Juventus vs Sassuolo – Football Match Report – 15 August 2022

Juventus overtook Sassuolo as a brace from Dusan Vlahovic, including a penalty, took the Turin club to a 3-0 victory at home at the start of their Serie A campaign on Monday.

Juve opened the scoring in the 26th minute through Angel Di Maria, who stole Alex Sandro’s cross into the ground, the rebound winning over stranded keeper Andrea Consigli.

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Vlahovic doubled Juve’s lead with a 43rd-minute penalty, awarded after Gian Marco Ferrari prevented the Serbian international from scoring by holding him back with both arms.

It was his 10th goal for Juve since joining the club in January from Fiorentina, having earlier fired wide of the post.

Vlahovic got his second in the 51st when he leapt to score on an assist from Di Maria, who had to come off in the 66th minute with a groin problem and was replaced by Fabio Miretti.

The 34-year-old Argentine striker joined Juventus as a free agent in July on a one-year deal after leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season.

“How do I feel playing with Di Maria? It’s an incredible feeling, it’s a great pleasure to play with such champions, I thank him for the assist,” Vlahovic told reporters.

“What matters is being available for the team and winning. He played an extraordinary game.”

Vlahovic nearly capped off his performance with a hat trick in the 86th minute but his attempt was deflected away from the post.

Juventus travel to Sampdoria next Monday after Sassuolo host newly promoted Lecce on Saturday.

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