A sensational strike from the Chilean was enough to catapult Roberto Mancini’s men over their Scudetto rivals
The defensive midfielder is not known for getting on the scoresheet, but nearly burst Wojciech Szczesny’s net with his 25-yard effort right after the half-hour mark with what proved the winner.
Chances continued coming for both sides, but any hopes of a Giallorossi comeback were ended when Miralem Pjanic picked up a bizarre second yellow card.
The Bosnian playmaker was spotted by referee Nicola Rizzoli for using his hand to block a ball, and was sent off with no protest on his part.
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