Pirlo’s wonder strike hands Juve, now 10 points clear, 2-1 win over Atalanta
Juventus had witnessed a different scoreline when they faced Atalanta for this first time back in September, a 3-0 shutout demonstrating the Zebras’ might.
When Juve hosted the Orobics in Torino today, the Serie A leader was hunting for the three points after a disappointing draw to lowly Cesena the week before.
A 2-1 victory was the final outcome, putting Juventus 10 points clear at first-place in Italy’s first division.The game-winner came near halftime, a brilliant blast from Andrea “The Architect” Pirlo swerving into right-hand side of the net. This sequence, displayed below, marked another highlight-reel score from the crafty Italian.
Golazo! Andrea Pirlo’s pinpoint pearler from 30-yards give Juventus the lead! http://t.co/6KT4sXPqVy
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Giulio Migliaccio, opening the scoring in the 25th minute, took advantage of a looping corner kick and cuffed a header that just managed to beat goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon off the iron.
Fernando Llorente then drew relief from the home crowd with his equalizer fourteen minutes later.
Massimiliano Allegri’s outfit controlled the midfield well in the second-half, enough to warrant a win. Overall, Juve held the majority 62.5 percent of possession and directed six shots on goal to Atalanta’s three shots.
Atlanta have lost three-straight matches, while the Old Lady extended a home unbeaten stretch to 31 games.