Strikes from Paul Pogba, Roberto Pereyra and a Carlos Tevez brace saw Juventus rack up their 14th Serie A success of the season as they put Hellas Verona to the sword with a 4-0 victory in Turin on Sunday evening.
Pogba’s piledriver after only three minutes – his first Serie A goal of the campaign at Juventus Stadium – set the tone for an all-round dominating display from Massimiliano Allegri’s troops who were looking to open up a five-point gap over nearest challengers Roma at the start of play.
A second courtesy of Tevez’s right boot arrived shortly after as L’Apache kept up his incredible scoring run against Andrea Mandorlini’s men, signalling that he has now found the net in all three of his league appearances versus Verona.
Following waves of attacks on the Gialloblu goal, Pereyra latched on to Giorgio Chiellini’s through ball before finishing emphatically to make the points safe midway through the second half. It was the big defender’s first assist of the season.
With less than a quarter of an hour to go, Tevez’s second and Juventus’ fourth of the night put the icing on the cake as the Bianconeri registered their 22nd league triumph against the Gialloblu on home turf.
Here is a closer look at the main statistics from Sunday evening’s success:
Tackles won by Pogba who put in a combative performance in the middle of the park.
Crosses teased by Alvaro Morata throughout last night’s contest. The young Spaniard showed his unselfishness by also performing four lay-offs and creating three chances for his team-mates.
Amount of times Juventus have scored three or more goals in domestic games this 2014/15 campaign – more than any other side in Italy’s top flight.
Number of Bianconeri to have found the net in Serie A this term following Pereyra’s maiden league strike for the club.
Recoveries made by Gigi Buffon who kept his 11th clean sheet of the campaign, Juventus' first league shutout since December's 0-0 draw away at Fiorentina.
Matches unbeaten against Verona in Turin with the Bianconeri’s record now reading 22 victories and four draws.
Possession registered by the hosts as they looked to put the Gialloblu to the sword.
Passes completed by Andrea Pirlo who also provided nine good long balls and enjoyed 127 touches.
Passes attempted by all 14 players who took to the pitch on Sunday evening.
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