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Moise Kean: Juventus teenage striker suffers racist abuse at Cagliari

Juventus' Moise Kean (right)

Juventus' Italian teenage forward Moise Kean reacted defiantly after suffering racist abuse from the stands during Tuesday's Serie A match at Cagliari.

The 19-year-old held his arms aloft after scoring Juve's second in the 2-0 win, seemingly in response to chants, and was subjected to further abuse.

Afterwards he wrote on Instagram: "The best way to respond to racism."

Boss Massimiliano Allegri and defender Leonardo Bonucci said Kean should take some of the blame for his celebration.

"He shouldn't have celebrated in that manner," said Allegri. "He is a young man and he has to learn, but certain things from the crowd also shouldn't be heard."

Italy international Bonucci - who scored the opening goal - told Sky Sport Italia: "You celebrate goals with your team-mates. He could have done it differently.

"I think the blame is 50-50. Moise should not have done that and the Curva [fans] should not have reacted in that way."

Kean's Juventus team-mate Blaise Matuidi protested to the referee after the abuse and threatened to walk off.

Matuidi complained in 2018 he suffered racist abuse at the same stadium on the island of Sardinia.

The France midfielder later posted a photograph of himself and Kean, who has Ivorian parents, on Instagram with the caption: "BIANCO + NERI (white and black) #NoToRacism."

After Kean scored in the 85th minute, play was stopped for about three minutes and a warning was broadcast to the crowd - the first step in the three-step procedure which ultimately leads to the teams being led off the field.

Cagliari captain Luca Ceppitelli went over to the home fans behind the goal, appealing for the chants to stop,

The home side's president, Tommaso Giulini, blamed Kean, who has scored two goals in three games for Italy, for his celebration.

"I heard mostly boos, if they started making animal noises then we were in the wrong," he said. "What happened at the end was because of a celebration which was wrong and it would have happened with any other player."

Earlier on Tuesday, Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin asked referees to be "brave" and stop matches if there was abuse from "loud, aggressive and primitive" people.

Serie A leaders Juventus are now 18 points clear of second-placed Napoli and need just 10 points for an eighth straight Serie A title.

Line-ups

Cagliari

  • 28Cragno
  • 33SrnaBooked at 82mins
  • 23Ceppitelli
  • 19Pisacane
  • 22LykogiannisBooked at 39mins
  • 24FaragòSubstituted forPadoinat 76'minutes
  • 8Cigarini
  • 18Barella
  • 21IonitaSubstituted forBirsaat 68'minutes
  • 30Pavoletti
  • 10Geraldino dos Santos GalvãoBooked at 34minsSubstituted forCerriat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittencourt Pinheiro
  • 3Pellegrini
  • 6Bradaric
  • 9Cerri
  • 14Birsa
  • 16Aresti
  • 17Oliva
  • 20Padoin
  • 27Deiola
  • 32Despodov
  • 56Romagna
  • 77Théréau

Juventus

  • 1Szczesny
  • 4CáceresSubstituted forBentancurat 61'minutes
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 23Can
  • 5Pjanic
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 33BernardeschiBooked at 90mins
  • 14Matuidi
  • 18KeanBooked at 20mins

Substitutes

  • 20Cavaco Cancelo
  • 21Pinsoglio
  • 24Rugani
  • 30Bentancur
  • 32Del Favero
  • 39Kastanos
  • 40Mavididi
  • 41Nicolussi Caviglia
Referee:
Piero Giacomelli

Match Stats

Home TeamCagliariAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away17
Shots on Target
Home0
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cagliari 0, Juventus 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cagliari 0, Juventus 2.

Booking

Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus).

Luca Ceppitelli (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Moise Kean (Juventus).

Darijo Srna (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Juventus. Miralem Pjanic tries a through ball, but Federico Bernardeschi is caught offside.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Fabio Pisacane.

Attempt blocked. Moise Kean (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi.

Attempt saved. Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Moise Kean.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Juventus).

Goal!

Goal! Cagliari 0, Juventus 2. Moise Kean (Juventus) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rodrigo Bentancur.

Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darijo Srna (Cagliari).

Attempt missed. Leonardo Pavoletti (Cagliari) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Valter Birsa with a cross.

Booking

Darijo Srna (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Sandro (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darijo Srna (Cagliari).

Attempt saved. Moise Kean (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Leonardo Pavoletti (Cagliari) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luca Cigarini with a cross.

Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Emre Can.

Attempt blocked. Leonardo Pavoletti (Cagliari) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luca Cigarini.

Foul by Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus).

Nicolò Barella (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Leonardo Pavoletti (Cagliari) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luca Cigarini following a set piece situation.

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

Alberto Cerri (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Simone Padoin replaces Paolo Faragò.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Alberto Cerri replaces João Pedro.

Offside, Juventus. Federico Bernardeschi tries a through ball, but Blaise Matuidi is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Moise Kean (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rodrigo Bentancur.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Darijo Srna.

Attempt blocked. Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

Moise Kean (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicolò Barella (Cagliari).

Attempt blocked. Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Valter Birsa replaces Artur Ionita.

Hand ball by Leonardo Pavoletti (Cagliari).

goal

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