A.S. Roma vs Juventus F.C.

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Serie A

May 14th

Stadio Olimpico, Roma, Italy

3-1

21′ Lemina

25′ De Rossi

56′ El Shaarawy

65′ Nainggolan


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FT: The result means that Juventus remain in first place on 85 points with just two matches remaining, while Roma remain in second, closing the gap on the Bianconeri to four points as the Giallorossi move onto 81 points. The victory also boosted Roma’s chances of automatic Champions League qualification.


FT: Juventus, since conceding twice in the second-half, created some good chances. Substitute Dybala met a Mandžukić cross with a diving-header that cleared the bar before Bonucci headed another Mandžukić cross just wide. Higuaín then had a good chance when he was played through on-goal by Lemina, but his powerful effort was smothered behind by Szczęsny.


FT: The hosts did well to come from behind and defeat the leaders and despite creating less chances in the second-half, they were more clinical and defended relatively well too. First El Shaarawy’s deflected strike put the Giallorossi in front before Nainggolan’s powerful effort sealed the victory.


FT: So Roma defeat Juventus to halt the Bianconeri’s title celebrations.


90’+5′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.


90’+4′ The short-corner is eventually dealt with by the hosts.


90’+4′ Chance!! Higuaín is played through on-goal by Lemina but the striker’s effort is smothered behind by Szczęsny.


90’+2′ Final Roma change sees Francesco Totti replace Salah.


90’+1′ Higuaín is booked for dissent.


90′ Emerson dispossesses Alves and surges forward before firing an effort over the bar.


90′ There will be five additional minutes.


88′ Benatia is booked for a cynical foul on Emerson.


87′ Play resumes.


85′ Slight delay in the match as Emerson is down with an injury and is receiving treatment.


84′ Chance!! Bonucci meets a Mandžukić cross with a header that flashes wide of the target.


84′ The corner is taken short before the hosts deal with the threat.


83′ Lemina fires an effort that is blocked behind by Paredes for a corner.


77′ Second Roma change sees Nainggolan replaced by Juan Jesus.


77′ Final Juventus change sees Claudio Marchisio replace Cuadrado.


76′ Dybala’s freekick hits the wall.


75′ Grenier is penalised for a foul on Cuadrado.


73′ Chance!! Dybala meets a Mandžukić cross with a diving-header that clears the bar.


72′ Salah is penalised for a foul.


69′ First Roma change sees Perotti replaced by Clément Grenier.


68′ Second Juventus change sees Sturaro replaced by Paulo Dybala.


65′ Goal!! Salah exchanges passes with Nainggolan, who is played through on-goal before firing a ferocious strike past Buffon.


63′ Higuaín is penalised for a foul on Fazio.


63′ First Juventus change sees Dani Alves replace Lichtsteiner.


61′ Sturaro is caught offside.


59′ Paredes is penalised for a foul on Benatia and receives a yellow card.


57′ The corner is cleared before the hosts deal with the threat.


56′ Manolas concedes a corner.


56′ Goal!! El Shaarawy cuts-inside to curl an effort that deflects home via the post past a stranded Buffon.


52′ Sturaro wins a freekick after a foul from Paredes.


51′ Mandžukić is penalised for a foul on Paredes.


50′ Benatia wins a freekick after a foul from Nainggolan.


49′ De Rossi is booked for a foul on Pjanić.


49′ Paredes’ corner is eventually dealt with by the visitors.


48′ Rüdiger wins a corner.


47′ Play resumes.


45′ Fazio receives a yellow card for a foul on Lemina, who is down with an injury and is receiving treatment.


45′ Juventus get the second-half underway.


HT: So will Roma find the next goal to halt Juventus’ title coronation or will Juventus take the lead or hold on for a draw that will also seal the Scudetto? Join us again for the second-half.


HT: The visitors know that a point is enough to crown them Champions but they will be wary of Roma’s threat on the break and will be looking for a victory to make sure. The Giallorossi have got into some promising positions and had they been more clinical they may well have put the pressure on Juventus, who will not want to give the side from the Captial any hope of reducing the gap on them. Higuaín has been relatively quiet for the Bianconeri, although he provided an assist for Lemina. The Argentine will need to receive the ball more if the visitors are to get all three points and clinch the title. Perotti and El Shaarawy have been quiet for the hosts and the former will need to receive better service if Roma are to frustrate the league leaders and snatch three points from them.


HT: Roma have created some good chances. First De Rossi went close when he met a Paredes freekick to put the ball just wide via a deflection before De Rossi fired home to draw level after Lemina put the visitors ahead. Salah then had a good chance when he met a Nainggolan cross-field pass with a header but his effort was tame and straightforward for Buffon before El Shaarawy tested Buffon with a strike from-range.


HT: Juventus have created more chances but haven’t been clinical enough. First Asamoah struck the post with a fine strike from-range following a corner before Lemina put the visitors ahead. Higuaín then tested Szczęsny from-range before Sturaro tested the Polish keeper after Roma levelled the scores. Higuaín then forced Szczęsny into a good save with a powerful strike before Sturaro dragged a strike just wide following a corner.


HT: So we’re level at the break with nothing to separate the two sides.


45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.


45′ There will be one additional minute.


42′ El Shaarawy fires an effort at-goal from-range but Buffon makes a straightforward save.


41′ Chance!! Nainggolan finds Salah with a fine cross-field pass but the Egyptian’s header is straight at Buffon, who makes a straightforward save.


40′ Close!! Pjanić’s initial delivery is cleared before another Pjanić cross is dragged just wide by Sturaro.


39′ Lemina wins a corner after his strike is blocked behind by De Rossi.


37′ Cuadrado fires an effort harmlessly off-target from-range.


37′ Pjanić’s delivery is cleared.


36′ Rüdiger concedes a corner.


34′ Close!! Higuaín fires a powerful effort at-goal from-range that Szczęsny palms away.


31′ Paredes fires an effort off-target from-range.


27′ Sturaro fires an effort at-goal but Szczęsny makes a comfortable save.


25′ De Rossi fires an effort over the bar from-range.


25′ Goal!! Paredes’ corner is met powerfully by Manolas with a header that Buffon parries into the path of De Rossi, whose initial attempt is smothered by the veteran keeper before the Roma skipper fired home the follow-up.


23′ Rüdiger wins a corner.


22′ Higuaín fires an effort at-goal but Szczęsny makes a good save.


21′ Goal!! A fantastic cross-field pass from Sturaro is cushioned into the path of Lemina by Higuaín, and the number 18 fires the ball home.


18′ The delivery is cleared.


17′ The delivery falls to Manolas with an acrobatic-volley that looks to be going out of play but Buffon palms the ball behind for a corner.


16′ Chance!! Paredes’ delivery is met by De Rossi, who puts the ball just wide via a deflection.


16′ Salah wins a freekick after a foul from Benatia.


15′ Higuaín fires an effort off-target from-range.


12′ Manolas is penalised for a foul on Sturaro.


6′ So close!! Pjanić’s delivery causes havoc for the hosts, who clear the ball to Asamoah, who fires a powerful effort at-goal from-range that strikes the post.


5′ Rüdiger concedes a corner.


4′ Rüdiger is penalised for a foul.


2′ Play resumes.


1′ Slight delay in the match as Mandžukić is down with an injury and is receiving treatment.


1′ The delivery causes havoc as Perotti fires an effort at-goal but Benatia makes a vital block before the visitors eventually clear the danger.


1′ Emerson wins a corner.


0′ Roma get the game underway.


Team news:

A.S. Roma: Wojciech Szczęsny (GK), Emerson, Federico Fazio, Kostas Manolas, Antonio Rüdiger, Leandro Paredes, Daniele De Rossi, Stephan El Shaarawy, Radja Nainggolan, Mohamed Salah, Diego Perotti

Juventus F.C.: Gianluigi Buffon (GK), Kwadwo Asamoah, Medhi Benatia, Leonardo Bonucci, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Stefano Sturaro, Miralem Pjanić, Mario Lemina, Mario Mandžukić, Gonzalo Higuaín, Juan Cuadrado

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