Juventus came into Saturday night’s game against Atalanta on the back of an avalanche of injuries and with dented confidence due to the woeful performance at Genoa last week. On the other side, Serie A’s in-form team Atalanta were in supernatural form thanks to a run of nine wins in 10 games. Despite this swaggering momentum, the Bianconeri made Atalanta look pedestrian by securing a convincing 3-1 victory at Juventus Stadium. The home side started very strongly and dominated possession in the first 10 minutes. Miralem Pjanic slid a neat reverse pass into Gonzalo Higuaín, who returned to the starting line-up after fully recovering from a niggling injury, but the Argentine’s pass towards Mario
Second-half goals from Kevin Strootman and Radja Nainggolan kept the local bragging rights with Roma for the fourth year running thanks to a controversial 2-0 derby win at Lazio on Sunday. With only one point separating the sides, the biggest 'Derby della Capitale' in years was played out in a half-empty stadium as Roma's hardline ultras continued to protest strict security measures introduced by the club last year. Roma are now unbeaten in eight editions of the derby stretching back to 2012 and their 10th win of the season moved Luciano Spalletti's men up to second at four points behind leaders Juventus.
Dec 4 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the Serie A matches on Sunday Sunday, December 4 AC Milan 2 Crotone 1 Fiorentina 2 Palermo 1 Lazio 0 AS Roma 2 Pescara 1 Cagliari 1 Sampdoria 2 Torino