Serie A: Juventus beat Cagliari in season opener

Monday 21st August , 2017 5:48 am
Gianluigi Buffon has saved two of the past three penalties faced in Serie A (Image credit: Reuters)
Gianluigi Buffon has saved two of the past three penalties faced in Serie A (Image credit: Reuters)

Gianluigi Buffon saved the first penalty awarded by video assistant referee (VAR) in Serie A as Juventus began their title defence with a comfortable win against Cagliari.

Buffon, making his 620th appearance in the league, denied Diego Farias after referee Fabio Maresca used VAR to award the spot-kick for an Alex Sandro foul.

Juventus were already leading at that point through Mario Mandzukic’s volley.

Paulo Dybala swept in a second for the hosts before Gonzalo Higuain struck.

Juventus are looking to record a seventh straight Serie A title this season.

 

 

 

Source: BBC