Juventus beats Torino 1-0 in Turin derby

Manuel Locatelli struck late to earn Juventus a 1-0 win over Torino in the Turin derby on Saturday.

Manuel Locatelli celebrates after scoring. - AP

Manuel Locatelli struck late to earn Juventus a 1-0 win over Torino in the Turin derby on Saturday, as the Old Lady stretched its winning run to four games in all competitions and kept a Serie A clean sheet for the first time in seven months.

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The Italy international fired a shot in off the post with four minutes remaining, his second consecutive league goal, as Juventus rose to eighth place with 11 points, three ahead of its 11th-placed rival.

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Torino controlled the first half as Juve failed to register a shot on target, but Massimiliano Allegri’s side improved after the break and Alex Sandro’s header required a fine save from Vanja Milinkovic-Savic before Locatelli’s late winner.

Ivan Juric’s side struggled to threaten Wojciech Szczesny’s goal, and Juventus kept things tight defensively to end a run stretching back to March of 20 matches in a row conceding in Serie A.

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