Italian Serie A
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Juventus 2-0 Chievo

Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala
Gonzalo Higuain is the only Juventus player to hit double figures (21) in Serie A this season. Paulo Dybala has eight

Gonzalo Higuain scored twice as Juventus beat Chievo to move closer to a sixth consecutive Serie A title.

He converted Paulo Dybala's cut-back from 12 yards out to open the scoring after good wing play by his Argentina team-mate.

And he added a second, his 27th goal of the season, after the break from Stephan Lichtsteiner's cross, with Dybala involved in the build-up.

Juve are nine points above Roma, who visit Bologna on Sunday.

They have won 32 home games in a row in Serie A, a run going back to September 2015.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26LichtsteinerSubstituted forDani Alvesat 85'minutes
  • 15Barzagli
  • 24Rugani
  • 12Alex Sandro
  • 8Marchisio
  • 6Khedira
  • 7CuadradoSubstituted forLeminaat 66'minutes
  • 21Dybala
  • 27SturaroSubstituted forBonucciat 72'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 9Higuaín

Substitutes

  • 3Chiellini
  • 4Benatia
  • 5Pjanic
  • 14Mattiello
  • 18Lemina
  • 19Bonucci
  • 22Asamoah
  • 23Dani Alves
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 28Rincón
  • 32Audero
  • 38Mandragora

Chievo

  • 90Seculin
  • 29CacciatoreBooked at 18mins
  • 2SpolliBooked at 55mins
  • 12Cesar
  • 18GobbiSubstituted forIzcoat 45'minutes
  • 19Castro
  • 8Radovanovic
  • 56HetemajSubstituted forde Guzmánat 75'minutes
  • 23Birsa
  • 69MeggioriniSubstituted forIngleseat 67'minutes
  • 31Pellissier

Substitutes

  • 1de Guzmán
  • 3Dainelli
  • 7Gakpe
  • 13Izco
  • 21Frey
  • 45Inglese
  • 70Sorrentino
  • 80Kiyine
  • 97Depaoli
  • 98Confente
Referee:
Michael Fabbri
Attendance:
39,196

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamChievo
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 2, Chievo 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Chievo 0.

Attempt saved. Sami Khedira (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

Attempt missed. Sergio Pellissier (Chievo) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jonathan de Guzmán with a cross.

Attempt missed. Valter Birsa (Chievo) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Andrea Barzagli (Juventus).

Sergio Pellissier (Chievo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Valter Birsa (Chievo).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Dani Alves replaces Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Goal!

Goal! Juventus 2, Chievo 0. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

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

Booking

Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Fabrizio Cacciatore (Chievo) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Mariano Izco with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Sami Khedira (Juventus).

Valter Birsa (Chievo) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andrea Barzagli (Juventus).

Roberto Inglese (Chievo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Paulo Dybala.

Substitution

Substitution, Chievo. Jonathan de Guzmán replaces Perparim Hetemaj.

Attempt missed. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sami Khedira.

Attempt missed. Roberto Inglese (Chievo) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Valter Birsa with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Leonardo Bonucci replaces Stefano Sturaro.

Foul by Mario Lemina (Juventus).

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

Foul by Daniele Rugani (Juventus).

Roberto Inglese (Chievo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Stefano Sturaro (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

Hand ball by Roberto Inglese (Chievo).

Sami Khedira (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Valter Birsa (Chievo).

Attempt blocked. Mariano Izco (Chievo) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Roberto Inglese.

Substitution

Substitution, Chievo. Roberto Inglese replaces Riccardo Meggiorini.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Mario Lemina replaces Juan Cuadrado.

Offside, Juventus. Paulo Dybala tries a through ball, but Stephan Lichtsteiner is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Riccardo Meggiorini (Chievo) because of an injury.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Mariano Izco.

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Offside, Juventus. Alex Sandro tries a through ball, but Paulo Dybala is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus31252462204277
2Roma30222666264068
3Napoli30197469333664
4Lazio30186652312160
5Atalanta31185852341859
6Inter Milan30174956332355
7Milan30166843331054
8Fiorentina30149747371051
9Sampdoria30128103735244
10Torino30101195650641
11Chievo31115153545-1038
12Udinese30107133840-237
13Cagliari30105153959-2035
14Bologna3097142943-1434
15Sassuolo3195173849-1132
16Genoa3078153048-1829
17Empoli3158181849-3123
18Crotone3045212350-2717
19Palermo3036212563-3815
20Pescara3128213168-3714
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