Milan, Italy (SportsNetwork.com) - Juventus earned a fourth consecutive victory in league play on Sunday after a comfortable 2-0 result over AC Milan at the San Siro.
The league leaders entered Sunday's clash holding an eight-point lead over second-place AS Roma atop the Serie A table and the two-time defending champions opened the scoring in the 44th minute when Stephan Lichtsteiner.slid a perfect pass to Fernando Llorente, who smashed it home from in close for the one-goal margin at the break.
Clarence Seedorf's men responded well to going a goal down in the second half, but were burned for a second goal in the 68th minute due to a momentary lapse in concentration.
Former Manchester City man Carlos Tevez picked up the ball in the middle of the park, took a few touches to control and ripped a dipping strike off the underside of the crossbar and in for his league-leading 15th goal of the campaign, one better than Fiorentina's Guiseppe Rossi.
Juve coasted the remaining 20-plus minutes of action to open an 11-point gap at the top of Serie A, while AC Milan lost for the ninth time in league play this campaign and remains in 10th place, 17 points behind third-place Napoli for the final Champions League place.
In Sunday's other afternoon kickoff, Fiorentina's Champions League hopes took a bit of a hit as La Viola fell to Lazio, 1-0, at the Stadio Artemio Franchi courtesy of a fifth-minute strike from Lorik Cana.
Also in Serie A on Sunday, Segundo Ibarbo, Matias Vecino and Agim Ibraimi all scored as Cagliari eased to a 3-0 victory over Udinese at the Stadio Sant'Elia, while Luca Cigarini's 85th-minute goal lifted Atalanta to a 2-1 result over Chievo.
Luca Antonelli and Stefano Sturaro scored in a 2-0 Genoa win over Catania, while Rolando Bianchi missed a penalty kick in the 47th minute as Bologna and Hellas Verona played to a scoreless draw at the Stadio M.A. Bentegodi.
Marco Parolo scored the only goal of the contest two minutes in to hand Parma three points in a 1-0 result against Sassuolo, while Stefano Okaka Chuka and Manolo Gabbiadini found the back of the net for Sampdoria in a 2-0 win over Torino.
Dries Mertens converted a penalty kick for Napoli in the 32nd minute, but it was canceled out by a Pepe Reina own goal as Napoli and Livorno played to a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Armando Picchi.