Juventus stretch lead at the top, with a win in Turin.
An Arturo Vidal penalty saw Juventus beat AC Milan 1-0 in Turin to stretch their lead at the top of the Serie A to eight points.
A goalless first half contained a lack of both chances and talking points, with a long range effort from Robinho, which fell harmlessly wide, the first effort.
The hosts nearly broke the deadlock from an Andrea Pirlo free kick, with the playmaker’s deflected effort well saved by Milan keeper Christian Abbiati.
The goalkeeper had to come off after 15 minutes after sustaining a leg injury and was replaced by Marco Amelia. Robinho was in the action once again as his effort went into the side netting, before Arturo Vidal’s penalty gave The Old Lady’s the lead.
Ten minutes after the restart, Juve got their breakthrough thanks to a rash foul from Amelia on Kwadwo Asamoah in the Rossoneri box. Vidal took the spot kick calmly and blasted it into the top right corner to give the Bianconeri a 1-0 lead.
Leonardo Bonucci came close off a shot from a difficult angle after a Pirlo assist, however Amelia got to it in time to save it in the bottom right of the net. Juventus ended up holding off Milan without much pressure, ending the visitors’ 15 match unbeaten streak.