Juventus too good for Roma

Three-point lead ... Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo celebrates his goal (Getty Images)

Juventus opened up a three-point lead at the top of Serie A after seeing off Roma 4-1 in Turin.

The victory was wrapped up within the opening 20 minutes with goals from Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Alessandro Matri putting the Bianconeri in the driving seat.

Pablo Osvaldo pulled a goal back from the penalty spot for the Giallorossi but Zdenek Zeman's side was unable to find a way back into the game and Sebastian Giovinco added a late fourth to leave Roma eight points behind the Bianconeri in the Serie A table.

Parma earlier held AC Milan to a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Tardini, halting the Rossoneri in its tracks after it looked to have recovered from a poor start to the season.

Stephan El Shaarawy, who was Milan's hero in the midweek 2-0 win over Cagliari, put Massimiliano Allegri's side in front early in the second half but Daniele Galloppa equalised in the 66th minute to earn Roberto Donadoni's side a draw, which leaves it just a point behind its visitor.

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