Italian Serie A
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Juventus 2-0 Palermo

Arturo Vidal scores
Juventus are now three points clear of second-placed Roma

Defending champions Juventus kept up their unbeaten start in Serie A with victory over lowly Palermo.

Midfielder Arturo Vidal gave them the lead when he fired across Palermo keeper Stefano Sorrentino after being slipped in by Carlos Tevez.

Vidal and Claudio Marchisio wasted chances to double their lead but they were not to be denied a second.

The game was sealed when Fernando Llorente headed his first goal of the season from Andrea Pirlo's corner.

It was almost 3-0 in injury-time but Sebastian Giovinco's venomous effort from outside the box came back off the post.

Juventus's victory saw them move three points clear of second-placed Roma, who drew 0-0 at Sampdoria on Saturday.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 5Ogbonna
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 37PereyraSubstituted forLichtsteinerat 53'minutes
  • 23VidalBooked at 79mins
  • 21PirloSubstituted forPogbaat 65'minutes
  • 8MarchisioBooked at 60mins
  • 22Asamoah
  • 14Llorente
  • 10TévezSubstituted forGiovincoat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Orestes Caldeira
  • 6Pogba
  • 9Morata
  • 11Coman
  • 12Giovinco
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 30Storari
  • 34Rubinho
  • 38Mattiello

Palermo

  • 70Sorrentino
  • 6Muñoz
  • 12Gonzalez
  • 4Andjelkovic
  • 3Pisano
  • 15Bolzoni
  • 27RigoniSubstituted forMarescaat 74'minutes
  • 8BarretoBooked at 50minsSubstituted forBelottiat 60'minutes
  • 23Feddal
  • 20VázquezSubstituted forQuaisonat 80'minutes
  • 9Dybala

Substitutes

  • 1Ujkani
  • 2Vitiello
  • 7Lazaar
  • 10Pereira Silva
  • 11Makienok
  • 18Chochev
  • 19Terzi
  • 21Quaison
  • 25Maresca
  • 33Daprelà
  • 89Morganella
  • 99Belotti
Referee:
Gianpaolo Calvarese
Attendance:
38,891

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamPalermo
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 2, Palermo 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Palermo 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Fernando Llorente tries a through ball, but Sebastian Giovinco is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus).

  5. Post update

    Andrea Belotti (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sebastian Giovinco (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Palermo. Giancarlo Gonzalez tries a through ball, but Eros Pisano is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Robin Quaison.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Enzo Maresca.

  10. Post update

    Sebastian Giovinco (Juventus) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Claudio Marchisio.

  11. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  12. Post update

    Delay in match Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sebastian Giovinco (Juventus) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leonardo Bonucci.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Eros Pisano (Palermo).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Palermo. Robin Quaison replaces Franco Vázquez.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Sebastian Giovinco replaces Carlos Tévez.

  18. Booking

    Arturo Vidal (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paulo Dybala (Palermo) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Enzo Maresca.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 26th October 2014

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