Juventus vs. Roma Score, Grades and Post-Match Reaction

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Juventus vs. Roma Score, Grades and Post-Match Reaction
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Juventus ran out 3-0 winners over Roma to extend their lead at the top of Serie A on Sunday, with the away side having two players sent off in the second half.

Roma made the better of the early running and had plenty of pressure inside the Juve half, though Gianluigi Buffon was not called upon to make a save.

After a little more than a quarter of an hour, the opening goal arrived at the opposite end, with Arturo Vidal finishing after Carlos Tevez managed to find him in the box.

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Dodo and Miralem Pjanic tested Buffon from range, but it was the home side who continued to get stronger thereafter and finished the first half well on top.

Straight after the restart, Juve went 2-0 up as Andrea Pirlo's free-kick was slid home at the far post by Leandro Bonucci. From that moment on, Roma never looked capable of getting back into the game and, in fact, the away side lost their focus entirely as the match wore on.

First Daniele De Rossi was sent off for a shockingly late, two-footed tackle, before Leandro Castan followed him a moment later for a deliberate handball on the line.

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Mirko Vucinic slotted away the resulting penalty and Juve easily saw out the game for a big win.

 

Match Reaction

 

Player Ratings

Juventus Player Ratings
Player HT FT
Buffon 7 7
Barzagli 6 6
Bonucci 7 7
Chiellini 6 7
Lichtsteiner 6 7
Pogba 8 8
Vidal 8 8
Pirlo 7 7
Asamoah 6 7
Tevez 7 7
Llorente 6 7
Marchisio - 6
Vucinic - 6
Quagliarella - 6

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AS Roma Player Ratings
Player HT FT
De Sanctis 6 5
Maicon 6 5
Benatia 6 6
Castan 6 5
Dodo 6 6
Strootman 6 6
Pjanic 7 6
De Rossi 7 6
Gervinho 7 6
Totti 6 6
Ljajic 5 4
Destro - 6
Torosidis - 6
Florenzi - 6

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What's Next?

Juve stay on top and go eight points clear of Roma, who remain in second. Next up, Juve travel to Cagliari while Roma are home to Genoa.

 

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