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Juventus too good for Torino

Milan: Juventus boosted their morale ahead of a crucial Champions League clash away to Shakhtar Donetsk with a 3-0 rout of city rivals Torino, but the Old Lady of Turin have plenty of company at the top of Serie A.

Claudio Marchisio (two) and Sebastian Giovinco scored second half goals on Sunday as Juventus humbled 10-man Torino to rack up their 60th win in the 135th ‘Derby della Mole’ on Saturday.

Juventus dominated throughout but apart from a solid performance from Paul Pogba the bianconeri’s first half display lacked real bite and even included a penalty miss from Andrea Pirlo.

Antonio Conte’s side made amends in the second half, with Giovinco’s 67th minute goal sandwiched by Marchisio’s brace on 57 and 84 minutes after the expulsion of Torino defender Kamel Glik.

A week after suffering only their second defeat of the season, at AC Milan, Marchisio said: “It’s good to get back to winning ways.”

Juventus’ 11th win in 14 games took their lead to five points over Napoli, who thanks to a brace apiece from Gokhan Inler and Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik’s goal on the quarter hour demolished basement side Pescara 5-1.