This is a fixture that was born in the last decade and, therefore, has only ever been played exclusively at Allianz Stadium, Juventus-Sassuolo has, until now, been one of pure black and white dominance. Six victories in six matches, a total of 18 goals scored by the Old Lady, with only two conceded. The history of the match is short, but also long enough to host important matches for the great Juventus strikers, each of who is a protagonist in achieving their own respective firsts.
Juve-Sassuolo: a series of firsts for the strikers!
If there is a player who can show off with little time on the field, it is the Argentine 10. Apache scored in his debut for the Bianconeri (in the Italian Super Cup against Lazio) and also in his Serie A debut (goal vs Sampdoria). Four months after his first appearance, Carlitos scored his first and only hat-trick in the Juventus jersey just in time for another first, the Emilian's debut in Turin against Juve.
Another Argentine striker, another one who achieves a first against Sassuolo. Higuain does it even in two different seasons. In his debut season with Juventus, Gonzalo took to the field for the first time as a starter against the Emilian team. Massimiliano Allegri's decision is rewarded very quickly: Pipita scores off a one-two in the first 10 minutes. The following year was the first time the Argentine striker imitated Carlos Tevez: he also scored a hat-trick.
Chievo, Lazio, Parma. The first three match days of last season saw Juventus win the each outing. Despite the fact that in every match he was the player who had the most shots at goal, differnet circumstances - and some brilliant displays by the opposition goalkeepers - prevented Cristiano Ronaldo from celebrating his first goal in Serie A. Juventus-Sassuolo was, therefore, a match with an historic value because the Portuguese marked his first goal in the black and white shirt, before then going on to score a brace.