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Juventus move top of Serie A with 2-1 win over Cagliari

Reuters SPORTS
Published November 11,2023

Juventus moved top of the Serie A standings with a 2-1 home win over lowly Cagliari on Saturday as defenders Gleison Bremer and Daniele Rugani scored in the second half to secure a fifth consecutive victory for their side.

Juventus, who are unbeaten in Serie A since the end of September, top the standings with 29 points, one ahead of Inter Milan who host mid-table Frosinone on Sunday.

Neither side had a shot on target in the first half but Federico Chiesa had an early chance for Juventus after the break which was saved by Cagliari keeper Simone Scuffet.

Juve had another opportunity through Filip Kostic but the Serbia midfielder's shot from a tight angle was also stopped by Scuffet.

Bremer broke the deadlock on the hour mark with a towering header from a Kostic cross and Rugani doubled the lead 10 minutes later, bundling the ball in with his chest after hitting the bar following a corner.

Cagliari briefly silenced the Juventus Stadium when they pulled one back in the 75th minute through defender Alberto Dossena who nodded home from a corner.

After six consecutive clean sheets, Juventus conceded their first goal since the 4-2 loss at Sassuolo on Sept. 23.

Juve host Inter in a top-of-the-table clash on Nov. 26, following the international break.

Cagliari, who last weekend climbed out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 win over Genoa, are 17th on nine points.