Sunday, 3 April 2016

Mandzukic Heads Juventus Towards Title

Mandzukic scores for Juventus
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Juventus moved six points clear at the top of Serie A overnight after beating Empoli 1-0 on Saturday.

Mario Mandzukic scored the only goal before half-time to send Juventus further ahead of Napoli, who visit Udinese on Sunday.

Empoli had their chances and almost got off to a great start but Riccardo Saponara blazed over from close range.

Mandzukic put Juventus in front with a glancing header from a chipped Paul Pogba pass. It was the forward’s first goal for Juventus this year. Alvaro Morata had earlier sent a curling shot off the crossbar from the edge of the area.

Despite keeping a firm grip on top spot of Serie A, Juventus will be disappointed defender Giorgio Chiellini, who has only just returned from injury, limped off early in the second half.

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