Giorgio Chiellini replaced Leonardo Bonucci with 12 minutes left
Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini made his return after six months out with cruciate ligament damage as they beat Brescia to go top of Serie A.
The 35-year-old defender, who came on in the 78th minute, had not played since the opening day.
Brescia played well until Florian Aye’s second yellow card for catching Aaron Ramsey on the edge of the box.
Paulo Dybala curled home the resulting free-kick and Juan Cuadrado clipped in a second from Blaise Matuidi’s pass.
Juventus deserved their victory, with Daniele Rugani’s header being tipped on to the bar by Serie A debutant Lorenzo Andrenacci, Rodrigo Bentancur hitting the post and Dybala crashing a shot off the crossbar in injury time.
Cristiano Ronaldo was rested as Juventus went back to the top of Serie A. They are one point above Lazio, who beat title rivals Inter Milan 2-1 later in the day.
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- 19BonucciBooked at 19minsSubstituted forChielliniat 78'minutes
- 12Lobo Silva
- 8RamseySubstituted forPjanicat 66'minutesSubstituted forMatuidiat 73'minutes
- 30BentancurBooked at 64mins
- 16Ju Cuadrado
- 21HiguaínBooked at 43mins
- 2De Sciglio
- 4de Ligt
- 42de Oliveira Andrade
- 22AlfonsoSubstituted forAndrenacciat 10'minutes
- 31BjarnasonSubstituted forNdojat 80'minutes
- 8ZmrhalSubstituted forSkrabbat 90'minutes
- 18AyeBooked at 37mins
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Match ends, Juventus 2, Brescia 0.