Juventus came into the game looking to extend their five-game winning streak in all competitions and close the gap on Serie A leaders AC Milan. On the other hand, The visitors AS Roma were looking to continue in their surprise title charge and recover from their bizarre exit from the Coppa Italia at the hands of Spezia.
Roma controlled proceedings in the early stages of the game against Juventus but found themselves behind after a wonder strike from Cristiano Ronaldo. Paulo Fonseca’s men were even more threatening in the second half as they continually probed and ran at the Juventus defense.
However, all their hard work was undone when Roger Ibanez inadvertently turned the ball into his net to double Juventus’s lead in the 70th minute. Roma threw men forward in the dying minutes of the game, but the defending champions did well to hold on to both their lead and the clean sheet. The result sees the two sides switch places on the league table. Juventus moved up to third, five points off Inter Milan at the top of the table. At the end of the game, the victory is with Juventus over AS Roma.