Italian Serie A
Juventus3Roma0

Juventus 3-0 Roma

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.

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after that goal for Roma to mount a fightback but they failed to threaten before an ineffectual Francesco Totti was withdrawn with 20 minutes remaining.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

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 22Asamoah
  • 3ChielliniBooked at 34mins
  • 19Bonucci
  • 15BarzagliBooked at 87mins
  • 23VidalSubstituted forMarchisioat 78'minutes
  • 6Pogba
  • 14LlorenteSubstituted forQuagliarellaat 81'minutes
  • 10TévezBooked at 33minsSubstituted forVucinicat 60'minutes
  • 21Pirlo

Substitutes

  • 4Cáceres
  • 5Ogbonna
  • 8Marchisio
  • 9Vucinic
  • 11De Ceglie
  • 12Giovinco
  • 13Peluso
  • 20Padoin
  • 27Quagliarella
  • 30Storari
  • 33Isla
  • 34Rubinho

Roma

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 13Maicon
  • 3DodôSubstituted forTorosidisat 55'minutes
  • 16De RossiBooked at 75mins
  • 17Benatia
  • 5LeandroBooked at 76mins
  • 15PjanicSubstituted forDestroat 55'minutes
  • 6Strootman
  • 10TottiSubstituted forFlorenziat 72'minutes
  • 27GervinhoBooked at 37mins
  • 8LjajicBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 4Bradley
  • 7Marquinho
  • 11Taddei
  • 22Destro
  • 24Florenzi
  • 28Skorupski
  • 29Burdisso
  • 33Jedvaj
  • 35Torosidis
  • 46Romagnoli
  • 88Borriello
  • 94Ricci
Referee:
Nicola Rizzoli

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 3, Roma 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 3, Roma 0.
Attempt blocked. Mirko Vucinic (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephan Lichtsteiner with a cross.
Attempt missed. Adem Ljajic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Andrea Barzagli (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Mattia Destro (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Andrea Barzagli (Juventus).

Booking

Adem Ljajic (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Adem Ljajic (Roma).
Paul Pogba (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kwadwo Asamoah.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Fabio Quagliarella replaces Fernando Llorente.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Claudio Marchisio replaces Arturo Vidal.

Goal!

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

Dismissal

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

Dismissal

Daniele De Rossi (Roma) is shown the red card.
Foul by Daniele De Rossi (Roma).
Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Adem Ljajic (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Alessandro Florenzi replaces Francesco Totti.
Attempt saved. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).
Arturo Vidal (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Offside, Roma. Adem Ljajic tries a through ball, but Vasilis Torosidis is caught offside.
Foul by Gervinho (Roma).
Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.
Foul by Leandro Castán (Roma).
Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Vasilis Torosidis (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Mirko Vucinic (Juventus).
Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Leandro Castán.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Mirko Vucinic replaces Carlos Tévez because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Adem Ljajic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Vasilis Torosidis.
Attempt missed. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Andrea Barzagli.
Kevin Strootman (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Vasilis Torosidis replaces Dodô.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Mattia Destro replaces Miralem Pjanic.
Foul by Leandro Castán (Roma).
Fernando Llorente (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).
Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adem Ljajic (Roma).
Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Mehdi Benatia (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).
Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Mehdi Benatia.

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.
Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).
Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Leandro Castán.
Attempt blocked. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Pogba.

Second Half

Second Half begins Juventus 1, Roma 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Juventus 1, Roma 0.
Adem Ljajic (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).
Dodô (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).
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