Witness the complete broadcast of the Juventus vs Cagliari match along with the highlights.
The adrenaline-pumping action begins at 17:00 (GMT) on 11th November 2023
Captaining this electrifying showdown is the esteemed referee M. Piccinini
The battleground for this epic clash is the formidable Allianz Stadium
Prepare for a thrilling encounter in Italy’s Serie A, Week 12 of Season 2023/2024
Juventus vs Cagliari Full Match Reports
Juventus soared to the pinnacle of Serie A (SA) with a hard-fought and exhilarating 2-1 triumph over Cagliari at the renowned Allianz Stadium. This victory further solidified their dominant track record in head-to-head encounters, with an astounding 12 wins from their last 13 meetings against Cagliari.
Despite entering the contest as favorites due to their four consecutive SA victories “to nil,” Juventus faced a formidable challenge from a Cagliari side teetering just above the relegation zone. Surprisingly, it was the visitors who posed a greater threat in the opening 20 minutes, with Nicolas Viola narrowly missing the target with a sharp strike from outside the box.
Juventus struggled to find their rhythm in a disjointed first-half performance, breathing a sigh of relief as Alberto Dossena’s close-range header sailed inches over the crossbar. As halftime approached, the hosts gradually improved, but Weston McKennie squandered their best opportunity, volleying wide from close range off an exceptional delivery by Filip Kostić.
Determined to atone for their lackluster display in the first half, Juventus emerged from the break with renewed vigor. Federico Chiesa unleashed a powerful strike, only to be denied by Simone Scuffet, while Federico Gatti failed to find the target with a headed chance. Their persistence paid off on the hour mark when Gleison Bremer rose above the rest to guide Kostić’s pinpoint free-kick into the far corner.
Buoyed by the momentum, Massimiliano Allegri’s men increased their advantage with 20 minutes remaining, courtesy of another center-back’s contribution. This time, Daniele Rugani seized the opportunity in close quarters, bundling the ball home after Cagliari’s inability to intercept Kostić’s corner. Undeterred, the visitors clawed back a goal just five minutes later, as Dossena expertly headed past the goalkeeper, setting the stage for an intense finale for the Bianconeri.
Cagliari nearly completed a remarkable comeback in the dying minutes when Dossena’s header struck the post. However, Juventus’ resolute defense held firm, ensuring their hard-earned victory and propelling them to the top of SA before Inter Milan’s upcoming clash with Frosinone on Sunday. This result cements Juventus’ impressive form, with just one defeat in 12 league matches this season (W9, D2). On the other hand, Cagliari will be eager to bounce back when they face Monza following the international break, as their winless away streak in SA extends to six matches (D2, L4).
Filip Kostić’s exceptional performance earns him the deserving title of Man of the Match, showcasing his invaluable contributions to Juventus’ triumph.