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Mar 9, 2015 at 8pm UK at Juventus Stadium
Juventus
1-0
SassuoloSassuolo
Pogba (82')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Paul Pogba fires Juventus past Sassuolo

Juventus move 11 points clear at the top of Serie A by beating Sassuolo 1-0 in Turin.

Paul Pogba struck a late winner as Juventus claimed a 1-0 victory over Sassuolo to move 11 points clear at the top of the Serie A table.

Juventus' midfielder from France Paul Pogba kicks and scores a goal during their Serie A football match Juventus vs Sassuolo at 'Juventus Stadium' in Turin on March 09, 2015© Getty Images

The Bianconeri took control of the match from the start, but their only attempt on goal in the early stages was a wayward strike from Claudio Marchisio.

Carlos Tevez was next to threaten for the hosts with a powerful shot from just inside the box that flew narrowly over the bar.

Sassuolo barely posed a threat, but Nicola Sansone forced Marco Storari into a save from his dangerous free kick.

In the final minute of the half Arturo Vidal saw an effort from the edge of the box deflect wide, as the visitors held on to go into the break level with the champions.

Sassuolo's defender from Croatia Sime Vrsaljko fights for the ball with Juventus' midfielder Paul Pogba during the Serie A football match Juventus vs Sassuolo at 'Juventus Stadium' in Turin on March 09, 2015© Getty Images

Juventus kept up the pressure in the second half and Pogba drilled in a low shot from the edge of the box that was touched behind by Andrea Consigli.

Tevez flashed a half-volley wide of the far post and Alvaro Morata lashed over the bar, as the hosts became increasingly frustrated.

It seemed as if Juventus would be forced to settle for a point, but with eight minutes remaining Pogba collected Simone Pepe's pass and took a touch before crashing a strike into the bottom corner.

Sassuolo pushed for a response in the closing stages, but they were unable to break through their opponents' defence, as Juventus saw out the game to further enhance their title-winning prospects.

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