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.

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.

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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.