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Juventus go clear of nine-man Roma

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 22.45CET
Juventus stretched their Serie A lead to eight points by starting 2014 with a 3-0 defeat of second-placed AS Roma, who ended with nine men, while ACF Fiorentina also won.
Juventus go clear of nine-man Roma
Arturo Vidal celebrates scoring against Roma ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 22.45CET

Juventus go clear of nine-man Roma

Juventus stretched their Serie A lead to eight points by starting 2014 with a 3-0 defeat of second-placed AS Roma, who ended with nine men, while ACF Fiorentina also won.

Juventus stretched their Serie A lead to eight points by starting 2014 with a 3-0 defeat of second-placed AS Roma, who ended the game in Turin with nine men.

On the first day of matches this year, Juve were looking to extend their perfect home record this season against their nearest rivals and Arturo Vidal put them ahead 17 minutes in after tremendous work by Carlos Tévez. Early in the second half Leonardo Bonucci applied the finishing touch at the far post to Andrea Pirlo's free-kick, making it 2-0.

Roma hopes began to be extinguished when Daniele De Rossi was dismissed in the 75th minute for a foul on Giorgio Chiellini. Leandro Castan followed him seconds later after handling on the line to concede a penalty, converted by Mirko Vučinić.

ACF Fiorentina moved level on points with third-placed SSC Napoli as Gonzalo Rodríguez's goal saw off lowly AS Livorno Calcio 1-0 in Florence. AC Chievo Verona and Cagliari Calcio drew 0-0 in today's other game; the rest of the programme is played on Monday.

Last updated: 06/01/14 13.12CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 05/01/2014 22:35 CET

05/01/2014

JuventusJuventus3-0RomaRoma

Vidal 17, Bonucci 48, Vučinić 77 (P)

Venue: Torino

05/01/2014

FiorentinaFiorentina1-0LivornoLivorno

Gonzalo Rodríguez 66

Venue: Firenze

05/01/2014

ChievoChievo0-0CagliariCagliari

Venue: Verona

Standings

Last updated: 05/01/2014 22:35 CET

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