Juventus beat Atalanta, move five points clear

Rome, Dec 23: Juventus beat Atalanta 4-1 to move five points clear of second placed AS Roma who are still unbeaten this season in the Italian Serie A.

Antonio Conte’s men broke the deadlock Sunday after just six minutes when Carlos Tevez scored his fourth goal in his last two league games, reports Xinhua.

Atalanta soon levelled through Maximiliano Moralez, who became the first Serie A player to score against Gianluigi Buffon in 745 minutes of football.

But Juventus stepped up a gear after the interval, with Paul Pogba, Fernando Llorente and Arturo Vidal all finding the back of the net.

Roma, meanwhile, stretched their unbeaten league run to 19 with a 4-0 thumping of bottom club Catania.

Roma will face Juventus at Turin Jan 5, a match their head coach Rudi Garcia is looking forward to.

“We have 41 points after 17 games, an extraordinary sum. With these points we’d usually be top, but this year Juventus have been winning all the time. After Christmas we can think about the game in Turin,” Garcia said.

IANS