05.04.2014 11:18 - in: Serie A S

    Last time out against the Amaranto

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    The Bianconeri were comfortable winners against Livorno on Sunday 24 November, with strike partners Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente both on the scoresheet

    When Juventus last came up against Livorno on Sunday 24 November, Antonio Conte’s men were relatively untroubled 2-0 winners at the Stadio Armando Picchi. 

    The three points lifted Juve two clear of Roma at the top of the Serie A table, and they showed they deserved top spot with an efficient performance in all departments. 

    On the day Arturo Vidal was at the back marshalling the defence, Gigi Buffon, making his 500th Serie A appearance, remained untroubled in the first 45 minutes. 

    The Bianconeri combined their defensive resilience with a threat in the final third, Paul Pogba’s missile requiring a smart stop from Livorno goalkeeper Francesco Bardi to prevent them from taking the lead. 

    Kwadwo Asamoah then went close for Juventus in the November sun after tricking his way past a marker on the left wing and offering a swerving shot that this time Bardi had to push around the post. 

    A deserved opener came in style on 63 minutes as a perfect Pogba cross low into Fernando Llorente was met on the volley and sent flying into the top corner.

    As well as finishing, the Spaniard also offered a textbook lesson in hold up play throughout the afternoon, and it was exactly that which led to the Carlos Tevez goal that finished off the Amaranto.

    And that was it!

    Speaking after the final whistle blew, Conte praised the way his men had set about their task.

    And Llorente was also complimentary of the team’s overall performance.

    To watch both excellent goals again, take a look at the highlights reel below:


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