Carlos Tevez scored a hat-trick as Juventus went six points clear at the top of Serie A with an easy win over lowly Sassuolo.

The Argentine opened the scoring after a fine 15th-minute move involving Fernando Llorente and Arturo Vidal.

Defender Federico Peluso made it 2-0, with Tevez netting his side's third goal just before half-time.

The former Manchester City frontman completed his first Juventus hat-trick from Mauricio Isla's cross.

Hat-trick hero Tevez

The last hat-trick Carlos Tevez scored was in Manchester City's 5-0 FA Cup win over Barnsley in March.

Juventus have won eight league games in a row since losing at Fiorentina on 20 October, scoring 19 without conceding.

Former leaders Roma, whom Juve host on 5 January, can cut their lead to three points if they win at AC Milan on Monday.

But Antonio Conte's side are in formidable domestic form going into the winter break, which starts after next week's game at Atalanta.

And this was just the response Conte demanded after the two-times European champions exited the Champions League after losing to Galatasaray in Turkey in midweek.

Tevez, 29, has now scored 10 goals in 22 appearances since joining Juventus from City in June for £12m.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Juventus

  • 01 Buffon
  • 33 Isla
  • 13 Peluso Booked (De Ceglie - 56' )
  • 03 Chiellini
  • 19 Bonucci
  • 15 Barzagli
  • 23 Vidal (Padoin - 75' )
  • 22 Asamoah
  • 14 Llorente
  • 10 Tévez (Quagliarella - 70' )
  • 06 Pogba

Substitutes

  • 04 Cáceres
  • 05 Ogbonna
  • 11 De Ceglie
  • 12 Giovinco
  • 16 Motta
  • 20 Padoin
  • 26 Lichtsteiner
  • 27 Quagliarella
  • 30 Storari
  • 34 Rubinho

Sassuolo

  • 79 Pegolo
  • 23 Gazzola
  • 03 Longhi
  • 24 Marzorati
  • 20 Bianco
  • 05 Antei
  • 08 Marrone
  • 27 Kurtic (Zaza - 51' )
  • 83 Floro Flores (Masucci - 75' )
  • 07 Missiroli
  • 04 Magnanelli Booked (Chibsah - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Pomini
  • 02 Pucino
  • 10 Zaza
  • 11 Alexe
  • 14 Masucci
  • 16 Valeri
  • 21 Laribi
  • 35 Rossini
  • 37 Schelotto
  • 45 Chibsah
  • 70 Farias
  • 86 Ziegler
Ref: Mauro Bergonzi
Att: 36,862

Match Stats

Shots

20 12

On target

8 0

Corners

5 2

Fouls

12 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Juventus 4, Sassuolo 0.

90:00 +1:57 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Juventus 4, Sassuolo 0.

89:13

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:13

Foul by Gaetano Masucci (Sassuolo).

87:42

Attempt missed. Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alessandro Longhi.

85:36

Attempt missed. Gaetano Masucci (Sassuolo) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luca Marrone with a cross.

84:32

Paolo De Ceglie (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

84:32

Foul by Marcello Gazzola (Sassuolo).

82:21

Offside, Juventus. Leonardo Bonucci tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.

81:55

Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:55

Foul by Gaetano Masucci (Sassuolo).

80:33

Offside, Juventus. Mauricio Isla tries a through ball, but Simone Padoin is caught offside.

80:03

Attempt missed. Simone Missiroli (Sassuolo) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

79:36

Corner, Sassuolo. Conceded by Paolo De Ceglie.

77:13

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Luca Marrone.

74:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sassuolo. Gaetano Masucci replaces Antonio Floro Flores.

74:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Simone Padoin replaces Arturo Vidal.

73:54

Attempt missed. Fabio Quagliarella (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

71:40

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Raman Chibsah.

70:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sassuolo. Raman Chibsah replaces Francesco Magnanelli.

69:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Fabio Quagliarella replaces Carlos Tévez.

69:08

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Lino Marzorati.

67:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Juventus 4, Sassuolo 0. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mauricio Isla with a cross.

67:20

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:20

Foul by Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo).

66:27

Foul by Carlos Tévez (Juventus).

66:27

Luca Antei (Sassuolo) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:46

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

65:46

Luca Marrone (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:32

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:32

Foul by Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo).

63:39

Attempt missed. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Paul Pogba.

63:11

Hand ball by Antonio Floro Flores (Sassuolo).

62:38

Foul by Andrea Barzagli (Juventus).

62:38

Antonio Floro Flores (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:30

Attempt blocked. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fernando Llorente.

60:43

Attempt missed. Antonio Floro Flores (Sassuolo) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

60:01

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

60:01

Antonio Floro Flores (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:37

Attempt missed. Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Antonio Floro Flores.

56:57

Attempt missed. Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luca Marrone.

55:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Paolo De Ceglie replaces Federico Peluso.

53:41

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

53:41

Luca Marrone (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sassuolo. Simone Zaza replaces Jasmin Kurtic.

48:42

Foul by Mauricio Isla (Juventus).

48:42

Jasmin Kurtic (Sassuolo) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:14

Attempt blocked. Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcello Gazzola.

47:19

Attempt blocked. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Pogba.

46:35

Arturo Vidal (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

46:35

Foul by Luca Antei (Sassuolo).

45:19

Attempt missed. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Juventus 3, Sassuolo 0.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Juventus 3, Sassuolo 0.

44:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Juventus 3, Sassuolo 0. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

43:00

Attempt saved. Mauricio Isla (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Arturo Vidal.

41:46

Carlos Tévez (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:46

Foul by Jasmin Kurtic (Sassuolo).

40:15

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

40:11

Delay in match Carlos Tévez (Juventus) because of an injury.

39:29

Foul by Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus).

39:29

Simone Missiroli (Sassuolo) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38:17

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Gianluca Pegolo.

38:14

Attempt saved. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

37:11

Paul Pogba (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:11

Foul by Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo).

36:52

Foul by Federico Peluso (Juventus).

36:52

Luca Marrone (Sassuolo) wins a free kick on the right wing.

36:03

Attempt missed. Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mauricio Isla with a cross.

34:58

Attempt blocked. Antonio Floro Flores (Sassuolo) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alessandro Longhi with a cross.

34:19

Attempt missed. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kwadwo Asamoah.

33:37

Carlos Tévez (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33:37

Foul by Jasmin Kurtic (Sassuolo).

32:44

Corner, Sassuolo. Conceded by Mauricio Isla.

31:23

Attempt missed. Simone Missiroli (Sassuolo) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

31:20

Attempt blocked. Antonio Floro Flores (Sassuolo) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Simone Missiroli.

30:19

Foul by Mauricio Isla (Juventus).

30:19

Jasmin Kurtic (Sassuolo) wins a free kick on the left wing.

27:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Juventus 2, Sassuolo 0. Federico Peluso (Juventus) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Carlos Tévez with a cross following a set piece situation.

26:29

Fernando Llorente (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:29

Foul by Lino Marzorati (Sassuolo).

26:07

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:07

Foul by Marcello Gazzola (Sassuolo).

24:03

Attempt missed. Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Arturo Vidal with a through ball.

20:17

Offside, Juventus. Arturo Vidal tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.

18:43

Fernando Llorente (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:43

Dangerous play by Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo).

17:59 Booking

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

17:57

Foul by Federico Peluso (Juventus).

17:57

Marcello Gazzola (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Juventus 1, Sassuolo 0. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

14:24

Attempt saved. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fernando Llorente.

13:26

Attempt missed. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Carlos Tévez with a cross following a corner.

12:58

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Lino Marzorati.

11:42

Attempt missed. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Carlos Tévez from a direct free kick.

10:39 Booking

Booking Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

10:35

Federico Peluso (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:35

Foul by Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo).

9:34

Attempt saved. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Federico Peluso.

9:18

Attempt blocked. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Tévez.

8:18

Carlos Tévez (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:18

Foul by Luca Antei (Sassuolo).

7:27

Attempt missed. Jasmin Kurtic (Sassuolo) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Marcello Gazzola with a cross.

7:03

Foul by Andrea Barzagli (Juventus).

7:03

Simone Missiroli (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:46

Foul by Mauricio Isla (Juventus).

4:46

Jasmin Kurtic (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:17

Attempt missed. Alessandro Longhi (Sassuolo) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marcello Gazzola with a cross.

1:29

Attempt missed. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Arturo Vidal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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