Italian Serie A
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Empoli 0-3 Juventus

Gonzalo Higuain
Record signing Gonzalo Higuain scored twice in three minutes as Juventus eased past Empoli

Serie A leaders Juventus scored three goals in five minutes as they eased to victory over strugglers Empoli.

It took a dominant Juve until the 65th minute to take the lead as Paulo Dybala finished high past Lukasz Skorupski.

Gonzalo Higuain doubled their advantage two minues later with a powerful left-footed drive from the edge of the area.

And the Argentina strker added a third in the 70th minute, capitalising on Marco Zambelli's error to round goalkeeper Skorupski and score.

The victory extended Juventus' lead at the top of Serie A to four points as second-placed Napoli lost 1-0 at Atalanta.

Line-ups

Empoli

  • 28Skorupski
  • 3Zambelli
  • 6Bellusci
  • 24Cosic
  • 21PasqualBooked at 62mins
  • 88TelloSubstituted forMchedlidzeat 67'minutes
  • 5MauriBooked at 69mins
  • 33KrunicSubstituted forDiousseat 73'minutes
  • 11Croce
  • 7MaccaroneSubstituted forMarilungoat 60'minutes
  • 20Pucciarelli

Substitutes

  • 1Pugliesi
  • 4Dimarco
  • 8Diousse
  • 9Mchedlidze
  • 10Saponara
  • 13Veseli
  • 17Maiello
  • 18Gilardino
  • 23Pelagotti
  • 31Pereira da Silva
  • 77Büchel
  • 89Marilungo

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 15Barzagli
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 7Ju Cuadrado
  • 6KhediraSubstituted forLeminaat 61'minutes
  • 11de Carvalho Andrade LimaBooked at 50mins
  • 5PjanicSubstituted forSturaroat 82'minutes
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 9Higuaín
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forPjacaat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Mandzukic
  • 18Lemina
  • 20Pjaca
  • 23Alves da Silva
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 27Sturaro
  • 32Audero
  • 33Evra
Referee:
Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni
Attendance:
15,424

Match Stats

Home TeamEmpoliAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home6
Away26
Shots on Target
Home3
Away11
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home21
Away20

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Empoli 0, Juventus 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Empoli 0, Juventus 3.

  3. Post update

    Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Manuel Pasqual (Empoli).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Stefano Sturaro (Juventus).

  6. Post update

    Guido Marilungo (Empoli) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

  8. Post update

    Guido Marilungo (Empoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marko Pjaca (Juventus) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus).

  11. Post update

    Manuel Pasqual (Empoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Lukasz Skorupski.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marko Pjaca (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Stefano Sturaro.

  14. Post update

    Mario Lemina (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by José Mauri (Empoli).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Hernanes (Juventus).

  17. Post update

    José Mauri (Empoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Stefano Sturaro replaces Miralem Pjanic.

  19. Post update

    Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Levan Mchedlidze (Empoli).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 2nd October 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus76011541118
2Napoli7421146814
3Roma7412169713
4Lazio7412137613
5Chievo741296313
6AC Milan74121210213
7Genoa632185311
8Torino7322138511
9Inter Milan732298111
10Cagliari73131113-210
11Bologna7313811-310
12Atalanta73041012-29
13Sassuolo7304912-39
14Fiorentina62226608
15Sampdoria7214710-37
16Udinese7214612-67
17Pescara7133710-36
18Palermo713348-46
19Empoli7115211-94
20Crotone7016516-111
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