Result JUVENTUS 3 – 1 SASSUOLO, Goals by Higuaín, Pjanic, and Antei, Saturday 10 September 2016, Serie A Week 3

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71% Ball Possession JUVENTUS and 29% Ball Possession SASSUOLO
Juventus FC Juventus 3 – 1 Sassuolo Sassuolo
4′ Gonzalo Higuaín        33′ Luca Antei
10′ Gonzalo Higuaín
27′ Miralem Pjanic

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Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
Juventus, 2nd position with 6 points and a positive goal difference of +2
Sassuolo, 13th position with 3 points and a negative goal difference of -2

Pos Team P W D L Goals DIFF Points
2 Juventus 2 2 0 0 3:1 2 6
13 Sassuolo 2 1 0 1 1:3 -2 3


Juventus winning their three games reaching 9 points. Juventus will have the chance to jump to the first position in the case of Genoa losing to Fiorentina at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium and Sampdoria losing to Roma at the Olimpico di Roma Stadium.  Time to move on. Sassuolo is playing in the Europa League Group Stage while Juventus is playing in the Champions League Group Stage and will face Sevilla on September 14 at the Juventus Stadium. Sassuolo will face Athletic Club Bilbao on September 15 at the Mapei Stadium.

What a start for Juventus!   In the 4th minute, there it is the Argentinian combo in action.  Forward Gonzalo Higuaín “El Pipita” scoring a fast goal defeating Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli with a  right footed shot in the bottom left corner.  The assist is by forward Paulo Dybala.   It’s the second goal of the season by Higuaín.


Tango celebration with the 2 Argentinians proving to be decisive.   Gonzalo  Higuaín and Paulo Dybala.

It’s party time for Juventus!   Surely, Gonzalo Higuaín gaining more Juve fans after his transfer from Napoli.   Higuaín just rocking scoring his second goal in this match defeating goalkeeper Consigli again with a  right footed this time in the top left corner.  The headed assist is by Sami Khedira.


It seems Juventus unstoppable in this first half.  The third goal of the match in the 27th minute.   The action starting with the assist by Stephan Lichtsteiner to midfielder Miralem Pjanic first hitting the bar with a headed shot, then, Pjanic not wasting time seeing the ball available and smacks a right footed shot all the way to the top left corner to the delight of the fans.


Sassuolo with only 1 win after defeating Palermo on Round 1 at the Renzo Barbera Stadium.   Sassuolo waking up and shortening the distance in the 33rd minute following a corner conceded by Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini.   It is Luca Antei to defeat goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon with a right footed shot in the bottom right corner.


Sassuolo coach Eusebio Di Francesco encouraging his players

Nothing to do for the ex Juventus player forward Alessandro Matri unable to score a goal.  Sassuolo making 2 substitutions in the 57th minute.

  • Pietro Iemmello replacing Lorenzo Pellegrini.
  • Simone Missiroli replacing Alessandro Matri.

Juventus closer to the goal in the 60th minute.  Forward Paulo Dybala delivering a left footed shot while Sassuolo goalkeeper Consigli saved in the top right corner.  The assist is by Leonardo Bonucci.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri making a substitution in the 70th minute.

  • Forward Mario Mandzukic replacing forward Gonzalo Higuaín.  A standing ovation by the fans for Higuaín.

In the 72nd minute, another substitution for Juventus.

  • Midfielder Hernanes replacing midfielder Sami Khedira.

In the 79th minute, Juventus creating clear and present danger.  ForwarMario Mandzukic challenging goalkeeper Consigli with a right footed shot only to be saved in the bottom right corner.  The assist is by forward Paulo Dybala.

Sassuolo making a substitution in the 80th minute.

  • Federico Ricci replacing Antonino Ragusa.

The last substitution for Juventus in the 87th minute.

  • Marko Pjaca replacing forward Paulo Dybala.

Here is JUVENTUS official starting lineup by coach Massimiliano Allegri:

JUVENTUS (3-5-2): Buffon; Benatia, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Khedira, Pjanić, Lemina, Alex Sandro; Dybala, Higuaín.

Here is SASSUOLO official starting lineup by coach Eusebio Di Francesco:

SASSUOLO (4-3-3): Consigli; Gazzola, Antei, Acerbi, Peluso; Pellegrini, Magnanelli, Duncan; Politano, Matri, Ragusa.


  • There are only 3 precedents between Juventus vs Sassuolo in Turin. Stats showing Juventus with 3 wins. Overall, there are 6 precedents in Serie A and stats giving high votes to Juventus with 4 wins, 1 draw, and Sassuolo with 1 win (this at the Mapei Stadium).

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Stats BEFORE the game. Top scorer of JUVENTUS: Sami Khedira with 2 goals

Top scorer of SASSUOLO: Domenico Berardi with 2 goals

Juventus Goals Goals sassuolo
Khedira, Sami 2 2 Berardi, Domenico
Higuain, Gonzalo 1 1 Defrel, Gregoire

Stats. Here are the last 3 games of JUVENTUS: 2 wins, 1 draw

27/08/16 SA Lazio Juventus 0:1 2
20/08/16 SA Juventus Fiorentina 2:1 1
13/08/16 CFG Juventus Espanyol 2:2

Here are the last 3 games of SASSUOLO: 1 win, 1 draw, 1 lost

28/08/16 SA Sassuolo Pescara 0:3 2
25/08/16 UELQ цз Sassuolo 1:1 QR4
21/08/16 SA Palermo Sassuolo 0:1 1



Juventus starting lineup against Sassuolo




Serie A tickets2016 – 2017 Italian Serie A Week 3

Juventus 3 – 1 Sassuolo
Saturday 10 September 2016
Juventus Stadium
Turin, Italy


Referee: DI BELLO
Fourth Official: DI FIORE

Goals:  4′ Gonzalo Higuaín (J), 10′ Gonzalo Higuaín (J), 27′ Miralem Pjanic (J), 33′ Luca Antei (S)

Official lineups – formations:

JUVENTUS (3-5-2): Buffon; Benatia, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Khedira, Pjanić, Lemina, Alex Sandro; Dybala, Higuaín. 

Subs: Neto, Audero, Dani Alves, Barzagli, Rugani, Evra, Hernanes, Asamoah, Cuadrado, Pjaca, Mandzukić.

Coach:  Massimiliano Allegri.

SASSUOLO (4-3-3): Consigli; Gazzola, Antei, Acerbi, Peluso; Pellegrini, Magnanelli, Duncan; Politano, Matri, Ragusa.

Subs.: Pomini, Pegolo, Missiroli, Biondini, Iemmello, Lirola, Mazzitelli, Terranova, Ricci, Cannavaro, Letschert, Adjapong.

Coach:  Eusebio Di Francesco.