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Juve and Roma win to maintain status quo

Published: Saturday 18 January 2014, 22.15CET
Juventus responded to AS Roma's victory over AS Livorno Calcio with an impressive win at home against US Sampdoria to maintain their eight-point lead at the Serie A summit.
Juve and Roma win to maintain status quo
Roma players celebrate their victory against Livorno ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Saturday 18 January 2014, 22.15CET

Juve and Roma win to maintain status quo

Juventus responded to AS Roma's victory over AS Livorno Calcio with an impressive win at home against US Sampdoria to maintain their eight-point lead at the Serie A summit.

Juventus and AS Roma both won to maintain the status quo at the Serie A summit with the Bianconeri still eight points clear.

Roma attempted to put pressure on their title rivals with a comfortable victory over AS Livorno Calcio in the day's early game. Mattia Destro opened the scoring in the sixth minute with his fourth goal in six Serie A outings before Kevin Strootman put the hosts firmly in control with his fifth of the season nine minutes before the break.

Adem Ljajić made the result certain in the second half and it was over to Antonio Conte's charges to beat US Sampdoria to maintain their eight-point lead. Arturo Vidal scored twice, the second from the penalty spot, either side of a Fernando Llorente strike to ensure Juve took charge in the first half despite Andrea Barzagli's own goal. Manolo Gabbiadini pulled a goal back for the Blucerchiati, but Paul Pogba put the game beyond doubt with a thumping effort from distance 12 minutes from time.

Last updated: 18/01/14 23.27CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 18/01/2014 22:36 CET

18/01/2014

JuventusJuventus4-2SampdoriaSampdoria

Vidal 18, 41 (P), Llorente 24, Pogba 78

Barzagli 38 (og), Gabbiadini 69

Venue: Torino

18/01/2014

RomaRoma3-0LivornoLivorno

Destro 6, Strootman 36, Ljajić 78

Venue: Roma

Standings

Last updated: 18/01/2014 22:36 CET

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