09.11.2014 17:17 - in: Serie A S

      Juve in seventh heaven

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      Seven goals for the Bianconeri in this afternoon’s comfortable success over the Gialloblu. Fernando Llorente (2), Carlos Tevez (2), Alvaro Morata (2) and Stephan Lichtsteiner on target

      The Bianconeri treated their fans to an afternoon to remember as doubles from Fernando Llorente, Carlos Tevez and Alvaro Morata and a solitary Stephan Lichtsteiner strike enabled them to breeze past Parma by a 7-0 scoreline, earning them their biggest ever win at Juventus Stadium.

      Heavy one-way traffic in the opening exchanges yielded a goalscoring return on 23 minutes when Llorente was first on the scene to divert Paul Pogba’s parried shot over Antonio Mirante and into the far corner.

      Lichtsteiner doubled the Bianconeri’s tally six minutes later with a rocket from range that left Mirante with no chance, before turning provider to tee up Llorente for a straightforward third.

      Oozing confidence and threatening whenever in possession, Juventus extended their lead five minutes into the restart through a magnificent Tevez solo run which will surely be a contender for goal of the season.

      The Argentine wasn’t finished yet, though, and doubled his personal tally when he turned Pogba’s saved effort beyond Mirante for goal number five.

      With Tevez and Llorente making way for Kingsley Coman and Morata, the two substitutes combined to extend the Bianconeri’s advantage, with the Spaniard collecting the Frenchman’s neat assist before guiding his strike into the bottom corner on 76 minutes.

      There was still time for one final flourish from Morata, who put the icing on the cake by volleying home Lichtsteiner’s inch perfect cross with two minutes of normal time remaining.

      The Bianconeri, featuring four changes from Tuesday’s Champions League triumph over Olympiacos, started the game by laying siege to the Gialloblu goal but, a rasping Claudio Marchisio effort aside, were unable to work Mirante perhaps as much as they would have liked in the early stages.

      This all changed, however, on 23 minutes when Pogba sent a fierce strike careering towards goal that proved too hot to handle for the Gialloblu shotstopper, with Llorente on hand to pick up the pieces with a tidy clipped finish into the far corner.

      With the deadlock broken, Juventus settled into their stride and doubled their lead six minutes later courtesy of Lichtsteiner’s 25-yard rocket that flew past Mirante for his third goal in the last four home encounters with the Gialloblu.

      The Swiss international was again at the centre of proceedings as the Bianconeri well and truly prised the floodgates open moments later, this time crossing for an unmarked Llorente to dispatch a crisp finish past a motionless Mirante on 36 minutes.

      The start of the second period brought one of the finest, if not the finest, goals to ever be scored at Juventus Stadium. Setting off from inside his own half, Tevez steamrollered his way through the heart of the Gialloblu rearguard, leaving bodies trailing in his wake, before coolly slotting the ball low into the bottom corner.

      And he was at it again eight minutes later, stealing in to guide the ball past Mirante after Pogba’s drive had been pushed into his path.

      With the game firmly put to bed, Massimiliano Allegri turned to young guns Coman and Morata, who replaced Tevez and Llorente respectively.

      And the two talents combined for the sixth of the afternoon, with the Frenchman’s neat dink springing the offside to perfection for Morata to tuck home on 76 minutes.

      There was still more time for some further magic from Morata, who celebrated his first call-up to the Spanish senior squad by netting his maiden double in the black and white stripes, turning a crisp volley past Mirante after being picked out to perfection by Lichtsteiner.

      The resounding win takes the Bianconeri six points clear at the summit of Serie A ahead of Roma’s clash with Torino this evening, enabling them to sign off for the international break on the best possible note.

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