Italian Serie A
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Juventus 1-0 Sassuolo

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba has now scored seven Serie A goals this season

Paul Pogba produced a stunning winner to increase Juventus's lead over Roma at the top of Serie A to 11 points with victory over Sassuolo.

The former Manchester United midfielder half-volleyed home from outside of the box as Juve finally broke through Sassuolo's defence in the 82nd minute.

The result was harsh on the away side, who defended well only to be undone having gone in search of a winner.

Juve are now well on course to secure a fourth consecutive Scudetto.

France midfielder Pogba joined Juve for a reported £800,000 in compensation upon the expiry of his contract with United in July 2012.

In January, Pogba's agent Mino Raiola said the 21-year-old would leave Juve in the next two years, probably for a world record fee.

Miroslav Klose
Klose, 36, scored two predatory strikes to seal victory for his side against Fiorentina

Elsewhere, Miroslav Klose scored twice as Lazio moved into the Champions League qualification spots on goal difference with a convincing 4-0 win at home to fifth-placed Fiorentina.

A stunning volley from Lucas Biglia and an Antonio Candreva penalty put the hosts two up before Klose, 36, added two predatory strikes in the last 15 minutes to dislodge Napoli from third.

Line-ups

Juventus

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 30Storari
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 33Evra
  • 23Vidal
  • 8Marchisio
  • 6PogbaBooked at 78mins
  • 37PereyraSubstituted forPepeat 63'minutes
  • 10TévezBooked at 37minsSubstituted forBarzagliat 87'minutes
  • 9MorataSubstituted forLlorenteat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ogbonna
  • 7Pepe
  • 14Llorente
  • 15Barzagli
  • 17De Ceglie
  • 20Padoin
  • 27Sturaro
  • 32Matri
  • 34Rubinho
  • 77Audero

Sassuolo

Formation 4-3-3

  • 47Consigli
  • 11Vrsaljko
  • 15Acerbi
  • 31Peluso
  • 3Longhi
  • 33BrighiSubstituted forChibsahat 79'minutes
  • 4MagnanelliBooked at 80mins
  • 7MissiroliBooked at 26minsSubstituted forLazarevicat 85'minutes
  • 25Berardi
  • 10ZazaBooked at 90mins
  • 17SansoneBooked at 69minsSubstituted forTaïderat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Pomini
  • 6Chibsah
  • 8Biondini
  • 14Donis
  • 16Polito
  • 19Taïder
  • 20Bianco
  • 21Fontanesi
  • 30Lazarevic
  • 32Natali
  • 83Floro Flores
  • 99Floccari
Referee:
Sebastiano Peruzzo
Attendance:
37,506

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamSassuolo
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home16
Away2
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home13
Away1
Fouls
Home21
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 1, Sassuolo 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 1, Sassuolo 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Raman Chibsah.

  4. Post update

    Arturo Vidal (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Federico Peluso (Sassuolo).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

  7. Post update

    Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Booking

    Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Simone Zaza (Sassuolo).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Juventus).

  11. Post update

    Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Dejan Lazarevic (Sassuolo).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Andrea Barzagli replaces Carlos Tévez.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Carlos Tévez (Juventus).

  18. Post update

    Federico Peluso (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Sassuolo. Dejan Lazarevic replaces Simone Missiroli.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Juventus 1, Sassuolo 0. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Simone Pepe.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 9th March 2015

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