In an entertaining Sunday evening encounter, Massimiliano Allegri’s men ensured the points stayed in Turin as they registered a 3-2 victory over the Giallorossi at Juventus Stadium.
Four goals in the space of 18 incredible first-half minutes saw both sides go into the interval locked at 2-2.
Carlos Tevez had initially put Juventus ahead with a penalty on 27 minutes before Francesco Totti replied with a spot-kick of his own 300 seconds later.
Juan Iturbe then polished off a flowing Giallorossi move to turn the game on its head before Tevez equalised on the stroke of half-time with his second penalty of the match.
The second-half became more of a midfield battle between the two teams and after substitute Alvaro Morata saw his pinpoint header clip the top of the crossbar in the 82nd minute, it seemed the game would end in a stalemate.
However, up stepped an unlikely hero in the form of Leonardo Bonucci who volleyed home a spectacular winner four minutes from time to send the Juventus Stadium crowd into delirium.
A fiery affair was compounded with the late dismissals of both Morata and Roma’s Kostas Manolas, but the Bianconeri held on for a priceless victory which takes them into the international break with a three-point advantage over Rudi Garcia’s outfit.
Here’s a closer-look at the most interesting statistics from Sunday’s clash of the titans:
Dead-eye Tevez has been ruthless from the spot, netting all three of his Serie A penalties. Yesterday’s brace were his first ever goals against the Giallorossi.
Roma have been beaten in each of the previous four matches played at the Bianconeri’s home ground. In that time, they have conceded 14 times (on average 3.5 goals per game).
Yesterday evening’s match-up was only the sixth time the Old Lady have conceded more than one goal at Juventus Stadium since moving there at the beginning of the 2011/12 Serie A campaign.
Leonardo Bonucci’s last goal at Juventus Stadium came almost nine months to the day. The opponents that night? Roma.
Recoveries made by Paul Pogba during an excellent game at the heart of the Bianconeri midfield. The 21-year-old also performed two lay-offs, created two chances for his team-mates and completed all five of his dribbles.
The Bianconeri bombarded the Roma goal with 20 efforts, five of which were on target. This is the first time since April 2014 that the Giallorossi have fielded as many shots, Fiorentina the last team to register the same amount.
Juventus are currently on a 22-game winning streak at home – officially a Serie A record.
The Bianconeri dominated the aerial battle, winning 66.7% of balls.