Juventus go eight points clear at the top of Serie A. Juventus move eight points clear at the top of Serie A thanks to a 1-0 win over Roma.
The only goal of the game was squared 10 minutes before half-time through Mandzukic, who profited from some poor Santon defending to head home at the back post.
Juve wasted a few big chances to add a killer second, while also having a couple ruled out ‚Äď the second after the referee consulted VAR ‚Äď but in the end it did not matter as one goal proved enough.
The Italian champions have now won seven league matches in a row and are looking more and more likely to win an eighth consecutive Scudetto.
Next up for Allegri‚Äôs in-form men is a trip to Atalanta on Boxing Day, while 10th-place Roma welcome Sassuolo to the Stadio Olimpico on the same day.
Mandzukic adds to Di Francesco torment, Mario Mandzukic struck the only goal restore Juventus‚Äô eight-point lead atop Serie A as the champions eased past Roma.
Juventus dealt a fresh blow to Eusebio Di Francesco‚Äôs job security in a routine 1-0 win over an outclassed Roma at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.
Champions League semi-finalists last season, Roma have been a shadow of their former selves this term and were no match for the Serie A champions despite the narrow final scoreline.
Mario Mandzukic‚Äôs commanding header, his eighth league goal of the campaign, gave Juve a deserved half-time lead and they were rarely troubled in restoring an eight-point gap to second-placed Napoli, who earlier beat SPAL 1-0.
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