Italian Serie A
Torino1Juventus4

Torino 1-4 Juventus

Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon previously conceded a goal in the 64th minute of Juventus' 2-1 win over Sampdoria on 10 January

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon broke the Serie A record for not conceding a goal as Juventus beat derby rivals Torino 4-1 to briefly go six points clear at the top of the table.

Buffon, 38, set a new mark when he prevented Torino from scoring in the opening four minutes and took the record to 973 minutes before Andrea Belotti's penalty made it 2-1.

Paul Pogba's free-kick and Sami Khedira had given Juve a 2-0 half-time lead.

Alvaro Morata then added the last two.

Juventus finished with 10 men after Khedira was sent off for dissent, but their 19th win in their last 20 league games extended their advantage over second-placed Napoli in the title race before Napoli's victory over Genoa later on Sunday restored the gap to three points.

Juventus tweet Gianluigi Buffon's record
Gianluigi Buffon joined Juventus in 2001
Alessandro Del Piero tweet
Alessandro Del Piero spent 19 years at Juventus

Buffon broke the record previously held by Sebastiano Rossi, who went 929 minutes without being beaten for AC Milan in 1993-94.

The Italy international had already surpassed Dino Zoff's club record after keeping a 10th successive clean sheet in the league leaders' previous game.

It took a controversially awarded penalty three minutes into the second half to end Buffon's record run as Leonardo Bonucci was penalised for bringing down Bruno Peres, despite appearing to win the ball.

Torino trailed to a superb Pogba free-kick and Khedira's calmly-taken fourth Serie A goal of the season, but briefly threatened a comeback.

However, substitute Morata, who had replaced injured top scorer Paulo Dybala, scored twice from Pogba assists to take his total for the season to 10 as Juventus bounced back from their mid-week Champions League exit to Bayern Munich.

Paul Pogba scores for Juventus at Torino
Paul Pogba's goal was his sixth in Serie A this season

What they said

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon: "This record belongs to the entire team and our fans.

"It also goes to my team-mates, who do all the defensive work well before the ball even gets near the goal."

Massimiliano Allegri tweet
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri shows his appreciation

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri: "It was a good win for us and an important one at that. We've taken a step forward.

"We have eight games to go, five of which are at home. Now we'll focus on the final straight."

Napoli hit back

Napoli secured a third successive league win as they recovered from going behind early on to beat Genoa 3-1 thanks to two more goals from the prolific Gonzalo Higuain.

Tomas Rincon put the visitors ahead after 10 minutes before Higuain, the leading scorer in Serie A, levelled six minutes into the second half.

Argentina international Higuain then took his total for the season to 31 goals as he fired Napoli in front in the 81st-minute before Omar El Kaddouri added a third in injury-time.

Line-ups

Torino

  • 1Padelli
  • 19Maksimovic
  • 25GlikBooked at 31mins
  • 24Moretti
  • 33da Silva Peres
  • 6AcquahBooked at 19mins
  • 20Vives
  • 15BenassiSubstituted forBaselliat 81'minutes
  • 21SilvaBooked at 35minsSubstituted forZappacostaat 75'minutes
  • 10ImmobileSubstituted forLópezat 45'minutes
  • 9BelottiBooked at 68mins

Substitutes

  • 3Molinaro
  • 4Obi
  • 5Bovo
  • 7Zappacosta
  • 8Farnerud
  • 11López
  • 13Castellazzi
  • 14Gazzi
  • 16Baselli
  • 17Martinez
  • 18Jansson
  • 28Ichazo

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 15Barzagli
  • 19BonucciBooked at 47mins
  • 24Rugani
  • 26LichtsteinerBooked at 44minsSubstituted forCuadradoat 50'minutes
  • 6KhediraBooked at 87mins
  • 18Lemina
  • 10Pogba
  • 12Alex SandroBooked at 16mins
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forMorataat 32'minutes
  • 17MandzukicSubstituted forZazaat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Zaza
  • 9Morata
  • 11Hernanes
  • 16Cuadrado
  • 20Padoin
  • 22Asamoah
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 27Sturaro
  • 33Evra
  • 34Rubinho
  • 37Pereyra
Referee:
Nicola Rizzoli
Attendance:
24,428

Match Stats

Home TeamTorinoAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home26
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Torino 1, Juventus 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torino 1, Juventus 4.

Daniele Rugani (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrea Belotti (Torino).

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

Foul by Davide Zappacosta (Torino).

Attempt saved. Álvaro Morata (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Simone Zaza with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Nikola Maksimovic (Torino) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Torino. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

Foul by Simone Zaza (Juventus).

Kamil Glik (Torino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mario Lemina (Juventus).

Kamil Glik (Torino) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dismissal

Sami Khedira (Juventus) is shown the red card.

Foul by Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus).

Andrea Belotti (Torino) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Simone Zaza replaces Mario Mandzukic.

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

Foul by Andrea Belotti (Torino).

Attempt saved. Andrea Belotti (Torino) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Torino. Daniele Baselli replaces Marco Benassi.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Mario Lemina (Juventus) because of an injury.

Delay in match Andrea Belotti (Torino) because of an injury.

Offside, Torino. Giuseppe Vives tries a through ball, but Andrea Belotti is caught offside.

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

Afriyie Acquah (Torino) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Torino 1, Juventus 4. Álvaro Morata (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Pogba following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Alex Sandro (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kamil Glik (Torino).

Substitution

Substitution, Torino. Davide Zappacosta replaces Gastón Silva.

Attempt saved. Maxi López (Torino) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marco Benassi.

Foul by Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus).

Andrea Belotti (Torino) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Bruno Peres (Torino) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nikola Maksimovic.

Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Juventus).

Afriyie Acquah (Torino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marco Benassi (Torino) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Afriyie Acquah.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 20th March 2016

  • TorinoTorino1JuventusJuventus4
    FT
  • AtalantaAtalanta2BolognaBologna0
    FT
  • FrosinoneFrosinone0FiorentinaFiorentina0
    FT
  • SampdoriaSampdoria0ChievoChievo1
    FT
  • SassuoloSassuolo1UdineseUdinese1
    FT
  • Hellas VeronaHellas Verona1CarpiCarpi2
    FT
  • NapoliNapoli3GenoaGenoa1
    FT
  • AC MilanAC Milan1LazioLazio1
    FT
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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus30224455163970
2Napoli30207362243867
3Roma30179462313160
4Fiorentina30167750321855
5Inter Milan30167740281255
6AC Milan30131074031949
7Sassuolo30111273733445
8Lazio30119103838042
9Chievo30108123439-538
10Bologna30106143035-536
11Empoli3099123442-836
12Genoa3097143237-534
13Torino3089133742-533
14Atalanta3089132835-733
15Sampdoria3088144348-532
16Udinese3087152645-1931
17Carpi30610142846-1828
18Palermo3077162851-2328
19Frosinone3076172955-2627
20Hellas Verona30213152651-2519
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