Italian Serie A
Juventus2Chievo0

Juventus 2-0 Chievo

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba has scored in each of his last four games

Paul Pogba scored one goal and created another as Serie A leaders Juventus beat Chievo to stay ahead of Roma.

The Frenchman, who has netted in each of his last four games, opened the scoring with a stunning shot from the edge of the box on the hour mark.

The reported Real Madrid target then saw his clever trap and volley saved before Stephan Lichtsteiner poked home.

The win moves the champions seven points ahead of second-placed Roma, who drew 1-1 at Fiorentina on Sunday.

Pogba's performances have become increasingly influential this season with manager Massimiliano Allegri touting the former Manchester United player as a potential future world player of the year.

Chievo remain in the relegation zone and will be without defender Nicolas Frey for the foreseeable future after he was stretchered off wearing a neck brace following a clash of heads with Patrice Evra.

Elsewhere, a stoppage-time header from Emiliano Moretti gave Torino their first win at Inter Milan since 1988, leaving the ninth-placed Nerazzurri seven points off the European places.

New signing Samuel Eto'o was in attendance as his Sampdoria team-mates played out a 1-1 draw with Palermo to remain fourth and outside of the Champions League places on goal difference.

A late strike from substitute Alejandro Rodriguez helped Cesena beat Parma 2-1 in a relegation battle and halt an 18-match winless run for the visitors in Serie A.

Javier Saviola's second-half strike gave Hellas Verona a 1-0 win over Atalanta.

Paul Pogba
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba now has eight goals for the season
Nicolas Frey
The match stopped for several minutes as Nicolas Frey received treatment for a head injury
Arturo Vidal
A combative Arturo Vidal was booked early on and substituted after 62 minutes

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 4Cáceres
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 33EvraSubstituted forPadoinat 73'minutes
  • 8MarchisioBooked at 58mins
  • 23VidalBooked at 15minsSubstituted forLichtsteinerat 62'minutes
  • 6Pogba
  • 37PereyraSubstituted forPepeat 86'minutes
  • 9Morata
  • 10Tévez

Substitutes

  • 5Ogbonna
  • 7Pepe
  • 11Coman
  • 12Giovinco
  • 14Llorente
  • 15Barzagli
  • 20Padoin
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 30Storari
  • 34Rubinho
  • 39Marrone

Chievo

  • 1Bizzarri
  • 21FreyBooked at 27minsSubstituted forBiraghiat 43'minutes
  • 3DainelliBooked at 45mins
  • 5Gamberini
  • 87ZukanovicBooked at 20mins
  • 23Birsa
  • 14Cofie
  • 56Hetemaj
  • 24SchelottoBooked at 45mins
  • 19BottaSubstituted forMeggioriniat 63'minutes
  • 43PaloschiSubstituted forPellissierat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lazarevic
  • 8Radovanovic
  • 10Christiansen
  • 25Bardi
  • 31Pellissier
  • 34Biraghi
  • 63Bellomo
  • 69Meggiorini
  • 90Seculin
Referee:
Davide Massa
Attendance:
38,629

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamChievo
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home29
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home19
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 2, Chievo 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Chievo 0.

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

Perparim Hetemaj (Chievo) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Riccardo Meggiorini (Chievo) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a fast break.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Alessandro Gamberini.

Attempt missed. Álvaro Morata (Juventus) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Ezequiel Schelotto (Chievo) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Sergio Pellissier.

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

Isaac Cofie (Chievo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Simone Pepe replaces Roberto Pereyra.

Attempt blocked. Álvaro Morata (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Simone Padoin (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Cristiano Biraghi.

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

Attempt saved. Valter Birsa (Chievo) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ezequiel Schelotto.

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

Perparim Hetemaj (Chievo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Juventus. Claudio Marchisio tries a through ball, but Stephan Lichtsteiner is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Roberto Pereyra.

Hand ball by Ezequiel Schelotto (Chievo).

Substitution

Substitution, Chievo. Sergio Pellissier replaces Alberto Paloschi.

Offside, Juventus. Paul Pogba tries a through ball, but Carlos Tévez is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Juventus 2, Chievo 0. Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Simone Padoin with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Simone Padoin replaces Patrice Evra.

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

Foul by Alberto Paloschi (Chievo).

Attempt blocked. Riccardo Meggiorini (Chievo) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Perparim Hetemaj.

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

Ezequiel Schelotto (Chievo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Roberto Pereyra.

Foul by Álvaro Morata (Juventus).

Perparim Hetemaj (Chievo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Patrice Evra (Juventus) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Roberto Pereyra with a cross.

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

Foul by Alessandro Gamberini (Chievo).

Substitution

Substitution, Chievo. Riccardo Meggiorini replaces Rubén Botta.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Stephan Lichtsteiner replaces Arturo Vidal.

Offside, Chievo. Albano Bizzarri tries a through ball, but Rubén Botta is caught offside.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 25th January 2015

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus2015414493549
2Roma20126233151842
3Lazio20104636231334
4Sampdoria2081022618834
5Napoli1996434241033
6Fiorentina208752819931
7Genoa197752723428
8Palermo206953232027
9Inter Milan206862926326
10AC Milan206862825326
11Sassuolo2051052428-425
12Torino206771721-425
13Udinese196672326-324
14Hellas Verona206682232-1024
15Atalanta204881525-1020
16Empoli1931061723-619
17Cagliari204792738-1119
18Chievo2046101424-1018
19Cesena2026121940-2112
20Parma2031161943-249
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