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Juventus Prevail Narrowly At The Bentegodi To Remain Clear At The Top
- Updated: November 6, 2016
Juventus found the three points in what was a hard-fought battle at the Bentegodi thanks to a Miralem Pjanic free-kick.
Another league match, another victory for the Old Lady of Italy. The Italian champions travelled away to Chievo Verona earlier today in this weekend’s Serie A action. Juve were coming off of a disappointing midweek draw in the UEFA Champions league at home vs Ligue Un side Lyon, by a score of 1-1. La Vecchia Signora led for majority of that game through a Gonzalo Higuain penalty, only to concede in the second half sloppily to lose the three points.
Juve, however, were able to get a very important win today over Chievo in narrow fashion, with a Miralem Pjanic stunner from a set-piece proving to be the decisive factor. Chievo have demonstrated that they are an extremely difficult side to play away from home this season, but the bianconeri were able to get the job done. Just barely. Juventus’ other goalscorer on the day was Croatian international Mario Mandzukic, who is starting to finally pick up form since coming into the starting lineup to fill in for injured Paulo Dybala.
Following their win today, Juventus now sit even more comfortably at the top of the league table with 30 points, which is 5 points clear of the second place outfit. Roma, however, will have a chance to close that gap to four points later today with their game in hand. Juventus’ next game is on November 19th against Pescara after the international break. They will then take on Sevilla in a crucial Champions League clash away from home on the 22nd.