Juventus moved eight points clear at the top of Serie A after beating second-placed Roma, who were reduced to nine men.

Arturo Vidal stabbed in the opener with Juve's first attack before Leonardo Bonucci volleyed home a second.

Roma had two players sent off within a minute as Daniele De Rossi fouled Giorgio Chiellini before Leandro Castan handled on the goalline.

Mirko Vucinic then scored from the penalty spot to complete the win.

Roma finished 2013 somewhat disappointingly after a blistering start to the season, drawing five of their last seven games, but they arrived at the Juventus Stadium without a defeat in their first 17 matches.

Initially, they looked more like the side that won their first 10 games as they kept Juve back inside their own half, confidently passing the ball around as they patiently searched for an opener.

Roma rocked

  • Prior to this game, Roma were unbeaten in 17 games, keeping 11 clean sheets

In contrast, Juventus offered little in the opening 15 minutes, but their first attack produced the game's first goal as Carlos Tevez spun superbly before threading the ball to Vidal, who slotted the ball into the net from close range.

Roma looked to respond immediately as Miralem Pjanic forced a save out of Gianluigi Buffon with a shot from 20 yards, before the Juventus goalkeeper spilled another effort from the midfielder.

But Juventus finished the half stronger as Paul Pogba had a shot charged down while Tevez lashed an effort across the face of goal before the break.

Half-time offered Roma a chance to regroup but found themselves further behind within three minutes of the second half.

Pjanic fouled Kwadwo Asamoah on the left flank, presenting Andrea Pirlo with the opportunity to deliver a typically dangerous free kick into the area. The Italy veteran did not disappoint as he curled the ball towards the far post where Bonucci was left unmarked to poke home.

There was still plenty of time after that goal for Roma to mount a fightback but they failed to threaten before an ineffectual Francesco Totti was withdrawn with 20 minutes remaining.

It got worse for Roma in the closing stages as De Rossi needlessly fouled Chiellini and was shown a red card. From the resulting free kick, Pirlo sent the ball into the area and Bonucci headed towards goal, where defender Castan punched the ball clear. He promptly followed De Rossi down the tunnel.

Substitute Vucinic smashed the penalty beyond goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis to complete a miserable defeat for Roma.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Juventus

  • 01 Buffon
  • 26 Lichtsteiner
  • 22 Asamoah
  • 03 Chiellini Booked
  • 19 Bonucci
  • 15 Barzagli Booked
  • 23 Vidal (Marchisio - 78' )
  • 06 Pogba
  • 14 Llorente (Quagliarella - 81' )
  • 10 Tévez Booked (Vucinic - 60' )
  • 21 Pirlo

Substitutes

  • 04 Cáceres
  • 05 Ogbonna
  • 08 Marchisio
  • 09 Vucinic
  • 11 De Ceglie
  • 12 Giovinco
  • 13 Peluso
  • 20 Padoin
  • 27 Quagliarella
  • 30 Storari
  • 33 Isla
  • 34 Rubinho

Roma

  • 26 De Sanctis
  • 13 Maicon
  • 03 Dodô (Torosidis - 55' )
  • 16 De Rossi Dismissed
  • 17 Benatia
  • 05 Leandro Dismissed
  • 15 Pjanic (Destro - 55' )
  • 06 Strootman
  • 10 Totti (Florenzi - 72' )
  • 27 Gervinho Booked
  • 08 Ljajic Booked

Substitutes

  • 04 Bradley
  • 07 Marquinho
  • 11 Taddei
  • 22 Destro
  • 24 Florenzi
  • 28 Skorupski
  • 29 Burdisso
  • 33 Jedvaj
  • 35 Torosidis
  • 46 Romagnoli
  • 88 Borriello
  • 94 Ricci
Ref: Nicola Rizzoli

Match Stats

Shots

13 8

On target

5 4

Corners

5 3

Fouls

15 17

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Juventus 3, Roma 0.

90:00 +0:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Juventus 3, Roma 0.

88:29

Attempt blocked. Mirko Vucinic (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephan Lichtsteiner with a cross.

87:28

Attempt missed. Adem Ljajic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

86:33 Booking

Booking Andrea Barzagli (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86:28

Mattia Destro (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:28

Andrea Barzagli (Juventus).

82:43 Booking

Booking Adem Ljajic (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82:32

Foul by Adem Ljajic (Roma).

82:32

Paul Pogba (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:38

Attempt saved. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kwadwo Asamoah.

80:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Fabio Quagliarella replaces Fernando Llorente.

77:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Claudio Marchisio replaces Arturo Vidal.

76:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Juventus 3, Roma 0. Mirko Vucinic (Juventus) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

75:41 Dismissal

Dismissal Leandro Castán (Roma) is shown the red card.

75:33

Penalty conceded by Leandro Castán (Roma) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

74:14 Dismissal

Dismissal Daniele De Rossi (Roma) is shown the red card.

74:01

Foul by Daniele De Rossi (Roma).

74:01

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:33

Adem Ljajic (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:33

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

71:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Roma. Alessandro Florenzi replaces Francesco Totti.

71:01

Attempt saved. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

69:43

Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).

69:43

Arturo Vidal (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:48

Offside, Roma. Adem Ljajic tries a through ball, but Vasilis Torosidis is caught offside.

66:45

Foul by Gervinho (Roma).

66:45

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:51

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

62:06

Foul by Leandro Castán (Roma).

62:06

Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:38

Vasilis Torosidis (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61:38

Foul by Mirko Vucinic (Juventus).

60:09

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Leandro Castán.

59:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Mirko Vucinic replaces Carlos Tévez because of an injury.

58:12

Attempt saved. Adem Ljajic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Vasilis Torosidis.

57:47

Attempt missed. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Andrea Barzagli.

56:27

Kevin Strootman (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:27

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

54:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Roma. Vasilis Torosidis replaces Dodô.

54:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Roma. Mattia Destro replaces Miralem Pjanic.

53:20

Foul by Leandro Castán (Roma).

53:20

Fernando Llorente (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:30

Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).

51:30

Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:05

Foul by Adem Ljajic (Roma).

51:05

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:10

Mehdi Benatia (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:10

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

49:29

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Mehdi Benatia.

47:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Juventus 2, Roma 0. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo with a cross following a set piece situation.

47:17

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

47:17

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46:50

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Leandro Castán.

46:46

Attempt blocked. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Pogba.

45:00

Second Half begins Juventus 1, Roma 0.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Juventus 1, Roma 0.

45:00 +1:25

Adem Ljajic (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +1:25

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

43:00

Dodô (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:00

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

42:37

Attempt missed. Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

41:59

Foul by Leandro Castán (Roma).

41:59

Arturo Vidal (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:33

Offside, Roma. Adem Ljajic tries a through ball, but Gervinho is caught offside.

39:47

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Dodô.

39:03

Attempt missed. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

37:06

Attempt blocked. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo.

36:03 Booking

Booking Gervinho (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

35:57

Foul by Gervinho (Roma).

35:57

Arturo Vidal (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:39

Attempt blocked. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Arturo Vidal.

34:26

Delay in match Miralem Pjanic (Roma) because of an injury.

34:22

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

33:40 Booking

Booking Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33:36

Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33:36

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

32:36 Booking

Booking Carlos Tévez (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

32:19

Maicon (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:19

Foul by Carlos Tévez (Juventus).

31:16

Attempt blocked. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo.

30:06

Foul by Mehdi Benatia (Roma).

30:06

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:36

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

28:19

Attempt missed. Daniele De Rossi (Roma) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Francesco Totti with a cross following a set piece situation.

27:41

Francesco Totti (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:41

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

25:24

Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:24

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

24:21

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Kevin Strootman.

22:47

Attempt saved. Dodô (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Strootman.

20:58

Attempt saved. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Maicon.

18:38

Attempt saved. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

18:08

Leandro Castán (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:08

Foul by Carlos Tévez (Juventus).

16:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Juventus 1, Roma 0. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Carlos Tévez with a through ball.

13:50

Offside, Roma. Leandro Castán tries a through ball, but Francesco Totti is caught offside.

10:55

Dodô (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:55

Foul by Andrea Pirlo (Juventus).

10:23

Offside, Roma. Francesco Totti tries a through ball, but Gervinho is caught offside.

9:45

Attempt missed. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Francesco Totti.

9:00

Leandro Castán (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:00

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

8:25

Offside, Roma. Morgan De Sanctis tries a through ball, but Francesco Totti is caught offside.

6:02

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Gianluigi Buffon.

5:31

Foul by Leandro Castán (Roma).

5:31

Carlos Tévez (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:14

Hand ball by Adem Ljajic (Roma).

4:55

Attempt blocked. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

3:59

Francesco Totti (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:59

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

2:29

Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).

2:29

Arturo Vidal (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:49

Foul by Maicon (Roma).

1:49

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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