Italian Serie A
Juventus1Roma0

Juventus 1-0 Roma

Gonzalo Higuain scores for Juventus
Gonzalo Higuain's goal was his 13th in all competitions this season

Gonzalo Higuain's superb first-half strike ensured a record-equalling victory for Juventus that extends their lead over Roma at the top of Serie A.

Higuain, 29, lashed home from 18 yards to secure Juve's 25th-straight home league win - matching a record they set between August 2013 and November 2014.

Juve now lead Roma by seven points after 17 games, to stay on course for a sixth-straight Serie A title triumph.

Roma have now lost on their past six league visits to Juventus.

The Argentina forward's 10th league goal of the season, and third in two games, arrived in the 14th minute when he outmuscled Daniele de Rossi and ghosted past Kostas Manolas before hitting an unstoppable strike beyond Wojciech Szczesny.

Also on Saturday, third-placed AC Milan were held to a goalless draw at home to Atalanta, while Empoli pulled five points clear of the relegation zone with a 2-0 win over Cagliari.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26LichtsteinerSubstituted forBarzagliat 68'minutes
  • 24RuganiBooked at 26mins
  • 3Chiellini
  • 12Lobo SilvaBooked at 78mins
  • 6Khedira
  • 8Marchisio
  • 5PjanicSubstituted forJu Cuadradoat 51'minutes
  • 27SturaroBooked at 90mins
  • 17Mandzukic
  • 9HiguaínSubstituted forDybalaat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Benatia
  • 7Ju Cuadrado
  • 11de Carvalho Andrade Lima
  • 15Barzagli
  • 18Lemina
  • 20Pjaca
  • 21Dybala
  • 22Asamoah
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 32Audero
  • 33Evra

Roma

  • 1Szczesny
  • 2RüdigerBooked at 90mins
  • 44ManolasSubstituted forda Silva Peresat 85'minutes
  • 20Fazio
  • 33Emerson
  • 6Strootman
  • 16De RossiBooked at 12minsSubstituted forEl Shaarawyat 72'minutes
  • 30Santos da SilvaBooked at 28minsSubstituted forSalahat 45'minutes
  • 4NainggolanBooked at 89mins
  • 8Perotti
  • 9DzekoBooked at 16mins

Substitutes

  • 3Nunes Jesus
  • 7Iturbe
  • 11Salah
  • 13da Silva Peres
  • 15Vermaelen
  • 17Seck
  • 19Alisson
  • 21Mário Rui
  • 92El Shaarawy
  • 95Romagnoli
Referee:
Daniele Orsato
Attendance:
41,570

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home16
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 1, Roma 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 1, Roma 0.

Booking

Stefano Sturaro (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bruno Peres (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefano Sturaro (Juventus).

Attempt blocked. Diego Perotti (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.

Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Roma).

Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Antonio Rüdiger (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Roma).

Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Stefano Sturaro (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mario Mandzukic with a headed pass.

Booking

Radja Nainggolan (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Diego Perotti (Roma) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Strootman with a cross.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Gianluigi Buffon.

Attempt missed. Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Bruno Peres with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Bruno Peres replaces Kostas Manolas because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kostas Manolas (Roma) because of an injury.

Kostas Manolas (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefano Sturaro (Juventus).

Attempt saved. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Juan Cuadrado.

Hand ball by Juan Cuadrado (Juventus).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Paulo Dybala replaces Gonzalo Higuaín.

Attempt missed. Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Radja Nainggolan (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Emerson.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Daniele Rugani.

Attempt missed. Federico Fazio (Roma) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Diego Perotti with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Alex Sandro (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mohamed Salah (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Sandro (Juventus).

Attempt saved. Diego Perotti (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mohamed Salah.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Mario Mandzukic.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Stephan El Shaarawy replaces Daniele De Rossi.

Attempt saved. Stefano Sturaro (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mario Mandzukic.

Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Roma).

Alex Sandro (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 17th December 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus17140336142242
2Roma17112436171935
3AC Milan1710342720733
4Napoli1694332151731
5Lazio1694329171231
6Atalanta179262520529
7Fiorentina167542418626
8Torino1674532221025
9Inter Milan167362421324
10Genoa166551817123
11Chievo166461616022
12Sampdoria166462022-222
13Udinese166372224-221
14Cagliari176292339-1620
15Sassuolo165292128-717
16Bologna164571422-817
17Empoli17359924-1514
18Crotone1623111430-169
19Pescara1615101329-168
20Palermo1613121131-206
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