Italian Serie A
TorinoTorino1JuventusJuventus4

Torino 1-4 Juventus

Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon previously conceded a goal in the 64th minute of Juventus' 2-1 win over Sampdoria on 10 January

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon broke the Serie A record for not conceding a goal as Juventus beat derby rivals Torino 4-1 to briefly go six points clear at the top of the table.

Buffon, 38, set a new mark when he prevented Torino from scoring in the opening four minutes and took the record to 973 minutes before Andrea Belotti's penalty made it 2-1.

Paul Pogba's free-kick and Sami Khedira had given Juve a 2-0 half-time lead.

Alvaro Morata then added the last two.

Juventus finished with 10 men after Khedira was sent off for dissent, but their 19th win in their last 20 league games extended their advantage over second-placed Napoli in the title race before Napoli's victory over Genoa later on Sunday restored the gap to three points.

Juventus tweet Gianluigi Buffon's record
Gianluigi Buffon joined Juventus in 2001
Alessandro Del Piero tweet
Alessandro Del Piero spent 19 years at Juventus

Buffon broke the record previously held by Sebastiano Rossi, who went 929 minutes without being beaten for AC Milan in 1993-94.

The Italy international had already surpassed Dino Zoff's club record after keeping a 10th successive clean sheet in the league leaders' previous game.

It took a controversially awarded penalty three minutes into the second half to end Buffon's record run as Leonardo Bonucci was penalised for bringing down Bruno Peres, despite appearing to win the ball.

Torino trailed to a superb Pogba free-kick and Khedira's calmly-taken fourth Serie A goal of the season, but briefly threatened a comeback.

However, substitute Morata, who had replaced injured top scorer Paulo Dybala, scored twice from Pogba assists to take his total for the season to 10 as Juventus bounced back from their mid-week Champions League exit to Bayern Munich.

Paul Pogba scores for Juventus at Torino
Paul Pogba's goal was his sixth in Serie A this season

What they said

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon: "This record belongs to the entire team and our fans.

"It also goes to my team-mates, who do all the defensive work well before the ball even gets near the goal."

Massimiliano Allegri tweet
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri shows his appreciation

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri: "It was a good win for us and an important one at that. We've taken a step forward.

"We have eight games to go, five of which are at home. Now we'll focus on the final straight."

Napoli hit back

Napoli secured a third successive league win as they recovered from going behind early on to beat Genoa 3-1 thanks to two more goals from the prolific Gonzalo Higuain.

Tomas Rincon put the visitors ahead after 10 minutes before Higuain, the leading scorer in Serie A, levelled six minutes into the second half.

Argentina international Higuain then took his total for the season to 31 goals as he fired Napoli in front in the 81st-minute before Omar El Kaddouri added a third in injury-time.

Line-ups

Torino

  • 1Padelli
  • 19Maksimovic
  • 25GlikBooked at 31mins
  • 24Moretti
  • 33da Silva Peres
  • 6AcquahBooked at 19mins
  • 20Vives
  • 15BenassiSubstituted forBaselliat 81'minutes
  • 21G SilvaBooked at 35minsSubstituted forZappacostaat 75'minutes
  • 10ImmobileSubstituted forLópezat 45'minutes
  • 9BelottiBooked at 68mins

Substitutes

  • 3Molinaro
  • 4Obi
  • 5Bovo
  • 7Zappacosta
  • 8Farnerud
  • 11López
  • 13Castellazzi
  • 14Gazzi
  • 16Baselli
  • 17Martinez
  • 18Jansson
  • 28Ichazo

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 15Barzagli
  • 19BonucciBooked at 47mins
  • 24Rugani
  • 26LichtsteinerBooked at 44minsSubstituted forJu Cuadradoat 50'minutes
  • 6KhediraBooked at 87mins
  • 18Lemina
  • 10Pogba
  • 12Lobo SilvaBooked at 16mins
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forMorataat 32'minutes
  • 17MandzukicSubstituted forZazaat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Zaza
  • 9Morata
  • 11de Carvalho Andrade Lima
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 20Padoin
  • 22Asamoah
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 27Sturaro
  • 33Evra
  • 34Rubinho
  • 37Pereyra
Referee:
Nicola Rizzoli
Attendance:
24,428

Match Stats

Home TeamTorinoAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home26
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torino 1, Juventus 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torino 1, Juventus 4.

  3. Post update

    Daniele Rugani (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andrea Belotti (Torino).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Davide Zappacosta (Torino).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Álvaro Morata (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Simone Zaza with a through ball.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nikola Maksimovic (Torino) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Torino. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Simone Zaza (Juventus).

  11. Post update

    Kamil Glik (Torino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Mario Lemina (Juventus).

  13. Post update

    Kamil Glik (Torino) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Dismissal

    Sami Khedira (Juventus) is shown the red card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Simone Zaza replaces Mario Mandzukic.

  18. Post update

    Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Andrea Belotti (Torino).

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrea Belotti (Torino) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 20th March 2016

  • TorinoTorino1JuventusJuventus4
  • AtalantaAtalanta2BolognaBologna0
  • FrosinoneFrosinone0FiorentinaFiorentina0
  • SampdoriaSampdoria0ChievoChievo1
  • SassuoloSassuolo1UdineseUdinese1
  • Hellas VeronaHellas Verona1CarpiCarpi2
  • NapoliNapoli3GenoaGenoa1
  • AC MilanAC Milan1LazioLazio1

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus30224455163970
2Napoli30207362243867
3Roma30179462313160
4Fiorentina30167750321855
5Inter Milan30167740281255
6AC Milan30131074031949
7Sassuolo30111273733445
8Lazio30119103838042
9Chievo30108123439-538
10Bologna30106143035-536
11Empoli3099123442-836
12Genoa3097143237-534
13Torino3089133742-533
14Atalanta3089132835-733
15Sampdoria3088144348-532
16Udinese3087152645-1931
17Carpi30610142846-1828
18Palermo3077162851-2328
19Frosinone3076172955-2627
20Hellas Verona30213152651-2519
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