Italian Serie A
Juventus4Sassuolo0

Juventus 4-0 Sassuolo

Juventus striker Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring against Sassuolo

Carlos Tevez scored a hat-trick as Juventus went six points clear at the top of Serie A with an easy win over lowly Sassuolo.

The Argentine opened the scoring after a fine 15th-minute move involving Fernando Llorente and Arturo Vidal.

Defender Federico Peluso made it 2-0, with Tevez netting his side's third goal just before half-time.

The former Manchester City frontman completed his first Juventus hat-trick from Mauricio Isla's cross.

Juventus have won eight league games in a row since losing at Fiorentina on 20 October, scoring 19 without conceding.

Former leaders Roma, whom Juve host on 5 January, can cut their lead to three points if they win at AC Milan on Monday.

But Antonio Conte's side are in formidable domestic form going into the winter break, which starts after next week's game at Atalanta.

And this was just the response Conte demanded after the two-times European champions exited the Champions League after losing to Galatasaray in Turkey in midweek.

Tevez, 29, has now scored 10 goals in 22 appearances since joining Juventus from City in June for £12m.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 33Isla
  • 13PelusoBooked at 18minsSubstituted forDe Ceglieat 56'minutes
  • 3Chiellini
  • 19Bonucci
  • 15Barzagli
  • 23VidalSubstituted forPadoinat 75'minutes
  • 22Asamoah
  • 14Llorente
  • 10TévezSubstituted forQuagliarellaat 70'minutes
  • 6Pogba

Substitutes

  • 4Cáceres
  • 5Ogbonna
  • 11De Ceglie
  • 12Giovinco
  • 16Motta
  • 20Padoin
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 27Quagliarella
  • 30Storari
  • 34Rubinho

Sassuolo

  • 79Pegolo
  • 23Gazzola
  • 3Longhi
  • 24Marzorati
  • 20Bianco
  • 5Antei
  • 8Marrone
  • 27KurticSubstituted forZazaat 51'minutes
  • 83Floro FloresSubstituted forMasucciat 75'minutes
  • 7Missiroli
  • 4MagnanelliBooked at 11minsSubstituted forChibsahat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Pomini
  • 2Pucino
  • 10Zaza
  • 11Alexe
  • 14Masucci
  • 16Valeri
  • 21Laribi
  • 35Rossini
  • 37Schelotto
  • 45Chibsah
  • 70Farias
  • 86Ziegler
Referee:
Mauro Bergonzi
Attendance:
36,862

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamSassuolo
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home20
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 4, Sassuolo 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 4, Sassuolo 0.

  3. Post update

    Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Gaetano Masucci (Sassuolo).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alessandro Longhi.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gaetano Masucci (Sassuolo) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luca Marrone with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Paolo De Ceglie (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Marcello Gazzola (Sassuolo).

  9. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Leonardo Bonucci tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Gaetano Masucci (Sassuolo).

  12. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Mauricio Isla tries a through ball, but Simone Padoin is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simone Missiroli (Sassuolo) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Sassuolo. Conceded by Paolo De Ceglie.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Luca Marrone.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Sassuolo. Gaetano Masucci replaces Antonio Floro Flores.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Simone Padoin replaces Arturo Vidal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fabio Quagliarella (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Raman Chibsah.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Sassuolo. Raman Chibsah replaces Francesco Magnanelli.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 16th December 2013

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