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Matheus Henrique
Yellow Card
51'
D. Vlahović
Á. Di María
3 - 0
43'
D. Vlahović
Penalty Goal
2 - 0
41'
G. Ferrari
Yellow Card
26'
Á. Di María
Alex Sandro
1 - 0

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42% 57%
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6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 7
Total Passes 384 531
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Commentary

That's all from Turin today, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!
Next up for Juventus is a trip to Marassi, where they take on Sampdoria in seven days time, while Sassuolo will aim to post their first points of the season against promoted Lecce on Saturday night.
A highly satisfactory start to the new Serie A season for Juventus sees the Bianconeri take maximum points against a Sassuolo side that struggled to breach the hosts' penalty area throughout the 90 minutes. Still coming to terms with last season's potent front four being broken up, the visitors were restricted to a series of pot-shots from long range, while Juve were more clinical with the chances they carved out. Thanks to Vlahovic and Di Maria, like all their main Scudetto rivals, Juve begin with a win.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: JUVENTUS 3-0 SASSUOLO
90' + 2' Rovella receives the ball from Miretti, then puts an effort from just outside the area over Consigli's crossbar.
90' Having returned from the touchline, Zakaria is back on the pitch, though he still seems to be struggling with cramp.
89' Zakaria is down hurt, and the game comes to a stop while he receives treatment from the Juventus medics.
87' CLOSE! A hat-trick chance goes astray, as Vlahovic runs at the opposition defence in a central position, then fires in a shot which is deflected just wide of the right-hand post! Once again, Ayhan is the Sassuolo saviour.
85' Perhaps a little greedily, Kostic opts to aim for goal with a left-footed blockbuster from the edge of the box. However, it is blocked at source by the covering Ayhan, and Sassuolo escape.
83' Most have been from outside the box, but Sassuolo have actually taken 15 shots at goal compared to Juve's nine so far today. However, they have yet to find the net and trail by three goals in the closing stages of their Serie A opener.
E. Ceïde
D. Frattesi
81' Dionisi makes another switch, as Frattesi steps aside for Ceide.
A. Harroui
K. Thorstvedt
80' Having shown some flashes of his potential on debut, Thorstvedt will be replaced by Harroui for the final 10 minutes.
78' With his first significant contribution since coming on, Kostic zips a dangerous cross across the penalty area from the left, but it is just behind all his team-mates and the chance is lost.
N. Rovella
M. Locatelli
76' Another young gun comes on for the Old Lady, as Locatelli makes way for Rovella in midfield.
M. Soulé
W. McKennie
76' Apparently in a little discomfort, having missed several months and a lot of pre-season, McKennie comes off for Soule.
74' CLOSE! After slipping inside his marker on the left side of the box, substitute Pinamonti drives a low shot across goal, but Perin is equal to it and makes another smart save.
72' Ayhan does well to deny Vlahovic his hat-trick, by putting enough pressure on his opponent in an aerial challenge near the penalty spot. The hosts have a corner.
71' Following a brief cooling break, the game gets back under way, with Sassuolo needing a miracle to get back into contention for even a point.
Matheus Henrique
Yellow Card
69' For a late challenge on Locatelli in midfield, a yellow card is shown to Henrique.
68' An attempted Sassuolo attack is again repelled by the imperious Bremer, who coolly heads the ball away from danger. It has been a particularly composed debut for the Brazilian centre-back.
F. Miretti
Á. Di María
66' To rapturous applause, Di Maria's debut comes to its end, and Miretti is offered an opportunity to impress in the final half-hour.
63' Juventus have actually had only 39 per cent of the second-half possession so far, but have still managed to extend their lead and look set to take three points from their opening game.
F. Kostić
J. Cuadrado
61' Juve also withdraw Cuadrado, as Kostic comes on to make his Serie A debut.
M. De Sciglio
Alex Sandro
61' Having registered an assist for the opening goal, Sandro makes way for De Sciglio at left-back.
A. Pinamonti
G. Kiriakopoulos
59' Dionisi is at least attempting to get back into the match, rather than trying to keep the score down: Kyriakopoulos comes off for ex-Inter striker Pinamonti.
57' Frattesi has another attempt on goal, this time with his head, following a perceptive cross by Thorsvedt. However, Perin is able to make a simple enough save to deny him.
55' Danilo intervenes inside his own area with a vital block, after Frattesi ends a fluent move by steering a low shot towards the bottom corner. That's a first corner for the away side.
53' Another good run by Danilo is not rewarded by McKennie, who mishits his pass and terminates a promising move. These are worrying times for Sassuolo, they are being penned back.
Á. Di María
Assist
51' Di Maria's dream debut continues, as he sets up Vlahovic's second goal with a deflected pass from the edge of the area.
D. Vlahović
Goal
51' DUSAN AT THE DOUBLE! Vlahovic pounces with a poacher's goal, after Sassuolo give the ball away deep inside their defensive third and Di Maria threads the ball through to his attacking colleague. The Serbian striker steers it home at the back post, on the stretch, and Juventus lead 3-0! Surely game over?
50' CLOSE! Juve's new signings combine, as Bremer wins the ball in an advanced position before feeding Di Maria out on the right side of the box. The Argentinian winger then turns inside and sends a curling attempt narrowly wide of the upright, with Consigli beaten!
48' After Thorstvedt has a shot blocked, Henrique tests Perin with an attempt from distance, but the Juve keeper manages to reach up to his right and gather the ball at his second attempt.
G. Raspadori
G. Defrel
46' After an ineffective first half up front, Defrel makes way for Raspadori, who could well be making his final Sassuolo appearance today.
46' We are back under way at the Allianz Stadium, and the visitors have made a half-time change.
It should come as no surprise that Vlahovic found a way to goal eventually, after fluffing his first few chances today: he is Serie A's top scorer in home games since the start of the 2020-21 season, with 28 goals from 38 appearances.
Without dominating their first competitive match of the new season, Juventus have earned themselves a two-goal advantage at the interval, against potentially tricky opponents. Sassuolo carved out openings of their own, and have shot freely from outside the area, but the hosts were more clinical in the first 45: Di Maria and Vlahovic both making a goal for themselves out of only a glimmer of an opening. Allegri will be delighted, but Dionisi needs a half-time rethink.
45' + 6' HALF-TIME: JUVENTUS 2-0 SASSUOLO
45' + 5' Another long-range effort from Sasuolo sees Frattesi try a slightly desperate left-footed shot from outside the box. It soars into the stands behind Perin's goal, though.
45' + 4' Though clearly in some pain, Zakaria is cleared to return to the fray for the final moments of the first half.
45' + 3' The game comes to a momentary halt, as medical attention is required by Zakaria. The Swiss midfielder collided with Bonucci and took a heavy blow.
45' + 1' Perin makes a straightforward stop, after Berardi's left-footed shot from outside the box is aimed too close to the centre of his goal.
45' McKennie tracks back to intervene when a threatening cross from the left almost creates a chance, as four minutes of stoppage time are signalled by the fourth official.
D. Vlahović
Penalty Goal
43' VLAHOVIC OFF THE MARK! It's 2-0 to Juve, as Vlahovic stays ice-cool in the heat to hammer the ball past Consigli for the second! The goalkeeper dives towards the corner as the big striker places his penalty straight down the middle!
42' The VAR has assessed the penalty award, and after a brief review, decides to back the referee's on-field decision. Juventus will have a chance to increase their lead from the spot!
G. Ferrari
Yellow Card
41' For his foul on Vlahovic, which gives away a penalty, Sassuolo captain Ferrari is yellow-carded.
41' PENALTY TO JUVE! Backing in to Ferrari inside the box, Vlahovic engineers enough contact to win a penalty! He'll take it himself.
39' Following the corner, Locatelli's shot from just outside the area sails over the crossbar. Juve are growing in confidence and seem to be seeking a second goal before the break.
37' SHARP SAVE! On the counter, McKennie charges through the centre and plays in the overlapping Cuadrado, who thumps a powerful shot at goal from outside the box. Consigli does well to palm it behind for a Juventus corner.
35' Vlahovic spurns another opportunity, scuffing wide from near the penalty spot, after an excellent surge down the right from Di Maria and powerful overlap by Danilo, who provided the cross.
K. Thorstvedt
Yellow Card
33' On his Serie A debut, Thorstvedt is booked for a coming-together with Bremer, which saw the latter struck by his opponent's arm.
30' GOOD STOP! Having travelled with the ball unopposed, Ayhan is invited to shoot from distance, and his shot from 25 yards stings the palms of Perin, who makes a relatively comfortable save.
28' The hosts are stepping it up now, after their wobbly spell before their goal, as Vlahovic fires in a shot from the centre of the area, but misses to the right of Consigli's goal.
Alex Sandro
Assist
26' Contiuing a positive start to the new season, Sandro picks out Di Maria with a cross for the opening goal.
Á. Di María
Goal
26' JUVE LEAD! Once again, Sandro makes progress down the left, and his cross finds Di Maria on the edge of the box. The Serie A debutant then volleys the ball down into the turf, which sends it looping over a helpless Consigli and into the top corner! What a way to break the deadlock! Juventus 1-0 Sassuolo!
24' The action comes to a brief halt for a drinks break, due to high temperatures in Turin, which disrupts Sassuolo's building momentum.
22' After Thorstvedt sees a shot blocked, Berardi has another right-footed attempt from outside the area, but it misses the target. Juve are suddenly stuggling here!
21' CLOSE! Sassuolo come again, and Defrel fires in an effort from distance, which Perin only gathers at the second attempt!
20' SAVE! Perin makes a sharp stop, after Berardi's angled cross from the right picks out Defrel at the back post, but the French forward cannot get any power behind his volleyed attempt on the stretch.
19' Juve lose the ball at the back, but Berardi snatches at a 20-yard effort with his weaker right foot and it spirals well over the crossbar.
18' A rare Sassuolo attack is repelled by Bremer in the first instance, and then Rogerio mishits his attempted switch of play from left to right, and the move comes to an end.
M. Locatelli
Yellow Card
16' Locatelli picks up Juve's first yellow card of the season, for a reckless sliding challenge on former Sassuolo team-mate Berardi.
14' Di Maria drops his shoulder, having picked up some space on the left, but his cross towards the back post is slightly overhit and drifts behind for a goal-kick.
11' Juventus took maximum points on 11 of the last 12 occasions they started their Serie A season at home, and they have also scored in 17 of their 18 previous matches against Sassuolo - at an average of 2.4 goals per game.
9' Juve are pushing forward in numbers at the start of this match, maintaining a high tempo and zipping the ball around with purpose to evade Sassuolo's press.
J. Toljan
M. Müldür
7' After picking up an early injury, Muldur makes way for Toljan at right-back for Sassuolo, in a like-for-like swap.
6' Muldur is back down on the turf, and it looks like the Sassuolo full-back cannot continue.
5' An early cross from Sandro, whipped in from out on the left, finds Vlahovic in space inside the area, but the Serbian striker cannot make clean contact with his head and the ball sails over the bar.
3' At the heart of the action so far, Muldur goes down nursing an apparent impact injury, but after some magic spray is fit enough to continue.
1' Almost straight from kick-off, Sandro surges into the box from the left flank, and after a tangle of legs with Muldur, tumbles to the turf and claims a penalty. The referee is unmoved - it's a corner to Juve.
1' We are under way in Turin!
The players are out on the pitch at a packed Allianz Stadium, with kick-off now just moments away!
Like their hosts, Sassuolo start the new season with some major absences, as Hamed Traore is ruled out by a foot injury and Maxime Lopez - the match-winning hero last time they visited the Allianz Stadium - is suspended. Defrel is chosen ahead of new signings Alvarez and Pinamonti to lead a three-man forward line, which features long-serving captain Berardi, but not Napoli target Raspadori, who is consigned to the bench.
Juventus are without goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny today due to a thigh injury, Paul Pogba is ruled out by a knee problem, and long-term absentee Federico Chiesa remains on the road to recovery. Furthermore, Moise Kean and Manchester United target Adrien Rabiot are both suspended, as Allegri turns to new signing Di Maria to support Vlahovic up front.
SUBS: Gianluca Pegolo, Emil Konradsen Ceide, Martin Erlic, Pedro Obiang, Jeremy Toljan, Giacomo Raspadori, Riccardo Marchizza, Agustin Alvarez, Alessandro Russo, Luca D'Andrea, Andrea Pinamonti, Ruan, Abdou Harroui.
SASSUOLO (4-3-3): Andrea Consigli; Mert Muldur, Kaan Ayhan, Gian Marco Ferrari, Rogerio; Davide Frattesi, Kristian Thorstvedt, Matheus Henrique; Domenico Berardi, Gregoire Defrel, Georgios Kyriakopoulos.
SUBS: Carlo Pinsoglio, Giovanni Garofani, Federico Gatti, Filip Kostic, Mattia De Sciglio, Daniele Rugani, Nicolo Fagioli, Nicolo Rovella, Cosimo Marco Da Graca, Fabio Miretti, Matias Soule.
JUVENTUS (4-5-1): Mattia Perin; Danilo, Bremer, Leonardo Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Juan Cuadrado, Manuel Locatelli, Denis Zakaria, Weston McKennie, Angel Di Maria; Dusan Vlahovic.
Renowned for an ability to rise above their modest status and compete with Italy's top dogs, Sassuolo were 2-1 winners over Juventus last October, with Maxime Lopez scoring the decisive goal deep into stoppage time. Alessio Dionisi's side went on to finish 11th in the Serie A standings, but have since had to replace star striker Gianluca Scamacca with former Inter striker Andrea Pinamonti. Last week, the Neroverdi lost their first competitive match of the season, being eliminated from the Coppa Italia by Serie B side Modena.
Juventus kick off their 2022-23 campaign today, after finishing fourth in Serie A for the second successive season in May. The Bianconeri also lost both the Supercoppa Italiana and the Coppa Italia final to old rivals Inter last term. A period of change therefore ensued in Turin, and changes have been plentiful: Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini are among those to have moved on, while Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria arrived to freshen up Max Allegri's squad. The last time they hosted Sassuolo, though, Juve found themselves on the wrong end of an upset.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of today's Serie A clash between Juventus and Sassuolo at the Allianz Stadium, Turin!