Sassuolo are set to play Juventus at the MAPEI STADIUM. In 18 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Juventus hold a clear advantage.
Juventus vs Sassuolo: Live score | Highlights | Result
Sassuolo come into this game on the back of a 1-0 loss to Walter Mazzarri’s Cagliari in the league. A first-half goal from midfielder Alessandro Deiola secured the win for Cagliari.
Juventus, on the other hand, beat Vincenzo Italiano’s Fiorentina in the second leg of the semi-final of the Coppa Italia.
Goals from former Fiorentina attacker Federico Bernardeschi and Brazilian full-back Danilo sealed the deal for Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus.
The two clubs last faced each other earlier this year in the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia, with Juventus beating Sassuolo 2-1.
An early first-half goal from Argentine forward Paulo Dybala and a late second-half own goal from Brazilian centre-back Ruan Tressoldi ensured victory for Juventus. Ivorian midfielder Hamed Traore scored the goal for Sassuolo.
Juventus vs Sassuolo live score
Angel Di Maria had a debut to remember for Juventus as he opened the scoring for his new club on his debut in their Serie A opener.
It was a straightforward night for Juve in Turin as Dusan Vlahovic scored a further two goals for the hosts.
- JUVENTUS 3-0 SASSUOLO
He made it 2-0 just before half-time from the penalty spot before he wrapped up the victory in the 51st minute with an easy goal set up by Di Maria.
An Angel Di Maria debut goal and a Dusan Vlahovic brace helped Juventus beat Sassuolo 3-0 in their Serie A opener.
Di Maria was found by Alex Sandro deep into the visitors’ penalty box and watched his volley drive into the ground before bouncing over Andrea Consigli’s head to break the deadlock for the hosts.
Vlahovic soon got in on the action, and did excellently to force a foul out of Gian Marco Ferrari to win a penalty on the stroke of halftime. He made no mistake from the spot, and fired his spot kick straight down the middle to double Juventus’ lead.
With midfield dynamo Maxime Lopez kept at bay by an injury and new joiner Andrea Pinamonti only fit for the bench, Sassuolo were just powerless against the Old Lady, who needed a convincing win after their disastrous setback with Atletico Madrid only one week ago.
Massimiliano Allegri started with a 4-4-2 setup where Di Maria partnered with Vlahovic upfront. He then switched to a 4-3-3, moving Juan Cuadrado higher up the pitch. Mattia Perin replaced the injured Wojciech Szczesny between the sticks but didn’t have much work to do.
Alex Sandro was deployed at left back instead of Mattia De Sciglio and that was a tactical decision that soon paid off.
The Brazilian was indeed the one to serve Di Maria a perfectly-timed cross, which El Fideo turned into Juventus’ opener.
Forty-three minutes into the game, it was Alex Sandro again to provide another brilliant filtering pass for Vlahovic.
The Serbian was pushed down in the box by Gian Marco Ferrari and the referee had no doubt in awarding a penalty to the Bianconeri. Vlahovic buried the spot to score his first penalty since he joined Juventus back in January.
An injury-stricken Juventus side got their 2022/23 Serie A season underway with a bang as Dusan Vlahovic bagged a brace in a comprehensive 3-0 home win over Sassuolo.
Vlahovic may have his name on the scoresheet twice, but new arrival Angel Di Maria was the star, providing the home fans at Allianz Stadium with a scintillating performance. The Argentine was a free-flowing presence on the pitch behind his Serbian strike counterpart, opening the scoring with a stunning volley and providing a deadly attacking display.
Sassuolo were bright through the first half, but faded after the break and provided little resistance to Juventus as the hosts emphatically stamped their season opener.
After collecting all three points, Juve, missing the injured Paul Pogba and Wojciech Szczesny, will now sweat the fitness of Juan Cuadrado, Weston McKennie, and Denis Zakaria, who all received treatment at various stages.
The American in particular looked in pain during a water break just past the hour mark, but stayed on until his withdrawal a few minutes later.
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