Italian Serie A
Juventus1Sassuolo0

Juventus 1-0 Sassuolo

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba has now scored seven Serie A goals this season

Paul Pogba produced a stunning winner to increase Juventus's lead over Roma at the top of Serie A to 11 points with victory over Sassuolo.

The former Manchester United midfielder half-volleyed home from outside of the box as Juve finally broke through Sassuolo's defence in the 82nd minute.

The result was harsh on the away side, who defended well only to be undone having gone in search of a winner.

Juve are now well on course to secure a fourth consecutive Scudetto.

France midfielder Pogba joined Juve for a reported £800,000 in compensation upon the expiry of his contract with United in July 2012.

In January, Pogba's agent Mino Raiola said the 21-year-old would leave Juve in the next two years, probably for a world record fee.

Miroslav Klose
Klose, 36, scored two predatory strikes to seal victory for his side against Fiorentina

Elsewhere, Miroslav Klose scored twice as Lazio moved into the Champions League qualification spots on goal difference with a convincing 4-0 win at home to fifth-placed Fiorentina.

A stunning volley from Lucas Biglia and an Antonio Candreva penalty put the hosts two up before Klose, 36, added two predatory strikes in the last 15 minutes to dislodge Napoli from third.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 30Storari
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 33Evra
  • 23Vidal
  • 8Marchisio
  • 6PogbaBooked at 78mins
  • 37PereyraSubstituted forPepeat 63'minutes
  • 10TévezBooked at 37minsSubstituted forBarzagliat 87'minutes
  • 9MorataSubstituted forLlorenteat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ogbonna
  • 7Pepe
  • 14Llorente
  • 15Barzagli
  • 17De Ceglie
  • 20Padoin
  • 27Sturaro
  • 32Matri
  • 34Rubinho
  • 77Audero

Sassuolo

  • 47Consigli
  • 11Vrsaljko
  • 15Acerbi
  • 31Peluso
  • 3Longhi
  • 33BrighiSubstituted forChibsahat 79'minutes
  • 4MagnanelliBooked at 80mins
  • 7MissiroliBooked at 26minsSubstituted forLazarevicat 85'minutes
  • 25Berardi
  • 10ZazaBooked at 90mins
  • 17SansoneBooked at 69minsSubstituted forTaïderat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Pomini
  • 6Chibsah
  • 8Biondini
  • 14Donis
  • 16Polito
  • 19Taïder
  • 20Bianco
  • 21Fontanesi
  • 30Lazarevic
  • 32Natali
  • 83Floro Flores
  • 99Floccari
Referee:
Sebastiano Peruzzo
Attendance:
37,506

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamSassuolo
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home16
Away2
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home13
Away1
Fouls
Home21
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 1, Sassuolo 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 1, Sassuolo 0.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Raman Chibsah.

Arturo Vidal (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Federico Peluso (Sassuolo).

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

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

Booking

Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Simone Zaza (Sassuolo).

Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Juventus).

Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dejan Lazarevic (Sassuolo).

Paul Pogba (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Andrea Barzagli replaces Carlos Tévez.

Foul by Carlos Tévez (Juventus).

Federico Peluso (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sassuolo. Dejan Lazarevic replaces Simone Missiroli.

Goal!

Goal! Juventus 1, Sassuolo 0. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Simone Pepe.

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

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Sime Vrsaljko.

Booking

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

Patrice Evra (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo).

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

Foul by Sime Vrsaljko (Sassuolo).

Substitution

Substitution, Sassuolo. Raman Chibsah replaces Matteo Brighi.

Booking

Paul Pogba (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

Dangerous play by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

Sime Vrsaljko (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Carlos Tévez with a cross.

Patrice Evra (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo).

Offside, Juventus. Carlos Tévez tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

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

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

Andrea Consigli (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Andrea Consigli.

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