Chievo saw two players dismissed as a Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuain lifted Juventus back to the top of Serie A.
Juventus leapfrogged Napoli at the summit of Serie A as they edged past nine-man Chievo 2-0 at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on Saturday. Massimiliano Allegri’s side were some way from their best during an insipid first-half display, but received a boost ahead of the second period when Chievo’s Samuel Bastien received a red card for two quick-fire bookings.
Chievo’s woes were then compounded after 60 minutes as Fabrizio Cacciatore received a straight red card for dissent.
The defender’s stupidity was duly punished just moments later as Sami Khedira broke the deadlock with his first goal since a hat-trick against Udinese in October.
Gonzalo Higuain ended his six-game goal drought to secure victory with two minutes to play, a triumph means that Juve have now won their last six Serie A games, conceding just one goal.
That run means they now hold a two-point lead over Napoli, who can return to the top of the table on Sunday when they host Bologna.
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