been replaced by Bernardeschi.
F. Chiesa
Assist
32' Chiesa has been in fine form down the left wing so far for Juve and this time the winger opened up the space for Ronaldo, switching the play quickly and his teammate did the rest with an excellent finish.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Goal
32' GOAL! That’s the hat-trick for Ronaldo and he makes it 3-0 to Juventus! It comes from a quick counter as the visitors catch Cagliari out at the back and the ball finds it way to Ronaldo out to the left from Chiesa, he cuts inside and beats his marker, before blasting the ball into the top left-hand corner of the net. Superb finish.
31' We’re past the half an hour mark now and it remains Juventus who lead 2-0 over Cagliari, thanks to a brace from Ronaldo.
29' Good defending! A lovely cross is whipped into the Juve penalty area from the left wing and Simeone tries to meet it at the back post, but Chiellini gets their first and sends it behind.
27' Cagliari won 2-0 in their last home Serie A home match against Juventus: only between 1965 and 1966 have the Sardinians achieved consecutive home wins against the Bianconeri in the competition.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Penalty Goal
25' GOAL! Juventus double their lead as Ronaldo makes it 2-0 from the penalty spot! Ronaldo won the penalty after being taken down by Cragno and he converted it as well, powering the ball into the back of the net and that is his second goal of the game.
24' JUVENTUS PENALTY! The visitors counter quickly and Morata flicks it through to Ronaldo to race onto the end of and he only has Cragno to beat, but the keeper races out and takes Ronaldo down, with the Juve man just getting to the ball first.
22' CHANCE! Morata with a great opportunity to make it 2-0! Ronaldo flicked the ball in behind for Chiesa to run onto and he sprints through and then plays a lovely pass through to Morata and he only had Cragno to beat, but the striker doesn't get the best contact on it and the keeper makes a great save.
20' This is better from Cagliari, they are keeping the ball more in the middle of the pitch and are forcing Juve to get players back behind the ball and defend.
J. Cuadrado
Yellow Card
18' Another Juventus yellow card now, this time it is shown to Cuadrado, for his challenge on Joao Pedro.
16' Cragno is still down on the pitch and is receiving some medical treatment following his collision with Ronaldo, as the Juve man caught the keeper with a high foot and it looked like a painful one.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Yellow Card
14' Chiesa whips a terrific ball into the box from the left wing and Ronaldo flies in, trying to flick it towards goal. However, Cragno just gets to the ball first and clears the danger, taking a heavy blow in the process, causing Ronaldo to be shown a yellow card.
12' Juventus have won eight of their last nine Serie A matches against Cagliari (L1), collecting seven clean sheets in this period.
J. Cuadrado
Assist
10' Ronaldo won the corner and then finished it off, with Cuadrado delivering the ball straight into the packed penalty area and Ronaldo delivered superbly with the header.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Goal
10' GOAL! Ronaldo fires Juventus into the lead, it’s 1-0 after 10 minutes! Cuadrado whips a lovely corner delivery into the box and Ronaldo rises high above the Cagliari defenders and powers the ball into the back of the net, out of the reach of Cragno. Poor defending by the hosts, who just didn't get tight enough to the Juve man and he punished them.
9' Cagliari look dangerous on the counter-attack here, moving the ball quickly into the final third. They are just yet to test Szczesny in the Juve goal.
7' Juventus are struggling to find their groove at the moment, there have been a few sloppy passes and Cagliari are starting to see more and more of the ball.
5' As you might expect, it is Juventus with the majority of the possession so far, however, the hosts are pressing high up the pitch and aren't allowing them much time or space on the ball to try and carve open an opportunity.
3' Blocked! Cagliari lose the ball deep inside their own half and Juventus counter, with Ronaldo laying it out wide to Kulusevski, who should try and pick out a teammate in the box, but instead he goes for goal and his effort is well blocked.
1' We're under way!
The teams are out on the pitch and kick off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!
Meanwhile Juventus have made three changes to their team that were knocked out of the Champions League, with Merih Demiral and Aaron Ramsey missing out due to injury and Arthur has been dropped to the bench. They have been replaced by De Ligt, Kulusevski and Danilo.
The hosts have made two changes to their starting line-up, with Zappa and Simeone coming into the team and they have replaced Charalampos Lykogiannis and Leonardo Pavoletti.
JUVENTUS SUBS: Carlo Pinsoglio, Giovanni Garofani, Leonardo Bonucci, Alessandro Di Pardo, Radu Dragusin, Gianluca Frabotta, Arthur, Weston McKennie, Federico Bernardeschi, Nicolo Fagioli.
JUVENTUS (4-4-2): Wojciech Szczesny; Juan Cuadrado, Giorgio Chiellini, Matthijs De Ligt, Alex Sandro; Dejan Kulusevski, Danilo, Adrien Rabiot, Federico Chiesa; Alvaro Morata, Cristiano Ronaldo.
CAGLIARI SUBS: Arturo Calabresi, Sebastian Walukiewicz, Alessandro Deiola, Ragnar Klavan, Gaston Pereiro, Gianluca Contini, Andrea Carboni, Kwadwo Asamoah, Simone Aresti, Guglielmo Vicario, Alessandro Tripaldelli, Alberto Cerri.
CAGLIARI (3-5-2): Alessio Cragno; Daniele Rugani, Diego Godin, Luca Ceppitelli; Gabriele Zappa, Joseph Alfred Duncan, Razvan Marin, Nahitan Nandez, Radja Nainggolan, Nahitan Nandez; Giovanni Simeone, Joao Pedro.
Meanwhile Juventus suffered a midweek blow after suffering an away goals defeat against FC Porto in the Champions League. They are also 13 points off Inter at the top of Serie A, but are unbeaten in their last four games, including a 3-1 victory over Lazio last time out.
Cagliari come into today’s game on the back of three games unbeaten, including two wins and a draw last time out against Sampdoria, which has moved them out of the relegation zone and into 17th position.
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