Italian Serie A
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Juventus 2-0 Livorno

Juventus moved closer to a third straight Italian title as they regained an eight-point lead over Roma with an imperious display against Livorno.

Fernando Llorente opened the scoring with a smart turn and clinical left-foot finish from Carlos Tevez's pass.

The Spain striker added another within three minutes when he was allowed a free header from Andrea Pirlo's right-wing corner.

After the break, Livorno barely had a kick as Juve saw out an easy win.

Second-placed Roma had narrowed the gap to five points with a 3-1 win at Cagliari on Sunday, but Antonio Conte's side reasserted their control with only six games left to play.

Relegation-threatened Livorno briefly threatened in the early stages through the explosive pace of Nigeria striker Innocent Emeghara.

But any tension among the home supporters in Turin quickly evaporated as their team pinned the visitors back in their own half.

Juve's dominance was reflected shortly after the half hour mark when Llorente, who arrived from Athletic Bilbao on a free transfer last summer, scored his 12th and 13th goals of the season in quick succession.

After the break, Llorente's wasted the opportunity to complete his hat-trick when he scuffed into the side-netting from Paul Pogba's pass.

He was later withdrawn to a standing ovation as Juve easily extended their Serie A record of consecutive home wins to 16 matches.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 22Asamoah
  • 3Chiellini
  • 19Bonucci
  • 4Cáceres
  • 6PogbaSubstituted forPadoinat 84'minutes
  • 8Marchisio
  • 10TévezSubstituted forGiovincoat 66'minutes
  • 14LlorenteSubstituted forVucinicat 77'minutes
  • 21Pirlo

Substitutes

  • 5Ogbonna
  • 9Vucinic
  • 12Giovinco
  • 13Peluso
  • 18Osvaldo
  • 20Padoin
  • 27Quagliarella
  • 30Storari
  • 33Isla
  • 34Rubinho

Livorno

  • 1Bardi
  • 17CeccheriniSubstituted forPicciniat 59'minutes
  • 11Mesbah
  • 7CastelliniBooked at 28mins
  • 33Valentini
  • 85Coda
  • 24Benassi
  • 41Duncan
  • 20EmegharaSubstituted forBelfodilat 64'minutes
  • 26Siligardi
  • 27BiagiantiSubstituted forMosqueraat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Piccini
  • 3Gemiti
  • 9Sergio Betanin
  • 14Mosquera
  • 16Bartolini
  • 19Greco
  • 21Belfodil
  • 22Anania
  • 29Borja
  • 37Aldegani
  • 95Tiritiello
Referee:
Andrea Gervasoni
Attendance:
38,829

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamLivorno
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 2, Livorno 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Livorno 0.
Simone Padoin (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ishak Belfodil (Livorno).
Attempt missed. Marco Benassi (Livorno) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ishak Belfodil.
Foul by Mirko Vucinic (Juventus).
Nahuel Valentini (Livorno) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Juventus. Sebastian Giovinco tries a through ball, but Simone Padoin is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Sebastian Giovinco (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. Mirko Vucinic (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo.
Foul by Sebastian Giovinco (Juventus).
Cristiano Piccini (Livorno) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Simone Padoin replaces Paul Pogba.
Paul Pogba (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ishak Belfodil (Livorno).
Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Nahuel Valentini.
Attempt blocked. Sebastian Giovinco (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Claudio Marchisio.
Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Djamel Mesbah (Livorno).
Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Nahuel Valentini.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Mirko Vucinic replaces Fernando Llorente.

Substitution

Substitution, Livorno. Jhonny Mosquera replaces Marco Biagianti.
Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Luca Siligardi (Livorno).
Attempt saved. Paul Pogba (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sebastian Giovinco.
Attempt saved. Marco Benassi (Livorno) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luca Siligardi.
Offside, Juventus. Paul Pogba tries a through ball, but Sebastian Giovinco is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Sebastian Giovinco replaces Carlos Tévez.

Substitution

Substitution, Livorno. Ishak Belfodil replaces Innocent Emeghara.
Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).
Alfred Duncan (Livorno) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).
Alfred Duncan (Livorno) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Livorno. Cristiano Piccini replaces Federico Ceccherini.
Corner, Livorno. Conceded by Gianluigi Buffon.
Attempt saved. Alfred Duncan (Livorno) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Marco Biagianti.
Attempt missed. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Claudio Marchisio.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Nahuel Valentini (Livorno) because of an injury.
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