Football

Higuain's strike sinks Roma

Gonzalo Higuain struck a first-half winner as record-equalling Juventus underlined their credentials for a record sixth consecutive title with a battling 1-0 win over Roma on Saturday.

Roma travelled to Turin determined to reduce their four-point gap on the five-time consecutive Serie A champions before the Christmas break.

But, despite an improved second half, Luciano Spalletti's men failed in their attempt to beat the champions in a league fixture for the first time since 2010.

Juventus moved seven points clear of Roma, in second, and were given a further boost when AC Milan were held to a goalless home draw by Atalanta that left them third at nine points in arrears. - AFP


OTHER RESULTS:

Saturday: Empoli 2 Cagliari 0,

Yesterday: Sassuolo 0 Inter Milan 1

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