Italian Serie A
Juventus3Fiorentina2

Juventus 3-2 Fiorentina

Juventus
Juventus are a point away from their 31st top-flight title

Juventus moved to within a point of a fourth consecutive Serie A title as Carlos Tevez's double helped them come from behind to beat Fiorentina.

The Old Lady were denied sealing the championship on Wednesday by Lazio's 4-0 win over relegated Parma.

But Juve, who are 14 points clear with five matches to go, will be champions with a draw at Sampdoria on Saturday.

Fernando Llorente was also on target for the hosts, while Gonzalo Rodriguez and Josep Ilicic scored for Fiorentina.

Treble-chasing Juventus face Real Madrid in their first Champions League semi-final since 2003, while they are also in the Italian Cup final against Lazio.

Their head-to-head record against second-placed Lazio means a point will be enough for the Scudetto at the weekend.

Rodriguez put Fiorentina ahead from the penalty spot but, from the moment Llorente levelled with a header, the result was never in doubt.

Tevez struck either side of the break, taking his league tally to 20, before Ilicic scored a late consolation after Rodriguez missed a second penalty.

Carlos Tevez
Former Premier League striker Carlos Tevez is the leading scorer in Serie A
Juventus fans
Juventus have not won the Champions League since 1996

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 15Barzagli
  • 3Chiellini
  • 33EvraBooked at 49mins
  • 8Marchisio
  • 21PirloSubstituted forVidalat 56'minutes
  • 27SturaroSubstituted forPadoinat 77'minutes
  • 37PereyraSubstituted forOgbonnaat 71'minutes
  • 14Llorente
  • 10Tévez

Substitutes

  • 5Ogbonna
  • 7Pepe
  • 9Morata
  • 11Coman
  • 17De Ceglie
  • 20Padoin
  • 23Vidal
  • 30Storari
  • 32Matri
  • 39Marrone
  • 77Audero

Fiorentina

  • 1Murara NetoBooked at 34mins
  • 15Savic
  • 2RodríguezBooked at 38mins
  • 19Basanta
  • 17Sánchez Rodríguez
  • 10AquilaniBooked at 76mins
  • 5Badelj
  • 14FernándezSubstituted forValero Iglesiasat 76'minutes
  • 28Alonso
  • 33GomezSubstituted forGilardinoat 72'minutes
  • 74SalahSubstituted forIlicicat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Richards
  • 6Vargas
  • 7Pizarro
  • 9Gilardino
  • 12Tatarusanu
  • 16Kurtic
  • 18Diamanti
  • 20Valero Iglesias
  • 23Pasqual
  • 38Rosi
  • 40Tomovic
  • 72Ilicic
Referee:
Luca Banti
Attendance:
37,503

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamFiorentina
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 3, Fiorentina 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 3, Fiorentina 2.

Offside, Juventus. Claudio Marchisio tries a through ball, but Carlos Tévez is caught offside.

Foul by Borja Valero (Fiorentina).

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

Foul by Alberto Gilardino (Fiorentina).

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

Goal!

Goal! Juventus 3, Fiorentina 2. Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Carlos Tévez (Juventus).

Attempt missed. Simone Padoin (Juventus) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Claudio Marchisio with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Stefan Savic.

Attempt blocked. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Giorgio Chiellini.

Foul by Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina).

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

Dangerous play by Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina).

Fernando Llorente (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alberto Gilardino (Fiorentina).

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

Offside, Juventus. Stephan Lichtsteiner tries a through ball, but Carlos Tévez is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Josip Ilicic replaces Mohamed Salah.

Fernando Llorente (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by José Basanta (Fiorentina).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Simone Padoin replaces Stefano Sturaro.

Stefano Sturaro (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefan Savic (Fiorentina).

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Borja Valero replaces Matías Fernández.

Booking

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

Patrice Evra (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina).

Attempt missed. José Basanta (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Milan Badelj.

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Alberto Gilardino replaces Mario Gomez.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Angelo Ogbonna replaces Roberto Pereyra.

Goal!

Goal! Juventus 3, Fiorentina 1. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Claudio Marchisio with a through ball.

Foul by Patrice Evra (Juventus).

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

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina) right footed shot is close, but misses to the right. Gonzalo Rodríguez should be disappointed.

Penalty conceded by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) after a foul in the penalty area.

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Wednesday 29th April 2015

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