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Juventus overcome Milan to close on title

Published: Sunday 21 April 2013, 22.52CET
Juventus moved a step closer to the Serie A title with a 1-0 win against AC Milan consolidating their 11-point lead over second-placed SSC Napoli, who had triumphed earlier in the day.

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Published: Sunday 21 April 2013, 22.52CET

Juventus overcome Milan to close on title

Juventus moved a step closer to the Serie A title with a 1-0 win against AC Milan consolidating their 11-point lead over second-placed SSC Napoli, who had triumphed earlier in the day.

Juventus held their nerve to see off AC Milan 1-0 and inch closer to successive Serie A titles, despite nearest challengers SSC Napoli also winning.

After the second-placed Partenopei had left it late to overcome Cagliari Calcio earlier in the day, the leaders refused to falter, Arturo Vidal's penalty earning a slender win to maintain their 11-point cushion with five games remaining. Substitute Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia felled Kwadwo Asamoah in the penalty area, allowing the Chilean to fire into the top corner on 57 minutes. 

Napoli had to rely on Lorenzo Insigne's 94th-minute winner to oust Cagliari 3-2. Marco Sau appeared to have earned a share of the spoils for the visitors with his effort from outside the area on 71 minutes before Insigne's long-range strike sealed the points.

ACF Fiorentina also needed a late goal from Rômulo Souza Orestes Caldeira to move within a point of third-placed Milan, as they defeated Torino FC 4-3. After racing into a three-goal lead, the Viola were pegged back by Paulo Barreto, Mario Santana and Alessio Cerci, before the Brazilian's winner four minutes from time.

Elsewhere, FC Internazionale Milano climbed into fifth place thanks to Tommaso Rocchi's late goal in a 1-0 win against Parma FC, leaving AS Roma a point back in sixth after they drew with bottom side Pescara Calcio.

Last updated: 04/12/13 5.34CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 23/04/2013 18:19 CET

21/04/2013

JuventusJuventus1-0MilanMilan

Vidal 57 (P)

Venue: Torino

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CataniaCatania1-1PalermoPalermo

Barrientos 69

Iličić 90+5

Venue: Catania

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SienaSiena0-1ChievoChievo

Pellissier 45

Venue: Siena

21/04/2013

FiorentinaFiorentina4-3TorinoTorino

Cuadrado 8, Aquilani 16, Ljajić 33, Orestes Caldeira 86

Barreto 45, Santana 56, Cerci 77

Venue: Firenze

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NapoliNapoli3-2CagliariCagliari

Astori 48 (o.g.), Cavani 64, Insigne 90+4

Ibarbo 18, Sau 71

Venue: Napoli

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BolognaBologna1-1SampdoriaSampdoria

Gilardino 24

Sansone 59

Venue: Bologna

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RomaRoma1-1PescaraPescara

Destro 51

Caprari 14

Venue: Roma

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InternazionaleInternazionale1-0ParmaParma

Rocchi 82

Venue: Milano

20/04/2013

UdineseUdinese1-0LazioLazio

Di Natale 19

Venue: Udine

20/04/2013

GenoaGenoa1-1AtalantaAtalanta

Floro Flores 6

Del Grosso 8

Venue: Genova

Standings

*Atalanta BC have had 2 points deducted
*UC Sampdoria have had 1 points deducted
*Torino FC have had 1 points deducted
*AC Siena have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 23/04/2013 18:19 CET

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