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Juve leave it late, Fiorentina prevail

Published: Sunday 16 March 2014, 22.49CET
Andrea Pirlo hit an 89th-minute winner for Juventus at Genoa CFC as the Turin club pulled 17 points clear at the summit, while ACF Fiorentina moved back into fourth spot.

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Published: Sunday 16 March 2014, 22.49CET

Juve leave it late, Fiorentina prevail

Andrea Pirlo hit an 89th-minute winner for Juventus at Genoa CFC as the Turin club pulled 17 points clear at the summit, while ACF Fiorentina moved back into fourth spot.

Juventus pulled 17 points clear at the Serie A summit thanks to Andrea Pirlo's 89th-minute winner at Genoa CFC, on a day when ACF Fiorentina put three past lowly AC Chievo Verona to return into fourth place.

Antonio Conte's charges did not have it all their own way at Genoa and could have been looking at a second defeat of the season when the hosts were awarded a penalty 18 minutes from time. However, Emanuele Calaio spurned the chance, leaving Pirlo to steal the headlines with a late free-kick.

Despite three defeats in their last four league outings, Fiorentina got off to the perfect start against Chievo as Juan Cuadrado and Alessandro Matri gave them a 2-0 half-time lead. Alberto Paloschi pulled one back for the visitors and, despite David Pizarro missing from the spot, Mario Gomez ensured an eighth home win.

Also on Sunday, Parma FC helped themselves to a 4-2 success at AC Milan, the Rossoneri losing goalkeeper Christian Abbiati to a red card after just five minutes for bringing down Ezequiel Schelotto. Former Rossoneri forward Antonio Cassano buried the resultant spot kick and put his team 2-0 up on 51 minutes, with Amauri and Jonathan Biabiany restoring Parma's lead after Adil Rami and Mario Balotelli had levelled for the hosts, the latter via a penalty.

In seventh, SS Lazio triumphed 2-0 at Cagliari Calcio, who had Daniele Conti sent off, while Atalanta BC swept aside UC Sampdoria 3-0. At the bottom, AS Livorno Calcio leapfrogged Bologna FC to escape the relegation zone with a 2-1 win against their rivals, despite finishing with nine men, and US Sassuolo Calcio climbed off the bottom by beating new basement side Calcio Catania 3-1.

Last updated: 17/03/14 1.01CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 16/03/2014 22:55 CET

16/03/2014

FiorentinaFiorentina3-1ChievoChievo

Cuadrado 11, Matri 39, Gomez 89

Paloschi 62

Venue: Firenze

16/03/2014

GenoaGenoa0-1JuventusJuventus

Pirlo 89

Venue: Genova

16/03/2014

LivornoLivorno2-1BolognaBologna

Benassi 46, Betanin 53

Christodoulopoulos 86 (P)

Venue: Livorno

16/03/2014

MilanMilan2-4ParmaParma

Rami 56, Balotelli 76 (P)

Cassano 9 (P), 51, Amauri 78, Biabiany 90+5

Venue: Milano

16/03/2014

SassuoloSassuolo3-1CataniaCatania

Zaza 56, Missiroli 61, Sansone 89

Bergessio 30

Venue: Reggio nell'Emilia

16/03/2014

CagliariCagliari0-2LazioLazio

Lulić 19, Baldé 69

Venue: Cagliari

16/03/2014

AtalantaAtalanta3-0SampdoriaSampdoria

Carmona 36, Bonaventura 42, Denis 55

Venue: Bergamo

15/03/2014

VeronaVerona0-2InternazionaleInternazionale

Palacio 13, Jonathan 63

Venue: Verona

Standings

Last updated: 16/03/2014 22:55 CET

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