Live Italian Serie A: Juventus vs. Fiorentina
Italian Serie A action kicks off this weekend with Fiorentina travelling to face league leaders Juventus at the Juventus Stadium. With Juventus three points clear at the top and Napoli set to face Lazio, Conte's men could potentially find themselves six points ahead of the rest come the end of the matchday.
Despite coming into the match as favourites, the Bianconeri will have to deal with a whole host of injuries, including absences of Giorgio Chiellini, Simone Pepe and Nicklas Bendtner. In addition, Leonardo Bonucci is still suspended.
Fiorentina also has its fair share of injury concerns, though; Matias Fernandez, Michele Camporese, Giuseppe Rossi and Ahmed Hegazy are all out through injury.
Join me for all the build-up, lineups, team news and of course, live coverage of Juventus vs. Fiorentina.
Kickoff: 12 noon EST.
FULL TIME: Juventus 2-0 Fiorentina.
94' Giovinco with a failed attempt at a volley following a nice Peluso ball.
92' Just two more minutes to play here in Turin, not much in the way of action in the closing phases.
90' Buffon is forced into action late to stop a promising Fiorentina move down the by-line. Meanwhile, Giovinco breaks on the counter but is caught by Tomovic in a leg race.
The 40000 plus crowd is cheering as Juventus are set to move 6 points clear at the top of the Serie A.
87' Marchisio with a finesse shot right into the hands of Viviano.
86' Pirlo freekick from the left is played short to Barzagli
83' With time ticking down, we turn to Juventus vs Celtic. With Juventus playing without Bonucci and Chiellini as well as Asamoah and Isla you would have to think there is no way they could lose at the hands of the Scottish champions.
81' Pirlo is brought down bu Cuardardo, I tell you what, Pirlo certainly cops his fair share of challenges throughout the match, it's a wonder he is still walking.
Interesting. Giovinco is leading the Juve line and Marchisio is playing as a second striker.
76' GIOVINCOOO. The Atomic Ant forces a brilliant save from Viviano after trying to curl one from outside the area. Good effort there by both attacker and keeper.
Juventus sub. Matri off, Pogba introduced.
75' Lichtsteiner goes to ground before being absolutely pummeled by Viviano. The keeper is then booked for his exploits which occurred after the whistle had been blown.
73' Fiorentina sub. Ljajic on for Jovetic. Pogba ready to be introduced.
72' Romulo blasts one at Buffon who comfortable denies the midfielder.
Anelka is still nowhere to be seen.
67' MATRIIIIIIIIIIIII, Oh so close. Lichtsteiner receives a ball from Giovinco. The Swiss International then picks out an unmarked Matri in the Fiorentina penalty area. The Italian releases a first time shot which travels across goal to the right of the post. Still 2-0 Juve.
64' Peluso finds himself in a tough collision with Rodriguez, he clasps his jaw before getting back to his feet.
62' Lichtsteiner does well to get a ball into the box. However it is far too high for anyone to get any purchase on it.
Juve Sub. Giovinco comes on for the injured Vucinic.
Juve Sub. De Ceglie off, Martin Caceres on. Vucinic still on the sideline receiving treatment.
58' Federico Peluso goes into the book for a late challenge on Borja Valero. Mirko Vucinic is on the sideline injured following a tangle with Roncaglia.
Fiorentina Sub. Toni off, El Hamdaoui on.
56' Marchisio is given a yellow for a challenge on Pizarro, he will miss Juve's next match.
53' Pirlo lines up from long distance. The ball flies over the bar.
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