Juventus maintained their nine-point advantage at the summit of Serie A after yesterday evening’s 1-1 draw with second-placed Roma at the Stadio Olimpico, the 25th time the game has ended by that scoreline.
Despite being on the wrong end of the possession battle throughout, the Bianconeri took the lead through Carlos Tevez’s phenomenal free-kick on 64 minutes, his second set piece for the club following September’s strike against Malmo in the Champions League.
L’Apache’s 15th league goal of the campaign meant the Old Lady have failed to score in only one of their previous 20 Serie A encounters against the Giallorossi: February 2013’s 1-0 loss in Rome.
But back came Rudi Garcia’s 10 men as Seydou Keita’s header ensured a share of the spoils in Italy’s capital, earning their sixth successive top flight home stalemate, breaking their record of five set in the 1980/81 season.
Massimiliano Allegri’s charges have now drawn their last three domestic encounters away from Juventus Stadium and are yet to taste success on the road since January’s 3-1 triumph over Napoli.
A closer look at the main numbers from the Stadio Olimpico can be found below:
Tackles won by Arturo Vidal during a combative display in midfield. The Chilean also performed four interceptions and created three chances for his team-mates.
Crosses teased by marauding right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, who put in a lung-busting performance up and down Juventus’ right flank.
Good long balls threaded courtesy of Leonardo Bonucci.
Recoveries made by Roberto Pereyra who was industrious throughout Monday’s contest.
Goals the Bianconeri have now scored from outside the box following Tevez’s set piece, at least five more than any other Serie A outfit this season.
1-1 draws Roma and Juventus have played out in Serie A history, officially the most frequent result between the two.
Successful passes completed by Claudio Marchisio with Il Principino also enjoying 71 touches of the ball.
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