Andrea Pirlo's brilliant late free-kick earned Juventus a fortuitous win at Genoa to extend their Serie A lead to 17 points.

Southampton loanee Dani Osvaldo had two first-half goals disallowed for offside for the visitors before the break.

Genoa substitute Emanuele Calaio had a second-half penalty saved by goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

And Pirlo curled in the winner with a minute left, to extend their record scoring run to 41 league matches.

Did you know

Andrea Pirlo has scored the most goals from direct free-kicks in this Serie A season, four.

Juventus's lead could be closed by Roma, who have two games in hand over the Old Lady, at home to Udinese on Monday.

But, with only one defeat in the league to their name all season, Juventus appear to be closing in on a third consecutive title.

Antonio Conte's men were far from impressive and, without their injured top scorer Carlos Tevez, struggled to threaten a hard-working Genoa.

They were harshly denied an opener though when Osvaldo chipped home, after latching onto Paul Pogba's sublime back-heel, only for the goal to be wrongly ruled out for offside.

Andrea Pirlo winner

The striker had an earlier effort correctly disallowed for offside in an otherwise uneventful first half.

After the break, Genoa dominated for long periods and, after Andrea Bertolacci had two shots blocked, the hosts were awarded a penalty for Arturo Vidal's handball.

Substitute Calaio's weakly hit penalty was comfortably pushed away by Buffon and the miss proved costly as Pirlo's moment of brilliance won the match for the visitors.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (4)

Genoa

  • 01 Perin
  • 21 Motta
  • 13 Antonelli
  • 15 Marchese
  • 04 De Maio Booked
  • 08 Burdisso
  • 69 Sturaro Booked
  • 91 Bertolacci
  • 11 Gilardino Booked (Calaiò - 64' )
  • 10 Sculli Booked
  • 27 Matuzalem

Substitutes

  • 16 Calaiò
  • 18 Fetfatzidis
  • 26 Centurion
  • 29 De Ceglie
  • 53 Bizzarri
  • 77 Konate
  • 79 Cabral
  • 90 Portanova
  • 95 Albertoni

Juventus

  • 01 Buffon
  • 26 Lichtsteiner (Isla - 85' )
  • 22 Asamoah
  • 03 Chiellini
  • 19 Bonucci
  • 04 Cáceres
  • 23 Vidal Booked (Padoin - 85' )
  • 06 Pogba Booked
  • 18 Osvaldo (Quagliarella - 79' )
  • 14 Llorente
  • 21 Pirlo

Substitutes

  • 05 Ogbonna
  • 20 Padoin
  • 27 Quagliarella
  • 30 Storari
  • 33 Isla
  • 34 Rubinho
  • 39 Slivka
  • 40 Bnou Marzouk
Ref: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni
Att: 23,832

Match Stats

Shots

14 6

On target

4 1

Corners

3 3

Fouls

23 18

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Genoa 0, Juventus 1.

90:00 +4:03 Full time

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

90:00 +3:41

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

90:00 +3:41

Foul by Sebastien De Maio (Genoa).

90:00 +3:02

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

90:00 +3:02

Giovanni Marchese (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:23

Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Fernando Llorente.

88:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Genoa 0, Juventus 1. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

87:12

Fabio Quagliarella (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:12

Foul by Stefano Sturaro (Genoa).

86:25

Attempt saved. Luca Antonelli (Genoa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

86:00

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

85:09

Delay in match Fabio Quagliarella (Juventus) because of an injury.

84:49

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

84:49

Emanuele Calaiò (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Simone Padoin replaces Arturo Vidal.

84:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Mauricio Isla replaces Stephan Lichtsteiner.

81:51

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

81:51

Foul by Sebastien De Maio (Genoa).

81:24

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

81:24

Foul by Marco Motta (Genoa).

79:22

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

79:22

Sebastien De Maio (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Fabio Quagliarella replaces Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.

77:58

Offside, Juventus. Martín Cáceres tries a through ball, but Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is caught offside.

76:50

Corner, Genoa. Conceded by Martín Cáceres.

76:48

Attempt blocked. Andrea Bertolacci (Genoa) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Francesco Matuzalem.

75:49

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

75:49

Foul by Giuseppe Sculli (Genoa).

75:17

Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo with a cross following a set piece situation.

74:35

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

74:35

Foul by Sebastien De Maio (Genoa).

72:41

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

72:41

Foul by Marco Motta (Genoa).

71:10

Penalty saved! Emanuele Calaiò (Genoa) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

70:02

Penalty conceded by Arturo Vidal (Juventus) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

68:50

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Luca Antonelli.

68:16

Martín Cáceres (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:16

Foul by Emanuele Calaiò (Genoa).

68:03

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

67:17

Delay in match Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) because of an injury.

66:22

Attempt blocked. Francesco Matuzalem (Genoa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

64:50

Attempt missed. Emanuele Calaiò (Genoa) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

64:09

Offside, Juventus. Martín Cáceres tries a through ball, but Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is caught offside.

63:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Genoa. Emanuele Calaiò replaces Alberto Gilardino.

60:57

Attempt saved. Alberto Gilardino (Genoa) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stefano Sturaro.

60:00 Booking

Booking Paul Pogba (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

59:58

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

59:58

Francesco Matuzalem (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:16

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

58:16

Marco Motta (Genoa) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58:01

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

58:01

Luca Antonelli (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:36

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

56:36

Stefano Sturaro (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:14

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

56:14

Foul by Francesco Matuzalem (Genoa).

56:07

Attempt blocked. Alberto Gilardino (Genoa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Giuseppe Sculli.

55:01

Attempt missed. Marco Motta (Genoa) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

54:58

Attempt saved. Andrea Bertolacci (Genoa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alberto Gilardino.

54:38

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

54:38

Francesco Matuzalem (Genoa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:07

Offside, Juventus. Martín Cáceres tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.

52:50

Hand ball by Alberto Gilardino (Genoa).

49:42 Booking

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

49:40

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

49:40

Alberto Gilardino (Genoa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:45

Foul by Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Juventus).

46:45

Nicolas Burdisso (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:29

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

46:29

Foul by Marco Motta (Genoa).

45:26

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

45:26

Foul by Francesco Matuzalem (Genoa).

45:00

Second Half begins Genoa 0, Juventus 0.

45:00 +0:18 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Genoa 0, Juventus 0.

45:00 +0:15

Attempt missed. Andrea Bertolacci (Genoa) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Stefano Sturaro following a corner.

44:44

Corner, Genoa. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

42:36

Corner, Genoa. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

39:56

Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

39:22

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

39:22

Foul by Nicolas Burdisso (Genoa).

38:31

Offside, Juventus. Paul Pogba tries a through ball, but Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is caught offside.

37:59

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

37:59

Luca Antonelli (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:25

Attempt missed. Andrea Bertolacci (Genoa) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Marco Motta with a cross.

36:09

Attempt missed. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo.

33:53

Offside, Genoa. Nicolas Burdisso tries a through ball, but Alberto Gilardino is caught offside.

32:26

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

32:26

Foul by Alberto Gilardino (Genoa).

31:35

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

31:35

Andrea Bertolacci (Genoa) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30:40

Foul by Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Juventus).

30:40

Luca Antonelli (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:18 Booking

Booking Alberto Gilardino (Genoa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

27:13

Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:13

Foul by Alberto Gilardino (Genoa).

26:29

Attempt missed. Andrea Bertolacci (Genoa) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Francesco Matuzalem following a fast break.

25:58

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Sebastien De Maio.

25:38

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Giuseppe Sculli.

25:35

Attempt blocked. Fernando Llorente (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo with a cross.

24:58 Booking

Booking Giuseppe Sculli (Genoa) is shown the yellow card.

24:39

Fernando Llorente (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

24:39

Foul by Francesco Matuzalem (Genoa).

23:21

Offside, Genoa. Andrea Bertolacci tries a through ball, but Luca Antonelli is caught offside.

23:03

Martín Cáceres (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:03

Foul by Alberto Gilardino (Genoa).

21:36 Booking

Booking Stefano Sturaro (Genoa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

21:22

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

21:22

Foul by Stefano Sturaro (Genoa).

20:04

Offside, Juventus. Fernando Llorente tries a through ball, but Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is caught offside.

19:29

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

19:29

Foul by Alberto Gilardino (Genoa).

18:40

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

18:40

Andrea Bertolacci (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:03

Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:03

Foul by Alberto Gilardino (Genoa).

17:10

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

17:10

Foul by Giuseppe Sculli (Genoa).

13:15

Offside, Juventus. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.

12:03

Offside, Juventus. Kwadwo Asamoah tries a through ball, but Giorgio Chiellini is caught offside.

11:12 Booking

Booking Sebastien De Maio (Genoa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

11:04

Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

11:04

Foul by Sebastien De Maio (Genoa).

10:24

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

10:24

Foul by Alberto Gilardino (Genoa).

8:35

Attempt blocked. Andrea Bertolacci (Genoa) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Francesco Matuzalem.

7:44

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

7:44

Sebastien De Maio (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:41

Attempt missed. Giuseppe Sculli (Genoa) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

4:06

Foul by Martín Cáceres (Juventus).

4:06

Alberto Gilardino (Genoa) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3:04

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

3:04

Marco Motta (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:21

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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