Italian Serie A
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Juventus 1-0 Fiorentina

Kwadwo Asamoa scores

Juventus went 14 points clear at the top of Serie A with a victory over Fiorentina thanks to Kwadwo Asamoah's brilliant goal.

The defending champions, who have now won all 15 home games in Serie A this season, almost went ahead when Asamoah's deflected shot was saved by Viola goalkeeper Neto.

The Ghana midfielder put another shot wide and team-mate Paul Pogba volleyed over, before Asamoah's moment of magic three minutes from half-time. He produced a clever drag-back in the area to find space from a group of defenders before firing into the top corner.

Fiorentina, who remain seven points behind the Champions League places, almost salvaged a draw when substitute Ryder Matos headed off the crossbar with 10 minutes left.

But Vincenzo Montella's side - the only team to beat Juve in Serie A this season - were unable to take points off their hosts for the second time.

Second-placed Roma still have a game in hand on Juventus, but missed a chance to narrow the gap when they lost 1-0 to Napoli on Sunday evening.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26LichtsteinerSubstituted forCáceresat 79'minutes
  • 22AsamoahBooked at 90mins
  • 3Chiellini
  • 5Ogbonna
  • 15Barzagli
  • 23VidalBooked at 12mins
  • 6Pogba
  • 14Llorente
  • 10TévezSubstituted forIslaat 82'minutes
  • 8MarchisioSubstituted forPadoinat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Cáceres
  • 12Giovinco
  • 13Peluso
  • 19Bonucci
  • 20Padoin
  • 27Quagliarella
  • 30Storari
  • 33Isla
  • 34Rubinho

Fiorentina

  • 1Murara Neto
  • 3Diakité
  • 23Pasqual
  • 7PizarroSubstituted forWolskiat 65'minutes
  • 2RodríguezBooked at 90mins
  • 15SavicBooked at 85mins
  • 10AquilaniBooked at 87mins
  • 88OliveiraSubstituted forFernándezat 57'minutes
  • 33GomezSubstituted forMatos Santosat 77'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 11Ju Cuadrado
  • 66Vargas

Substitutes

  • 4Roncaglia
  • 5Compper
  • 8Bakic
  • 12Lupatelli
  • 14Fernández
  • 17Sánchez Rodríguez
  • 21Ambrosini
  • 25Rosati
  • 27Wolski
  • 30Matos Santos
  • 32Matri
  • 72Ilicic
Referee:
Daniele Orsato

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamFiorentina
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 1, Fiorentina 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 1, Fiorentina 0.

  3. Post update

    Rafal Wolski (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

  5. Booking

    Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina).

  7. Post update

    Simone Padoin (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Juan Vargas (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matías Fernández.

  9. Booking

    Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Rafal Wolski (Fiorentina).

  13. Post update

    Mauricio Isla (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Martín Cáceres.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Simone Padoin replaces Claudio Marchisio.

  16. Booking

    Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryder Matos (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Booking

    Stefan Savic (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 9th March 2014

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