Juve extend Serie A lead

Juventus moved nine points clear at the top of the Serie A table after beating Lazio 3-0 at Juventus Stadium on Wednesday night.

The hosts dominated the match from start to finish and would’ve been disappointed to only be 1-0 up at half time courtesy of Mario Mandzukic’s 39th minute opener.

Patric Gabarron made life difficult for Lazio after getting sent off for a second bookable offense to reduce the visitors to 10 men in the 48th minute.

Paulo Dybala added the second from the penalty spot in the 52nd minute before completing his brace and putting the game to bed 12 minutes later.

Elsewhere, Andrea Ranocchia was also red carded and Domenico Berardi missed a penalty as Sassuolo and Sampdoria played out to a 0-0 draw at Citta del Tricolore.

Francesco Totti came to Roma’s rescue as he scored two late goals to rescue a 3-2 win against Torino at Stadio Olimpico.

Andrea Belotti put the visitors ahead in the 35th minute from the penalty spot to give them the lead at half time.

Konstantinos Manolas brought the home side back on level terms in the 66th minute before Joseph Martinez restored Torino’s lead with 10 minutes remaining on the clock.

However, Totti equalised in the 87th minute before converting a penalty two minutes later to hand Roma a dramatic win.

Antonio Floro, Sergio Pellissier (twice), Nicola Rigoni and Gennaro Sardo were all on the scoresheet as Chievo thrashed nine-man Frosinone 5-1 at Stadio Marc Antonio Bentegodi after Daniel Ciofani had given the visitors an early lead and both Arlind Ajeti and Raman Chibsah were sent off.

Massimo Maccarone’s 51st goal proved the difference between the sides as Empoli beat Verona 1-0 at Stadio Carlo Castellani, which also saw a red card as Federico Viviani was given his marching orders on the stroke of full time.

Inter’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League took a near fatal blow as they fell to a 1-0 loss to Genoa at Stadio Luigi Ferraris after Sebastian De Maio scored the only goal of the game in the 77th minute.

Palermo and Atalanta played out to a 2-2 draw at Stadio Renzo Barbera, which also saw the sixth red card dished out on the evening of Serie A action.

Franco Vazquez opened the scoring for the hosts with a second minute penalty before Marco Borriello converted a spot kick for the visitors nine minutes later to level the scores.

Atalanta went ahead 10 minutes after half time through Gabriel Paletta before Aljaz Struna earned Palermo a point in the 76th minute.

Roberto Vitiello was given a straight red card for a horrendous challenge on the stroke of full time.

In the final match of the night, Duvan Zapata and Cyril Thereau scored either side of Mauro Zarate’s equaliser to hand Udinese a 2-1 win over Fiorentina at Stadio Friuli.

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