Italian Serie A

Juventus 3-2 Roma

By Sam SheringhamBBC Sport
Leonardo Bonucci & Paul Pogba
Juventus are top of the Serie A table with a perfect 18 points from their first six matches

Leonardo Bonucci's spectacular late volley gave Juventus victory in a fiery encounter with title rivals Roma.

Carlos Tevez's controversial penalty was cancelled out by Roma's Francesco Totti from the spot.

Juan Iturbe gave Roma the lead but another contentious Tevez penalty drew Juve level before half-time.

With five minutes remaining, centre-back Bonucci fired the winner from the edge of the area before Alvaro Morata and Kostas Manolas were sent off.

Morata's full-blooded challenge infuriated Manolas and the Roma defender responded by pushing the Spanish striker twice before shoving his head into Morata's.

An ugly melee followed before referee Gianluca Rocchi showed both players a red card.

It was an unsavoury end to a thrilling but tempestuous encounter between two sides who had won all five of their opening Serie A matches this season.

At times, Rocchi struggled to keep the match under control as he booked four players from champions Juve and three from runners-up Roma.

Match facts
Juventus have now won 22 home league games in a row, the longest home winning streak in Serie A history.The last Serie A game to contain three penalties was Cagliari v Torino in February 2013.
Francesco Totti's penalty was the first Serie A goal that Juventus had conceded in 832 minutes.Leonardo Bonucci's previous Serie A goal came in the 3-0 win against Roma in January.

The first major controversy followed his decision to award Juve a penalty after initially signalling a free-kick when Maicon handled Andrea Pirlo's free-kick on the edge of the area.

As Tevez stroked Juve ahead from the spot, Roma manager Rudi Garcia was sent to the stands for protesting.

Roma were soon awarded a spot-kick of their own when Stephan Lichtsteiner bundled over Totti at a corner.

Totti, who became the oldest Champions League scorer at 38 years and three days against Manchester City in midweek, picked himself up to equalise.

Roma took the lead when former Arsenal forward Gervinho cut inside from the left flank and slid a pass into the path of Iturbe. The Argentine lashed a first-time effort past Gianluigi Buffon.

A similar run from Gervinho almost brought a third goal for Roma but his right-footed shot curled over the corner of the bar and post.

Juve equalised in first-half stoppage time when Rocchi pointed to the spot for Miralem Pjanic's trip on Juve midfielder Paul Pogba.

With replays again suggesting the infringement may have taken place outside the area, Tevez wrong-footed goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski.

The second half was a more cagey affair with both sides seemingly reluctant to risk losing such a crucial encounter.

Juve were marginally the more offensive and were unfortunate when substitute Morata rose to head a Lichtsteiner cross on to the crossbar.

Then came the winner from an unlikely source.

Roma cleared a corner as far as the edge of the box where Bonucci, showing immaculate technique, drilled a volley through a crowd of players into the bottom corner of Skorupski's net.

Juventus 3-2 Roma
Roma's Kostas Manolas and Juve's Alvaro Morata saw red after their clash sparked a touchline melee
Juventus 3-2 Roma
Referee Gianluca Rocchi also showed seven yellow cards in a feisty encounter
Juventus 3-2 Roma
And Rocchi sent Roma coach Rudi Garcia to the stands for disputing the penalty which led to Juventus's first goal
Juventus 3-2 Roma
Bonucci's late winner extended Juventus' 100% winning Serie A start to a sixth match



Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Buffon
  • 4CáceresSubstituted forOgbonnaat 45'minutes
  • 19BonucciBooked at 32mins
  • 3ChielliniBooked at 30mins
  • 26LichtsteinerBooked at 31mins
  • 8Marchisio
  • 21PirloSubstituted forVidalat 79'minutes
  • 6Pogba
  • 22Asamoah
  • 14LlorenteSubstituted forMorataat 59'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 10TévezBooked at 90mins


  • 5Ogbonna
  • 7Pepe
  • 9Morata
  • 11Coman
  • 12Giovinco
  • 20Padoin
  • 23Vidal
  • 30Storari
  • 33Evra
  • 34Rubinho
  • 37Pereyra
  • 38Mattiello


Formation 4-3-3

  • 28Skorupski
  • 13SisenandoBooked at 26mins
  • 44ManolasBooked at 89mins
  • 2Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 25Holebas
  • 15PjanicSubstituted forParedesat 85'minutes
  • 20Keita
  • 4Nainggolan
  • 7IturbeSubstituted forFlorenziat 66'minutes
  • 10TottiBooked at 32minsSubstituted forDestroat 75'minutes
  • 27KouassiBooked at 40mins


  • 1Lobont
  • 3Cole
  • 8Ljajic
  • 22Destro
  • 24Florenzi
  • 32Paredes
  • 35Torosidis
  • 48Ucan
  • 50Somma
  • 82Emanuelson
  • 91Calabresi
  • 96Sanabria
Gianluca Rocchi

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamRoma
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 3, Roma 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 3, Roma 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Roma).

  4. Post update

    Carlos Tévez (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Booking

    Carlos Tévez (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Radja Nainggolan (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Juventus).

  8. Post update

    Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

  10. Dismissal

    Kostas Manolas (Roma) is shown the red card for fighting.

  11. Dismissal

    Álvaro Morata (Juventus) is shown the red card for fighting.

  12. Post update

    Kostas Manolas (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Álvaro Morata (Juventus).

  14. Post update

    Radja Nainggolan (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Álvaro Morata (Juventus).

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Juventus 3, Roma 2. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by José Holebas.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Leandro Paredes replaces Miralem Pjanic.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 5th October 2014

  • JuventusJuventus3RomaRoma2
  • EmpoliEmpoli3PalermoPalermo0
  • LazioLazio3SassuoloSassuolo2
  • ParmaParma1GenoaGenoa2
  • SampdoriaSampdoria1AtalantaAtalanta0
  • UdineseUdinese1CesenaCesena1
  • FiorentinaFiorentina3Inter MilanInter Milan0
  • NapoliNapoli2TorinoTorino1

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