Pogbas late goal boosts Juventus title lead

31 October 2012 10:17

Former Manchester United forward Paul Pogba struck in injury time to hand Juventus a 2-1 win over Bologna on Wednesday as the champions opened up a six-point gap on Napoli.

Juventus looked set for a share of the points until Pogba got his head to a superb cross from the left from Sebastian Giovinco to beat Federico Agliardi from close range in the dying seconds.

The Turin-based giants' ninth win in 10 games extended their unbeaten run to 49 games and stretched their lead over Napoli to six points after Walter Mazzarri's side suffered a shock 1-0 defeat away to Atalanta.

Elsewhere, Inter Milan kept in touch with the leaders with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Sampdoria while Roma suffered a shock 3-2 defeat away to Parma and Lazio had to settle for a draw at home to Torino.

Cagliari celebrated their biggest win of the season when they beat Siena 4-2 to consolidate their mid-table position, while second-from-bottom Chievo grabbed only their third win of the season with a 2-0 defeat of Pescara.

In another mid-table battle Udinese drew 2-2 with Catania.

AC Milan battled to a 2-2 draw away to Palermo on Tuesday.

Juventus lead second-placed Inter by four points while Napoli dropped to third place on 22. Lazio are fourth on 19 while Fiorentina, who travel to Genoa on Thursday, are fifth on 15.

Source: AFP