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Juventus extends lead on top of Serie A

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MILAN - Spanish striker Fernando Llorente has scored his third goal in two games as Juventus restored their eight-point lead over Roma at the top of Italy's Serie A with a comfortable 2-0 away win against Udinese.

Roma kept their slim hopes of a first championship since 2001 alive with a 3-1 win at home to Atalanta on Sunday which reduced the gap to five points.

But any thoughts Antonio Conte's men, beaten 2-0 away at Napoli two weeks ago, would suffer a slip-up at the Friuli Stadium were quashed inside the first-half hour of a largely one-sided contest.

Sebastian Giovinco opened the scoring on 16 minutes, with Llorente adding a second 10 minutes later to leave a hapless Udinese with a mountain to climb at a near empty stadium.

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin tried to put a gloss on his players' performance when he told Sky Sport Italia, "We had a good game, we were courageous and I'm moderately satisfied with our performance."

But he admitted, "You can only take your hat off to a team when they're much superior than you.

"Juve controlled the game, they're strong physically ... they're the strongest side in the championship."

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