Italian Serie A
AC MilanAC Milan1JuventusJuventus2
Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba has scored seven times in Serie A for Juventus this season - and nine goals in total

Paul Pogba bundled in a winner as Juventus came from a goal down to extend their Serie A lead to nine points with victory at AC Milan.

Alex headed the home side in front from Mario Balotelli's corner.

Juve soon equalised, though, as Mario Mandzukic stroked a shot into the corner after receiving Alvaro Morata's perfectly-weighted return pass.

Balotelli had a goal ruled out for handball and then Pogba hit the post with a free-kick, before scoring.

The France midfielder chested down Claudio Marchisio's corner at the far post and thumped a shot into the ground, with the ball bouncing across goal and in.

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba's winner was his third goal in his last four games

Balotelli, recalled to Milan's starting line-up, had a mixed night, claiming an assist for his side's goal and testing keeper Gianluigi Buffon with a fine first-half free-kick before being booked.

The striker, who was substituted with 13 minutes left, received a yellow card for punching the ball into the net as it dropped loose after Buffon had made a great double save.

Milan's defeat leaves them in sixth place, while Juve's lead will be cut back to six points if second-placed Napoli beat bottom club Verona on Sunday.

Elsewhere in Serie A, Mauro Icardi's second-half goal ensured Inter Milan moved up to fourth with a 1-0 victory at next-to-bottom Frosinone, who finished with 10 men after defender Leonardo Blanchard was sent off late on.

Carpi remain outside the relegation zone only on goal difference after losing 1-0 at Chievo, while Genoa won 1-0 at Sassuolo in the day's other game.

Line-ups

AC Milan

  • 99Donnarumma
  • 20Abate
  • 33Dias da CostaBooked at 59mins
  • 13Romagnoli
  • 31AntonelliBooked at 89mins
  • 10HondaSubstituted forDe Souza da Silvaat 74'minutes
  • 18Montolivo
  • 27KuckaBooked at 61mins
  • 28Bonaventura
  • 70Bacca
  • 45BalotelliBooked at 51minsSubstituted forBoatengat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1López
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 4Mauri
  • 5Mexes
  • 9De Souza da Silva
  • 15Ely
  • 16Poli
  • 17Zapata
  • 72Boateng
  • 73Locatelli
  • 96Calabria
  • 97Livieri

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 15Barzagli
  • 19Bonucci
  • 24Rugani
  • 26LichtsteinerSubstituted forJu Cuadradoat 81'minutes
  • 10Pogba
  • 8Marchisio
  • 22AsamoahBooked at 19minsSubstituted forEvraat 85'minutes
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 17MandzukicBooked at 50mins
  • 9MorataSubstituted forZazaat 67'minutesBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 7Zaza
  • 11de Carvalho Andrade Lima
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 18Lemina
  • 20Padoin
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 27Sturaro
  • 33Evra
  • 34Rubinho
Referee:
Daniele Orsato
Attendance:
75,393

Match Stats

Home TeamAC MilanAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home20
Away21

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Milan 1, Juventus 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Milan 1, Juventus 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ignazio Abate (Milan).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Simone Zaza (Juventus).

  6. Post update

    Luca Antonelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin-Prince Boateng (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Juventus).

  9. Post update

    Alessio Romagnoli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Booking

    Luca Antonelli (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Luca Antonelli (Milan).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Alex Sandro (Juventus).

  14. Post update

    Juraj Kucka (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Booking

    Simone Zaza (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Simone Zaza (Juventus).

  17. Post update

    (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ignazio Abate (Milan).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Patrice Evra replaces Kwadwo Asamoah because of an injury.