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Italian Serie A

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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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 16 39
2 Roma 16 36
3 Napoli 16 27
4 Sampdoria 16 27
5 Lazio 16 27
6 Genoa 16 26
7 AC Milan 16 25
8 Fiorentina 16 24
9 Udinese 16 22
10 Palermo 16 22
11 Inter Milan 16 21
12 Sassuolo 16 20
13 Verona 16 17
14 Empoli 16 17
15 Torino 16 17
16 Chievo 16 16
17 Atalanta 16 15
18 Cagliari 16 12
19 Cesena 16 9
20 Parma 16 7

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