Italian Serie A
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Juventus celebrate their opening goal

Juventus took another step towards the Italian league title with a comfortable win at Udinese.

Sebastian Giovinco scored a superb early opener, turning smartly on the edge of the area before curling home.

Fernando Llorente stabbed home the second in a crowded penalty area to ease the visitors into a lead that was never seriously threatened.

Chasing a hat-trick of Serie A titles, Juventus are eight points clear of Roma, with only five games remaining.

Giovinco was selected in place of the rested Carlos Tevez and came close to netting a second when he fired against a post midway through the second half.

Juventus eased off after that, although Udinese barely created a chance of note until Luis Muriel's injury-time shot beat Gianluigi Buffon but bounced back off the post.

The result means Juventus will render their top-of-the-table clash with Roma on 9 May meaningless if they win their next three matches.

Line-ups

Udinese

  • 22Scuffet
  • 8Basta
  • 34Antunes da Silva
  • 11Domizzi
  • 5Larangeira
  • 75HeurtauxBooked at 60mins
  • 37Pereyra
  • 20YebdaSubstituted forMurielat 70'minutes
  • 10Di NataleSubstituted forLópezat 79'minutes
  • 32Bruno Fernandes
  • 3Allan

Substitutes

  • 1Brkic
  • 4Gomes Pereira
  • 6Bubnjic
  • 9Muriel
  • 14Mlinar
  • 17López
  • 18Alves dos Santos
  • 27Widmer
  • 66Pinzi
  • 70Reginaldo de Matos
  • 94Zielinski
  • 99Benussi

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26LichtsteinerBooked at 75minsSubstituted forIslaat 75'minutes
  • 22Asamoah
  • 3Chiellini
  • 5OgbonnaBooked at 54mins
  • 4Cáceres
  • 6Pogba
  • 8Marchisio
  • 12GiovincoSubstituted forVucinicat 82'minutes
  • 14LlorenteSubstituted forOsvaldoat 85'minutes
  • 21Pirlo

Substitutes

  • 9Vucinic
  • 10Tévez
  • 13Peluso
  • 18Osvaldo
  • 19Bonucci
  • 20Padoin
  • 23Vidal
  • 27Quagliarella
  • 30Storari
  • 33Isla
  • 34Rubinho
Referee:
Nicola Rizzoli

Match Stats

Home TeamUdineseAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Udinese 0, Juventus 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Udinese 0, Juventus 2.

  3. Post update

    Martín Cáceres (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Luis Muriel (Udinese).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Mirko Vucinic (Juventus).

  6. Post update

    Allan (Udinese) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Udinese. Bruno Fernandes tries a through ball, but Roberto Pereyra is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bruno Fernandes (Udinese) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Luis Muriel (Udinese) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Nico López with a through ball.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danilo (Udinese) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nico López following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bruno Fernandes (Udinese) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gabriel Silva.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Udinese. Conceded by Mauricio Isla.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bruno Fernandes (Udinese) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Luis Muriel following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Udinese. Conceded by Gianluigi Buffon.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Maurizio Domizzi (Udinese) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mirko Vucinic (Juventus).

  17. Post update

    Maurizio Domizzi (Udinese) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo replaces Fernando Llorente.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Mirko Vucinic replaces Sebastian Giovinco because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.