Italian Serie A
PalermoPalermo0JuventusJuventus3

Palermo 0-3 Juventus

Mario Mandzukic heads Juventus' winning goal at Palermo
Mario Mandzukic has scored three goals in Serie A this season

Juventus scored three second-half goals to comfortably beat Palermo and continue their climb up Serie A.

Mario Mandzukic headed the champions ahead from Paulo Dybala's superb cross before Stefano Sturaro coolly converted a Paul Pogba pass a minute from time.

Substitute Simeone Zaza drilled home the third in injury time as the defending champions made it four wins from their last five league games.

Juve are six points behind leaders Inter Milan who play Napoli on Monday.

Massimiliano Allegri's side are gaining momentum as they look to win the title for a fifth successive year.

Stefano Sturaro scores Juventus' second goal in a 3-0 win at Palermo
Juve's Stefano Sturaro scored his first goal of the season

Juventus have now won seven successive games against Palermo without conceding a goal.

And this was another comprehensive victory once former Palermo forward Dybala teed up Mandzukic, who scored the winner as Juventus beat Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League last Wednesday night, to put the visitors ahead.

Palermo, who have now won just one of their last six league games, had no response and conceded two goals within the space of four minutes late on as Juve moved up to fifth place.

Elsewhere in Serie A

Roma missed the chance to go top of the table as they followed up their 6-1 mid-week Champions League defeat by Barcelona by losing 2-0 at home to Atalanta.

Frosinone moved out of the relegation places with a 3-2 win over Verona, while Carpi secured only their second win of the season with a 2-1 success at Genoa.

Lazio slumped to a fourth defeat in five games with a 1-0 loss at Empoli, while Udinese beat Chievo 3-2.

Line-ups

Palermo

  • 70Sorrentino
  • 23StrunaBooked at 50minsSubstituted forRispoliat 74'minutes
  • 6Goldaniga
  • 12Gonzalez
  • 7Lazaar
  • 10HiljemarkSubstituted forQuaisonat 60'minutes
  • 28Jajalo
  • 16Brugman
  • 18Chochev
  • 20VázquezBooked at 75mins
  • 11GilardinoSubstituted forTrajkovskiat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Rispoli
  • 4Andjelkovic
  • 8Trajkovski
  • 21Quaison
  • 25Maresca
  • 33Daprelà
  • 34El Kaoutari
  • 53Alastra
  • 91Colombi

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 15BarzagliBooked at 61mins
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 16Ju CuadradoSubstituted forLichtsteinerat 68'minutes
  • 27SturaroBooked at 76mins
  • 8Marchisio
  • 10PogbaBooked at 25mins
  • 33Evra
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forZazaat 84'minutes
  • 17MandzukicSubstituted forMorataat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Zaza
  • 9Morata
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 20Padoin
  • 24Rugani
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 34Rubinho
  • 40Vitale
Referee:
Paolo Valeri
Attendance:
25,737

Match Stats

Home TeamPalermoAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Palermo 0, Juventus 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Palermo 0, Juventus 3.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Palermo 0, Juventus 3. Simone Zaza (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Álvaro Morata.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

  5. Post update

    Aleksandar Trajkovski (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Simone Zaza (Juventus).

  7. Post update

    Edoardo Goldaniga (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Patrice Evra tries a through ball, but Álvaro Morata is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Franco Vázquez (Palermo).

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Palermo 0, Juventus 2. Stefano Sturaro (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Pogba.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Claudio Marchisio tries a through ball, but Simone Zaza is caught offside.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Giancarlo Gonzalez (Palermo).

  15. Post update

    Álvaro Morata (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Giancarlo Gonzalez (Palermo).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Simone Zaza replaces Paulo Dybala.

  18. Post update

    Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Franco Vázquez (Palermo).

  20. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Patrice Evra tries a through ball, but Álvaro Morata is caught offside.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 29th November 2015

  • PalermoPalermo0JuventusJuventus3
  • ChievoChievo2UdineseUdinese3
  • FrosinoneFrosinone3Hellas VeronaHellas Verona2
  • GenoaGenoa1CarpiCarpi2
  • RomaRoma0AtalantaAtalanta2
  • EmpoliEmpoli1LazioLazio0

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