63% Ball Possession JUVENTUS and 37% Ball Possession CAGLIARI Juventus 3 – 0 Cagliari
12′ Mario Mandzukic
45′ Paulo Dybala
66′ Gonzalo Higuaín
It’s the first game of the 2017 -2018 Serie A Season! Juventus the defending champions starting with a victory after defeating Cagliari at the Juventus Stadium on Saturday 19 August 2017. A minute of silence is observed before the game in memory of Barcelona’s victims.
It is Juventus to open the score in the 12th minute. Forward Mario Mandzukic defeating Cagliari goalkeeper Alessio Cragno with a right footed shot in the bottom left corner. The assist is by defender Stephan Lichtsteiner. A historic goal for Mandzukic as this is the official first goal of the new season to set the tone.
Cagliari wasting a precious chance to level the score. In the 38th minute, Referee Maresca giving a penalty to Cagliari after consulting the VAR. Here is the situation. The penalty is conceded by Juventus defender Alex Sandro after a foul on Cagliari forward Duje Cop inside the penalty box. Incredible so, Cagliari forward Diego Farias seeing his chance to score frustrated because Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon becomes “Super Buffon” and saves Farias’ right footed shot in the center!
Juventus increasing the score just before ending the first half. There you go, in the 45th minute, Argentinian forward Paulo Dybala defeating goalkeeper Cragno with a left footed shot in the top right corner. The fans going wild at the stadium and applauding the great game by Dybala with this superb goal.
Say no more. Cagliari in total chaos conceding three goals! In the 66th minute, the perfect moment for Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain to smack a left footed shot leaving no chance to goalkeeper Cragno as the ball goes to the bottom right corner. The assist is by Alex Sandro. Way to go with 2 assists.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is ready to start the 2017-2018 Serie A Season on Saturday 19 August. Juventus playing their first game at the Juventus Stadium against Cagliari at 18:00. Juventus is the defending Champions. Will they win the Scudetto again? That’s the question….
The Italian Referee Association (AIA) has designated Referee Fabio Maresca from the section of Napoli to direct the Serie A Week 1 game Juventus vs Cagliari on Saturday 19 August 2017 at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy at 18:00.
Referee Maresca will be assisted by Alfonso Marrazzo from the section of Roma 1 and Rodolfo Di Vuolo from the section of Castellammare di Stabia. The fourth official will be Federico La Penna from the section of Roma 1. The VAR will be Paolo Valeri from the section of 1 and the AVAR will be Gianluca Aureliano from the section of Bologna.
The 2017 – 2018 Serie A league. Here are the Tickets for Italy Serie A Fixtures 2017-2018. The Serie A will start on Saturday 19 August 2017 and will end on May 20, 2018. The Calendar was announced on Wednesday 26 July and I am posting the tickets for the games. Thanks for visiting my website. You can contact me for any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for visiting my blog. Here is the 2016 – 2017 Italian Serie A Standing / Serie A Table. The season will end on Sunday 28 May 2017. Juventus won the 2016 Scudetto winning their 5th consecutive one.
Italy Head Coach Gian Piero Ventura has called up 22 players for the international friendly game Italy vs San Marino on Wednesday 31 May 2017 at the Carlo Castellani Stadium in Empoli, Italy. Players will meet on Sunday 28th May at the Technical Center of Coverciano after ending the 2016 – 2017 Serie A Season.
As reported by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), from the 29th to 31st May, the Vetro Museum will display both the World Cups and the European Championship won by the National team, whilst the fountain in the Piazza Farinata degli Uberti will be lit up in the colour blue to pay homage to Ventura’s squad. Just a few hours before Italy’s game against San Marino, a fair-play friendly will also be played between the fans of both nations. Meanwhile, in terms of action inside the ground, a number of young players from Tuscan sports clubs will take part in small-sized matches out on the pitch. Finally, the ‘Vetrina Azzurra’ initiative is also set to take place across the city, with local companies being encouraged to creatively decorate the front of their business with an Italian theme. Tickets for the friendly against San Marino are up for grabs.
Defenders: Cristiano Biraghi (Pescara), Davide Calabria (Milan), Mattia Caldara (Atalanta), Federico Ceccherini (Crotone), Andrea Conti (Atalanta), Emerson Palmieri dos Santos (Roma), Alex Ferrari (Verona), Gian Marco Ferrari (Crotone);
Sunday 28th May
Players to gather at Coverciano by 24:00 CEST
Monday 29th May
h. 13.30 Meeting the press: Players
h. 17.00 Training (first 15 minutes open to the media)
Tuesday 30th May MD-1
h.13.45 ITALY press conference : Coach and one player CTF
h. 14.30 SAN MARINO press conference: Coach and one player CTF
h. 17.00 ITALY training (first 15 minutes open to the media) c/o CTF
h. 18.30 SAN MARINO training (first 15 minutes open to the media)
c/o Stadio “Castellani” – Empoli
Tuesday 31st May MD
h. 10.30 Training (closed-door)
h. 19.00 Bus transfer to Empoli
h. 21.30 Friendly match ITALY – SAN MARINO
Followed by meeting with the press and players’ departure
Schedule for the ‘Empoli Città Azzurra’ initiative
1. Azzurri trophy exhibition Exhibition date: from 29th to 31st May Location: Vetro Museum
Located inside the old Magazzino del Sale, the Vetro Museum in Empoli will be displaying the four World Cups and the European Championship trophy that have been won the Italian National team. Here are the opening hours for the public (free entry)
29th May 12.00 till 19.00
30th-31st 10.00 till 19.00
2. Illumination of the fountain in the Piazza Farinata degli Uberti Date: From 29th to 31st May
In coincidence with the game against San Marino, the Fontana dei Leoni in the center of the cities’ main square will be lit up with the colour blue to pay homage to the Italian National Team.
3. Vetrina Azzurra Up until May 29th
The ‘Vetrina Azzurra’ initiative is set to take place across the city, with local companies being encouraged to creatively decorate the front of their businesses with the colours of the Italian National Team. Tickets for the friendly against San Marino are up for grabs.
4. Fan Match Italy – San Marino Date: 31st May – 17.30 Location: Cortenuova training pitch
A special match will take place a few hours before Italy vs. San Marino. On the training pitch of Empoli Ladies, two sets of supporters from Italy and San Marino will take part in a fair-play friendly match.
5. Youth and School Sector activities pre-match Date: 31st May– 19.40 ca. Location: Stadio Castellani
In support of women’s football, a number of young players from Tuscan sports clubs will take part in small-sized matches out on the pitch at the Stadio Castellani.