• 2nd Half
  • Cagliari
  • Juventus
  • CuadradoFrabotta
    83'
  • ChiesaArthur
    83'
  • DuncanDeiola
    80'
  • RuganiPereiro
    80'
  • SimeoneCerri
    80'
  • MorataMcKennie
    70'
  • ChielliniBonucci
    70'
  • ZappaAsamoah
    69'
  • CeppitelliKlavan
    69'
  • Simeone
    61'
  • 1st Half
  • Cagliari
  • Juventus
  • Alex SandroBernardeschi
    34'
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    32'
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (P)
    25'
  • Cuadrado
    18'
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    14'
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    10'
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Cagliari - Juventus

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FULL TIME

A strange game if ever I saw one.

Ronaldo scores the second fastest hat-trick of his career to all but end this game as a contest within 33 minutes but Cagliari didn't look out of it for a second.

They kept their heads up, kept attacking, and were unlucky only to get the one goal in this one.

In truth, Juve were a one-man team tonight, with Cagliari outplaying all but one of their XI.

The Old Lady go within 10 points of Inter with a game in hand. Hopes alive, just.

90+3' 

Cagliari won't score two now but all the same they're absolutely going for it. I think I'm a Cagliari fan now - they've really won me over and don't deserve to lose this.

90+1' 

The two sides are all square on possession now.

Cagliari have beaten Juve for attempts and matched them for shots on target. But Juve have Ronaldo. That really has been the difference this evening.

88' 

Ronaldo has barely had a sniff in this half.

I was sort of hoping he'd do a madness and score six or something.

87' 

CLOSE!

So close to 3-2! Marin bends an effort just wide of Szczesny's right-hand post.

Would've made for such a nervy finish had that gone in, but time is running out for the hosts now.

84' 

Danilo picks out Cuadrado with a brilliant crossfield pass but the winger's first touch is a poor one.

Cuadrado and Chiesa now make way for Arthur and Frabotta.

81' 

Another Cagliari corner. Can they make it count?

It's a triple sub first as Pereiro, Cerri and Deiola all enter the field.

CLOSE!

The corner bounces into the box and Klavan gets a head to it but can only send it into the ground and into Szczesny's arms.

78' 

Pure panic at the back for Juve as Duncan dances his way through a number of striped shirts.

It's pretty end-to-end stuff now with Rabiot also going close for Juve up the other end.

74' 

Nainggolan tries for a worldy from distance...

High and wide.

73' 

That change has done Juventus a world of good already with Ronaldo have a couple sighters on his own up top.

He's not the happy chappy from the first half though as he barks orders at his side that look a bag of nerves at the back.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    OffGiorgio ChielliniJuventusPirlo has seen enough as Morata makes way for Bonucci. The Spaniard has not had a great game by any standards and the introdution of Bonucci is, without doubt, a defensive one to help put the breaks on Cagliari's momentum.
  • Leonardo Bonucci
    OnLeonardo BonucciJuventus
71' 

Pirlo has seen enough as Morata makes way for Bonucci.

The Spaniard has not had a great game by any standards and the introdution of Bonucci is, without doubt, a defensive one to help put the breaks on Cagliari's momentum.

68' 

Cagliari are all over Juventus now. They know that one goal in the next ten minutes will make this a really nervy ending.

They've been a great watch. They've shown absolutely no desire, at any point in this game, to try and play for a draw or simply defend.

If it weren't for Ronaldo I'd have fancied them to win this.

66' 

Brilliant from Bernadeschi who strides into the final third before playing in Danilo.

But the Spaniard picks the wrong pass with three striped shirts approaching in space.

64' 

Simeone was completely unmarked there. I think it's De Ligt who lost him.

Really poor marking from Juventus who have looked a little complacent so far.

That said, Ronaldo does almost score a fourt with a whipped effort that flies a yard wide of the post.

  • Giovanni Simeone
    GoalGiovanni SimeoneCagliariGOAL! CAGLIARI 1 JUVENTUS 3 (Simeone, 61) No less than they deserve! Cagliari have been knocking on the door in this second half and they have a goal back!. Zappa gets in behind the Juve backline and pulls back for Simeone who rifles an acrobatic effort past Szczesny.  Could they?
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61' 

GOAL! CAGLIARI 1 JUVENTUS 3 (Simeone, 61)

No less than they deserve!

Cagliari have been knocking on the door in this second half and they have a goal back!.

Zappa gets in behind the Juve backline and pulls back for Simeone who rifles an acrobatic effort past Szczesny.

Could they?

58' 

SAVE!

Szczesny has to stay on his toes as Duncan forces the 'keeper into a diving save with a viscious free-kick.

ANOTHER SAVE!

Nandez this time goes for goal from distance and Szczesny is there again to tip over!

Great stuff.

55' 

It's smart game management from Juventus because they're almost letting Cagliari have the ball and come forward before unleashing the pace up top on the counter.

51' 

Cagliari showing great spirit to keep their heads up and they've won another corner. This one isn't headed clear, but it is whacked clear after some pinball football by the near post.

 

RAPID

49' 

Godin is no stranger to Ronaldo hat-tricks of course.

Ronaldo battered three past Atletico Madrid in the Champions League to overturn a first-leg 2-0 deficit.

He's also scored a fair few more in other matches against him too during their La Liga days.

47' 

Bernardeschi goes for an audacious back heel as he tries to find Rabiot charging through the middle but Godin is there to intercept.

All Juve in the first 120 seconds.

46' 

BACK UNDERWAY

More goals. MORE GOALS!

  • End of 1st Half
 

HALF TIME

A Cagliari corner is the last act of the half and like all the rest, Juventus head it clear.

It's been a strange game because it really feels as though Cagliari have threatened and arguably been the better side in possession.

But Ronaldo has been absolutely ruthless. He made and scored the first two on his own and some individual brilliance also helped for the third.

A first-half hat-trick has all but ended this as a contest and now it's just a question of how many Juventus, and Ronaldo, can score.

45+3' 

We have four minutes stoppage time after that Cragno injury and all the goals.

Chiellini dances out of defence and plays in Ronaldo but his ball over to Morata is under hit. Should've done better, but can probably be forgiven after scoring a hat-trick.

45' 

De Ligt just looks a little clumsy in defence compared to Chiellini and I can see why Juve have struggled in the Champions League over the past few seasons.

For those who argue Ronaldo was an extravagance Juventus couldn't afford, he's silenced a few doubters today.

42' 

Marin whips a 30-yard free kick into the arms of Szczesny.

Still knocking, but so vulnerable on the counter.

Morata fluffs a three on three opportunity with a bad touch and Ronaldo isn't too pleased despite already having three goals.

39' 

Ronaldo has scored 87 goals in the month of March for club and country, making it his most prolific month.

Courtesy of Opta.

  • Federico Bernardeschi
    OffAlex SandroJuventusRonaldo has absolutely ended this as a contest on his own. And he almost has a fourth but can't quite get on the end of Morata's cute pass before Cragno collects.
  • Federico Bernardeschi
    OnFederico BernardeschiJuventus
36' 

Ronaldo has absolutely ended this as a contest on his own.

And he almost has a fourth but can't quite get on the end of Morata's cute pass before Cragno collects.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    GoalCristiano RonaldoJuventusGOAL! CAGLIARI 0 JUVENTUS 3 (Ronaldo, 32) Wow. What was I saying? Chiesa picks out Ronaldo on the right hand side. A few stepovers later and he is absolutely lashing the ball into the corner. It really is special from the big man who has a hat-trick inside 33 minutes. Really, really good.
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32' 

GOAL! CAGLIARI 0 JUVENTUS 3 (Ronaldo, 32)

Wow. What was I saying?

Chiesa picks out Ronaldo on the right hand side. A few stepovers later and he is absolutely lashing the ball into the corner.

It really is special from the big man who has a hat-trick inside 33 minutes. Really, really good.

32' 

Cagliari are leaving themselves very exposed at the back. It's admirable how many bodies they're willing to commit forward but Juve look a real threat on the counter.

Be a brave man to bet against a Ronaldo hat-trick.

29' 

Nainggolan's teasing ball is cut out at the last second by Chiellini and Cagliari try to respond.

Cagliari are playing the better football so far but it's the Ronaldo show that has put Juve 2-0 up.

He has won the corner and the penalty and dispatched both.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    Goal by penaltyCristiano RonaldoJuventusGOAL! CAGLIARI 0 JUVENTUS 2 (Ronaldo, 25) He absolutely leathers the penalty right down the middle.  Two for Ronaldo, two for Juventus, a long way back for Cagliari now...
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25' 

GOAL! CAGLIARI 0 JUVENTUS 2 (Ronaldo, 25)

He absolutely leathers the penalty right down the middle.

Two for Ronaldo, two for Juventus, a long way back for Cagliari now...

24' 

PENALTY TO JUVENTUS!

Cragno brings down Ronaldo as the Portuguese bears down on goal.

The Portuguese steps up...

23' 

WHAT A CHANCE!

Juventus really should be 2-0 up here.

Chiesa picks out Morata about six yards out and he's only the 'keeper to beat but he sends a poked effort right at Cragno.

Ronaldo would have absolutely buried that but Morata looked a little unsure of himself.

21' 

Cagliari are by no means out of this one and they've won themselves another corner.

This one flies over everyone and out of play but they are certainly making a game of this and have had plenty of possession.

If they weren't up against one of the greatest goal scorers of all time I'd say they were on top.

 

COMPLETE

17' 

Ronaldo only had eyes for the ball but that's a nasty boot to the face. Cragno carries on a little the worse for wear.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    Yellow cardCristiano RonaldoJuventusOUCH! Ronaldo tries to get a toe on Rabiot's ball into the box but his boot catches Cagliari shotstopper Cragno straight in the face.  Ronaldo picks up a booking for a very high boot and Cragno is down receiving treatment.
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15'

OUCH!

Ronaldo tries to get a toe on Rabiot's ball into the box but his boot catches Cagliari shotstopper Cragno straight in the face.

Ronaldo picks up a booking for a very high boot and Cragno is down receiving treatment.

13' 

Ronaldo won the corner too, rising highest to meet Chiesa's cross before his header across goal was deflected wide.

He's so lethal in the air and to be honest nobody in a red shirt got anywhere near him.

Cagliari go straight on the offensive and Marin launches a 30 yard effort straight into the arms of Szczesny.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    GoalCristiano RonaldoJuventusGOAL! CAGLIARI 0 JUVENTUS 1 (Ronaldo, 10) There he is. It's a Ronaldo special as he rises highest to meet Cuadrado's corner with a bullet header! So easy. 1-0.
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10' 

GOAL! CAGLIARI 0 JUVENTUS 1 (Ronaldo, 10)

There he is.

It's a Ronaldo special as he rises highest to meet Cuadrado's corner with a bullet header!

So easy. 1-0.

8' 

Nainggolan, on loan from league leaders Inter, will want to do his best to frustrate Juve today and edge his parent club closer to the title.

And he's doing plenty of running at the moment to frustrate the Juve midfield.

The visitors have a corner now but Cagliari clear without too much trouble. Little to do for the likes of Ronaldo and Morata so far.

6' 

Ronaldo finds space on the ball about 22 yards out and it's just electric in the stadium despite the lack of fans when he has a few touches.

But it's actually the hosts who are passing it around nicely and they've won themselves a corner here.

Chiellini heads clear but it's a promising start from the underdogs.

3' 

Chiesa shows his stuff down the left and whips in a ball that's easily caught by Cragno.

And we've our first foul of the match too as De Ligt is penalised for a high foot.

  • 1st Half
1' 

LET'S GO

16:59 

The coaches shake hands...we're almost ready to go.

Let's hope it's a good one in Sardinia!

16:55 

FIVE MINUTE WARNING

16:51 

LAST TIME OUT

When these sides met in Turin...

16:43 

CLOUDY IN SARDINIA

16:36 

CAGLIARI'S GREAT ESCAPE

Two wins and a draw from their last three has helped Cagliari pull off a remarkable escape from near the foot of the table to 17th a safety.

They're on fine form, and could certainly disrupt an off-form Juventus should the Old Lady fail to put on their best show today.

And they'll be desperate for a point or three for that extra bit of breathing space between them and the relegation zone.

Certainly a team with plenty to play for. Underdogs yes, pushovers no.

16:27 

CAN JUVE BOUNCE BACK?

It's a week to forget for the Old Lady after Porto booted them out of the first knockout round of the Champions League.

What's more, Inter Milan scored an 85th-minute winner against Torino to extend their winning run to eight matches and go 13 points clear of Juve who remain third in Serie A.

Juve may have two games in hand, but with Inter unfaltering, a domestic title that they have basically owned for a decade may be heading elsewhere.

Anything but a win today and you'd have to say that's that.

16:19 

JUVENTUS TEAM NEWS

16:17 

CAGLIARI TEAM NEWS

16:15 

CAGLIARI VS JUVENTUS

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Juventus are drifting out of the title race and even toying with a top four challenge as they look set to do a Celtic and miss out on a tenth consecutive title.

And after crashing out of the Champions League this week at the hands of Porto, they really need a domestic booster.

So, it's just as well that today they're up against 17th-placed Cagliari...but even they're unbeaten in three...

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