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90' + 3'
F. Bernardeschi
Alex Sandro
2 - 3
M. Bani
Own Goal
2 - 2
E. Giaccherini
Penalty Goal
2 - 1
M. Stępiński
E. Giaccherini
1 - 1
S. Khedira
G. Chiellini
0 - 1

Match Stats

27% 72%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 10
Total Passes 261 679
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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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Juventus are underway in their campaign with a dramatic victory on the road against Chievo. They were forced to do it the hard way after falling 2-1 behind early in the second half. Sami Khedira had put the visitors in front in the third minute, but goals from Mariusz Stepinski and Emanuele Giaccherini put Chievo in front. Massimiliano Allegri's men battled hard and drew level when Mattia Bani put the ball into his own net from a corner under pressure from Leonardo Bonucci. Mario Mandzukic saw a goal chalked off for a foul by Cristiano Ronaldo late on, but Juve were not to be denied when Federico Bernardeschi slotted home in stoppage time to secure the three points.
N. Tomović
Yellow Card
90' + 5' Tomovic goes into the book for a foul on Mandzukic.
F. Bernardeschi
90' + 3' GOALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! BERNARDESCHI PUTS JUVE AHEAD!!!! 3-2!!! After all that Juve do take the lead. Alex Sandro makes another brilliant run down the left flank and he hammers a low cross into the box. Bernardeschi is in the right place at the right time to side foot an effort beyond the reach of the substitute keeper Seculin into the net. The visitors deserve that for their efforts in the second half.
Alex Sandro
90' + 3' Alex Sandro has been impressive down the left and his marauding run yields a goal as his cross is turned home by Bernardeschi.
90' The incident took so much time to resolve there will be five minutes of added time.
A. Seculin
S. Sorrentino
89' Seculin replaces Sorrentino between the sticks for the home side.
86' DRAMA!!! Alex Sandro's driving run down the left results in him powering into the box. He sends a cross into the middle for Ronaldo to make contact. The Portuguese collides with Sorrentino at the near post, with the ball deflecting off the Juve forward. It loops up into the air towards Manduzkic, although the Chievo keeper remains on the ground. Manduzkic nods towards the net, although Cacciatore clears it off the line. After a review on goal-line technology, the goal is initially given as the ball was over the line. However, the referee wants a second look on the screen himself for a foul against Sorrentino. The referee overturns the decision and awards a free-kick to the home side. Sorrentino remains on the deck and may have to make way even after treatment.
85' SAVE! Can almost makes an immediate impact as he flings himself as Cancelo's low cross, but Sorrentino gets down to make the stop.
E. Can
S. Khedira
84' Can replaces Khedira for the visitors.
84' Cacciatore makes a forward run and he has options in the final third. However, he sees space to advance and shoot and goes for the drive at goal, hammering his effort over the bar.
82' Cancelo fails to control the ball in an advanced position and it allows the home side to bring the ball away with Giaccherini giving his team breathing space.
81' Juve are cranking up the pressure on the home side. It's all hands on deck for Chievo at the back.
79' Ronaldo runs at Tomovic with speed down the left flank and forces a low ball across the face of goal. Rossettini makes an important interception to steer the ball away from Mandzukic in the middle.
J. Obi
P. Hetemaj
78' Hetemaj is withdrawn for Obi.
77' SAVE! Sorrentino denies Ronaldo once again. The Portuguese drives his strike through a crowd of players with power, but the Chievo keeper watches the ball all the way to make the stop.
76' Ronaldo is brought down on the charge down the left flank, right on the edge of the box. The Portuguese stands over the ball.
M. Bani
Own Goal
75' GOALLLLLLLLL!!!! BANI'S OWN GOAL BRINGS JUVE LEVEL!!! 2-2!!! The visitors are back on level terms as Bani sends the ball into his own net from Bernardeschi's corner. The delivery was precise from the midfielder and pressure from Bonucci forced the Chievo defender to make the header. He couldn't control the direction due to the quality of the cross and his effort found the back of the net.
73' SAVE! Cancelo slides a pass to Dybala, who leaves two defenders in his wake before dragging the ball on to his left foot to shoot from the right inside channel. However, Bani gets enough on the ball to take the power off the strike, allowing Sorrentino to make the stop.
71' WIDE! Ronaldo runs down the left flank before cutting back to cross to the back post for Mandzukic. The forward directs a header towards the bottom corner, but his effort drifts wide of the post.
69' CLOSE! Rigoni tries to weave his way out of trouble at the back, but loses possession. Dybala slides in Ronaldo, who goes for the strike from close range. However, Tomovic gets back to make the sliding block to divert his effort over the bar by inches.
67' Cacciatore drops his shoulder down the left to tee up Radovanovic for a strike at goal, but he slices his effort well wide of the target.
F. Đorđević
M. Stępiński
66' Dordevic replaces Stepinski for the home side.
65' SAVE! Sorrentino makes a brilliant save to deny Ronaldo. The Portuguese turns out of three challenges down the left flank before turning to shoot on his right foot. His effort seems destined towards the bottom corner, but Sorrentino gets a hand to it to push Ronaldo's strike away from the net.
M. Mandžukić
Douglas Costa
64' A huge roar erupts from the Juve fans as Mandzukic enters the fold to replace Douglas Costa.
64' Cacciatore has to be alert to divert Alex Sandro's cross behind for a corner, with Bernardeschi lurking behind him at the back post.
62' Hetemaj and Bernardeschi have a disagreement after a coming together on the flank. The Juve man raises his hands to the Chievo defender, but the referee believes that both players may have been in the wrong and does not produce a card.
61' SAVE! Pjanic lifts his delivery into the box and Ronaldo rises to head at goal. He gets plenty of power on his header, but it's straight at Sorrentino who makes the save.
I. Radovanović
Yellow Card
60' Radovanovic brings down Pjanic on the charge and he goes into the book.
58' Bernardeschi creates room for a strike on his left foot on the edge of the box, but Sorrentino gets down to make the stop.
F. Bernardeschi
J. Cuadrado
56' Bernardeschi replaces Cuadrado for the visitors.
E. Giaccherini
Penalty Goal
56' GOALLLLLLLLLL!!!! GIACCHERINI PUTS CHIEVO AHEAD!!! 2-1 TO THE HOME SIDE!!! The winger finishes off his move as he scores from the spot after winning the penalty. He blasts his effort into the bottom corner, sending Szczesny the wrong way. This could be a huge a result for Chievo.
54' PENALTY TO CHIEVO! Giaccherini runs at Cancelo down the left flank and the Portuguese brings down the winger. The referee points straight to the spot.
53' Bonucci has to action at the near post after Tomovic's cross was deflected towards the run of Stepinski. Juve are not looking completely comfortable at the back with their reformed defensive tandem in the middle.
51' Juve back off Giaccherini down the left flank and it allows him to swing a cross into the box. On this occasion Szczesny claims the ball, but the visitors have not learned from their mistake of the first half.
50' Juve have found a rhythm at the start of the second half. They're putting the home side under pressure down the flanks.
48' SAVE! Ronaldo is afforded space and time on the left flank and he lets fly with a powerful strike at goal. It dips as it reaches Sorrentino, forcing the keeper into action with a fine stop.
46' We're back underway in this Serie A clash.
Massimiliano Allegri will be disappointed by his side's play in the final third. They've not been clinical enough after boasting 80% possession. In the other dugout Lorenzo D'Anna will be more than satisfied that his team have been able to battle their way back into the contest. Expect more from Juve and Ronaldo in the second half.
It's all square the break between Chievo and Juventus in the opening match of the Serie A season. The reigning champions took the lead in the third minute when Sami Khedira converted from close range. The visitors had opportunities to extend their advantage, although none really fell the way of Cristiano Ronaldo. Douglas Costa and Juan Cuadrado both missed chances, which allowed Mariusz Stepinski to equalise for Chievo.
45' + 1' Alex Sandro has space on the counter and he whips a delivery into the middle for Khedira's run. However, the German sends his effort wide of the post.
45' Tomovic robs Ronaldo down the right flank and surges forward. He has men in support in the box, but he fails to pick out a team-mate with his low cross.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
43' Cuadrado breaks down the right and he hammers the ball towards Ronaldo in the middle, but there are two defenders there to stop the cross reaching the Portuguese.
42' Dybala almost weaves his way through a crowd of yellow shirts on the edge of the box, but Bani makes the vital challenge to stop his run.
41' Depaoli makes good progress down the right flank and he looks for Stepinski in the middle, but a loose touch sees the ball cannon off the arm of the forward and referee awards the visitors a free-kick.
40' Juventus have been just a bit too casual in their play and have paid the price. The defending for Stepinski's goal was very poor, allowing the cross and a free header from close range.
E. Giaccherini
38' Giaccherini curls a fine cross into the box and is rewarded as Stepinski finds the net.
M. Stępiński
38' GOALLLLLLLLLLL!!!! STEPINSKI EQUALISES!! 1-1!!! The home side are level as Stepinski rises in the box and guides his header into the top corner. Giaccherini was afforded space and time on the left flank and he curled a fine cross into the box. The Chievo forward was afforded a free header and he made no mistake, sending his effort into the net.
36' OVER! Pjanic plays the ball out to Dybala 30 yards out and he goes for the first-time strike, only to hammer his effort well over the bar.
35' Pjanic lifts the ball over the top of the Chievo backline, looking for the run of Cancelo. However, Cacciatore is well placed to head behind for a corner.
33' CLOSE! Douglas Costa latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the Chievo box. He catches his strike sweetly on the half-volley, but the ball flies inches over the bar with Sorrentino beaten.
31' Douglas Costa tries to force a low cross into the feet of Ronaldo in the box, but Rossettini on the slides makes a good clearance.
30' Cuadrado sends Ronaldo into the left inside channel down with a searching ball over the top. He has no support in the final third so he goes for the strike on his left foot, blasting his effort over the bar.
28' Pjanic releases the run of Douglas Costa over the top and it forces Tomovic into action to clear behind for a corner. The visitors were almost in behind there.
26' Ronaldo almost latches on to a loose ball between Bani and Rossettini, but it skips away from the Portuguese.
24' There's a slight delay that allows both sets of players to take on water to combat the heat.
22' Juve break with speed down the right flank. Cuadrado has space and time to pick his spot, only to blaze his effort over the bar. A wasted opportunity.
20' The pace of the contest has dropped as Juve are quite content to knock the ball around at the back.
18' WIDE! Space opens up for Ronaldo in the middle and he goes for the drive at goal, narrowly placing his effort wide of the post. Chievo cannot afford to hand the Portuguese that sort of space in the final third.
16' Juve are knocking relatively comfortably in the middle of the park. Chievo need to apply pressure further up the field.
14' WIDE! Radovanovic goes for a strike at goal from distance. He hits his effort with power on his right foot and it only travels wide of Szczesny's post by inches, although the Pole had his angles covered.
12' OVER! Pjanic plays a short corner towards Cancelo on the edge of the box. He goes for a right-footed strike, only to hammer his effort over the bar.
11' Cuadrado stretches the Chievo defence down the right flank again, but the home side are able to get numbers back behind the ball to stop the break.
9' CLOSE! Douglas Costa latches on to a ball over the top from Bonucci. He sends a cutback into the middle for Cancelo on the charge. It looks a simple chance for the Portuguese to convert, but Cacciatore gets back to make a brilliant covering challenge.
7' Juve have quickly taken control of the contest and are putting Chievo under all sorts of pressure at the back.
6' Pjanic sends a threatening cross towards the back post from a corner. Douglas Costa meets the ball on the volley, but his strike hits Ronaldo in an offside position.
5' Douglas Costa combines with Dybala through the middle, but the latter can only direct his shot straight at Sorrentino.
G. Chiellini
3' Chiellini works the ball back to Khedira from the free-kick, who does the rest from close range.
S. Khedira
3' GOALLLLLLL!!!! KHEDIRA PUTS JUVE AHEAD!! 1-0!! The reigning champions take the lead after just three minutes. Cuadrado's free-kick to the back post was not cleared by the home side. The loose ball fell kindly for the German. Khedira still had work to, but he connected sweetly on the volley, dispatching his effort past Sorrentino.
2' Cuadrado wins a free-kick for Juve down the right flank following a foul by Hetemaj.
1' We're underway in the Serie A season.
So, as expected, Ronaldo debuts for Juventus! Fellow new boy Cancelo is also in the side, while Bonucci returns.
SUBS: Mattia Perin, Carlo Pinsoglio, Mehdi Benatia, Blaise Matuidi, Andrea Barzagli, Mario Mandzukic, Emre Can, Daniele Rugani, Rodrigo Bentancur, Federico Bernardeschi.
JUVENTUS (4-2-3-1): Wojciech Szczesny; Joao Cancelo, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Sami Khedira, Miralem Pjanic; Juan Cuadrado, Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa; Cristiano Ronaldo.
SUBS: Adrian Semper, Valter Birsa, Federico Barba, Pawel Jaroszynski, Mehdi Leris, Sofian Kiyine, Andrea Seculin, Sergio Pellissier, Filip Djordjevic, Strahinja Tanasijevic, Joel Obi, Riccardo Meggiorini.
CHIEVO (4-3-3): Stefano Sorrentino; Nenad Tomovic, Luca Rossettini, Mattia Bani, Fabrizio Cacciatore; Nicola Rigoni, Ivan Radovanovic, Perparim Hetemaj; Fabio Depaoli, Mariusz Stepinski, Emanuele Giaccherini.
Chievo finished 13th in the table last season, highlighting how solid the club were in their campaign. They've made a few savvy additions over the summer, with Nenad Tomovic, Federico Barba, Emanuele Giaccherini and Mariusz Stepinski joining the club to boost their squad.
Juventus faced a battle for the Serie A crown last season, narrowly edging out Napoli down the stretch. Massimiliano Allegri's men have won the crown for the last seven seasons, with Ronaldo in place and Leonardo Bonucci back in the fold following his return from AC Milan, I Bianconeri should be overwhelming favourites to lift the title once again at the end of the term.
Cristiano Ronaldo will make his first competitive appearance for Juventus this afternoon following his move in the summer from Real Madrid. The Portuguese has been an overwhelming success in every team that he has played for in his career and will be eyeing a strong start to his career for I Bianconeri.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Serie A opening-day clash between Chievo and Juventus at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi.