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Juventus extend lead in Serie A with 1-0 win over Inter

IANS  |  Turin 

Juventus defeated Milan 1-0 in Matchday 15 action at the Stadium here to boost their lead at the top of the table to double digits.

The seven-time defending champions, who further bolstered their squad in the off season with the acquisition of five-time Ballon d'Or winner and now have a record of 14 wins, one draw and no losses, are off to the best start in history, reports news.

On Friday, Juve created most of their danger in the first half hour on passes into the area by Ronaldo for Argentine forward Paulo Dybala, who sent a header wide of the post and had a left-footed shot deflected for a corner kick by net minder

The visitors, meanwhile, had a golden opportunity on a shot by in the 26th minute that hit off the post and into the hands of

In the second half, Juve weathered some early pressure by before going on the attack and finally opening the scoring in the 66th minute when headed home a cross from the left side by

After the Croatian international's seventh goal of season, the home side focused on defence and managed to preserve their shutout.

In other positive news for the Turin club, German saw his first action since undergoing in late October to treat a when he entered the game in the 81st minute.

With the win, Juve (43 points) have provisionally built an 11-point lead over second-placed Napoli and given themselves a 14-point advantage over third-placed Inter.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 17:08 IST
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