Italian Serie A
Genoa0Juventus1

Genoa 0-1 Juventus

Buffon saves penalty

Andrea Pirlo's brilliant late free-kick earned Juventus a fortuitous win at Genoa to extend their Serie A lead to 17 points.

Southampton loanee Dani Osvaldo had two first-half goals disallowed for offside for the visitors before the break.

Genoa substitute Emanuele Calaio had a second-half penalty saved by goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

And Pirlo curled in the winner with a minute left, to extend their record scoring run to 41 league matches.

Juventus's lead could be closed by Roma, who have two games in hand over the Old Lady, at home to Udinese on Monday.

But, with only one defeat in the league to their name all season, Juventus appear to be closing in on a third consecutive title.

Antonio Conte's men were far from impressive and, without their injured top scorer Carlos Tevez, struggled to threaten a hard-working Genoa.

They were harshly denied an opener though when Osvaldo chipped home, after latching onto Paul Pogba's sublime back-heel, only for the goal to be wrongly ruled out for offside.

Andrea Pirlo winner

The striker had an earlier effort correctly disallowed for offside in an otherwise uneventful first half.

After the break, Genoa dominated for long periods and, after Andrea Bertolacci had two shots blocked, the hosts were awarded a penalty for Arturo Vidal's handball.

Substitute Calaio's weakly hit penalty was comfortably pushed away by Buffon and the miss proved costly as Pirlo's moment of brilliance won the match for the visitors.

Line-ups

Genoa

  • 1Perin
  • 21Motta
  • 13Antonelli
  • 15Marchese
  • 4De MaioBooked at 12mins
  • 8Burdisso
  • 69SturaroBooked at 22mins
  • 91Bertolacci
  • 11GilardinoBooked at 28minsSubstituted forCalaiòat 64'minutes
  • 10SculliBooked at 25mins
  • 27Matuzalem

Substitutes

  • 16Calaiò
  • 18Fetfatzidis
  • 26Centurion
  • 29De Ceglie
  • 53Bizzarri
  • 77Konate
  • 79Adilson Cabral
  • 90Portanova
  • 95Albertoni

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26LichtsteinerSubstituted forIslaat 85'minutes
  • 22Asamoah
  • 3Chiellini
  • 19Bonucci
  • 4Cáceres
  • 23VidalBooked at 50minsSubstituted forPadoinat 85'minutes
  • 6PogbaBooked at 60mins
  • 18OsvaldoSubstituted forQuagliarellaat 79'minutes
  • 14Llorente
  • 21Pirlo

Substitutes

  • 5Ogbonna
  • 20Padoin
  • 27Quagliarella
  • 30Storari
  • 33Isla
  • 34Rubinho
  • 39Slivka
  • 40Bnou Marzouk
Referee:
Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni
Attendance:
23,832

Match Stats

Home TeamGenoaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home23
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Genoa 0, Juventus 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Genoa 0, Juventus 1.

  3. Post update

    Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sebastien De Maio (Genoa).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

  6. Post update

    Giovanni Marchese (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Fernando Llorente.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Genoa 0, Juventus 1. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  9. Post update

    Fabio Quagliarella (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Stefano Sturaro (Genoa).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luca Antonelli (Genoa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match Fabio Quagliarella (Juventus) because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

  15. Post update

    Emanuele Calaiò (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Simone Padoin replaces Arturo Vidal.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Mauricio Isla replaces Stephan Lichtsteiner.

  18. Post update

    Arturo Vidal (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sebastien De Maio (Genoa).

  20. Post update

    Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 16th March 2014

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