Juventus went 14 points clear at the top of Serie A with a victory over Fiorentina thanks to Kwadwo Asamoah's brilliant goal.

The defending champions, who have now won all 15 home games in Serie A this season, almost went ahead when Asamoah's deflected shot was saved by Viola goalkeeper Neto.

The Ghana midfielder put another shot wide and team-mate Paul Pogba volleyed over, before Asamoah's moment of magic three minutes from half-time. He produced a clever drag-back in the area to find space from a group of defenders before firing into the top corner.

Fiorentina, who remain seven points behind the Champions League places, almost salvaged a draw when substitute Ryder Matos headed off the crossbar with 10 minutes left.

But Vincenzo Montella's side - the only team to beat Juve in Serie A this season - were unable to take points off their hosts for the second time.

Second-placed Roma still have a game in hand on Juventus, but missed a chance to narrow the gap when they lost 1-0 to Napoli on Sunday evening.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Juventus

  • 01 Buffon
  • 26 Lichtsteiner (Cáceres - 79' )
  • 22 Asamoah Booked
  • 03 Chiellini
  • 05 Ogbonna
  • 15 Barzagli
  • 23 Vidal Booked
  • 06 Pogba
  • 14 Llorente
  • 10 Tévez (Isla - 82' )
  • 08 Marchisio (Padoin - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Cáceres
  • 12 Giovinco
  • 13 Peluso
  • 19 Bonucci
  • 20 Padoin
  • 27 Quagliarella
  • 30 Storari
  • 33 Isla
  • 34 Rubinho

Fiorentina

  • 01 Murara Neto
  • 03 Diakité
  • 23 Pasqual
  • 07 Pizarro (Wolski - 65' )
  • 02 Rodríguez Booked
  • 15 Savic Booked
  • 10 Aquilani Booked
  • 88 Anderson (Fernández - 57' )
  • 33 Gomez (Matos Santos - 77' Booked )
  • 11 Cuadrado
  • 66 Vargas

Substitutes

  • 04 Roncaglia
  • 05 Compper
  • 08 Bakic
  • 12 Lupatelli
  • 14 Fernández
  • 17 Joaquín
  • 21 Ambrosini
  • 25 Rosati
  • 27 Wolski
  • 30 Matos Santos
  • 32 Matri
  • 72 Ilicic
Ref: Daniele Orsato

Match Stats

Shots

13 11

On target

2 0

Corners

6 2

Fouls

13 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Juventus 1, Fiorentina 0.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Juventus 1, Fiorentina 0.

90:00 +2:47

Rafal Wolski (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:47

Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

90:00 +1:59 Booking

Booking Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +1:56

Foul by Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina).

90:00 +1:56

Simone Padoin (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +1:16

Attempt blocked. Juan Vargas (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matías Fernández.

90:00 +0:16 Booking

Booking Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:09

Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:09

Foul by Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus).

89:15

Foul by Rafal Wolski (Fiorentina).

89:15

Mauricio Isla (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:52

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Martín Cáceres.

87:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Simone Padoin replaces Claudio Marchisio.

86:37 Booking

Booking Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86:33

Foul by Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina).

86:33

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

85:17

Attempt blocked. Ryder Matos (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

84:19 Booking

Booking Stefan Savic (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84:06

Foul by Stefan Savic (Fiorentina).

84:06

Mauricio Isla (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:32

Attempt missed. Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Manuel Pasqual.

82:27

Attempt missed. Ryder Matos (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Rafal Wolski.

81:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Mauricio Isla replaces Carlos Tévez.

80:42 Booking

Booking Ryder Matos (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card.

80:35

Ryder Matos (Fiorentina) has gone down, but that's a dive.

79:10

Ryder Matos (Fiorentina) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Rafal Wolski with a headed pass.

78:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Martín Cáceres replaces Stephan Lichtsteiner.

77:34

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

77:34

Manuel Pasqual (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fiorentina. Ryder Matos replaces Mario Gomez.

74:55

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

74:55

Foul by Matías Fernández (Fiorentina).

73:41

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

73:41

Stefan Savic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:13

Attempt missed. Rafal Wolski (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matías Fernández.

71:19

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

71:19

Foul by Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina).

70:57

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Angelo Ogbonna.

67:46

Attempt missed. Juan Vargas (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.

64:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fiorentina. Rafal Wolski replaces David Pizarro because of an injury.

62:30

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

62:30

Foul by Stefan Savic (Fiorentina).

60:21

Foul by Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus).

60:21

Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:10

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

60:10

Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:38

Attempt missed. Mario Gomez (Fiorentina) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Manuel Pasqual with a cross.

57:42

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

57:42

Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fiorentina. Matías Fernández replaces Anderson.

52:29

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

52:29

Foul by Modibo Diakité (Fiorentina).

50:04

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

50:04

Stefan Savic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:22

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

48:22

Foul by Mario Gomez (Fiorentina).

47:14

Offside, Fiorentina. Juan Guillermo Cuadrado tries a through ball, but Modibo Diakité is caught offside.

46:34

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

46:34

Modibo Diakité (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Juventus 1, Fiorentina 0.

45:00 +0:01 Half time

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

44:32

Paul Pogba (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44:32

Foul by Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina).

41:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Juventus 1, Fiorentina 0. Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Giorgio Chiellini.

40:13

Attempt missed. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Fernando Llorente with a headed pass.

37:49

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

37:49

Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:11

Attempt missed. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Carlos Tévez with a cross following a corner.

36:44

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Juan Vargas.

36:16

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by David Pizarro.

35:12

Offside, Juventus. Arturo Vidal tries a through ball, but Paul Pogba is caught offside.

30:48

Attempt blocked. Juan Vargas (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

29:50

Attempt missed. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kwadwo Asamoah with a cross.

28:59

Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

26:13

Attempt missed. Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

26:09

Attempt blocked. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Tévez with a cross.

25:46

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Manuel Pasqual.

25:41

Attempt saved. Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephan Lichtsteiner with a cross.

24:58

Attempt blocked. Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anderson.

21:26

Attempt missed. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

20:55

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

20:55

Foul by Mario Gomez (Fiorentina).

18:44

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

18:44

Foul by Anderson (Fiorentina).

16:18

Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:18

Foul by Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina).

15:14

Attempt missed. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Paul Pogba.

14:39

Attempt missed. Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Arturo Vidal.

13:17

Foul by Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus).

13:17

Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:24 Booking

Booking Arturo Vidal (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

11:22

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

11:22

David Pizarro (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:41

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

9:41

Anderson (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:48

Offside, Juventus. Stephan Lichtsteiner tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.

4:47

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Gonzalo Rodríguez.

4:45

Attempt blocked. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fernando Llorente.

3:27

Attempt missed. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Carlos Tévez with a cross following a corner.

3:02

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Manuel Pasqual.

1:55

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Modibo Diakité.

1:23

Attempt missed. Juan Vargas (Fiorentina) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Modibo Diakité with a cross.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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