Juventus v Sassuolo LIVE: Juventus close in on opening day win after a Di Maria debut goal and Vlahovic brace!

Serie A / Matchday 1
Juventus Stadium / 15.08.2022
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    Pete Sharland
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    Pete Sharland
    Updated 15/08/2022 at 21:00 GMT
    21:59
    MATCH REPORT: DI MARIA IMPRESSES ON DEBUT AS JUVENTUS EASE TO OPENING DAY WIN
    Di Maria scores on his Serie A debut as Juventus beat Sassuolo in style
    End of 2nd Half
    90'+4
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    FULL TIME
    It's a big win for Juventus! They secure three points in their opening game of the season.
    It ends Juventus 3-0 Sassuolo.
    90'
    INTO ADDED TIME
    There will be four minutes played at the end of the second half.
    86'
    VLAHOVIC COMES CLOSE!
    He's after that hat-trick! He drives towards Ayhan, Vlahovic gets a shot away on the edge of the box but a slight deflection steers the ball behind for a corner.
    85'
    JUVENTUS WANT MORE
    Kostic lets one fly from a difficult angle, but it's blocked and cleared.
    81'
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    CHANGE FOR THE VISITORS
    Kristian Thorstvedt
    Off
    Kristian Thorstvedt
    Sassuolo
    Sassuolo
    Blocked Shots2
    Yellow Cards1
    Fouls1
    Fouls against1
    Abdou Harroui
    On
    Abdou Harroui
    Sassuolo
    Sassuolo
    76'
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    JUVENTUS MAKE ANOTHER DOUBLE CHANGE
    Locatelli and McKennie are replaced by Nicolo Rovella and Matias Soule.
    Weston McKennie
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    Weston McKennie
    Juventus
    Juventus
    Offsides1
    Matìas Soulé
    On
    Matìas Soulé
    Juventus
    Juventus
    75'
    BIG CHANCE FOR SASSUOLO!
    Pinamonti is played in but is denied by Perin from close-range!
    73'
    VLAHOVIC SEARCHES FOR HIS THIRD
    The Serbian looks to get on the end of another cross, and opts for a powerful header as he climbs highest, but gets the execution all wrong.
    69'
    COOLING BREAK
    We head for another short interval as the players take some water on board to combat the heat.
    65'
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    'WE WILL REMMEBER THIS PERFORMANCE'
    Di Maria is replaced and recieves a standing ovation from the Juventus faithful. Fabio Miretti replaces him.
    Ángel Di María
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    Ángel Di María
    Juventus
    Juventus
    Goals1
    Assists1
    On target1
    Fouls1
    Fabio Miretti
    On
    Fabio Miretti
    Juventus
    Juventus
    63'
    KOSTIC IN THE ACTION INSTANTLY
    He's played in down the left flank and looks to deliver a cross, but it's comfortably cleared.
    61'
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    DOUBLE JUVENTUS CHANGE
    Mattia De Sciglio and Filip Kostic are introduced.
     Alex Sandro
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    Alex Sandro
    Juventus
    Juventus
    Assists1
    Fouls against1
    Free Kicks1
    Mattia De Sciglio
    On
    Mattia De Sciglio
    Juventus
    Juventus
    59'
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    SASSUOLO MAKE A THIRD CHANGE
    Pinamonti comes on in replace of Kyriakopoulos.
    Georgios Kyriakopoulos
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    Georgios Kyriakopoulos
    Sassuolo
    Sassuolo
    Blocked Shots1
    Fouls against1
    Andrea Pinamonti
    On
    Andrea Pinamonti
    Sassuolo
    Sassuolo
    55'
    DANILO DOES WELL
    He puts his body on the line to block a close-range effort and steer the dangerous shot away for a corner.
    51'
    SURELY THAT'S GAME OVER
    It's so sloppy from Sassuolo, they've given the ball away on the edge of the box and it's Di Maria who capitalises on a loose ball. He then finds Vlahovic, who makes no mistake from close-range. 3-0 Juventus.
    50'
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    Dusan Vlahovic
    Goal
    Dusan Vlahovic
    Juventus
    Juventus
    Goals2
    On target2
    Fouls2
    Fouls against1
    GOAL! JUVENTUS 3-0 SASSUOLO (VLAHOVIC)
    Vlahovic stretches Juventus' lead after an Sassuolo error at the back!
    49'
    DI MARIA COMES CLOSE!
    He cuts inside on his left foot and tries to curl an effort beyond Consigli but it's wide of the post.
    2nd Half
    45'
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    SECOND HALF
    We're back underway...
    20:51
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    HALF TIME CHANGE
    Raspadori comes off the bench for Sussuolo.
    Grégoire Defrel
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    Grégoire Defrel
    Sassuolo
    Sassuolo
    On target2
    Offsides2
    Giacomo Raspadori
    On
    Giacomo Raspadori
    Sassuolo
    Sassuolo