Italian Serie A
Juventus1Fiorentina0

Juventus 1-0 Fiorentina

Kwadwo Asamoa scores

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.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26LichtsteinerSubstituted forCáceresat 79'minutes
  • 22AsamoahBooked at 90mins
  • 3Chiellini
  • 5Ogbonna
  • 15Barzagli
  • 23VidalBooked at 12mins
  • 6Pogba
  • 14Llorente
  • 10TévezSubstituted forIslaat 82'minutes
  • 8MarchisioSubstituted forPadoinat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Cáceres
  • 12Giovinco
  • 13Peluso
  • 19Bonucci
  • 20Padoin
  • 27Quagliarella
  • 30Storari
  • 33Isla
  • 34Rubinho

Fiorentina

  • 1Murara Neto
  • 3Diakité
  • 23Pasqual
  • 7PizarroSubstituted forWolskiat 65'minutes
  • 2RodríguezBooked at 90mins
  • 15SavicBooked at 85mins
  • 10AquilaniBooked at 87mins
  • 88OliveiraSubstituted forFernándezat 57'minutes
  • 33GomezSubstituted forMatos Santosat 77'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 11Cuadrado
  • 66Vargas

Substitutes

  • 4Roncaglia
  • 5Compper
  • 8Bakic
  • 12Lupatelli
  • 14Fernández
  • 17Joaquín
  • 21Ambrosini
  • 25Rosati
  • 27Wolski
  • 30Matos Santos
  • 32Matri
  • 72Ilicic
Referee:
Daniele Orsato

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamFiorentina
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 1, Fiorentina 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 1, Fiorentina 0.

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

Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

Booking

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

Foul by Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina).

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

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus).

Foul by Rafal Wolski (Fiorentina).

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

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Martín Cáceres.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Simone Padoin replaces Claudio Marchisio.

Booking

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

Foul by Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina).

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

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

Booking

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

Foul by Stefan Savic (Fiorentina).

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

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.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Mauricio Isla replaces Carlos Tévez.

Booking

Ryder Matos (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Martín Cáceres replaces Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Ryder Matos replaces Mario Gomez.

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

Foul by Matías Fernández (Fiorentina).

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

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

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

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

Foul by Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina).

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Angelo Ogbonna.

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Sunday 9th March 2014

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