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Stadio Armando Picchi (ATT 9,500) 24th November 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: Davide Massa

Livorno Livorno vs Juventus Juventus

Livorno 0

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Juventus 2

F Llorente (63)
C Tevez (75)

Juve move top

Last Updated: 24/11/13 4:41pm

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Carlos Tevez celebrates after finding the net for Juventus

Carlos Tevez celebrates after finding the net for Juventus

Juventus moved top of the Serie A standings and extended their winning streak to five games on Sunday with a 2-0 triumph over Livorno.

Second-half goals from Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez proved enough to clinch the points for the champions at the Stadio Armando Picchi.

The result lifted Antonio Conte's side two points clear of Roma, who play Cagliari on Monday night, and left the Amaranto 16th in the table.

Juve had the better of the early chances, Arturo Vidal firing over and Llorente heading narrowly off target from Simone Padoin's cross, although Livorno goalkeeper Francesco Bardi was not called into action until after the half-hour mark.

He had to be on his toes to keep out Paul Pogba's drilled shot from outside the box and then again to deny Kwadwo Asamoah following a strong run and shot in the 38th minute.

Claudio Marchisio also tried his luck from distance before half-time, but his effort fizzed inches wide of the left post and the teams went in at the interval goalless.

The hosts had offered little going forward in the first period but started the second a little more brightly, Andrea Coda lashing over the bar and then Leandro Greco mis-hitting his attempt after being teed up by Andrea Luci on the counter-attack.

In the 63rd minute, however, Juve grabbed the opener, Llorente slotting home at the near post from Pogba's cross.

Tevez passed up a chance to make it 2-0 five minutes later when he arrowed a right-footed shot just wide of the far post.

But, 15 minutes from time, he did double his team's advantage. Pogba was again involved with a cross towards Llorente, who controlled the ball in the box and set up the Argentina frontman to tap home from close range.

It could have been an even more convincing margin of victory had Asamoah's bullet strike from outside the box not been punched away by Bardi, but the champions had already done enough.

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Table

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