Italian Serie A
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Benevento 2-4 Juventus

Paulo Dybala
Paulo Dybala is the third top scorer in the Italian top flight this season with 21 goals

Paulo Dybala scored a hat-trick as Juventus beat Serie A's bottom side Benevento to go seven points clear at the top overnight.

He twice gave Juventus the lead, with a curling effort and from a penalty, but Cheick Diabate equalised both times for the hosts, who have now lost 26 of their 31 games.

Dybala converted a second penalty to put the hosts ahead again.

And Douglas Costa curled home a late fourth from 25 yards.

Second-placed Napoli host Chievo on Sunday (14:00 BST).

Juventus left several regular starters on the bench as they prepare to chase a 3-0 deficit at Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final second leg on Wednesday (19:45 kick-off).

Line-ups

Benevento

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 81Puggioni
  • 83Sagna
  • 6Djimsiti
  • 16Tosca
  • 23Venuti
  • 14Viola
  • 30Guimaraes CordeiroSubstituted forDel Pintoat 81'minutes
  • 99BrignolaSubstituted forCataldiat 62'minutes
  • 66Costa Marques
  • 31Djuricic
  • 25DiabatéSubstituted forIemmelloat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Rutjens
  • 4Del Pinto
  • 8Cataldi
  • 11Coda
  • 18Gyamfi
  • 22Brignoli
  • 29Billong
  • 33Iemmello
  • 60Volpicelli
  • 73Sanogo
  • 87Lombardi
  • 91Sparandeo

Juventus

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 23Szczesny
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 4Benatia
  • 24Rugani
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 7Ju CuadradoSubstituted forDouglas Costaat 58'minutes
  • 8MarchisioSubstituted forHiguaínat 63'minutes
  • 5Pjanic
  • 14Matuidi
  • 10Dybala
  • 17MandzukicBooked at 37minsSubstituted forKhediraat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Buffon
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 3Chiellini
  • 6Khedira
  • 9Higuaín
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 16Pinsoglio
  • 21Höwedes
  • 22Asamoah
  • 27Sturaro
  • 30Bentancur
Referee:
Fabrizio Pasqua
Attendance:
16,867

Match Stats

Home TeamBeneventoAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Benevento 2, Juventus 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Benevento 2, Juventus 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Filip Djuricic (Benevento) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Guilherme.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danilo Cataldi (Benevento) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Guilherme following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Benevento. Conceded by Wojciech Szczesny.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nicolas Viola (Benevento) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bacary Sagna.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Benevento. Conceded by Douglas Costa.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Benevento. Conceded by Douglas Costa.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Alex Sandro (Juventus).

  10. Post update

    Bacary Sagna (Benevento) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lorenzo Del Pinto (Benevento).

  13. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Alex Sandro tries a through ball, but Gonzalo Higuaín is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lorenzo Del Pinto (Benevento) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Pietro Iemmello.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Benevento 2, Juventus 4. Douglas Costa (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Benevento. Lorenzo Del Pinto replaces Sandro.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Juventus).

  18. Post update

    Pietro Iemmello (Benevento) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

  20. Post update

    Filip Djuricic (Benevento) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 7th April 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus31263274185681
2Napoli30235264204474
3Roma31186750262460
4Inter Milan301611350212959
5Lazio30176773393457
6AC Milan3015694235751
7Fiorentina31148944331150
8Sampdoria31146115046448
9Atalanta31139947341348
10Torino30101284538742
11Bologna30105153542-735
12Genoa3198142431-735
13Udinese30103173846-833
14Chievo3078152849-2129
15Sassuolo3078152050-3029
16Cagliari3085172850-2229
17SPAL31512143052-2227
18Crotone3066182856-2824
19Hellas Verona3064202562-3722
20Benevento3141262673-4713
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