Italian Serie A
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Chievo 0-2 Juventus

Gonzalo Higuain scores for Juventus at Chievo
Gonzalo Higuain scored his first Serie A goal since 1 December

Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuain scored as Juventus beat nine-man Chievo to go two points clear at the top of Serie A.

Midfielder Samuel Bastien was dismissed for two yellow card incidents while Fabrizio Cacciatore was shown a straight red with the game goalless.

Shortly after Chievo were reduced to nine players, Khedira drilled home from 12 yards before Argentine striker Higuain headed the second.

Napoli will go back top if they beat Bologna at home on Sunday (14:00 GMT).

While Chievo, who are 13th in the table, are without a win in eight league games, Juve have won their last six.

Line-ups

Chievo

Formation 5-3-2

  • 70Sorrentino
  • 29CacciatoreBooked at 61mins
  • 14Bani
  • 3Dainelli
  • 40TomovicSubstituted forGamberiniat 53'minutes
  • 2Jaroszynski
  • 77BastienBooked at 37mins
  • 8Radovanovic
  • 56Hetemaj
  • 20PucciarelliSubstituted forDepaoliat 45'minutes
  • 23BirsaSubstituted forMeggioriniat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Rigoni
  • 5Gamberini
  • 7Garritano
  • 9Stepinski
  • 11Leris
  • 12Cesar
  • 18Gobbi
  • 27Depaoli
  • 31Pellissier
  • 69Meggiorini
  • 90Seculin
  • 98Confente

Juventus

Formation 4-3-3

  • 23Szczesny
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 4Benatia
  • 15Barzagli
  • 22AsamoahBooked at 22minsSubstituted forLichtsteinerat 72'minutes
  • 6Khedira
  • 5Pjanic
  • 27SturaroSubstituted forBernardeschiat 52'minutes
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 9HiguaínBooked at 32minsSubstituted forBentancurat 89'minutes
  • 17Mandzukic

Substitutes

  • 1Buffon
  • 3Chiellini
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 14Matuidi
  • 16Pinsoglio
  • 24Rugani
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 30Bentancur
  • 33Bernardeschi
Referee:
Fabio Maresca
Attendance:
23,700

Match Stats

Home TeamChievoAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home23%
Away77%
Shots
Home1
Away16
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chievo 0, Juventus 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chievo 0, Juventus 2.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Miralem Pjanic tries a through ball, but Federico Bernardeschi is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Chievo. Conceded by Mattia De Sciglio.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Rodrigo Bentancur replaces Gonzalo Higuaín.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Chievo 0, Juventus 2. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Douglas Costa with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  8. Post update

    Delay in match Medhi Benatia (Juventus) because of an injury.

  9. Post update

    Delay in match Riccardo Meggiorini (Chievo) because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Douglas Costa following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Mattia Bani.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Chievo. Riccardo Meggiorini replaces Valter Birsa.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sami Khedira.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Medhi Benatia (Juventus).

  16. Post update

    Valter Birsa (Chievo) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Stephan Lichtsteiner replaces Kwadwo Asamoah.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Mattia De Sciglio (Juventus).

  20. Post update

    Valter Birsa (Chievo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 27th January 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus22182252153756
2Napoli21173145133254
3Lazio21144356253146
4Inter Milan21127236162043
5Roma21125432161641
6Sampdoria2110474031934
7Atalanta229673427733
8AC Milan219482728-131
9Udinese2192103431329
10Torino2161142928129
11Fiorentina217773024628
12Bologna2183102630-427
13Chievo2257102139-1822
14Sassuolo2264121434-2022
15Genoa2156101623-721
16Cagliari2162131933-1420
17Crotone2153131638-2218
18SPAL2137112239-1716
19Hellas Verona2134141844-2613
20Benevento2121181346-337
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