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Juventus beat AS Roma in thrilling Serie A encounter

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It was yet another hectic weekend in Italy as all 20-teams played over Saturday and Sunday, with 28 goals being scored, five of them coming from the 'Game of the Weekend' as table-toppers Juventus and AS Roma went head-to-head.

Both sides went into the game with a 100% record in the league, so something had to give in Turin, and it was the hosts that came away with the valuable three points as they saw off Rudi Garcia's men by three goals to two.

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Juventus secure 3-2 win

In an action packed match which saw three penalties, two red cards and five goals, Juve came away with the 3-2 victory thanks to a brace from Carlos Tevez and a wonder-goal from Leonardo Bonucci.

With the game nearing it's conclusion, Kostas Manolas and Alvaro Morata, both saw red cards for fighting in the 89th minute, leaving both sides with just 10-men for the remaining minutes of the game.

Juve's win has now given them a three point lead at the top of the Serie A table ahead of AS Roma.

Sampdoria beat Atalanta

Just behind the two title-chasers are Sampdoria, who sit third on 14 points after they beat Atalanta 1-0 thanks to a goal from Manolo Gabbiadini.

At the other end of the table, it was yet another bad weekend for both Sassuolo and Palermo, who both fell to their third defeat in six games, leaving them both joint bottom on just three points.

Palermo lost 3-0 away to Empoli, who sit 12th after their victory, whilst Sassuolo fell short in a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Lazio, who are now 8th.

The game in Lazio also ended with 10-men apiece as Lorik Cana was sent off for the hosts in the 49th-minute and Federico Peluso was dismissed early in the second-half, both reds for second-bookable offences.

Fiorentina hammer Inter

Elsewhere there were impressive home wins for Fiorentina who beat Inter Milan 3-0, including a wonder-goal from Juan Cuadrado; Napoli, who saw off Torino in a 2-1 win and on Saturday, while AC Milan and Verona also picked up home wins against Chievo and Cagliari respectively.

The only away win of the weekend came in Parma as Genoa picked up three points in a 2-1 win, thanks to a last-minute winner from Alessandro Matri.

The other result at the weekend saw Udinese draw 1-1 with Cesena, a late penalty giving the visitors a share of the points.

So after another hectic weekend, it's Juventus who are leading the Serie A table and are doing it in perfect fashion with six wins from six.

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