Turin, 11 November
Juventus pounced on a costly blunder by Roma earlier Sunday to close the gap on the Serie A leaders to just one point after turning on the style to rout fellow title challengers Napoli 3-0 in Turin. League newcomers Sassuolo stunned Roma at the Olympic Stadium by levelling in second-half injury time for a 1-1 draw to leave Rudi Garcia’s leaders with just a four-point lead ahead of the top-of-the-table clash in Turin.
It gave both sides incentive, but Juve seized on home advantage to produce a dominant display and claim their 10th win of the campaign. Roma, who set a Serie A record of 10 successive opening wins two weeks ago, now lead Juve by just one point with Napoli dropping one place to third a further three points off the pace. Inter Milan, 2-0 winners over Livorno on Saturday, remain in fourth with a one-point lead on Fiorentina, who got back on track with a shaky 2-1 home win over Sampdoria thanks to a double from Giuseppe Rossi.