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.
Here are the match officials and fixture for the 2017-2018 Italian Serie A Week 1 – First Round on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August 2017 as designated by the Italian Referee Association (AIA). Welcome to the Serie A! We are expecting a great start and the defending champion is Juventus.
Italian Serie A Tickets for next 10 games
Photo: (Foto LaPresse)
The Italian Referee Association (AIA) has designated Referee Paolo Tagliavento from the section of Terni to direct the Serie A Week 1 game Inter vs Fiorentina on Sunday 20 August 2017 at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in Milan, Italy at 20:45.
Referee Tagliavento will be assisted by Fabrizio Posado from the section of Bari and Mauro Vivenzi from the section of Brescia. The fourth official will be Luca Pairetto from the section of Nichelino. The VAR will be Marco Guida from the section of Torre Annunziata and the AVAR will be Di Palo.