Juventus Stretch Home Winning Run To 24 Games
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Juventus Stretch Home Winning Run To 24 Games

Italian champions, Juventus opened up a seven-point lead at the top of Serie A after victory over Atalanta, their 24th successive Serie A home win.

The first goal was a neat left-footed shot from Alex Sandro on 15 minutes, and the Brazilian player then revealed a t-shirt in memory of the Chapecoense team who perished in a plane crash in Colombia earlier this week.

Daniele Rugani’s powerful header made it 2-0 just four minutes later.

In the second half, veteran Croat striker Mario Mandzukic headed home just after the hour to seal the three points, while Remo Freuler replied for Atalanta eight minutes from time.

The result came as a relief to coach Massimiliano Allegri, whose side host Dinamo Zagreb Wednesday in the last of the Champions League group phase games.

Juventus, beaten finalists two years ago, need a win to remain clear of Sevilla, who they lead by a point in Group H.

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