Italian Serie A
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Palermo 0-1 Juventus

Alvaro Morata
Morata curled home Juventus' winner just 10 minutes after coming on as a substitute

Alvaro Morata scored the winner as Juventus beat Palermo to move 14 points clear at the top of Serie A.

Palermo, who had previously only lost once at home this season, were undone when substitute Morata curled home.

The Spanish striker broke the deadlock just 10 minutes after coming on to replace compatriot Fernando Llorente.

Second-placed Roma can narrow the gap on Juve, who are chasing a fourth successive league title, when they host Sampdoria on Monday.

Juve, who were without key midfielders Paul Pogba and Andrea Pirlo through suspension and injury respectively, next play on Wednesday when they face German club Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League last-16 second leg.

Massimiliano Allegri's side have a 2-1 advantage from the first leg in Turin.

In Saturday's other Serie A match, Zdenek Zeman was denied victory on his return as coach of relegation-threatened Cagliari.

Matias Vecino scored 37 seconds from the end of injury time to secure a 1-1 draw for Empoli.

Joao Pedro's first-half goal looked set to end a six-match winless league run for Cagliari, who are three points from a position of safety.

Zeman, dismissed in December, was reappointed after his successor Gianfranco Zola was sacked on Monday.

Line-ups

Palermo

  • 70Sorrentino
  • 2Vitiello
  • 19Terzi
  • 4AndjelkovicBooked at 41mins
  • 3Rispoli
  • 27Rigoni
  • 25MarescaSubstituted forJajaloat 63'minutes
  • 8BarretoSubstituted forBelottiat 76'minutes
  • 33DaprelàSubstituted forEmersonat 83'minutes
  • 20VázquezBooked at 39mins
  • 9DybalaBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 1Ujkani
  • 5Milanovic
  • 10Pereira Silva
  • 13Emerson
  • 14Della Rocca
  • 15Bolzoni
  • 18Chochev
  • 21Quaison
  • 22Ortiz
  • 28Jajalo
  • 96Bentivegna
  • 99Belotti

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 15BarzagliBooked at 52mins
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 26LichtsteinerBooked at 84mins
  • 37PereyraBooked at 90mins
  • 8Marchisio
  • 27SturaroSubstituted forVidalat 45'minutes
  • 17De CeglieSubstituted forPadoinat 77'minutes
  • 14LlorenteSubstituted forMorataat 60'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 10Tévez

Substitutes

  • 5Ogbonna
  • 7Pepe
  • 9Morata
  • 20Padoin
  • 23Vidal
  • 30Storari
  • 32Matri
  • 33Evra
  • 34Rubinho
Referee:
Marco Guida
Attendance:
29,850

Match Stats

Home TeamPalermoAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Palermo 0, Juventus 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Palermo 0, Juventus 1.

Offside, Juventus. Stephan Lichtsteiner tries a through ball, but Álvaro Morata is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Paulo Dybala (Palermo) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

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

Foul by Roberto Pereyra (Juventus).

Paulo Dybala (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Booking

Paulo Dybala (Palermo) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Paulo Dybala (Palermo).

Corner, Palermo. Conceded by Simone Padoin.

Booking

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

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

Emerson (Palermo) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Álvaro Morata (Juventus).

Sinisa Andjelkovic (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Palermo. Emerson replaces Fabio Daprelà.

Attempt missed. Álvaro Morata (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Carlos Tévez following a fast break.

Booking

Álvaro Morata (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Álvaro Morata (Juventus).

Paulo Dybala (Palermo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Claudio Terzi.

Attempt blocked. Paulo Dybala (Palermo) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Belotti.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Simone Padoin replaces Paolo De Ceglie because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Palermo. Andrea Belotti replaces Edgar Barreto.

Corner, Palermo. Conceded by Andrea Barzagli.

Attempt blocked. Andrea Rispoli (Palermo) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Andrea Barzagli (Juventus).

Franco Vázquez (Palermo) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Palermo 0, Juventus 1. Álvaro Morata (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Claudio Marchisio.

Attempt blocked. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Roberto Pereyra.

Foul by Álvaro Morata (Juventus).

Fabio Daprelà (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Franco Vázquez (Palermo).

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Stefano Sorrentino.

Attempt blocked. Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Claudio Marchisio with a cross.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Roberto Vitiello.

Attempt blocked. Edgar Barreto (Palermo) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luca Rigoni.

Attempt blocked. Franco Vázquez (Palermo) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fabio Daprelà with a cross.

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