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3 vs 0
Played
January 5, 2014 2:45 PM EST
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ N. Rizzoli‎
Attendance:‬ 39266‎
 
17′ Arturo Vidal
 
 
77′ (PG) Mirko Vučinić
 
Top of the Match
Giorgio Chiellini
Giorgio Chiellini
Juventus
Arturo Vidal
Arturo Vidal
Juventus
Flop of the Match
Adem Ljajic
Adem Ljajic
AS Roma
Daniele De Rossi
Daniele De Rossi
AS Roma

Juventus 3-0 Roma: Champions leave Giallorossi unbeaten run in tatters

The visitors were reduced to nine men as Arturo Vidal, Leonardo Bonucci and Mirko Vucinic put Rudi Garcia's men to the sword.

Juventus swept aside main Serie A rivals Roma with a 3-0 win against the visitors, who were previously unbeaten this season, for its 10th league victory in a row.

Arturo Vidal and Leonardo Bonucci had put the champions and league leaders 2-0 ahead before second-placed Roma received two dismissals in quick succession with around 15 minutes remaining.

First, Daniele De Rossi saw red for a two-footed challenge on Giorgio Chiellini before Leandro Castan was dismissed for handball on the goal line.

Former Roma man Mirko Vucinic applied the third from the penalty spot as Juve started 2014 in the same ominous fashion it ended last year, ending Roma's 19-match unbeaten league record in the process.

In an opening period devoid of clear-cut chances, Juve found the breakthrough when Vidal collected Carlos Tevez's pass and applied the finish from an acute angle 17 minutes in.

Antonio Conte's men - who have not suffered defeat in Serie A since a 4-2 loss to Fiorentina in October - essentially put the game out of reach three minutes after the break when Bonucci slid in to convert Pirlo's whipped free kick.

Roma then completely unravelled as De Rossi and Castan were sent off, before Vucinic rounded off the scoring from 12 yards. 

The win sees Juventus open up an eight-point gap on Roma at the top of Serie A, strengthening their hopes of claiming a third consecutive title.

Pirlo returned to Conte's team for the first time since the start of December after recovering from a knee injury, while Roma named a familiar front three with Adem Ljajic and Gervinho assisting Francesco Totti.

Juve initially struggled to impose themselves in the game, but went ahead with their first effort on goal after 17 minutes.

Tevez received a pass inside the area and flicked a smart throughball into the path of Vidal, who squeezed home past Morgan De Sanctis at the near post.

Roma were somewhat unfortunate to find themselves behind and pushed for a leveller, with Gianluigi Buffon on high alert to fend off Dodo's low long-distance strike.

The champions finished the half brightly, though, with Fernando Llorente coming close with a fierce 25-yard strike that went narrowly over the crossbar.

Juve's momentum continued into the second period, and it took just three minutes for its advantage to be doubled as Bonucci side-footed home Pirlo's teasing back-post delivery.

The home side was then dealt a blow when Tevez had to be replaced by Vucinic on the hour mark after appearing to tweak his hamstring.

But Roma's loss of discipline helped the hosts, as De Rossi was sent off for scything down Italy teammate Chiellini, before Castan was shown a straight red for handballing on the goal line from the resulting free kick.

And Vucinic duly wrapped the match up on 77 minutes by finding the bottom corner from the spot.

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Juventus

1
Gianluigi Buffon
Goalkeeper
4.00
3
5.00
15
Andrea Barzagli
Defender
87′
3.50
19
4.00
26
3.00
6
Paul Pogba
Midfielder
3.00
21
Andrea Pirlo
Midfielder
48′
3.00
22
Kwadwo Asamoah
Midfielder
3.00
23
Arturo Vidal
Midfielder
17′ 78′
4.00
10
Carlos Tévez
Striker
17′ 33′ 60′
4.00
14
3.50

AS Roma

3.00
26
3.00
3
Dodô
Defender
55′
3.00
5
3.50
13
Maicon
Defender
2.50
17
2.50
6
2.50
15
Miralem Pjanic
Midfielder
55′
2.50
16
1.50
8
2.00
10
2.00
27
Gervinho
Striker
37′

Substitutes

30
Marco Storari
Goalkeeper
 - 
34
Rubinho
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
 - 
5
 - 
11
 - 
13
 - 
8
3.00
20
Simone Padoin
Midfielder
 - 
33
Mauricio Isla
Midfielder
 - 
9
3.50
12
 - 
27
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
Bogdan Lobonţ
Goalkeeper
 - 
28
 - 
-
 - 
33
Tin Jedvaj
Defender
 - 
46
2.50
35
 - 
4
 - 
-
Marquinho
Midfielder
2.50
24
 - 
11
Rodrigo Taddei
Midfielder
 - 
94
Federico Ricci
Midfielder
 - 
99
3.00
22
 - 
22

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
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  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0