Juventus cruised to a 2-0 win over struggling Empoli in Serie A on Saturday to go 10 points clear at the summit and pile the pressure on Roma ahead of their trip to Inter. The result was not as comfortable as it should have been given Juve's complete domination, but they eventually made the most of their superiority in the second half and extended their lead at the top of the table, with closest challengers Roma facing a tough journey to San Siro on Sunday. Juve unsurprisingly controlled the game from start to finish and could not be accused of failing to create enough chances, but their finishing let them down in what was a wasteful first-half showing.
Feb 25 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the Serie A matches on Saturday Saturday, February 25 Juventus 2 Empoli 0 Napoli 0 Atalanta Bergamo 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Juventus 26 22 0 4 55 17 66
The Champions League is where reputations are built. Not strictly so, but it is the opinion of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, who has made no secret of his desire to test his worth against the best European football has to offer. A summer departure looks inevitable for the Belgian, and thanks to a consistent supply of Premier League goals over a five-year period, the 23-year-old now has the pick of the elite at the end of the season.