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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 3, Fiorentina 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 3, Fiorentina 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Borja Valero (Fiorentina).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Alberto Gilardino (Fiorentina).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Goal!

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Carlos Tévez (Juventus).

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Stefan Savic.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Dangerous play by Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Alberto Gilardino (Fiorentina).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 29th April 2015

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