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Ronaldo MISSES penalty as Costa, Can & Rugani score

Cristiano Ronaldo had a penalty saved against Chievo on Monday, though it had little impact as Juventus still cruised to a 3-0 win.

Match Events

13’GOAL! Juventus 1-0 Chievo (Costa)

GOOOAAALLL!!! JUVENTUS 1-0 CHIEVO! Costa opens the scoring for Juve with his first goal of the campaign. The Brazil winger carries the ball a good 20 yards through the middle of the pitch before picking out the bottom corner from outside the box, invited to do so by Radovanovic and Bani after they both turned their backs.

32′ CHANCE! Ronaldo’s shot saved

GOOD HANDLING! Ronaldo gets a yard on his marker and sends a bullet shot on target for Sorrentino to deal with. The Chievo keeper not only keeps out the low effort but also keeps two hands on the ball to prevent a Juve player from scoring a tap-in.

45’GOAL! Juventus 2-0 Chievo (Can)

GOOOAAALLL!!! JUVENTUS 2-0 CHIEVO! A first goal of the season for Costa a little earlier and now a first goal in Juve colours for Can to double his side’s tally at the end of a flowing move. It is a well-worked goal, with Dybala feeding the ball through to Can, who controls the ball with his first touch and sends it out of Sorrentino’s reach with his second.

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52’Penalty Missed! (Ronaldo)

RONALDO MISSES FROM THE SPOT! Sorrentino keeps out Ronaldo’s penalty at full stretch to give his side a lifeline!

72′ SAVE! Perin denies Rossettini’s shot

PERIN WITH ANOTHER SAVE! Rossettini is invited to shoot and he does exactly that, pulling the trigger from close to 30 yards with an attempt that Perin can only parry. Chievo, bottom of Serie A, are enjoying their best spell of the match but they cannot find a way through.

79′ NICE SHOT! Bernardeschi’s shot saved

BERNARDESCHI COMES CLOSE! The save count is starting to rack up now, as Sorrentino gets behind Bernardeschi’s shot from 20 yards. It is a good attempt from the winger, who connects perfectly with the half-volley to send it towards the bottom corner.

84’GOAL! Juventus 3-0 Chievo (Rugani)

GOOOOAAALLL!!! JUVENTUS 3-0 CHIEVO! Rugani kills the game off for good with a straightforward header into the bottom corner of the net. Bernardeschi takes over set-piece duties and clips the ball to the edge of the six-yard box, where the centre-back is left pretty much unmarked to send the ball spinning past a rooted Sorrentino.

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Match Report

Douglas Costa, Emre Can and Daniele Rugani all scored their first goals of the season as Juventus eased to a 3-0 Serie A win over struggling Chievo on Monday, despite Cristiano Ronaldo having a penalty saved.

Massimiliano Allegri’s men were comfortable throughout in Turin and kept their healthy nine-point lead at the Serie A summit following Napoli’s win over Lazio, though things would have been even more comfortable had Ronaldo been accurate from the spot.

Although the visitors started positively, Juve still managed to take an early lead in style through Costa, before Can made it 2-0 late in the half – the Germany international scoring for the first time since joining from Liverpool.

Player Ratings

Line-ups

Juventus XI: Cristiano Ronaldo, B. Matuidi,  Chiellini, Douglas Costa, A.Sandro, M. Perin, De Sciglio, E.Can, Rugani, P. Dybala, Bernardeschi

Subs: Bonucci, S. Khedira, W. Szczęsny, Carlo Pinsoglio, Cancelo, Spinazzola, R. Bentancur, M.Kean

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Chievo XI: Pellissier, S. Sorrentino, Hetemaj, Rossettini, Tomovic, Meggiorini, Radovanovic, Giaccherini, Bani, Depaoli, S. Kiyine

Subs: B.Cesar, Rigoni, Djordjevic, Stepinski, Jaroszynski, A. Šemper, Vignato, Leris, S. Grubac, S. Tanasijević, E. Caprile, M. Burruchaga

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