Italian Serie A
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Atalanta 0-3 Juventus

Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez scored twice as defending champions Juventus beat Atalanta to record their fifth straight win at the start of the Serie A season.

The Argentine put Juve ahead when he poked in Stephan Lichtsteiner's cross.

Atalanta wasted a chance to equalise when German Denis' weak penalty was saved by Gianluigi Buffon and, within a minute, Juve were 2-0 in front when Tevez drove a low shot inside the post.

Alvaro Morata's late header wrapped up the points.

Juventus are top of the league on goal difference from Roma, who defeated Verona 2-0 to maintain their 100% start to the campaign.

The top two meet in an appetising encounter in Turin next weekend.

Atalanta, in contrast, have just four points from five games and could be facing a long battle for survival.

Juve celebrate
Juventus have not conceded a league goal this season

They will rue the opportunity that went begging after 58 minutes when Juve defender Giorgio Chiellini clumsily brought down substitute Salvatore Molina in the box.

Denis, however, telegraphed where he was going to aim his strike, allowing Buffon to palm the ball away.

In one sweeping break, Juventus had sealed the points as Tevez drilled in a low shot for his sixth goal of the season.

With seven minutes remaining, Morata added the gloass with his first goal since his £15m switch from Real Madrid.

The Spaniard rose at the far post to head home a cross from his fellow substitute Roberto Pereyra.

Juve face Spanish champions Atletico in the Champions League on Wednesday before returning home for the showdown with Roma.

Line-ups

Atalanta

  • 57Sportiello
  • 22Zappacosta
  • 20Biava
  • 29BenalouaneBooked at 21mins
  • 93Dramé
  • 18EstigarribiaSubstituted forMolinaat 49'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 17Carmona
  • 16BaselliSubstituted forCigariniat 65'minutes
  • 10GomezSubstituted forBianchiat 75'minutes
  • 99Boakye
  • 19Denis

Substitutes

  • 1Avramov
  • 2Stendardo
  • 3Del Grosso
  • 5Scaloni
  • 7D'Alessandro
  • 8Migliaccio
  • 9Bianchi
  • 11Moralez
  • 21Cigarini
  • 31Molina
  • 33Cherubin
  • 77Raimondi

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 5Ogbonna
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3ChielliniBooked at 58mins
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 23VidalSubstituted forPereyraat 70'minutes
  • 8MarchisioBooked at 30mins
  • 6Pogba
  • 33EvraBooked at 74mins
  • 10TévezSubstituted forComanat 86'minutes
  • 14LlorenteSubstituted forMorataat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Pepe
  • 9Morata
  • 11Coman
  • 12Giovinco
  • 20Padoin
  • 22Asamoah
  • 30Storari
  • 34Rubinho
  • 37Pereyra
  • 38Mattiello
Referee:
Daniele Orsato
Attendance:
22,074

Match Stats

Home TeamAtalantaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atalanta 0, Juventus 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Atalanta 0, Juventus 3.

  3. Post update

    Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Rolando Bianchi (Atalanta).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kingsley Coman (Juventus).

  6. Post update

    Giuseppe Biava (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

  8. Post update

    Salvatore Molina (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Luca Cigarini (Atalanta).

  11. Post update

    Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Richmond Boakye (Atalanta).

  13. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Giorgio Chiellini tries a through ball, but Paul Pogba is caught offside.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Kingsley Coman replaces Carlos Tévez.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Atalanta 0, Juventus 3. Álvaro Morata (Juventus) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Roberto Pereyra with a cross.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Davide Zappacosta (Atalanta).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Davide Zappacosta (Atalanta) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

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