Juventus 1-0 AC Milan: Serie A as It Happened
Serie A: Juventus 1-0 AC Milan, Juventus Stadium
Goal: Vidal 57 pen
Juventus: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah, Marchisio, Vucinic. Subs: Storari, Rubinho, Caceres, De Ceglie, Peluso, Bendtner, Padoin, Giaccherini, Quagliarella, Matri, Isla, Marrone.
AC Milan: Abbiati, Abate, Zapata, Mexes, Constant, Montolivo, Ambrosini, Boateng, Pazzini, El Shaarawy, Robinho. Subs: Amelia, Narduzzo, Yepes, Antonini, De Sciglio, Bonera, Zaccardo, Traoré, Nocerino, Muntari, Bojan, Niang.
90+2'- The final whistle blows and Juventus have claimed a big three points with a 1-0 win over their rivals AC Milan.
A perfect Arturo Vidal penalty proves the difference. Pogba and Pirlo excellent.
Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for all the fallout from this and the other games taking place around Europe today.
90+1'- Only two minutes to be added on here, Allegri looks furious on the sidelines.
90'- Oh, big chance for Milan as Ricardo Montolivo's low free kick deflects into the path of Mexes, but the Frenchman can't direct his snapshot on target.
Fabio Quagliarella comes on for Mirko Vucinic for the Bianconeri.
88'- Juventus play some easy passes with the intention of running down the clock.
Either Paul Pogba or Arturo Vidal for man of the match for me. Pirlo excellent as always.
86'- Constant again tears down the left wing, but Padoin does well to nick the ball from the midfielder's feet.
84'- Kevin Constant does well to keep possession in a congested area near the left flank, but ultimately can't create enough space to deliver a cross into the Juve area.
Milan have been in terrific form in 2013, having finished 2012 consistently dropping points. This one is looking like a loss, though.
82'- The exhausted Lichtsteiner is replaced by Simone Padoin for the home side. He'll be a like-for-like replacement on this right flank for Juventus.
80'- El Shaarawy tracks back to prevent Lichtsteiner from running clear down the right.
Ten minutes to play as Milan try to make things as uncomfortable as possible for the Bianconeri.
78'- El Shaarawy wins a free kick for Milan near the left sidelines. After some neat passing, Muntari's attempted through ball is snuffled out by the Juve defence.
Juventus 1-0 AC Milan
76'- Boateng uses his strength to get to the byline, before seeing his cut-back to Pazzini cleared at the last second.
Moments later Muntari cracks a terrific strike at goal from miles out, but Abbiati is equal to it.
74'- Oh dear. A three-on-two Milan counter attack breaks down following a very sloppy pass from Bojan, looking to find Pazzini.
A tense moment for Juventus, who have kept the ball in their opponents' half for most of the second period.
72'- Bojan Krkic comes on for Milan as Massimiliano Allegri makes his move.
It's Philippe Mexes' turn to get booked, also for a shoulder charge on Vucinic.
71'- Andrea Pirlo swings in a corner that picks out Mirko Vucinic at the far post, who volleys first time into the arms of Marco Amelia.
It's all the Bianconeri at the moment, who could soon nab a crucial second.
69'- Pogba picks out Mirko Vucinic in a dangerous position. The forward hesitates before shooting, allowing Mexes to come across and block.
Milan missing the suspended Mario Balotelli today. Tough to say if he'd made the difference, though.
67'- Zapata is the first player to go into the referee's book for a shoulder charge on Mirko Vucinic.
Pirlo's free kick is delivered towards Pogba at the far post, who can't arch his back to get a head on the ball.
65'- Juventus are well in control at the moment, Marchisio, Vidal and Pirlo running things in the middle.
Paul Pogba tears forward down the left, but slips at the crucial moment, allowing Abate to clear.
63'- Lichtsteiner wins a corner on this near right-hand side.
As the players await the cross, Mexes and Chiellini engage in some mutual tugging of the shirt, drawing the attention of the referee.
Pogba heads the corner over.
61'- Andrea Pirlo fancies his luck from range, but his curling effort is nowhere near Amelia's goal.
60'- Milan try and rebuild as Ricardo Montolivo attempts an ambitious diagonal cross from deep that's easily cut out.
Juventus 1-0 AC Milan
58'- GOAL JUVENTUS!
Arturo Vidal absolutely buries it with a perfect penalty into the top corner. A mix of power and placement, unstoppable.
Juventus lead despite not being at their best.
57'- PENALTY JUVENTUS!
Asamoah picks up a searching long ball before being clattered by Marco Amelia, giving his team a crucial spot-kick.
55'- Half-hearted appeals for a penalty from the home crowd as Vucinic takes a tumble following strong play from Zapata. "Get up" says the referee.
This second half has already looked far more open than the first.
54'- Juventus struggling to keep possession at the moment as its Vucinic's turn to give the ball away carelessly.
52'- Fantastic chance for Milan as Mexes steals the ball from Vucinic deep in the Juventus half.
The defender has three teammates in the clear to his right, but goes for goal on the edge of the box, the ball sailing into Buffon's welcoming arms.
50'- Boateng tries to nod the ball down to Pazzini in the Juventus penalty area, but can't find his teammate and the Bianconeri clear.
Juventus 0-0 AC Milan
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