Juventus are on the cusp of clinching a third successive Serie A title after they came from behind to beat Sassuolo.

Simone Zaza beat Gianluigi Buffon at the near post to give the hosts the lead but Carlos Tevez's deflected finish levelled matters.

Claudio Marchisio made it 2-1 with a fierce drive before Fernando Llorente's backheel sealed the win.

Juventus are eight points clear of second-placed Roma with three games remaining.

History in Juve's sights

Currently on 93 points, Juventus are on course to become the first Serie A club to reach the 100-point mark

The two sides face each other in the penultimate game of the season but Juventus need just two more points and could secure the title when they host Atalanta at home on Monday. They could already be champions by then if Roma do not beat Catania the previous day.

Juventus coach Antonio Conte was looking for a positive response from his players in this game after their 2-1 defeat by Benfica in their Europa League semi-final first leg fixture last week.

However, they fell behind when Nicola Sansone raced away before feeding a pass to Zaza, whose deflected shot got the better of Buffon.

Juventus levelled 10 minutes before the break when Tevez received a pass from Marchisio outside the area and his powerfully struck shot struck Alessandro Longhi to deflect into the net.

From then on, the visitors were in control and Andrea Pirlo's chipped pass over the defence allowed Marchisio to put Juventus ahead.

Llorente's clever finish from close range late on ensured they took the three points before the full-time whistle was greeted by wild celebrations from the Juventus players and Conte.

Juventus manager Antonio Conte:

"We have taken a very important step toward a historic third title.

"We are having a super season. I hear talk about an out-of-this-world Roma side but we are eight points ahead of them and in the Europa League semi-finals. So find adjectives for us.

"It wasn't a title celebration at the end because there is still a chance for our pursuers. We have to seal it in the next match, I don't like anticipating things but we took a huge step forward."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Sassuolo

  • 79 Pegolo
  • 23 Gazzola
  • 03 Longhi
  • 04 Magnanelli Booked
  • 05 Antei
  • 28 Cannavaro
  • 45 Chibsah (Brighi - 78' )
  • 86 Ziegler (Floccari - 65' )
  • 10 Zaza Booked
  • 17 Sansone (Masucci - 83' )
  • 83 Floro Flores

Substitutes

  • 01 Pomini
  • 02 Pucino
  • 06 Ariaudo
  • 08 Marrone
  • 09 Floccari
  • 14 Masucci
  • 22 Brighi
  • 26 Terranova
  • 33 Teodósio Mendes
  • 70 Farias
  • 87 Rosi
  • 99 Polito

Juventus

  • 01 Buffon
  • 33 Isla (Lichtsteiner - 63' )
  • 22 Asamoah
  • 03 Chiellini
  • 05 Ogbonna Booked (Bonucci - 74' )
  • 15 Barzagli
  • 06 Pogba
  • 08 Marchisio
  • 14 Llorente
  • 10 Tévez
  • 21 Pirlo (Vidal - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Cáceres
  • 07 Pepe
  • 09 Vucinic
  • 12 Giovinco
  • 13 Peluso
  • 18 Osvaldo
  • 19 Bonucci
  • 20 Padoin
  • 23 Vidal
  • 26 Lichtsteiner
  • 27 Quagliarella
  • 30 Storari
Ref: Antonio Damato

Match Stats

Shots

12 14

On target

4 6

Corners

8 3

Fouls

20 23

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Sassuolo 1, Juventus 3.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Sassuolo 1, Juventus 3.

90:00 +3:52

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

90:00 +3:27

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +3:27

Foul by Sergio Floccari (Sassuolo).

90:00 +2:30

Attempt missed. Antonio Floro Flores (Sassuolo) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luca Antei.

90:00 +2:22

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

90:00 +2:22

Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:47

Foul by Carlos Tévez (Juventus).

90:00 +1:47

Matteo Brighi (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:56

Offside, Juventus. Claudio Marchisio tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.

89:28

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:28

Foul by Simone Zaza (Sassuolo).

89:10

Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Juventus).

89:10

Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:08

Offside, Juventus. Andrea Barzagli tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.

87:45

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

87:20

Delay in match Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) because of an injury.

86:57

Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:57

Foul by Antonio Floro Flores (Sassuolo).

86:40

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

86:40

Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:13

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

84:53

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Francesco Magnanelli.

83:56

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

83:56

Foul by Luca Antei (Sassuolo).

83:21

Offside, Sassuolo. Paolo Cannavaro tries a through ball, but Sergio Floccari is caught offside.

82:34

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

82:34

Foul by Gaetano Masucci (Sassuolo).

82:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sassuolo. Gaetano Masucci replaces Nicola Sansone.

81:40

Offside, Sassuolo. Alessandro Longhi tries a through ball, but Simone Zaza is caught offside.

80:59

Attempt missed. Nicola Sansone (Sassuolo) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Francesco Magnanelli.

80:41

Attempt saved. Sergio Floccari (Sassuolo) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Antonio Floro Flores.

79:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Arturo Vidal replaces Andrea Pirlo.

78:35

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

78:35

Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sassuolo. Matteo Brighi replaces Raman Chibsah because of an injury.

77:01

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

76:39

Delay in match Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo) because of an injury.

75:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sassuolo 1, Juventus 3. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephan Lichtsteiner with a cross.

74:20

Attempt missed. Sergio Floccari (Sassuolo) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Antonio Floro Flores with a cross following a corner.

73:55

Corner, Sassuolo. Conceded by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

73:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Leonardo Bonucci replaces Angelo Ogbonna.

72:25

Carlos Tévez (Juventus) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

71:01

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

71:01

Foul by Simone Zaza (Sassuolo).

70:43

Attempt missed. Antonio Floro Flores (Sassuolo) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

70:09

Corner, Sassuolo. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

69:37

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

69:37

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

69:23

Attempt blocked. Antonio Floro Flores (Sassuolo) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

68:47

Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Juventus).

68:47

Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:30

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

67:30

Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:17

Attempt saved. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Pogba.

65:13 Booking

Booking Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) is shown the yellow card.

65:08

Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) has gone down, but that's a dive.

64:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sassuolo. Sergio Floccari replaces Reto Ziegler.

64:09 Booking

Booking Angelo Ogbonna (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

64:03

Foul by Angelo Ogbonna (Juventus).

64:03

Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:11

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

63:11

Foul by Paolo Cannavaro (Sassuolo).

62:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Stephan Lichtsteiner replaces Mauricio Isla.

61:38

Offside, Juventus. Andrea Pirlo tries a through ball, but Carlos Tévez is caught offside.

61:00

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

61:00

Foul by Paolo Cannavaro (Sassuolo).

58:21

Foul by Carlos Tévez (Juventus).

58:21

Paolo Cannavaro (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sassuolo 1, Juventus 2. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo with a through ball.

56:20

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:20

Foul by Nicola Sansone (Sassuolo).

55:25

Attempt missed. Nicola Sansone (Sassuolo) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Simone Zaza.

53:40

Foul by Andrea Barzagli (Juventus).

53:40

Reto Ziegler (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:01

Foul by Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus).

53:01

Nicola Sansone (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:30

Attempt missed. Angelo Ogbonna (Juventus) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo with a cross following a corner.

52:09

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Luca Antei.

52:06

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

51:11

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

49:00

Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:00

Foul by Simone Zaza (Sassuolo).

48:25

Andrea Barzagli (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:25

Foul by Reto Ziegler (Sassuolo).

47:57

Foul by Carlos Tévez (Juventus).

47:57

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

47:22

Angelo Ogbonna (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:22

Foul by Antonio Floro Flores (Sassuolo).

46:46

Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Juventus).

46:46

Nicola Sansone (Sassuolo) wins a free kick on the right wing.

46:18

Foul by Mauricio Isla (Juventus).

46:18

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

45:00

Second Half begins Sassuolo 1, Juventus 1.

45:00 +0:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Sassuolo 1, Juventus 1.

43:49

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:49

Foul by Paolo Cannavaro (Sassuolo).

42:48

Corner, Sassuolo. Conceded by Angelo Ogbonna.

40:50

Corner, Sassuolo. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

40:21

Corner, Sassuolo. Conceded by Gianluigi Buffon.

40:19

Attempt saved. Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

39:21

Corner, Sassuolo. Conceded by Mauricio Isla.

38:31

Attempt missed. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Angelo Ogbonna.

35:31

Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Juventus).

35:31

Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sassuolo 1, Juventus 1. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Claudio Marchisio.

33:45

Andrea Barzagli (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:45

Foul by Reto Ziegler (Sassuolo).

31:25

Corner, Sassuolo. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

30:37

Corner, Sassuolo. Conceded by Andrea Barzagli.

28:05

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

28:05

Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:13

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Paolo Cannavaro.

27:09

Attempt blocked. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Mauricio Isla with a headed pass.

26:45

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

25:04

Attempt saved. Paul Pogba (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

21:46

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

21:46

Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:10

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

20:22

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

20:22

Foul by Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo).

20:11

Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:11

Foul by Nicola Sansone (Sassuolo).

20:00

Attempt saved. Antonio Floro Flores (Sassuolo) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Francesco Magnanelli.

17:27

Offside, Juventus. Kwadwo Asamoah tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.

16:49

Attempt missed. Nicola Sansone (Sassuolo) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Antonio Floro Flores.

13:00

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:00

Foul by Simone Zaza (Sassuolo).

10:21

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

10:21

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

9:23

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:23

Foul by Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo).

8:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sassuolo 1, Juventus 0. Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicola Sansone.

7:22

Offside, Juventus. Kwadwo Asamoah tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.

6:27

Foul by Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus).

6:27

Nicola Sansone (Sassuolo) wins a free kick on the right wing.

4:42

Foul by Mauricio Isla (Juventus).

4:42

Alessandro Longhi (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:08

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

3:08

Nicola Sansone (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:02

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

2:02

Foul by Nicola Sansone (Sassuolo).

1:27

Attempt missed. Nicola Sansone (Sassuolo) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Antonio Floro Flores with a headed pass.

1:02

Foul by Mauricio Isla (Juventus).

1:02

Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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