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Juventus overcome obstinate Pescara

Published: Saturday 6 April 2013, 21.05CET
Mirko Vučinić scored two goals, one a penalty, in six second-half minutes to help Juventus defeat bottom club Pescara Calcio and move 12 points clear at the top of Serie A.
Juventus overcome obstinate Pescara
Mirko Vučinić celebrates after completing his double ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Saturday 6 April 2013, 21.05CET

Juventus overcome obstinate Pescara

Mirko Vučinić scored two goals, one a penalty, in six second-half minutes to help Juventus defeat bottom club Pescara Calcio and move 12 points clear at the top of Serie A.

Juventus have a 12-point advantage at the top of Serie A after a 2-1 home victory against the league's bottom club, Pescara Calcio.

Two goals in six minutes from Mirko Vučinić helped the leaders overcome their subborn opponents, whose goalkeeper Ivan Pelizzoli was in fine fettle and kept the Bianconeri at bay for much of the contest.

Vučinić's first was from the penalty spot, the Montenegrin international converting after Arturo Vidal had been tugged back – an infringement that earned Giuseppe Rizzo a 72nd-minute red card. Buoyed by his opener, Vučinić showed composure and skill to score his second, cutting inside his marker and shooting inside the right post from ten metres.

Unwilling to roll over, Pescara pulled a goal back when Emmanuel Cascione fired an unstoppable effort into the top-left corner from the edge of the area, but the defeat leaves them bottom, six points from safety.

Juventus – for whom Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio were unused substitutes – continue to ride high in pole position, but their win was soured as Sebatian Giovinco was carried off with a right knee injury. In the late game, a 94th-minute effort from Rolando Bianchi salvaged Torino FC a 2-2 draw from their trip to Bologna FC.

Last updated: 07/04/13 0.04CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 10/04/2013 18:57 CET

06/04/2013

BolognaBologna2-2TorinoTorino

Kone 65, Guarente 86

Barreto 25, Bianchi 90+4

Venue: Bologna

06/04/2013

JuventusJuventus2-1PescaraPescara

Vučinić 72 (P), 78

Cascione 83

Venue: Torino

Standings

*UC Sampdoria have had 1 points deducted
*Torino FC have had 1 points deducted
*Atalanta BC have had 2 points deducted
*AC Siena have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 10/04/2013 18:57 CET

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