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Football: Juve go eight clear after routing nine-man Roma

Published on Jan 6, 2014 6:16 AM
 
Juventus' players celebrate after winning the Italian Serie A football match Juventus Vs AS Roma on Jan 5, 2014 at Juventus Stadium in Turin. Juventus romped to a 3-0 win over nine-man Roma on Sunday to end the visitors' unbeaten run in the league this season and extend their lead in Serie A to eight points. -- PHOTO: AFP

MILAN (AFP) - Juventus romped to a 3-0 win over nine-man Roma on Sunday to end the visitors' unbeaten run in the league this season and extend their lead in Serie A to eight points.

High-flying Roma came to Turin confident of taking at least a share of the spoils in a bid to close the gap to Antonio Conte's leaders and to protect their unbeaten streak after 17 games.

However the early spark shown by Rudi Garcia's men fizzled out quickly and any kind of fightback from going 2-0 down in the 48th minute looked slim after Daniele De Rossi and Leandro Castan were sent off late in the second half.

Juve's 16th win of the campaign left them top on 49 points, eight ahead of Roma and 13 ahead of Napoli ahead of their home game against Sampdoria on Monday when the rest of the programme will resume.

 
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