Italian Serie A
Juventus1Torino0

Carlos Tevez strike puts Juventus nine points clear

Juventus striker Carlos Tevez
Juventus striker Carlos Tevez celebrates his winning goal against Torino

Carlos Tevez scored his 14th goal of the season as Juventus edged to a derby victory over Torino.

Tevez rifled in a half-volley from 20 yards after a pass from Kwadwo Asamoah to secure a win that puts Juventus nine points clear at the top of Serie A.

The leaders survived a late scare when Andrea Pirlo appeared to trip Omar El Kaddouri in the area but Torino were denied a penalty.

Defeat left Torino four points off the final Europa League spot.

Tevez's strike put him level with Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi at the top of the goalscorers' chart and proved the difference in a derby otherwise low on quality.

The Argentina striker, 30, left Torino goalkeeper Daniele Padelli with no chance after collecting Asamoah's pass in the 30th minute.

Torino have not beaten Juventus in the league since 1995 but put in an admirable display to frustrate their hosts for long periods of the game.

Juventus were lucky not to have Arturo Vidal sent off for a nasty challenge on Matteo Darmian. The Chilean had already been booked for handball but escaped a second yellow card.

El Kaddouri sent a free kick dipping just over the bar and Ciro Immobile's shot was blocked, before Gianluigi Buffon pounced on the loose ball as Giuseppe Vives looked to reach the rebound.

Torino were sure they should have had a penalty when Pirlo tripped El Kaddouri in the closing stages but the decision went in favour of Antonio Conte's Juventus, who hung to record their 17th successive victory.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 22Asamoah
  • 4Cáceres
  • 19BonucciBooked at 63mins
  • 15Barzagli
  • 23VidalBooked at 13minsSubstituted forMarchisioat 74'minutes
  • 6Pogba
  • 14LlorenteSubstituted forPadoinat 89'minutes
  • 10TévezSubstituted forOsvaldoat 90+1'minutes
  • 21Pirlo

Substitutes

  • 5Ogbonna
  • 8Marchisio
  • 12Giovinco
  • 13Peluso
  • 18Osvaldo
  • 20Padoin
  • 27Quagliarella
  • 30Storari
  • 33Isla
  • 34Rubinho

Torino

  • 30Padelli
  • 36Darmian
  • 26PasqualeBooked at 25mins
  • 24Moretti
  • 25Glik
  • 5BovoSubstituted forMeggioriniat 81'minutes
  • 27KurticSubstituted forBashaat 90+3'minutes
  • 7El KaddouriBooked at 80minsSubstituted forFarnerudat 85'minutes
  • 9Immobile
  • 11Cerci
  • 20Vives

Substitutes

  • 2Rodríguez
  • 4Basha
  • 8Farnerud
  • 14Gazzi
  • 16Larrondo
  • 17Masiello
  • 19Maksimovic
  • 23Gomis
  • 29Vesovic
  • 32Berni
  • 69Meggiorini
  • 77Tachtsidis
Referee:
Nicola Rizzoli
Attendance:
38,717

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamTorino
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 1, Torino 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 1, Torino 0.
Foul by Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Juventus).
Kamil Glik (Torino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Torino. Migjen Basha replaces Jasmin Kurtic.
Foul by Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Juventus).
Matteo Darmian (Torino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo replaces Carlos Tévez.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Simone Padoin replaces Fernando Llorente.
Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).
Matteo Darmian (Torino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Carlos Tévez (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Giuseppe Vives (Torino).
Attempt blocked. Ciro Immobile (Torino) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Giovanni Pasquale.

Substitution

Substitution, Torino. Alexander Farnerud replaces Omar El Kaddouri.
Paul Pogba (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matteo Darmian (Torino).
Attempt blocked. Kamil Glik (Torino) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Omar El Kaddouri.
Offside, Juventus. Paul Pogba tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.
Hand ball by Giuseppe Vives (Torino).
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