An impressive Juventus romped to a 4-0 win against AS Roma to take full advantage of AC Milan's 1-1 draw with Bologna FC and move three points clear at the top of Serie A.
Arturo Vidal was the star of the show, sending Juve on their way with two superbly taken goals inside the opening eight minutes. Roma's situation worsened when Maarten Stekelenburg conceded a 26th-minute penalty and earned himself a red card. Andrea Pirlo had his spot kick saved by substitute keeper Gianluca Curci but he buried the rebound, before Claudio Marchisio completed the scoring from the edge of the area on 52 minutes.
Earlier in the day at San Siro, Gaston Ramirez's first-half strike put Bologna ahead against a Milan side left reeling by the late dismissal of defender Daniele Bonera. The hosts nonetheless salvaged a point in the final minute when Zlatan Ibrahimović popped up at the back post with a smart cushioned finish.
Elsewhere, there was just one other win as AC Siena heaped more woe on struggling Genoa CFC with a 4-1 victory. Valeri Bozhinov hit an added-time equaliser for S.S. Lazio in a 1-1 home draw with US Lecce, ACF Fiorentina missed a penalty as they drew 0-0 with FC Internazionale Milano, and there were four first-half goals as bottom club AC Cesena held US Città di Palermo to a 2-2 draw.
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