Italian Serie A
AC Milan0Juventus2

Milan 0-2 Juventus

Carlos Tevez

Juventus moved closer to a third successive Italian league title as victory at AC Milan put them 11 points clear at the top of the table.

Milan dominated the first half, with Kaka twice denied by the excellent Gianluigi Buffon in the Juventus goal.

But the visitors took the lead just before the break when Fernando Llorente side-footed in from Stephan Lichtsteiner's pass.

Carlos Tevez sealed victory with a fine 30-yard effort in the second half.

This has often been a fixture between two sides fighting for the league title.

But that was not the case this time as Milan started the day ninth, while Juventus were eight points clear of second-placed Roma at the top.

Despite that difference in the standings, Milan were by far the better side for much of the first half.

Adel Taarabt warmed Buffon's gloves early on before the Italian produced an even better save to thwart a close-range effort from Kaka, whose follow-up drive was cleared off the line by Leonardo Bonucci.

Kaka again forced a good save from Buffon with a curled effort from distance, and Milan's frustrations were to increase just before the break when Juve stole the lead.

Tevez fed a pass to Lichtsteiner inside the area, and his cut-back was stabbed in by Llorente.

The goal appeared to knock Milan's confidence, and they failed to take their first-half performance into the second.

Tevez sealed victory when he unleashed a powerful shot from distance that hit the underside of the crossbar on its way into the net.

Line-ups

AC Milan

  • 32Abbiati
  • 20Abate
  • 28Emanuelson
  • 34de Jong
  • 13Rami
  • 25BoneraBooked at 83mins
  • 23TaarabtSubstituted forde Souzaat 75'minutes
  • 18MontolivoSubstituted forHondaat 71'minutes
  • 11Pazzini
  • 16PoliSubstituted forSaponaraat 53'minutes
  • 22Dos Santos Leite

Substitutes

  • 1Amelia
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 5Mexes
  • 7de Souza
  • 8Saponara
  • 10Honda
  • 14Birsa
  • 15Essien
  • 21Constant
  • 37Petagna
  • 59Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 81Zaccardo

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26LichtsteinerSubstituted forPadoinat 84'minutes
  • 22Asamoah
  • 4Cáceres
  • 19Bonucci
  • 15Barzagli
  • 8MarchisioBooked at 58mins
  • 6Pogba
  • 10TévezSubstituted forGiovincoat 90+2'minutes
  • 14LlorenteSubstituted forOsvaldoat 90'minutes
  • 21PirloBooked at 64mins

Substitutes

  • 3Chiellini
  • 5Ogbonna
  • 12Giovinco
  • 13Peluso
  • 18Osvaldo
  • 20Padoin
  • 27Quagliarella
  • 30Storari
  • 33Isla
  • 34Rubinho
Referee:
Marco Guida

Match Stats

Home TeamAC MilanAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home22
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Milan 0, Juventus 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Milan 0, Juventus 2.

Robinho (Milan) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Riccardo Saponara with a cross.

Adil Rami (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Juventus).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Sebastian Giovinco replaces Carlos Tévez.

Offside, Milan. Riccardo Saponara tries a through ball, but Robinho is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo replaces Fernando Llorente.

Foul by Kaká (Milan).

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

Paul Pogba (Juventus) hits the left post with a header from outside the box.

Foul by Robinho (Milan).

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

Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Simone Padoin replaces Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Booking

Daniele Bonera (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daniele Bonera (Milan).

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

Foul by Keisuke Honda (Milan).

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

Attempt saved. Urby Emanuelson (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Ignazio Abate.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Kaká (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrea Pirlo (Juventus).

Foul by Daniele Bonera (Milan).

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

Attempt missed. Robinho (Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Urby Emanuelson with a cross.

Nigel de Jong (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Robinho replaces Adel Taarabt.

Foul by Keisuke Honda (Milan).

Carlos Tévez (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Fernando Llorente (Juventus) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Adil Rami (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adel Taarabt with a cross.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

Offside, Juventus. Paul Pogba tries a through ball, but Carlos Tévez is caught offside.

Foul by Adel Taarabt (Milan).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Keisuke Honda replaces Riccardo Montolivo.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 2nd March 2014

  • AC MilanAC Milan0JuventusJuventus2
  • CagliariCagliari3UdineseUdinese0
  • AtalantaAtalanta2ChievoChievo1
  • GenoaGenoa2CataniaCatania0
  • SassuoloSassuolo0ParmaParma1
  • TorinoTorino0SampdoriaSampdoria2
  • Hellas VeronaHellas Verona0BolognaBologna0
  • LivornoLivorno1NapoliNapoli1
  • FiorentinaFiorentina0LazioLazio1

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