Italian Serie A
AtalantaAtalanta0JuventusJuventus2

Atalanta 0-2 Juventus

Paul Pogba of Juventus and Jasmin Kurtic of Atalanta
Paul Pogba went close for Juventus with a series of long-range efforts

Juventus extended their unbeaten run in Serie A to 18 games as they moved three points clear at the top of the table with a 2-0 win at Atalanta.

Andrea Barzagli scored in the first half and Mario Lemina in the second as Juventus went clear of Napoli.

Juventus restored their advantage with 10 games remaining after Napoli had moved level on points with a 3-1 home win against Chievo on Saturday.

Atalanta remain in mid-table and are without a win in 13 games.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has now gone 836 minutes of league action without conceding a goal - a new record for Serie A since three points were awarded for a win in 1994.

Another clean sheet edged him closer to the overall record of 929 minutes, set by AC Milan's Sebastiano Rossi in 1993/94.

Juventus went ahead in the 24th minute when Barzagli seized on a header from Mario Mandzukic and finished from close range.

The visitors held on in the second half despite late pressure from the hosts before doubling their lead with four minutes remaining when substitute Lemina produced a weaving run and cool finish.

Elsewhere in Serie A

Fifth-placed Inter Milan maintained their pursuit of Champions League qualification by seeing off Palermo 3-1 to win for just the fourth time in 2016.

The win saw Inter extend their lead over sixth-placed AC Milan to four points after their local rivals lost 2-0 at Sassuolo.

Line-ups

Atalanta

Formation 3-5-2

  • 57Sportiello
  • 3ToloiBooked at 84mins
  • 29PalettaBooked at 51mins
  • 5Masiello
  • 24ContiSubstituted forD'Alessandroat 55'minutes
  • 27Kurtic
  • 15de Roon
  • 21CigariniBooked at 2minsSubstituted forDiamantiat 76'minutes
  • 93Dramé
  • 45MonachelloSubstituted forRaimondiat 66'minutes
  • 22Borriello

Substitutes

  • 2Stendardo
  • 4Gagliardini
  • 6Bellini
  • 7D'Alessandro
  • 8Migliaccio
  • 11Freuler
  • 13Gakpe
  • 23Diamanti
  • 28Brivio
  • 30Bassi
  • 33Cherubin
  • 77Raimondi

Juventus

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1Buffon
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 19Bonucci
  • 15Barzagli
  • 33Evra
  • 6KhediraSubstituted forLeminaat 68'minutes
  • 8MarchisioBooked at 80mins
  • 37PereyraSubstituted forLobo Silvaat 81'minutes
  • 10PogbaBooked at 43mins
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forMorataat 89'minutes
  • 17Mandzukic

Substitutes

  • 7Zaza
  • 9Morata
  • 11de Carvalho Andrade Lima
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 18Lemina
  • 20Padoin
  • 22Asamoah
  • 24Rugani
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 34Rubinho
Referee:
Paolo Valeri
Attendance:
19,770

Match Stats

Home TeamAtalantaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home18
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atalanta 0, Juventus 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Atalanta 0, Juventus 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marco D'Alessandro (Atalanta) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alessandro Diamanti (Atalanta) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco D'Alessandro.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Álvaro Morata (Juventus).

  6. Post update

    Boukary Dramé (Atalanta) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Álvaro Morata (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Dangerous play by Jasmin Kurtic (Atalanta).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marten de Roon (Atalanta) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Mario Lemina.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Juventus).

  12. Post update

    Alessandro Diamanti (Atalanta) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Álvaro Morata (Juventus).

  14. Post update

    Rafael Toloi (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Álvaro Morata replaces Paulo Dybala.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Marco D'Alessandro (Atalanta).

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rafael Toloi (Atalanta) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Gianluigi Buffon.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrea Masiello (Atalanta) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Boukary Dramé with a cross.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 6th March 2016

  • AtalantaAtalanta0JuventusJuventus2
  • TorinoTorino1LazioLazio1
  • BolognaBologna0CarpiCarpi0
  • FrosinoneFrosinone2UdineseUdinese0
  • GenoaGenoa1EmpoliEmpoli0
  • SassuoloSassuolo2AC MilanAC Milan0
  • Inter MilanInter Milan3PalermoPalermo1

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