Italian Serie A
Juventus2Atalanta1

Juventus 2-1 Atalanta

Fernando Llorente
Fernando Llorente scored the equaliser for Juventus

Champions Juventus went 10 points clear at the top of Serie A after coming from behind to beat Atalanta in Turin.

Veteran midfielder Andrea Pirlo was the match-winner on the stroke of half-time, powering in a shot from 35-yards.

Relegation-threatened Atalanta had taken a lead through Giulio Migliaccio's glancing header.

But Fernando Llorente equalised for the hosts after poking in from a corner which the visitors failed to clear, before Pirlo's moment of magic.

It was the ideal preparation for Massimiliano Allegri's side, who face Borussia Dortmund in the last-16 of the Champions League next week.

Second-placed Roma - with a game in hand - can cut the deficit on Sunday when they travel to face Verona.

Giulio Migliaccio
Giulio Migliaccio gave Atalanta a shock lead
Andrea Pirlo
Veteran midfielder Andrea Pirlo scored a trademark free-kick
Claudio Marchisio and Lionel Scaloni
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio (left) and Atalanta's Lionel Scaloni went head-to-head as tension threatened to boil over
Juventus players celebrate
The Juventus players celebrated going 10 points clear at the top of Serie A

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 4Cáceres
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 20PadoinBooked at 60mins
  • 8MarchisioBooked at 55mins
  • 21Pirlo
  • 37PereyraBooked at 85mins
  • 6PogbaSubstituted forLichtsteinerat 65'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 14LlorenteSubstituted forMorataat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10TévezSubstituted forComanat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ogbonna
  • 7Pepe
  • 9Morata
  • 11Coman
  • 15Barzagli
  • 17De Ceglie
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 27Sturaro
  • 30Storari
  • 32Matri
  • 33Evra
  • 34Rubinho

Atalanta

  • 57Sportiello
  • 5Scaloni
  • 13Masiello
  • 6BelliniBooked at 81mins
  • 93Dramé
  • 28Emanuelson
  • 21Cigarini
  • 8MigliaccioBooked at 89mins
  • 22ZappacostaSubstituted forD'Alessandroat 51'minutes
  • 16BaselliBooked at 43minsSubstituted forGomezat 83'minutes
  • 19DenisSubstituted forBoakyeat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Avramov
  • 3Del Grosso
  • 7D'Alessandro
  • 9Bianchi
  • 10Gomez
  • 78Frezzolini
  • 95Grassi
  • 96Kresic
  • 99Boakye
Referee:
Massimiliano Irrati
Attendance:
37,195

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamAtalanta
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 2, Atalanta 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Atalanta 1.

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

Foul by Lionel Scaloni (Atalanta).

Booking

Álvaro Morata (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Álvaro Morata (Juventus).

Andrea Masiello (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Atalanta. Luca Cigarini tries a through ball, but Urby Emanuelson is caught offside.

Offside, Juventus. Gianluigi Buffon tries a through ball, but Álvaro Morata is caught offside.

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

Foul by Richmond Boakye (Atalanta).

Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Juventus).

Richmond Boakye (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Kingsley Coman replaces Carlos Tévez.

Booking

Giulio Migliaccio (Atalanta) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Giulio Migliaccio (Atalanta).

Attempt missed. Giulio Migliaccio (Atalanta) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lionel Scaloni with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Luca Cigarini (Atalanta) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Giulio Migliaccio (Atalanta).

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

Attempt missed. Luca Cigarini (Atalanta) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Roberto Pereyra (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Roberto Pereyra (Juventus).

Urby Emanuelson (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Andrea Masiello.

Attempt blocked. Richmond Boakye (Atalanta) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lionel Scaloni.

Attempt missed. Lionel Scaloni (Atalanta) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luca Cigarini.

Substitution

Substitution, Atalanta. Alejandro Gomez replaces Daniele Baselli.

Attempt blocked. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo.

Booking

Gianpaolo Bellini (Atalanta) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Gianpaolo Bellini (Atalanta).

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Martín Cáceres.

Foul by Carlos Tévez (Juventus).

Marco D'Alessandro (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus24176151133857
2Roma23138236171947
3Napoli23126542301242
4Fiorentina23108535231238
5Lazio23114838261237
6Genoa239863528735
7Sampdoria2381142926335
8Palermo238963737033
9Torino238872624232
10Inter Milan238873730732
11AC Milan237973330330
12Sassuolo2361162933-429
13Udinese237792631-528
14Empoli2341272227-524
15Chievo2366111827-924
16Hellas Verona2366112642-1624
17Atalanta2458112135-1423
18Cagliari2348113043-1320
19Cesena2337132345-2216
20Parma2332182047-2710
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