Four-star Juve go 11 clear
12:00 AM, April 25, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:36 PM, April 25, 2017

Four-star Juve go 11 clear

Premier League target Leonardo Bonucci scored an impressive goal as Juventus moved 11 points clear at the top of Serie A with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Genoa on Sunday.

Bonucci, a former target for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, has been linked in recent days with a big-money move to Manchester City.

And the Italy centre-back underlined his all-round class with a great finish in the 64th minute of a one-sided encounter in Turin that saw Massimiliano Allegri's men take another step towards a record sixth consecutive 'scudetto'.

Genoa had stunned Juventus 3-1 at the Luigi Ferraris last September.

But days after holding Barcelona to a scoreless draw to advance to the semi-finals of the Champions League 3-0 on aggregate, Juve were never likely to buckle.

A bright start saw the hosts in front by 17 minutes, when Ezequiel Munoz scored an own goal past his own 'keeper Eugenio Lamanna after Claudio Marchisio had got the slightest of touches to Gonzalo Higuain's delivery in deep from midfield.

But if Genoa's fans were aggrieved, they could have little argument two minutes later.

Paolo Dybala, the architect of Juve's quarter-final tie against Barcelona -- when he scored a first-leg brace -- turned on the class to beat Lamanna with a crisp shot from the edge of the area.

When Mario Mandzukic picked up his own rebound four minutes before the interval, the Croatian striker pounced from the left of the area to curl a superb shot past the outstretched hands of Lamanna at the far post.

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