Fiji Time: 3:26 AM on Friday 19 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Juventus extends lead on top of Serie A

Afp
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."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Justice and sleep at last
  2. Court told of baby's tragic end
  3. Rugby star's emotional celebration with children
  4. Kolinisau: Team was fit
  5. Kalouniwai for top job
  6. Muslim league condemns Sydney crisis
  7. Call to clarify action
  8. Kunatani, Tuwai to return in next leg
  9. Back to the roots
  10. Christmas gifts bring smiles

Top Stories this Week

  1. 7s TV saga Friday (12 Dec)
  2. Under investigation Friday (12 Dec)
  3. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  4. My boy, my hero Monday (15 Dec)
  5. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  6. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  7. Debate on Bill No. 28 Friday (12 Dec)
  8. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  9. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  10. Five-try Fiji forge Plate final berth Monday (15 Dec)