Italian Serie A
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Fiorentina 0-2 Juventus

Jordan Veretout
Jordan Veretout waited for almost three minutes to take his penalty - only to see the decision reversed

Juventus beat Fiorentina to go top of Serie A, in a game with video assistant referee controversy.

Referee Marco Guida initially awarded Fiorentina an 18th-minute penalty for a Giorgio Chiellini handball.

But three minutes later - with Jordan Veretout waiting to take the kick - Guida reversed the decision after a VAR consultation and awarded a free-kick to Juve for offside instead.

Federico Bernardeschi and Gonzalo Higuain scored Juve's goals.

Bernardeschi's excellent free-kick after the break gave them the lead and Higuain curled home a late second from just inside the box.

Fiorentina, who remain 11th, hit the post - through Gil Dias - in the first half.

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who is going to retire this summer, made his 500th league appearance for the champions.

Juve - who have kept 15 clean sheets in their last 16 games - have gone two points above Napoli, who host Lazio in their game in hand on Saturday (19:45 GMT).

Line-ups

Fiorentina

  • 57Sportiello
  • 4Milenkovic
  • 20Pezzella
  • 13Astori
  • 3BiraghiBooked at 88mins
  • 24BenassiSubstituted forEyssericat 79'minutes
  • 5Badelj
  • 17VeretoutBooked at 67mins
  • 28Bastião DiasBooked at 37minsSubstituted forThéréauat 67'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 9Simeone
  • 25Chiesa

Substitutes

  • 8Saponara
  • 10Eysseric
  • 11Falcinelli
  • 14Dabo
  • 15Olivera
  • 19Cristóforo
  • 22Cerofolini
  • 27Lo Faso
  • 31Franchescoli de Souza
  • 76Boialvo Gaspar
  • 77Théréau
  • 97Dragowski

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26LichtsteinerBooked at 24minsSubstituted forBarzagliat 61'minutes
  • 4BenatiaBooked at 90mins
  • 3Chiellini
  • 12Lobo SilvaBooked at 39mins
  • 6Khedira
  • 5Pjanic
  • 8MarchisioSubstituted forDouglas Costaat 66'minutes
  • 33BernardeschiSubstituted forBentancurat 78'minutes
  • 9Higuaín
  • 17Mandzukic

Substitutes

  • 2De Sciglio
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 15Barzagli
  • 16Pinsoglio
  • 22Asamoah
  • 23Szczesny
  • 24Rugani
  • 27Sturaro
  • 30Bentancur
Referee:
Marco Guida
Attendance:
32,563

Match Stats

Home TeamFiorentinaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fiorentina 0, Juventus 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fiorentina 0, Juventus 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Valentin Eysseric (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Booking

    Medhi Benatia (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Medhi Benatia (Juventus).

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Veretout.

  8. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  9. Post update

    Delay in match Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) because of an injury.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus).

  12. Booking

    Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina).

  14. Post update

    Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Juventus).

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Fiorentina 0, Juventus 2. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Giorgio Chiellini with a through ball.

  18. Booking

    Cyril Théréau (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Cyril Théréau (Fiorentina).

  20. Post update

    Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 9th February 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus24202261154662
2Napoli23193150143660
3Lazio23144558292946
4Inter Milan23129238182045
5Roma23135533171644
6Sampdoria23115742321038
7Atalanta2310673527836
8AC Milan2310583030035
9Udinese23103103632433
10Torino2371243329433
11Fiorentina248793331231
12Bologna2383122835-727
13Genoa2366111825-724
14Cagliari2373132234-1224
15Chievo2357112140-1922
16Sassuolo2364131441-2722
17Crotone2355131840-2220
18SPAL2338122342-1917
19Hellas Verona2344152246-2416
20Benevento2321201351-387
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