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Tevez scores again as Juventus beats 2nd-place Lazio 2-0 to extend Serie A lead to 15 points

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MILAN — Runaway leader Juventus took another important step towards the Serie A title as it eased to a 2-0 win over second-place Lazio on Saturday.

Carlos Tevez scored a league-leading 18th goal, and Leonardo Bonucci added the second within 29 minutes at Juventus Stadium, blowing away Lazio's hopes of a ninth successive victory.

PHOTO: Juventus' Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Lazio at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)
Juventus' Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Lazio at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

Lazio midfielder Danilo Cataldi was sent off late on for a dangerous tackle on Tevez.

Juventus moved 15 points clear of Lazio, which could be overtaken by city rival Roma when it hosts Atalanta on Sunday.

Victory boosted Juventus ahead of Wednesday's trip to Monaco for the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal.

Earlier, Sampdoria was held to a goalless draw at home to relegation-threatened Cesena.

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