Italian Serie A
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Pescara 0-2 Juventus

Gonzalo Higuain
Gonzalo Higuain has scored twice in a game eight times this season

Juventus moved closer to a sixth straight Italian title as they beat Pescara to go eight points clear.

Gonzalo Higuain scored twice in the first half, taking him to 23 Serie A goals this season.

Juve brought off Paulo Dybala after he was the victim of a late challenge - possibly with Wednesday's Champions League game at Barcelona in mind.

The Argentine scored twice in Tuesday's first leg, a 3-0 win, which has put them on the brink of the semi-finals.

Second-placed Roma drew 1-1 with Atalanta, with Edin Dzeko scoring a second-half equaliser, to lose ground on the champions.

Lazio drew 2-2 with Genoa thanks to Luis Alberto's injury-time equaliser.

Manuel Pasqual scored a stoppage-time winner as Empoli, who are now five points above the relegation zone, beat Fiorentina 2-1 in the Florence derby.

Joao Pedro scored twice as Cagliari thrashed Chievo 4-0.

Torino drew 1-1 with Crotone, while Palermo and Bologna played out a goalless draw.

Earlier in the day, Milan came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Inter thanks to an injury-time Cristian Zapata goal.

Line-ups

Pescara

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Fiorillo
  • 11Zampano
  • 35CodaBooked at 89mins
  • 14Campagnaro
  • 3Biraghi
  • 33CoulibalyBooked at 39mins
  • 13MuntariBooked at 3minsSubstituted forBenaliat 58'minutes
  • 5BrunoSubstituted forBahebeckat 68'minutes
  • 8Memushaj
  • 16BrugmanSubstituted forVerreat 78'minutes
  • 17CaprariBooked at 59mins

Substitutes

  • 7Verre
  • 9Kastanos
  • 10Benali
  • 15Bahebeck
  • 20Cerri
  • 28Mitrita
  • 30Muric
  • 31Bizzarri
  • 36Cubas
  • 44Fornasier
  • 93Milicevic

Juventus

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 25Murara Neto
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 15Barzagli
  • 24Rugani
  • 22Asamoah
  • 5PjanicBooked at 12minsSubstituted forRincónat 45'minutes
  • 8Marchisio
  • 7Ju CuadradoSubstituted forLeminaat 88'minutes
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forSturaroat 54'minutes
  • 17Mandzukic
  • 9Higuaín

Substitutes

  • 3Chiellini
  • 4Benatia
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 14Mattiello
  • 18Lemina
  • 23Alves da Silva
  • 27Sturaro
  • 28Rincón
  • 32Audero
  • 38Mandragora
  • 42Del Favero
Referee:
Marco Di Bello
Attendance:
19,938

Match Stats

Home TeamPescaraAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home19
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Pescara 0, Juventus 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Pescara 0, Juventus 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Hugo Campagnaro (Pescara).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tomás Rincón (Juventus).

  6. Post update

    Ledian Memushaj (Pescara) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Juventus).

  8. Post update

    Mamadou Coulibaly (Pescara) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  10. Booking

    Andrea Coda (Pescara) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Andrea Coda (Pescara).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Mario Lemina replaces Juan Cuadrado.

  14. Post update

    Tomás Rincón (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Hugo Campagnaro (Pescara).

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cristiano Biraghi (Pescara) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Juventus).

  18. Post update

    Francesco Zampano (Pescara) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Stefano Sturaro (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Mamadou Coulibaly (Pescara).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 15th April 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus32262464204480
2Roma32233670274372
3Napoli32217475334270
4Lazio32187754361861
5Atalanta32186853351860
6AC Milan32177849351458
7Inter Milan321751059372256
8Fiorentina32141085041952
9Torino32111296053745
10Sampdoria32129114039145
11Udinese32117144143-240
12Cagliari32115164562-1738
13Chievo32115163549-1438
14Bologna3298152946-1735
15Sassuolo32105174050-1035
16Genoa3279163253-2130
17Empoli3268182050-3026
18Crotone3256212652-2621
19Palermo3237222567-4216
20Pescara3228223170-3914
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