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Dominant Juventus stretch Serie A lead

Published: Sunday 16 December 2012, 22.55CET
Juventus swept aside ten-man Atalanta BC 3-0 to move seven points clear in Serie A, with SSC Napoli missing the chance to go second after being stunned at home by Bologna FC.

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Published: Sunday 16 December 2012, 22.55CET

Dominant Juventus stretch Serie A lead

Juventus swept aside ten-man Atalanta BC 3-0 to move seven points clear in Serie A, with SSC Napoli missing the chance to go second after being stunned at home by Bologna FC.

Juventus stretched their lead at the Serie A summit to seven points with a comprehensive 3-0 victory against ten-man Atalanta BC, on a day when SSC Napoli spurned the chance to move second.

Atalanta have claimed some considerable scalps this season but any ambitions of adding to that list looked bleak when Mirko Vučinić swept in after two minutes. Andrea Pirlo doubled the Bianconeri's lead with a stunning free-kick, before Claudio Marchisio's speculative effort whistled past visiting goalkeeper Andrea Consigli. Atalanta's first-half misery was complete when Thomas Manfredini was sent off for two bookable offences.

Napoli appeared likely to reduce the gap to five points when Edinson Cavani fired them into a 2-1 lead against Bologna FC with 20 minutes remaining. The Partenopei remain a point behind FC Internazionale Milano, however, after Panagiotis Kone restored parity with four minutes to go and defender Daniele Portanova completed a remarkable late turnaround a minute from time.

In Sunday's early kick-off, ACF Fiorentina consigned AC Siena to a 4-1 reverse thanks in part to a pair of goals from Luca Toni, while AC Milan made it four wins from as many league games, overcoming Pescara Calcio by the same scoreline. Massimiliano Allegri's side are now two points shy of sixth-placed AS Roma, who lost 1-0 at AC Chievo Verona.

Elsewhere, Parma FC and Calcio Catania recorded home successes against Cagliari Calcio and UC Sampdoria respectively, while the game between Genoa CFC and Torino FC ended in a 1-1 draw. 

Last updated: 04/12/13 7.37CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 14/05/2013 09:34 CET

16/12/2012

NapoliNapoli2-3BolognaBologna

Gamberini 50, Cavani 70

Gabbiadini 10, Kone 86, Portanova 89

Venue: Napoli

16/12/2012

MilanMilan4-1PescaraPescara

Nocerino 1, Abbruscato 51 (o.g.), Jonathas 79 (o.g.), El Shaarawy 81

Terlizzi 56

Venue: Milano

16/12/2012

ChievoChievo1-0RomaRoma

Pellissier 87

Venue: Verona

16/12/2012

ParmaParma4-1CagliariCagliari

Belfodil 21, 86, Biabiany 54, Valdés 65 (P)

Sau 20

Venue: Parma

16/12/2012

JuventusJuventus3-0AtalantaAtalanta

Vučinić 2, Pirlo 14, Marchisio 27

Venue: Torino

16/12/2012

CataniaCatania3-1SampdoriaSampdoria

Paglialunga 55, Bergessio 65, Castro 90

Maresca 29 (P)

Venue: Catania

16/12/2012

GenoaGenoa1-1TorinoTorino

Granqvist 29

Bianchi 19

Venue: Genova

16/12/2012

FiorentinaFiorentina4-1SienaSiena

Toni 15, 79, Pizarro 18 (P), Aquilani 44

Reginaldo 70

Venue: Firenze

15/12/2012

LazioLazio1-0InternazionaleInternazionale

Klose 82

Venue: Roma

15/12/2012

UdineseUdinese1-1PalermoPalermo

Di Natale 89

Iličić 33

Venue: Udine

Standings

*Atalanta BC have had 2 points deducted
*UC Sampdoria have had 1 points deducted
*Torino FC have had 1 points deducted
*AC Siena have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 14/05/2013 09:34 CET

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