Italian Serie A
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Juventus 3-1 Fiorentina

Juventus celebrate
Juventus are back in the title race after a dreadful start to the season

Juventus scored two late goals to make it six Serie A wins in a row and boost their title hopes with victory over fellow contenders Fiorentina.

The visitors led through Josip Ilicic's third-minute penalty but on-loan Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado equalised for the champions with a header.

Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala scored in the final 10 minutes to take Juventus fourth - six points off top.

Second-placed Fiorentina are four points behind leaders Inter Milan.

The drama began early when Giorgio Chiellini was penalised controversially for tripping Federico Bernardeschi and Ilicic converted the penalty.

But the home side were level just three minutes later when Cuadrado's header looped over goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu.

Juventus went ahead in the 80th minute when Mandzukic pounced on a rebound and found the roof of the net after Tatarusanu could only parry Dybala's shot.

Dybala completed the scoring with a cool finish in the first minute of added time.

Leaders Inter 4-0 at Udinese on Saturday. Roma drop to fifth behind Juventus after drawing 0-0 at third-placed Napoli.

Josip Ilicic celebrates a goal for Fiorentina against Juventus
Josip Ilicic scored his sixth penalty of the season

Line-ups

Juventus

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Buffon
  • 15Barzagli
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 6KhediraSubstituted forSturaroat 62'minutes
  • 8MarchisioBooked at 75mins
  • 10PogbaBooked at 52mins
  • 33EvraSubstituted forLobo Silvaat 77'minutes
  • 21Dybala
  • 17MandzukicBooked at 72minsSubstituted forMorataat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Cáceres
  • 7Zaza
  • 9Morata
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 20Padoin
  • 24Rugani
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 27Sturaro
  • 34Rubinho
  • 40Vitale

Fiorentina

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 12Tatarusanu
  • 4Tomovic
  • 2Rodríguez
  • 13Astori
  • 10Bernardeschi
  • 5Badelj
  • 8VecinoBooked at 72minsSubstituted forRossiat 86'minutes
  • 28AlonsoBooked at 33minsSubstituted forPasqualat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 72IlicicBooked at 68minsSubstituted forFernándezat 86'minutes
  • 20Valero IglesiasBooked at 56mins
  • 9N Kalinic

Substitutes

  • 3Junior
  • 11Rebic
  • 14Fernández
  • 18Suárez
  • 21Verdú
  • 22Rossi
  • 23Pasqual
  • 24Lezzerini
  • 30Babacar
  • 32Roncaglia
  • 33Sepe
Referee:
Daniele Orsato
Attendance:
36,690

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamFiorentina
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home17
Away20

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 3, Fiorentina 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 3, Fiorentina 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Álvaro Morata (Juventus).

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Juventus 3, Fiorentina 1. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Juan Cuadrado.

  7. Booking

    Manuel Pasqual (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Manuel Pasqual (Fiorentina).

  9. Post update

    Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Paulo Dybala (Juventus).

  14. Post update

    Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Juventus).

  16. Post update

    Offside, Fiorentina. Gonzalo Rodríguez tries a through ball, but Nikola Kalinic is caught offside.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Álvaro Morata (Juventus).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Álvaro Morata replaces Mario Mandzukic.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Fiorentina. Giuseppe Rossi replaces Matias Vecino.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 13th December 2015

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