Italian Serie A
Juventus2Palermo0

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

Match ends, Juventus 2, Palermo 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Palermo 0.

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

Foul by Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus).

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

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

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

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Robin Quaison.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Enzo Maresca.

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

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.

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

Foul by Eros Pisano (Palermo).

Substitution

Substitution, Palermo. Robin Quaison replaces Franco Vázquez.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Sebastian Giovinco replaces Carlos Tévez.

Booking

Arturo Vidal (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

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.

Attempt missed. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kwadwo Asamoah.

Attempt blocked. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Claudio Marchisio.

Attempt blocked. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Attempt missed. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Carlos Tévez.

Substitution

Substitution, Palermo. Enzo Maresca replaces Luca Rigoni.

Attempt blocked. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leonardo Bonucci.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Eros Pisano.

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

Giancarlo Gonzalez (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Paul Pogba replaces Andrea Pirlo.

Goal!

Goal! Juventus 2, Palermo 0. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Sinisa Andjelkovic.

Booking

Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Juventus).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Palermo. Andrea Belotti replaces Edgar Barreto.

Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Edgar Barreto (Palermo).

Attempt missed. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kwadwo Asamoah.

Attempt missed. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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