Alessandro Matri gave
Juventus a 2-1 home win over Fiorentina to get them back on
a winning track on Tuesday after they had drawn their last two
Serie A games.
Juve, third going into the midweek matches, stayed unbeaten
after eight league games of the season and went back to the top
of the table, at least until Wednesday.
Juventus have 16 points from eight games, one ahead of
Udinese, who visit Napoli on Wednesday, and two more than Lazio
who are at home to Catania.
Fiorentina slipped to 14th with nine points.
Leonardo Bonucci gave Juventus the lead but Stevan Jovetic
levelled just before the hour as the hosts, who twice squandered
the lead in a 2-2 draw with Genoa on Saturday, threatened to
throw away another win.
Antonio Conte's team went ahead in the 13th minute when
Artur Boruc failed to hold Antonio Vidal's shot and Bonucci
tapped in the rebound.
Fiorentina barely had a look-in during the first half but
were a different proposition after the break and equalised in
the 57th minute.
Alberto Gilardino found Juan Vargas and he back-heeled the
ball to Montenegro forward Jovetic, who curled it into the top
corner from the edge of the area for his fifth goal of the
Juventus looked shaky but struck back with 20 minutes left,
Simone Pepe threading the ball through a pack of defenders for
Matri to place his shot beyond Boruc.
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