Italian Serie A
EmpoliEmpoli0JuventusJuventus2
Juventus
Juventus have won the Serie A title in each of the previous three seasons

Juventus moved three points clear at the top of Serie A with victory over struggling Empoli.

After a goalless first half, veteran Andrea Pirlo scored his first goal of the season, striking home a 25-yard free-kick.

Carlos Tevez, on as a substitute, had an effort saved and Claudio Marchisio hit the post with the rebound.

The Argentine then set up Alvaro Morata, who curled in a second, before Empoli's Lorenzo Tonelli was sent off.

Tonelli was shown a red card in the last minute of injury time for fouling Tevez when he was through on goal.

The former Manchester United and Manchester City striker was on the bench along with Paul Pogba and Fernando Llorente as Massimiliano Allegri tried to rest some of his key players before their vital Champions League tie against Olympiakos on Tuesday.

Juventus have only won one of their three games in Europe so far, while the Greek team are top of Group A.

Andrea Pirlo
Andrea Pirlo scored his first Serie A goal of the season with this 25-yard free-kick
Lorenzo Tonelli
Lorenzo Tonelli of Empoli was sent off in stoppage time after this foul on Carlos Tevez
Juventus
Juventus took advantage of Roma's 2-0 defeat at Napoli to move three points clear at the top

Line-ups

Empoli

  • 28Bassi
  • 2LauriniSubstituted forHysajat 58'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 26TonelliBooked at 90mins
  • 24Rugani
  • 21Mário Rui
  • 6Valdifiori
  • 88Vecino
  • 11Croce
  • 27ZielinskiSubstituted forTavanoat 74'minutes
  • 7MaccaroneSubstituted forMchedlidzeat 80'minutes
  • 20Pucciarelli

Substitutes

  • 1Pugliesi
  • 5Moro
  • 8Signorelli
  • 9Mchedlidze
  • 10Tavano
  • 13Laxalt
  • 16Biggeri
  • 19Barba
  • 22Bianchetti
  • 23Hysaj
  • 95Rovini
  • 99Aguirre

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 5OgbonnaSubstituted forLichtsteinerat 45'minutes
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 37Pereyra
  • 8Marchisio
  • 21Pirlo
  • 23VidalBooked at 53mins
  • 22AsamoahSubstituted forPadoinat 81'minutes
  • 12GiovincoSubstituted forTévezat 68'minutes
  • 9Morata

Substitutes

  • 2Orestes Caldeira
  • 6Pogba
  • 10Tévez
  • 11Coman
  • 14Llorente
  • 20Padoin
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 30Storari
  • 34Rubinho
  • 38Mattiello
Referee:
Paolo Valeri
Attendance:
14,698

Match Stats

Home TeamEmpoliAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home12
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Empoli 0, Juventus 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Empoli 0, Juventus 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Dismissal

    Lorenzo Tonelli (Empoli) is shown the red card.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lorenzo Tonelli (Empoli).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  8. Booking

    Elseid Hysaj (Empoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Elseid Hysaj (Empoli).

  11. Post update

    Roberto Pereyra (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Matias Vecino (Empoli).

  13. Post update

    Roberto Pereyra (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Matias Vecino (Empoli).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Francesco Tavano (Empoli) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Manuel Pucciarelli.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Simone Padoin (Juventus).

  17. Post update

    Daniele Croce (Empoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matias Vecino (Empoli) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Levan Mchedlidze.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Davide Bassi.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Álvaro Morata.