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Delle Alpi (ATT 38,000) 16th December 2012 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: Davide Massa

Juventus Juventus vs Atalanta Atalanta

Juventus 3

M Vucinic (2)
A Pirlo (14)
C Marchisio (27)

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Atalanta 0

T Manfredini (S/O 30)

Three and easy for Juventus

Last Updated: 16/12/12 4:22pm

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Claudio Marchisio fires in Juventus' third

Claudio Marchisio fires in Juventus' third

Juventus extended their lead at the top of Serie A with a comfortable 3-0 victory over 10-man Atalanta.

Mirko Vucinic put the home team in front in the second minute with Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio adding further goals within the first half an hour.

Thomas Manfredini was then shown a red card for Atalanta, who were fortunate to avoid any further damage as Juve continued to attack but could not add to their first-half salvo.

Vucinic got the ball rolling with just 80 seconds on the clock when he showed his eye for goal by curling an effort inside the far post with only Andrea Consigli to beat.

Atalanta almost responded in the fourth minute but Gianluigi Buffon denied German Denis with his one and only intervention of the game.

Ten minutes later Pirlo made it two for the Bianconeri with a direct free-kick from 30 yards which he curled over the wall and into the top left-hand corner, beyond Consigli's reach.

Five minutes later Giorgio Chiellini saw his shot from 20 yards deflected wide before Marchisio made it three in the 27th minute.

His 25-yard shot was curling away from Consigli, who got a hand to the ball but could not keep it out.

Five minutes later Atalanta's hopes were well and truly dashed when Manfredini received a second yellow card for an unnecessary foul on Chiellini deep in the Juventus half.

Juventus had no intention of showing any mercy in the second half with Fabio Quagliarella's effort ruled out for offside when he pounced on the ball after it was parried by Consigli from another Pirlo effort.

Sebastian Giovinco dragged a shot wide of the far post, was denied by Consigli and then struck another effort over the crossbar as he tried in vain to add his name to the scoresheet.

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Table

Italy Serie A

Italy Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 38 102
2 Roma 38 85
3 Napoli 38 78
4 Fiorentina 38 65
5 Inter Milan 38 60
6 Parma 38 58
7 Torino 38 57
8 AC Milan 38 57
9 Lazio 38 56
10 Verona 38 54
11 Atalanta 38 50
12 Sampdoria 38 45
13 Udinese 38 44
14 Genoa 38 44
15 Cagliari 38 39
16 Chievo 38 36
17 Sassuolo 38 34
18 Catania 38 32
19 Bologna 38 29
20 Livorno 38 25

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